I agree with you although only have experience with them at the range. I bought Bog Pod sticks at Gander Mountain since I had never used them before and needed to learn how to use them before going to S.A. next July. Still not confident with them at this time.Or you can use three broom handles tied together. ffs marketing gone mad.
The salient feature is that when "being patriotic" was cool his title was Col... USMCR, as if going to reserve meetings made him a war hero...
Anyone that has been in the military in recent years, or has close family in, knows that the Guard/Reserve stopped being weekend warriors on 11 September, 2001! As an international police officer in Iraq for 4 1/2 years, at least, at minimum 1/2 of the units that I worked with (yes in a war zone) were Guard units.I think others have already covered Boddington's military service enough. I do think its a bit out of line to diminish the contributions of the Reserves and National Guard. Its easy to call them weekend warriors and whatever else you can think of. However, their members and their Units have made significant contributions to the two wars we've been fighting for the last 15 years. Countless Guard units have helped lighten the load for our active duty forces and the reserves are constantly providing low-density skill sets and critical enablers to our force.
I'm an active duty guy and I greatly appreciate the Guard and Reserves sharing the load and watching my back. I appreciate the fact that my 22 months deployed are 22 months and not 14 years of deployment in part due to their contributions.
Also, I don't think I've ever read anything about Boddington claiming to be a war hero. Merely identifying yourself as retired military does not mean you're claiming hero status.
regarding his articles, I don't really read his product reviews. I do enjoy his articles in Sports Afield about the various hunts he has gone on, just like I enjoy reading hunt reports here on AH.
Oh. Shooting sticks. Thats right. I like shooting sticks... the lighter the better, and durable.
. . . . Say what you want, but to me he has always shot straight and done what he said he would do.....something that in todays environment is all too rare
They may be good, but I'd rather shoot offhand at a target 500 yards away than use something with Craig Boddington's name on it.
Yes, I did have an open mind about Boddington, and I actually still do. I've neve met him, only know him by reading what he writes. The salient feature is that when "being patriotic" was cool his title was Col... USMCR, as if going to reserve meetings made him a war hero; then when public opinion turned against the military he suddenly became Mr... Just seems to me, that this taken with some of his glowing reviews of several POS's, results in a fairly low opinion of him and his writing, but if I were to see other evidence to the contrary, I'm willing to review my conclusions.