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Old 06-12-2018, 1:58 PM
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Default Primos shooting stick vs tripod

I am having a difficulty to make a decision between primos shooting stick and a dedicated tripod for a spotting scope.
Primos can double as a shooting stick and a tripod, it can pan side to side but does not tile up and down.
A regular tripod can move all direction but lack a use of shooting stick.



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Old 06-12-2018, 2:22 PM
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Bog-Pod is a rugged popular brand, shooting sticks aren't rugged enough for me. A tripod is suitable for long distance shooting from a bench or a fixed position. For hunting I rather lay in the prone position to shoot long distances, and spot from that position, sitting, or the vrossed legged Indian sitting position.
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Old 06-12-2018, 3:44 PM
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I’ve used my primo trigger stick for both hunting and spotting. I love it.
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I have the primos tripod and it adjusts on 3 legs fairly quickly and easily, especially with a little practice on uneven ground.
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I have the primos tripod and it adjusts on 3 legs fairly quickly and easily, especially with a little practice on uneven ground.
+1 for the primos trigger stick gen 3.

The trigger becomes your tilt lock.

Switching from a spotting scope to rifle yoke takes less than 10 seconds.
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Old 06-12-2018, 5:33 PM
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That Premos stuff is made cheaply, even the sticks, junk, may as well go to Wally World. I have never owned BogPog but I have Premos and Premos preadtor stuff. The BogPog setup has a tripod system for a rifle, spotting scope, and other accessories, repair paris are also available.

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https://allpredatorcalls.com/brands/Bog-Pod.html

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Old 06-12-2018, 5:49 PM
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That Premos stuff is made cheaply, even the sticks, junk, may as well go to Wally World. I have never owned BogPog but I have Premos and Premos preadtor stuff. The BogPog setup has a tripod system for a rifle, spotting scope, and other accessories, repair paris are also available.

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https://allpredatorcalls.com/brands/Bog-Pod.html
Been 4 years, no problems here and they’ve definitely been used.
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I use my bog pod tripod almost every weekend for shooting squirrels and various hunting. Lightweight and fairly sturdy.
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Thanks for the help from all you guys. I will get the primos gen 3 tripod and see how it works for me. I will get the tall one, little bit more weight but more versatile.

First time post here. This forum is very helpful.

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Old 06-13-2018, 7:40 AM
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OP - Where are you located? Long shot, but if you happen to be in San Francisco area, you can check mine out if you like.
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Well it looks like its time to post Varmint Al's fur bipod shooting sticks, here's the link to the instructions (we always post this for hunters seeking a shooting support):



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http://www.varmintal.com/abifu.htm

He has a setup for a tripod too.
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I've had 2 pairs of the tripod primos sticks with the trigger release. Both pair I have had problems with at least one leg/pole not extending down. First pair I was having problems with and loaned to a friend and he left them in his truck bed and someone took them. He bought me a new pair and having the same problem with that pair. I sprayed with WD-40 and seem to work better. Not sure that was the best solution. I try to use my bipod and lay down whenever possible.
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My primos trigger stick fell apart into two pieces as soon as I took it out of the package. In order for it to work I have to keep it completely extended and only adjust it shorter. If I want to go longer it falls apart
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Old 06-14-2018, 7:54 AM
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I've used a Vanguard tripod (Africa) and tent pole style shooting sticks (Africa and elk). Lightweight tripods tend to be fragile so they have to be handled pretty carefully but they're great in tall grass or in a suitable blind with no other rest. Shooting sticks are pretty lightweight.

I have both and practice with both.
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I use the Bog Pod "Sticks" they work great are light enough that I will carry them and I used the long enough that the U-Yoke is starting to wear. I'd say I like them.
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I always break the primos. Their warranty service sucks also. Pass on Primos stuff....
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Well it looks like its time to post Varmint Al's fur bipod shooting sticks, here's the link to the instructions (we always post this for hunters seeking a shooting support):



Link:
http://www.varmintal.com/abifu.htm

He has a setup for a tripod too.
For hunting, this is one of the best options out there, I feel. Not because it's the best for marksmanship. But because if you need something more stable than that, you're not hunting anymore -- get closer.
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