What Are Tripod Shooting Sticks?


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A tripod shooting stick is a three-legged support used to provide stability for a firearm. It usually has telescopic components to its legs capable of extending and retracting to adjust the height.

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Shooting sticks are usually made of aluminum or similar material that is lightweight and strong. A mounting pod with a threaded bolt is at the top of the stick to which a gunrest, called a v-yoke, is attached. The v-yoke is detachable, and the pod also accepts sighting equipment such as a spotting scope or binoculars.

Shooting sticks minimize movement and allow hunters to stay in a ready position quietly. They also provide stability for long-range shots.

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