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Hunting with a monopod

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    EMrider
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    Went ground squirrel hunting today and took a Primos monopod for the first time. 

    Wow, the monopod was like cheating.  A great tool.  Easily extended my range by 25-30 yards.

    Should have gotten one of these years ago.

    R

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    harbywyatt12
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    always wanted one of those sounds like they work 

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    dr_beretta
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    I’ve used monopods, bipods, and shooting sticks for about 99% of my shooting. Really makes shooting long distance a pleasure. Essentially allows for humane shots on otherwise sketchy shots offhand. Never leave home without them. Great investment. 

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    ebigham1
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    I have the primos bipod it works great but it is just something else to carry. Its great for hunting in wide open spaces. but if I hunt where I have trees or other rests in abundance I go without it.

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    Willie14228
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    10 point has one made for use on there bows, it will actually rest on your hip in a standing position to steady your shot
    It’s a pretty neat little setup

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    ebigham1
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    “Willie14228”10 point has one made for use on there bows, it will actually rest on your hip in a standing position to steady your shot
    It’s a pretty neat little setup

     

    
I saw that one. I was worried that I would move more than the ground. lol

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    Willie14228
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    I haven’t hunted with it but I did try it out it works. Maybe not as well as shooting sticks but it does work.
    I’m way to hard on equipment like that to spend too much money on it. Snakes get wacked, heavy brush and such

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    EMrider
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    “dr_beretta”I’ve used monopods, bipods, and shooting sticks for about 99% of my shooting. Really makes shooting long distance a pleasure. Essentially allows for humane shots on otherwise sketchy shots offhand. Never leave home without them. Great investment. 

    
Now I get it.  

    My percentage of first shot kills was up a lot with the monopod. 

    Best feature was the ability to raise and lower the shooting rest with one hand.

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    125sniper
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    I like to use  this arm support by Knight & Hale  KH795 .Its adjustable  in length and adjust with quick release adjusters  and can be folded forward or backward . I took some photos a while back   using it when standing ,kneeling and setting . It has 2 velcro straps that go through a hard piece of plastic that has a dense foam that goes against your arm ,but when I velcro it  to the gun  the foam rest against the gun stock . You can velcro it nice and tight against the stock  where it doesn’t move .I cut a small slot out  so the cocking arm  is out of contact . When I’m walking around  through the woods I leave it  pointing back to the  trigger  so it out of the way for quick cocking . It has a ball type  connection where it meets the plastic piece  with a plastic wing nut  to set and hold it in place . I keep it folded and out of the way when waking and when I spot a rabbit  or squirrel  most of the time I extend it to fit above my belt  it has a semi soft  ball at the bottom  of  its leg . My gun is 14 pounds  and I can hold it pretty steady with just one hand  and really steady with both hands . In the photo I used one hand because I was using the remote to take the photo . Since the  plastic piece is attached to the gun  when its resting on your waist  it easy to keep it steady  when standing . with it resting on your body you can  still move around freely  to get a better shot  with out anything touching on the ground  like a full length  monopod . I like the attach monopod a lot better than the  full length  monopod  the attached monopod is a lot  more steady  .  If your going to be setting for a while  you can adjust the length for setting . I have  the full length  v shape  top monopod but since I tried the  support  monopod  I take it every time .  _IMG3325 by myridevlx600, on Flickr,  _IMG3324 by myridevlx600, on Flickr , _IMG3323 by myridevlx600, on Flickr, _IMG3322 by myridevlx600, on Flickr

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    spectr17
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    I’ve used homemade shooting sticks for years, made from shock corded sticks for tents. I just got a Primos shooting stick and like it better since I can dial in what height i need with one hand. I also have a Vanguard 3 legged shooting tripod. One leg is canted so you can raise and lower it pretty fast. Its a bit more solid than a monopod and real light. If anyone remembers Varmint Al’s website from back in the beginning of the Innerwebs he offered a tutorial on how to make some varmint shooting sticks. Those were my first shooting sticks.

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    JohnL57
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    X2 for Varmint Al! I have made three or four sets using his design, easy build , inexpensive and effective. I use stick on velcro to hold them together while carrying and a piece of paracord for a carry strap. Here’s a tall set I made for shooting from a chair:

     

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