Domestic Wood Shooting Sticks Since our inception, we have received thousands of requests to offer a more affordable version of our African Shooting Sticks that feature our incredibly strong two-piece aluminum take-down connector. The problem was volume. When we started out over 10 years ago we were ordering components in less than 100 piece quantities. Our connectors cost so much to produce in small quantities we could not offer a lower price. Our solution was to offer an off-the-shelf friction fit copper connector but it was not as bullet-proof as our aluminum model. Today we are ordering our incredibly strong, two-piece aluminum take-down connector by the thousands. As a result, we are pleased to offer you a more affordable way to own a set of our African Shooting Sticks. You Set the Options Our new A la Carte ordering allows you to build your own set of domestic wood shooting sticks. With our Hickory sticks below, you can select one or all of the available options. You control how much you spend. If you want to get a basic set with Red Oak shafts, sand-blasted aluminum connectors that are silver in color and machine sewn tops without a case, they cost $199. If you want the more rigid Hickory Shafts, a heavy-duty canvas carrying case, black matte annodized connectors, and hand-sewn circular tops - you can get all that for just $229. If you choose the Hickory Shafts, you'll have the opportunity to add individual options or if you select all the options for your Hickory Sticks you'll save $20. Are you taller than 6' 4" ? You have the option of upgrading to the XL Model for and additional $20 when you choose the "fully loaded" sticks. Domestic Wood Shafts Both our Red Oak and Hickory sticks are sprayed a medium brown polyurethane stain to make sure it blends in with your surroundings. The sticks measure 70” when assembled and the top and bottom sections are 36” when taken apart so they will fit in any full-length, airline approved gun case with room to spare. Because we kiln dry the shafts to remove moisture and make them extra stiff-they weigh less than 2.5 pounds or about half what the most popular all aluminum brand weighs. Using Your Shooting Sticks Your African Shooting Sticks are very simple to use. First, grasp the two legs that have the black bumpers on them and post the shorter leg (the one without the tops used for padding) out front, in line with where you want to point the rifle. Once you plant the front leg, pull back evenly on the other two legs to form the “V” for your rifle’s fore end. Once you familiarize yourself with them, set-up takes just seconds and they expand your effective range considerably. More detailed instructions, accompany each set.