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Using a shooting stick
Anyone ever tried to use a shooting stick of sorts to help steady your bow arm? I have a chronic bad back and am trying to come up with ideas to help me get my range built up to 20-25 yards. I thought maybe some type of a stick or brace would help alleviate the stress the bow weight has on my lower back.
Thanks for any help or suggestions.
Never tried it, but don't see why it would not work. My first thought was maybe a straight stick would not work due to clearance issues, but as long as you have the stick at least perpendicular to the ground and not leaning back towards you, I don't think it would be a problem.
They actually make one for bow hunting, i don't remember where i saw it at, but if you search the web you should find it. if i remember right it went from your waist to your bow arm.
yeah I agree with bucky, I saw something like that once too, but can not remember where
If you look on youtube from the 2011 ATA show there is an interview of Pete Shipley owner of PSE archry on there and he is talking about some "big time" hunters he knows. That are using shooting sticks to make very long range shots on game. Thought it was interesting, if I have time to find a link I will post it up.
the knight an hale guys used them on there shows i think it may have been there product
Knight and Hale Steady Ready. the link is to the product on their web site
Jimmy Ryan uses one (I think that is who Pete was talking about), he was going to patent and market but I'm not sure if he did or not.
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Several of the guys here in California that i sometimes hunt with use one. They take a lightweight expandable rifle bipod (Cabelas $25) and mount a connector on the top that snaps onto the bow stabilizer.....realistically they achieve 25 yard accuracy at 60+ yards!! I have seen them hit pepsi cans 50% of the time at 100+ yards.
There is also a product called a bipod shooting stick..rather than describe it, look up www.bipodshootingsticks.com. It was conceived for rifle hunters who wanted a lightweight rifle pod but the archery application is easy...hold the end in your bow arm and place the stick in your pocket...works terrific standing or sitting. I use one of these whenever I am sighting in a bow...it takes a lot of the "Me error" out of the shot!
A buddy uses a modified bipod [tall sticks] with quick release. The way I understand it, the argument "for" is that the rifle guys use them.
I know of a few instances of some guys implementing this system on 120yd+ shots. I doubt you could patent this, maybe an arm you could mount to a tree.
I carry enough crap around in the woods without the sticks....
I have seen the bow shooting stick at Academy Sports. It rests against the waist. Brand name escapes me.
I’ll bet they work even better with a crossbow.....
I and my wife have used them for years with muzzloaders aNd rifles never with a bow but stonie point is the best plus it doubles as a trekking pole Lewis
How does a 9 year old thread just get a response?
Buffalo1 how did you pull this thread up?
A spammer brought it up with a link to some site. Buffalo posted after him and the spammer was removed.