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Field rest #211862 10/29/2022 8:15 PM
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You guys that hunt, what kind of rest do you use, if any ? Thanks !

Re: Field rest [Re: Drycreek3189] #211863 10/30/2022 11:43 PM
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I use a combo of backpack stuffed with small pillows that you can lay on ground, angled on fence post , in branches of a tree or bushes on the ground OR my BogPod with PSR rest. With either of these I've made shots out to 565 yds. with my handguns and 719 with a friends with a rifle scope. I've tried many other "items" and positions, but these two have proven to be excellent the last 50 years of my handgun hunting.
Most backpacks have a little "hangy loop" on top. I've found if you put a screw in bow hanger on a tree at head heigth and hand the backpack on it, plus rest your forearm on the tree, it's about stable as a bench.

Re: Field rest [Re: Drycreek3189] #211864 10/31/2022 5:50 PM
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I've got a couple Bog Pods that I use. My preference is to put a W-gear claw bag on the top (it cups the top of the tripod) or to just use the V/U rest that comes with the system. A backpack full of extra cloths/gear also works well.

Re: Field rest [Re: Drycreek3189] #211865 10/31/2022 7:02 PM
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I usually deer/hog hunt out of a stand that has a shelf where I can use a rear bag, but I have some round bow blinds (with no shelf) that Iím gonna utilize this year and about my only option is a tripod with a small bag or bagless. Thinking about how I can put a permanent rest in it. Offhand is out, Iím not steady enough anymore.

Re: Field rest [Re: Drycreek3189] #211866 10/31/2022 7:05 PM
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I wish I had a PSR but they donít make them anymore and I canít find a used one.

Re: Field rest [Re: Drycreek3189] #211867 11/01/2022 2:53 PM
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I've got a PRS and it's never worked for me shooting a contender (too futsy to get it adjusted correctly for the shot and then it doesn't swivel well as the post hits a leg). I haven't tried it with a revolver but expect the same. I do find the claw bag really gives me a level surface on top of one of a flat tripod and works great for a contender/encore (haven't tried it with a revolver, but I think a patch of leather to protect the bag and it would make it work). It's not quite as stable as a bench but works much better than I had expected. It is stable enough that the gun will rest there quite well without hands on it (provided the nut behind the trigger doesn't kick a leg out).

Re: Field rest [Re: Drycreek3189] #211868 11/03/2022 12:33 PM
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I appreciate yíallís input.

Re: Field rest [Re: Drycreek3189] #211869 11/04/2022 12:55 PM
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I use trigger stick tri pods. Once your gun is set in place simply pulling the trigger and moving you gun to the desired position is a snap. I am going to start using a trifecta rest on top of one of the trigger sticks for blind hunting. It is fully adjustable and solid as a rock.


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Re: Field rest [Re: reflex264] #211870 11/06/2022 2:15 AM
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Originally Posted by reflex264
I use trigger stick tri pods. Once your gun is set in place simply pulling the trigger and moving you gun to the desired position is a snap. I am going to start using a trifecta rest on top of one of the trigger sticks for blind hunting. It is fully adjustable and solid as a rock.


Does the Trifecta screw into the tripod in place of the Y or U shaped rest ?


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