Do you use Shooting sticks or not?

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  1. randy3003

    randy3003 Weekend Warrior

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    I personally use bipod style shooting sticks. I have a heavier xbow 9 plus pounds and a bad left shoulder. This combination is what led me to trying them. I absolutely will never again hunt without them. I am a really good shot free hand but my bipod sticks have truly made me a better shot. At 65 yards I shoot a four arrow grouping slightly smaller then a grapefruit. I do match my arrows to my xbow and only shoot arrows with a .003 or smaller strangeness factor, the correct spine and a 1 grain weight variable in weight/dozen. Good equipment that I'm comfortable with coupled with good adjustable shooting sticks are what makes my shot groups so small.
     
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    I have a single but have not used it. Have not shot from a stand either yet. Just started again late season last year after not hunting for 40 years. My source of venison dried up. To me, getting it adjusted to the right height would take way to much movement. I have shot at ground level from a sitting position but rest my left elbow on my left leg to help stabilize it. 35 - 40 yds is my max distance, unless I get one that will let me get real zeroed in on it.
     
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    Nope! To much movement and I have a hard enough time keeping my fingers down and limbs clear.
     
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    a shooting stick creates far less movement--- my stick and xbow are almost always pointed in direction I expect to see critters, without it a person needs to raise the xbow and direct it too the target
     
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    I've tried but I can't seem to hold it steady while drawing my bow.
     
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    OOOOOOOOOOOOH Good one
     
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