Build your own tripod shooting sticks

Discussion in 'Hunting Equipment, Gear & Optics' started by Oliver.Wettstein, May 12, 2009.

  1. Oliver.Wettstein

    Oliver.Wettstein AH Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    84
    Video/Photo:
    37
    Likes Received:
    39
    Member of:
    SCI, Rowland Ward, Official SCI Measurer
    Hunted:
    South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
    Anyone have any ideas on how to build a cheap tripod shooting stick??

    Would really appreciate all your tips and hints. :D


    Thanks in advance,

    Oli
     

  2. Code4

    Code4 AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    706
    Video/Photo:
    44
    Likes Received:
    296
    Member of:
    SSAA
    Hunted:
    Australia, Zimbabwe, RSA (2), NZ (2), UK.
    Here's the knot you need (see attached pdf file)

    I bought some 19mm dowl but three old broom handles will do if its for practice.

    For hunting some of the commercial variations appear good. Google is your friend.
     

    Attached Files:


  3. tarawa

    tarawa AH Veteran

    Joined:
    May 29, 2009
    Messages:
    207
    Video/Photo:
    13
    Likes Received:
    17
    Member of:
    SCI, NRA
    Hunted:
    USA, Canada
    Great topic. I have a bunch of ash dowel rods and connectors. I may throw a couple of these together.
    Thanks
     

  4. TOM

    TOM AH Elite

    Joined:
    May 14, 2009
    Messages:
    1,749
    Video/Photo:
    41
    Likes Received:
    293
    Location:
    Kansas City Metro
    Member of:
    SCI,DSC, QDMA, QU
    Hunted:
    Africa, Europe, Asia, North America
    Excellent! I just printed it. I have been wondering about this lately, now i will do it.
     

  5. Ray Atkinson

    Ray Atkinson AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2009
    Messages:
    348
    Video/Photo:
    23
    Likes Received:
    30
    Member of:
    SCI Dallas
    Hunted:
    RSA, Botswana, CAR, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Kenya way back when, and a few others that I can't remember.
    Africans use two or three bamboo sticks of the same length..tie the together with cut strips of innertube, use a lot of innertube at he tie spot...They are excellent and as good as any commercial product...adjust them by spreading them out..
     
    ctulpa likes this.

  6. Donovan

    Donovan New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2009
    Messages:
    7
    Video/Photo:
    14
    Likes Received:
    3
    Hunted:
    South Africa Alldays Limpopo
    Customize them by burning (Magnifying glass) the names of the animals you have shot off them,on each leg.....
    and ad a stripe for every animal after the first....

    eg. Kudu: I I I I
     

Share This Page

 
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice