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Terrific Rifle Tri-Pod

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Sniper66, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. Sniper66

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    Just wanted to post this in the rifle section since the product is best suited to rifle shooting. I bought a BOG Precision Tri-Pod with carbon fiber legs and a "deathgrip" clamp. (think hog-saddle). I used it Saturday to shoot a large whitetail doe for my freezer. It is exceptionally sturdy and holds the rifle rock steady. The doe was looking at me and I put the cross-hair between her eyes and hit that very spot. I prefer head shots to preserve the meat. At the risk of stirring up controversy, this tri-pod and clamp make taking such shots much easier and more likely to be successful. I know some guys will not take these shots for fear of leaving a badly injured animal if the shot goes array. My purpose in posting is to pass along a tip for a really great product. At my final cost of $214, including shipping, it rivals tri-pods I've seen for 3X the money. Got it from DVOR; one of their killer sales.
     
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  2. Shanghai McCoy

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    Congratulations on the doe. :thumbup:
     
  3. mshootnit

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    do you think you could deploy it in rough terrain, say a 8" drop right to left on the hillside
     
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  4. Sniper66

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    I think so. The legs telescope, plus the legs can be spread very wide to sit at very low angle if need be. It has sharp points on the end of each leg to anchor it firmly.
     
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    Im interested, I’ll take any advantage I can get. Also, the term is to “go awry.” Sorry I can’t help it I was a spelling bee champion lol.
     
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    Hunters have been using shooting sticks or some type for over 150 years. For a while they were out of style, but I'm glad to see them being re-discovered. The way I hunt the tripod style are just too big to carry around, but I have a couple with 2 legs that are more compact, fit in a daypack, and suit my hunting style better. Not quite as steady as the tripods, but with practice are a huge aid in making hits.
     
  7. Chuck R.

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    I've been using a cheaper (and lighter) version of the Bog Pod for the past few years, which has resulted in two 10pt Whitetails and a nice 5x4 Mulie in Western KS at shots just over and under 300 yards.

    I like the stability and the portability, but the one the OP posted is basically the same weight as rifle (7.5lbs). They are usable on uneven terrain, but like anything it's a trade off. IMHO they do have a little bit of a learning curve and you should spend some time practicing off one. Some friends and I were just doing that on Monday with our deer rifles and then .22LRs to work different heights, holds etc. Also practice moving it, or shooting without because the animal also gets a vote and sometimes doesn't take the route into the engagement area as we planned....... Moving one in uneven terrain can be a real PITA, and definitely might not be stealthy. So while setting up I make alternate positions by stomping down grass and clearing debris.
     
  8. Varminterror

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    I have only exceptionally rarely taken unsupported shots at game, ever, in the last 30 years. I have used many different supports, but have largely found the Primos Trigger Sticks to be the best balance of weight and rapid, field-expedient deployment. I tend to prefer the tall monopod, my wife the tall bipod, but these are largely only shorter range solutions, as they don’t clamp the rifle, and don’t quite have the rigidity for longer range shots.

    For longer range shooting and hunting, I shoot regularly from a Leofoto Ln-364c with a Really Right Stuff Ta-3 leveling base with an Area419 Arcalok rail on my rifle. Standing is almost as stable as shooting prone, even deployed on uneven terrain. For hunting, I started using a Leofoto Ranger Ls-365c compact tripod with an LH-55 ballhead, again using the Arca clamps, which is far more compact and over a pound lighter.

    As easy and inexpensive as it can be to use a field-support, I can’t acknowledge any pertinence for NOT using at least a monopod while hunting. Tripods are an exceptionally powerful option in this class, but there’s an inverse relationship between deployment speed and degree of support (and weight), and many folks won’t care for the longer deployment time and extra weight - nor need that degree of support. But everyone should be using SOMETHING.
     
  9. Sniper66

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    You must be that guy who beat me in the finals the one year I lost. I won 7 of 8 years in grade school. "Awry" must have been the word that lost it for me.
     
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  10. Sniper66

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    BTW....With the new tripod, I was set up in a blind so had plenty of time and on flat ground. Seated in a comfy chair too, so it was the best set up. My next effort will be seated probably on the ground with my back against a tree, calling coyotes. We'll see how it works then. The legs are very sturdy and will expand outward enough that I'll be seated with the legs straddling me. At least that's the plan. The tripod is heavier than others I've tried, so it's not as portable. I'll report back after further experience.
     
  11. Nature Boy

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    Same here.

    I handled the BOG Death Grip at my LGS last week. Too bulky for me. I'll stick with my Primo tripod
     
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