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Thread: Let's see your DIY shooting rests for longer shots in the bush

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    Let's see your DIY shooting rests for longer shots in the bush

    I probably made a hash of the title but the gist of the question is what sort of things have people made and put into the bush so you have a more ideal rest when shooting over a clearing or sunny face

    Cheers.

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    If i have to shoot standing I use a convienent scrub bush or tree trunk otherwise its off my knees.
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    This one is pretty solid and resulted in a dead goat at a measured 509 metres.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Headroom View Post
    The guy "supporting" the mg38 in the top photo appears to be carrying a tokarev so russian front maybe. Deaf and flash burnt definitely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Henry View Post
    Deaf and flash burnt definitely.
    Or just about to be....

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    Quote Originally Posted by gundoc View Post
    This one is pretty solid and resulted in a dead goat at a measured 509 metres.
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    Bit heavy to carry around though, huh?
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    I just use my day bag or pack. Works pretty well if you have time. And you arn't having to carry anything extra.
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    I will have to find a Y branch or something

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Size:  706.9 KB 500yd clearings in the kawekas. Shooting off a dead tree stump that was perfect sitting height. Too bad I couldn't hit the sika on dusk haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by planenutz View Post
    Bit heavy to carry around though, huh?
    Put it in your mates pack.
    Full of wit tonight, not to many home made rests.
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    I remember seeing a photo of a rest used in rusa country which was a length of branch suspended by ropes - a bit like a heavy swing or trapeze. Perhaps useful when lying down and using your backpack doesn't give enough elevation. Anyone tried that?

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    i have aseen the shoulder stance used whilst attending an army shoot by TF troops in practise for freyberg trophy.the gunner was an ex chopper shooter and wait for it it was a Bren .
    they took out the target just before directing staff reamed both out for the antic! the other with modern troopies -well the stance when i first saw it left me speechless -FFS what would ya mates say -"'oh look newtons 3rd law of gravity in action -its a blowjob either way!"
    wonder how the kneeler felt when this was circulated.OUCH
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    Do people no longer practise the art of free standing shots without rests?
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    Quote Originally Posted by superdiver View Post
    Attachment 112873 500yd clearings in the kawekas. Shooting off a dead tree stump that was perfect sitting height. Too bad I couldn't hit the sika on dusk haha
    That bush in the distance looks an unholy distance away. I would have guessed it was 800 M.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hewie View Post
    I remember seeing a photo of a rest used in rusa country which was a length of branch suspended by ropes - a bit like a heavy swing or trapeze. Perhaps useful when lying down and using your backpack doesn't give enough elevation. Anyone tried that?
    No. Sounds interesting.

    I was just going to use a waratah or something like that.

    Quote Originally Posted by 300wsm for life View Post
    Do people no longer practise the art of free standing shots without rests?
    The shot I missed was 173 M away. I was aiming up hill and the ground was sloping down hill. I used my knees but want something better.

 

 

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