My Son Needs Shooting Sticks

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Hey friends,

My son needs a set of tripod shooting sticks. We tried with the primos bipod tonight and they are terrible. He doesn’t have $400-$500 to buy a pair of the super fancy ones at his age. I’m wondering if anyone has a pair they’d sell? (Don’t want plastic type, seeking wood shaft type)

PM me if you have a set available.
 
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I just picked up a set of Sticks from African Sporting Creations, upgraded package and it was shipped to my door for $260. Great set of sticks that will last a lifetime. Buy once, cry once.
 

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Rookhawk, go to the hardware store or local Home depot or Lowes and buy some 4' dowel stock 3/4" in diameter. Then go to your local Vacuum Cleaner repair shop and get a Kirby drive belt. Assemble then cut to size. We made a set for my 8 year old grandson Trip last year. Worked great. Cost under $25.00.
 

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Rookhawk, go to the hardware store or local Home depot or Lowes and buy some 4' dowel stock 3/4" in diameter. Then go to your local Vacuum Cleaner repair shop and get a Kirby drive belt. Assemble then cut to size. We made a set for my 8 year old grandson Trip last year. Worked great. Cost under $25.00.
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I made a set for myself, except I used 6' dowels. Not fancy but they work. You can also get Primos Jim Shokey tripod for about $120.
 

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My son uses the Tripod trigger sticks as well. Quick and easy to adjust.
 

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Rookhawk, go to the hardware store or local Home depot or Lowes and buy some 4' dowel stock 3/4" in diameter. Then go to your local Vacuum Cleaner repair shop and get a Kirby drive belt. Assemble then cut to size. We made a set for my 8 year old grandson Trip last year. Worked great. Cost under $25.00.
Along the same idea, I have been thinking about buying some of these fiberglass rods from Grainger and making my own sticks. You can get the rods in 5 ft and 10 ft lengths, however I haven't been able to determine how rigid or flexible the rods are. Might just buy a couple different diameters in the 5 ft lengths and see.

https://www.grainger.com/category/raw-materials/fiberglass/fiberglass-rod-stock
 

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My 8 year old son does just fine with my Bog Pod shooting sticks but he also did well with the set we made for him. I have only hunted in SA twice but both times my PH's used homemade sticks made from branches and bicycle inner tubes and they worked great.
 

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Quick update on this, problem solved!

I reached Jim at African Sporting Creations stating that I needed "short sticks" for my kids. I mentioned I'm very tall so I can't in good conscience buy them $350 sticks they'll outgrow and that won't work for me at all.

Jim is making a custom 3 section set of sticks so that I have a good set of sticks for me, and when removing the middle section they will work for my kids. He's even making an additional set of bottom sections so that as they grow they can still use them! One set of quality sticks that will work for everybody in the family! Thanks to @African Sporting Creations for coming up with a great solution that makes the expense practical. Amazing customer service and a really helpful fellow.

FYI to the others recommending the Primos type shooting sticks...it was an unmitigated disaster at the range with my kids last night. They kept sagging/drooping. The lock didn't work and they wouldn't stay up. Reports I received from friends is the aluminum primos sticks get dents and then won't close either, should I keep using them. I'm going to retire the aluminum primos ones as soon as African Sporting Creations set arrives!
 

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My 8 year old son does just fine with my Bog Pod shooting sticks but he also did well with the set we made for him. I have only hunted in SA twice but both times my PH's used homemade sticks made from branches and bicycle inner tubes and they worked great.
Art you should post a picture of the sticks you made!
 

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jj@jjperodeau.com These people have the very best shooting stick platform for only $159. I have tried them all given I have my first African hunt in July. Unbelievable. I am a deadeye at 225 yards. No brainer. These are the sticks that this forum in a test provided to be the most accurate which is how I found them. They are called Bush sticks
 

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Bog Pods are nice and offer interchangeable components
 
 

 

 

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