When ordering our Domestic Wood Take-Down Shooting Sticks you have the option ordering them "fully loaded"
. Our fully loaded sticks include:
- Upgraded, Rigid Hickory shafts
- Heavy-Duty Canvas Case
- Matte Black Anodized Connectors
- Hand-Sewn Circular Tops
By choosing to order the fully loaded sticks with all the options, you Save $40
versus adding all the options individually on the standard Red Oak Sticks.
Our domestic wood shooting sticks measure 70” when fully assembled. The top and bottom sections are 36” when taken apart so they will fit in any full-length, airline approved gun case with room to spare. Because we kiln dry the shafts to remove moisture and make them extra stiff-they weigh less than 2.5 pounds, or about half what the most popular all aluminum brand weighs. The pencil sharpened bottoms are quiet and will securely post in a variety of terrain from sandy to rocky.
Hickory Shaft Upgrade
Hickory is the most rigid domestic wood available and is a great choice for this application. This is the same species that axe handles are made of, so you know it is extremely tough. We hand-rub a medium brown polyurethane stain on this blonde colored wood to make sure it blends in with your surroundings. Hickory costs you a bit more as it is more difficult to turn and not as readily available as Oak but it is worth every penny.
Note on Sizing
If you are a hunter who is taller than 6'2"
, your best choice is to order our XL Fully Loaded
. The XL Model is ONLY available in our "fully loaded" option with the more rigid hickory shafts. Please select BOTH "Fully Loaded" ($30) and "XL" ($20) Sticks (total $50 upcharge) when ordering.
Standard Red Oak Sticks
Red Oak is the most popular flooring species in the country and readily available. While not nearly as rigid as hickory, it is a nice looking wood that will provide good service. The wood is sprayed with a clear polyurethane. The Red Oak Take-Down Tripod does NOT include a case. The connectors are sandblasted and silver in color and tops are machine-sewn with a tail.
Using Your Shooting Sticks
Your African Shooting Sticks are very simple to use. First, grasp the two legs that have the black bumpers on them and post the shorter leg (the one without the tops used for padding) out front, in line with where you want to point the rifle. Once you plant the front leg, pull back evenly on the other two legs to form the “V” for your rifle’s fore end. Once you familiarize yourself with them, set-up takes just seconds and they expand your effective range considerably. More detailed instructions, accompany each set. You can also learn more about our shooting sticks on our FAQ's page.
We hope you enjoy using them as much as we enjoy putting them in your hands!