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Another great video Philip. it gives those not familiar with sticks an idea of what options are available. I purchased a set of sticks from African Sporting Creations that I used on my first safari. Nice stable tripod, collapsable, fits in an included canvas sleeve which fits nicely in a gun case.
On safari two, the outfitter said he uses the Primos Trigger stick. I already had a set so that’s what I practiced with, thus I was prepared and comfortable using them on the hunt.
 

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Which is the best Shooting Sticks for coyote hunting?
Any idea about these, guys?

Are you fixed position hunting at night? If so, tripod with one of the fixed gun mounts is supposed to be ideal....never done that but have seen some of those setups with the night scopes, impressive
 

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Are you fixed position hunting at night? If so, tripod with one of the fixed gun mounts is supposed to be ideal....never done that but have seen some of those setups with the night scopes, impressive
Fixed position day and night. The yoke swivels so its very smooth.
 

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If possible, ask the Outfitter/PH you are planning a hunt with what he (or she) uses and buy the same thing for practice. Worth the investment. Btw I have some African Sporting Creation sticks and like them a great deal.
 

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Keep us posted on your progress with the home made sticks. Like I say try different ones when you get the chance. Maybe we need some AH get togethers across the country to share our shooting sticks!
Philip,
After elk season next week when I get a “minute” time out from my wife, I’m going to attempt these sticks. Thanks so much for your video on how to make them!
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If possible, ask the Outfitter/PH you are planning a hunt with what he (or she) uses and buy the same thing for practice. Worth the investment. Btw I have some African Sporting Creation sticks and like them a great deal.
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This IS the best plan. Just ask!
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Another great video Philip. it gives those not familiar with sticks an idea of what options are available. I purchased a set of sticks from African Sporting Creations that I used on my first safari. Nice stable tripod, collapsable, fits in an included canvas sleeve which fits nicely in a gun case.
On safari two, the outfitter said he uses the Primos Trigger stick. I already had a set so that’s what I practiced with, thus I was prepared and comfortable using them on the hunt.
Thanks so much for the feedback. My videos are, as you say, are directed to those who are new to safari and I hope to offer simple demonstrations to stimulate thought and get people excited about safari. It may be old hat for some on this forum.
Regards,
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The PH I've hunted with on my two safaris uses a simple aluminum bipod with a leather strap across the top. For close shots they are ok. But for longer shots, they are not very stable at all. When the legs are spread apart, the leather pulls tight across the top of the sticks, which allows the rifle to move side to side and up/down with no resistance. Trying to hold steady, and squeeze the trigger on an Impala, even at a short 100 yards, is quite difficult. At times I would even kneel down and shoot off the side of the stick legs themselves to try to gain some stability. Definitely not ideal.
In some of your experiences, have you ever had any resistance from your PH if you brought your own sticks and asked them to use your sticks instead of theirs? My PH said he hates to carry a tripod, but if it makes people shoot better, it would seem to be in his best interest to allow the client to use whatever they request. Thoughts?
 

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The PH I've hunted with on my two safaris uses a simple aluminum bipod with a leather strap across the top. For close shots they are ok. But for longer shots, they are not very stable at all. When the legs are spread apart, the leather pulls tight across the top of the sticks, which allows the rifle to move side to side and up/down with no resistance. Trying to hold steady, and squeeze the trigger on an Impala, even at a short 100 yards, is quite difficult. At times I would even kneel down and shoot off the side of the stick legs themselves to try to gain some stability. Definitely not ideal.
In some of your experiences, have you ever had any resistance from your PH if you brought your own sticks and asked them to use your sticks instead of theirs? My PH said he hates to carry a tripod, but if it makes people shoot better, it would seem to be in his best interest to allow the client to use whatever they request. Thoughts?

I asked my PH and he said bring whatever I want and am comfortable shooting off of.....I've got the ASC breakdown sticks so they should be very familiar with those.
 

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The PH I've hunted with on my two safaris uses a simple aluminum bipod with a leather strap across the top. For close shots they are ok. But for longer shots, they are not very stable at all. When the legs are spread apart, the leather pulls tight across the top of the sticks, which allows the rifle to move side to side and up/down with no resistance. Trying to hold steady, and squeeze the trigger on an Impala, even at a short 100 yards, is quite difficult. At times I would even kneel down and shoot off the side of the stick legs themselves to try to gain some stability. Definitely not ideal.
In some of your experiences, have you ever had any resistance from your PH if you brought your own sticks and asked them to use your sticks instead of theirs? My PH said he hates to carry a tripod, but if it makes people shoot better, it would seem to be in his best interest to allow the client to use whatever they request. Thoughts?
He had 2 sets of sticks, one JS Trigger Sticks and some homemade ones.
The Trigger Sticks were not in the best shape...not all the legs would deploy...etc.
The homemade sticks were wobbly and noisy...again not ideal.

He was fine with us using our BOG-POD sticks.
He was surprised how light they were.
I just have to figure out how to fit them in the luggage for our next trip.
Or take them as part of our carry-on luggage.
 

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He had 2 sets of sticks, one JS Trigger Sticks and some homemade ones.
The Trigger Sticks were not in the best shape...not all the legs would deploy...etc.
The homemade sticks were wobbly and noisy...again not ideal.

He was fine with us using our BOG-POD sticks.
He was surprised how light they were.
I just have to figure out how to fit them in the luggage for our next trip.
Or take them as part of our carry-on luggage.

This.....
https://www.africansportingcreations.com/super-compact-shooting-sticks.html
And Call It A Day :)

Fit great in my rifle case, checked duffel bag, etc. You could probably carry them on without anyone saying a word, they're that compact.
 

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The PH I've hunted with on my two safaris uses a simple aluminum bipod with a leather strap across the top. For close shots they are ok. But for longer shots, they are not very stable at all. When the legs are spread apart, the leather pulls tight across the top of the sticks, which allows the rifle to move side to side and up/down with no resistance. Trying to hold steady, and squeeze the trigger on an Impala, even at a short 100 yards, is quite difficult. At times I would even kneel down and shoot off the side of the stick legs themselves to try to gain some stability. Definitely not ideal.
In some of your experiences, have you ever had any resistance from your PH if you brought your own sticks and asked them to use your sticks instead of theirs? My PH said he hates to carry a tripod, but if it makes people shoot better, it would seem to be in his best interest to allow the client to use whatever they request. Thoughts?
I have had one PH unhappy about using my sticks, but I’ve also had other PHs recognize the value and adapt to using them right away. The way I see it, it’s my hunt, and if my sticks make my hunt go better and me more confident pulling the trigger that’s what I’m going to do.
 

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What size sticks do you have and how long are they when disassembled?
BOG-POD is just under 30" when collapsed.

Have the large and the bag with sticks is around 26" if memory serves. They fit in my 30" rolling duffel without any issue whatsoever.
 

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Have the large and the bag with sticks is around 26" if memory serves. They fit in my 30" rolling duffel without any issue whatsoever.
I'd appreciate if you checked for me.
I had a conversation with Jim at ASC and I thought he said the large breaks down to 29".
29" ACS and $380 vs 30" BOG-POD's we already have...

If it were 26" OAL, I'd have to give it a little more thought.
 

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I'll check and let you know, going off memory so might be having a senior moment
 

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I'd appreciate if you checked for me.
I had a conversation with Jim at ASC and I thought he said the large breaks down to 29".
29" ACS and $380 vs 30" BOG-POD's we already have...

If it were 26" OAL, I'd have to give it a little more thought.

No senior moment here, 26 inches on the nose...
 

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The PH I've hunted with on my two safaris uses a simple aluminum bipod with a leather strap across the top. For close shots they are ok. But for longer shots, they are not very stable at all. When the legs are spread apart, the leather pulls tight across the top of the sticks, which allows the rifle to move side to side and up/down with no resistance. Trying to hold steady, and squeeze the trigger on an Impala, even at a short 100 yards, is quite difficult. At times I would even kneel down and shoot off the side of the stick legs themselves to try to gain some stability. Definitely not ideal.
In some of your experiences, have you ever had any resistance from your PH if you brought your own sticks and asked them to use your sticks instead of theirs? My PH said he hates to carry a tripod, but if it makes people shoot better, it would seem to be in his best interest to allow the client to use whatever they request. Thoughts?
I’ve never actually taken my own sticks but I am sure if you asked ahead of time he would not have a problem with you bringing your own.
Sounds like some really bad sticks you had to deal with.
Philip
 

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If it were 26" OAL, I'd have to give it a little more thought.

One version of the taller Bog tripods (Adrenaline) has a folded length of 24.5" per their website. Guessing that is with the yoke attached.

My HD version is 29" with the yoke removed. The yoke just snaps in or out, btw.
 

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