Ive been fortunate enough to have had a few days away on a place planted out this year shooting stuff. To say the grass was long is an understatement.
Almost all shooting had to be done standing, sitting or off a quad and as most shots were at longer ranges something was needed to give a steady rest and shooting sticks were the answer.
These were knocked up in the farm workshop in about 5 minutes using stuff lying around.
The legs are fibreglass standards and they are joined using two calf elastrator bands which can be moved up or down depending on what you want. They allowed me a steady rest when sitting or kneeling and when the rare opportunity for a prone shot occurred I simply turned them upside down.
I’ve never been a fan of bipods, I consider them big, bulky, weighty things that do the same job as a good day pack will. But I do like these, they doubled as hill sticks which was pretty important here! they weigh about the same as a steel bipod but give tons more elevation. Shooting sticks have been around for centuries and I reckon are about due for a revival.