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06-23-2002, 07:26 PM
How does everyone set up, like what tripods do you use, what backpack, what gear do you carry with you at all times, what has worked best/worst etc......
06-23-2002, 08:49 PM
Here's what i've used for the last 15 yrs.
Zeiss 15x mounted on a Bogan tri. with a ball head. I leave the binos on the tri most of the time, makes for a quick set up. I'm allready glassing while my buddies are still unpacking. Zeiss are tough & can take the weather!!!
I strap these on a Dwight Schuh" pack, I ###changed the shoulder straps to a wider set a few years back. But the pack has never failed me.
In my pack at all times....
1 litter H2O, camera, ex-film, 2 knives, rope, 2 nylon straps, first aid,& small survival supplies, foam sitting pad, plastic garbages (for meat & cape), 12x12 sheet of visqueen, paper & pen. tape mes.,Lic. & tags, it goes on & on
Plus food for the day, & any extra clouths that i might take off during the day.
Sometimes i also carry a spotting scope, but not often. Leica RF in my hip pocket.
I carry 10x 40 Ziess around my neck, & i ###ALLWAYS have my hikeing stick.
This all weighs opprx. 30 plus lbs. If im hunting add 8 lbs of 7mm. Mag. that i also strap to my pack for hands free hikeing.
I just can't seam to make this any lighter & i'm not getting any younger, It makes me tired just typing it.
06-23-2002, 10:00 PM
Couesnut: ###I dont have a walking stick, what type if it matters do you use? ###telescopic, or just a wood one? ###also, is the Schuh pack bigger like an internal frame pack? ### I have a Kifaru that I got to use for packing an animal out, and a smaller rocky daypack. ### I was thinking of changing from the rocky pack and putting all my stuff into the pack frame. ###What do you think???? ###p.s. do you strap the tripod on the pack, or carry it inside????
06-24-2002, 09:17 AM
This is a question for any of you who use a Harris [or similar] bipod mounted to your stock. ###I removed my bipod a year ago and have since sighted-in my Model 70. ###It's a tack driver now. ###Will reinstalling the bipod change the point of impact? ###Harris Company says no but I've read articles that say yes. ###What do you think? ###Thanks.
06-24-2002, 09:50 AM
Go with the Kifaru pack. ###I think it's the best out there for what you'll need.
I have used the Harris bi-pod on several rifles, and to answer your question, you'll have to mount it and see. ###I have had several rifles that it didn't change point of impact by attaching and removing, and I've had several rifles that it did drastically. ###I've found that heavier barreled guns and free floated barrels are not as prone to change as light rifles and solid bedded guns, but theres no way of knowing unless you check yourself.
Pusch Ridge Outfitters
(Edited by Kirk Kelso at 9:51 am on June 24, 2002)
06-24-2002, 01:17 PM
It did not change on my old mod 70 .280, but I will check it on my .257 wthby. ###I did not check it last year, so this is a good point to watch out for. ###Thanks.....
06-24-2002, 03:33 PM
Yes. i strap my tripod mounted binos on the outside of my pack.
Quick & easy, ready to rock....
I use, & also custom make sticks from the yucca, or soto stalk. I've sold quite a few.
The top wrapped in leather or deer hide, the bottom has a cain tip.
The yucca is light weight yet very strong, it should last you for years, i've had one for over 15. Cut ###it about as tall as you are. this lets you steady you're 10x as well.
Don't use a Centry plant it's hollow & will break!!!!
I love my D.S. pack but there are some other good ones out there, It must be comfy...
(Edited by Couesnut at 3:35 pm on June 24, 2002)
06-24-2002, 06:30 PM
can we get those walking sticks from you, or what? ###I just sent you a message, I would rather buy one from someone off this website than go elsewhere. ###Thanks Allen
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