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#204991 - 01/11/20 12:23 PM Re: best pistol rest [Re: bullsi1911]
muddydog
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I use homemade sticks from seated or kneeling. If I need to shoot standing I'd use a tree or suitable rest. I used to a cheater string around my neck and put the barrel thru with the string against the trigger guard, worked pretty good.

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#205033 - 01/13/20 03:07 PM Re: best pistol rest [Re: muddydog]
98Redline
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 Originally Posted By: muddydog
I used to a cheater string around my neck and put the barrel thru with the string against the trigger guard, worked pretty good.

I have tried that method in the past. I never found it was any more stable than just holding the revolver. There seemed to be less "bouncing" of the sights but that was replaced with a longer slower waving back and forth.

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#205109 - 01/16/20 12:45 PM Re: best pistol rest [Re: bullsi1911]
S.B.
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I try and use what ever is available locally, IE tree trunk, log, back pack, rocks. I hate carrying anything extra on a hunt?
Steve


Edited by S.B. (01/16/20 07:32 PM)
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#205116 - 01/17/20 09:24 AM Re: best pistol rest [Re: S.B.]
BIZZMO
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The hood of the pickup and your buddy's rolled up jacket.

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#205117 - 01/17/20 09:37 AM Re: best pistol rest [Re: BIZZMO]
dave thomas
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i like it. used to do alot of shooting from the hood when i lived in the black hills back in the 80's.
had a hunting buddy shred a foot tear in a nylon/vinyl bed cover on my pickup trying to shoot a coyote with a 270. wished he used the hood that day.

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#205118 - 01/17/20 10:01 AM Re: best pistol rest [Re: BIZZMO]
Whitworth
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 Originally Posted By: BIZZMO
The hood of the pickup and your buddy's rolled up jacket.


Especially if it's your buddy's jacket - hahaha!
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#205119 - 01/17/20 10:05 AM Re: best pistol rest [Re: dave thomas]
billa
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A friend of mine grooved and split open the hood of his truck by shooting off of it. Just remember that the bore is 2 inches below the scope center line even though you can see clearly to the target. It was an expensive groundhog shot !!!!
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#205120 - 01/17/20 10:16 AM Re: best pistol rest [Re: bullsi1911]
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bulli1911, Sorry I didn?t respond sooner....just saw your request. First a description: My sticks are made from 1/2?x48? fiberglass rod. These rods have the fibers in a linear pattern and not a random blend/mix, meaning they shouldn?t get fiberglass ?fuzz? with age and use. The tips are rubber chair leg boots, with a copper rivet inserted through the boot. The rivet helps prevent the stick from sliding on a slick surface, example....hard smooth dirt. The only negative with these rods, is the slick surface. I had to put electrical tape on the rods where I wanted my leather string, as the string kept sliding on the surface. I?ve been wanting to experiment with ?castration bands? that veterinarians use. They my be more flexible than the tight leather strings, while ?not? sliding on the rod! memtb



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#205121 - 01/17/20 11:09 AM Re: best pistol rest [Re: Memtb460]
SnookNTarpon
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I like to shoot off my pack or rolled up jacket, but i carry a 10x10" leather patch with a hole in one corner to strap it onto my pack.

I lay it on the pack under the cylinder and barrel and don't suffer burn holes in my stuff.

As a tripod I use my trusted Spartan Sentinel tripod for standing shots. Use it as a bipod or tripod.
SnT

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#205127 - 01/17/20 04:51 PM Re: best pistol rest [Re: Memtb460]
billa
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The PH I hunted with in South Africa made shooting sticks from bamboo and tied them together with a 1 inch wide strip of rubber inner tube. I shot 5 of my 6 animals off of these sticks. They worked great. I made a couple sets when I got back and they work well too. I use them for groundhog hunting. I think the rubber would stick to the smooth fiberglass. Just wrap it around each stick a few times when you join them together. the gun rests well on it also. Take at least One wrap between each juncture to let the sticks form the tripod - or bipod if you prefer.
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