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Very Good Mono-Pod Shooting Stick
on January 12, 2013
I rarely send reviews but decided to on this shooting stick. Overall, I think it is a very good stick. The rubberized cushion and swivel make for a solid base that you can easily pivot. The rubber tip works well and seems to stay put even when pivoted at odd angles. I cut off the strap as I didn't like it blowing in the wind or making noise. It provides a very stable but fluid support for shooting.
I would have given it five stars except for three things: 1. Where the cushion base meets the stick, you have to be careful as it can come loose. I may put a drop or two of lock-tight on it to ensure it doesn't come off. That isn't a big deal because you can feel it if it is loose but if you weren't paying attention it could unscrew. 2. When I have had to put a lot of weight on the stick, it has shortened in height slightly. This has not happened just from the weight of my gun, however, only when I have used it more for a trekking pole. 3. The foam cushion near the top of the stick where you hold on to it is too light. To beef it up, I sewed a piece of buckskin on it, which gives it a better grip, and protects it. A rubber handle would have been a better design.
Even with these downfalls, I think it is a well-constructed stick for the price. I bought one for my fishing partner and did the buckskin revamp on his and he loves it. I plan to get one for another friend for his 60th birthday. Anyone who has problems with fidgeting or maintaining a still position should consider one.