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Old 01-10-2019, 03:20 PM   #1
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Go ahead and laugh but it works.

The majority of my hunting is done from a lockon without a gun rest. The older I get I'm always looking for any advantage I can get. I have been using my shooting sticks but I really have to worry about movement and hitting them on the stand.

I discovered if I use a bungee cord (not too tight) once in the stand I can attach it to my leg. My sticks have the quick trigger so I can adjust them real quick and silently. That way I can lower it if a deer is close enough I don't need it.

Where I like to hunt, I may see a deer well before I have a shot or in low light. I'm a big fan of using binoculars and constantly scanning thick areas etc., That means I may have to hold my scope in the target until I get a clear shot.

Anyhow, it works for me.



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Old 01-10-2019, 03:41 PM   #2
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cool idea, I've recently bought a lockon and was planning on using it mainly for archery, but this would be a great option when rifle season is in. Thanks for the post
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:11 PM   #3
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You will cut off the circulation in your leg. Your foot will slip off the stand, you'll drop your gun, it will go off and shoot your eye out.


That's redneck engineering right there boys and girls!
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:23 PM   #4
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I keep it lose so I can move it around but no so lose it doesn't stay in place.

However, anything is possible with me.

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Old 01-10-2019, 04:29 PM   #5
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I just tie my safety rope higher than usual and use the tag end in my left hand to steady the rifle.
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Great idea. Here is another good one. https://www.amazon.com/SkyRest-Tree-.../dp/B073PK54RD
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:44 PM   #7
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Great idea. Here is another good one. https://www.amazon.com/SkyRest-Tree-.../dp/B073PK54RD
I like the idea, but man, $60? plus that's gonna be an issue when I gotta stand up and pee.
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:50 PM   #8
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I use the mono and tripod trigger sticks and swear by them
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the monopod works great for shooting of course but where it helps us is in simply holding the weapon while in the stand... out west we hunt lockons & ladders w/crossbow and we use a monopod to hold the bow in the ready position for long periods of time... we secure it like the OP says and sometimes even tie a 2nd string from buttstock to belt buckle to give a lil security to keep bow from slipping...We also use something similiar in our shooting houses to secure the buttstock when we are shooting long distances... 250+ ...Forestock sits on the rifle rest of the house window and buttstock sits on the monopod... It takes a little manipulating to get it the right height and placement but once you get the process down it can be utilized in seconds for a very sturdy long quick shot. I've even secured the rifle with bungee in the shooting position mentioned and left it there while working game calls for yotes etc.... not good for lockons but similiar to OP use....

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I also have the 2 point rifle rest attachment for the trigger stick and 2 other tripods that are heavier for blind use.
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