Instruction - The forester's rifle stick
Here you can find information on how to use the wooden bipod correctly
Disadvantages Hunting techniques
Binocular rest The third leg
Support to one side Shooting
Shooting - instruction
The staff can be used either as a
monopod / single stick or a bipod. With a strap it will work as a tripod
as well. It will function at its best when the legs are separated
approximately 40 - 60 cm. (1,3 - 2,0 ft) at ground level. Let the stick
tilt. If possible, let the stick rest on soft soil.
With some exercise one can open the stick single handed. Let your hand move down
40 - 50 cm (16 - 20 inches) below the bolt and press the legs away from each
other. By placing one finger between the legs and lifting the stick up above the
ground, the stick will open by it self.
Be careful to open the stick correctly! Upon making, there has been
made the best choice possible among materials and dimensions to give the wooden
construction both strength and lightness, prerequisite that the user shows consideration and
do not let it be damaged. Do not thrust it into the ground,
there is a risk that you will hit a solid stone or root and thereby damage the staff.
Do not let the barrel have direct contact with the staff. Always
place the head of the stock in the U-shaped fork and hold on to the bipod.
To change your vertically aiming, move your body back- or
forwards. You can change your
position easily by lifting the bipod and the rifle at the same time. The bipod
will, when lifted, squeeze the head of the stock and hold it in a firm grip.
If the game moves you can follow it with the
rifle without moving the stick. The stick will twist. Does the game move more
then 20 m out of 100 m you should
consider to move the stick as well.
Please notice that the hunter tilt the bipod to achieve the best
use of the wooden bipod will especially improve the precision of your shooting
vertically and the risk for unwanted low shots diminishes. Low shots are a
frequent reason for wounding game.
The most accurate shooting is done with the back leaning
against a tree, It feels like the sight locks at the target. You can also lean
your shoulder against a tree.
In this position your sight is locked on to the target.
The meat quality enhances because of the higher percentage of
You can open and close the legs of the bipod silently if you
use both hands and restrain the pull of the magnetic lock with your fingers.
When using only one hand to open you can hold the tip of the rifle stick between
and against your legs as a shock absorber and silencer.
Remember to practice both home and on the shooting range. The
staff is also a very good companion in rough country and to lean your
Hold tight onto the wooden bipod and keep it under the head of the stock. Never under the
When you put the stick into your pocket it is possible to move freely and follow
Most people experience after they have learnt the technique that they are unwilling to go hunting without it. The benefits are greater
than the disadvantages. It is better to bring it along and perhaps
choose to place it against a tree for a while, than lack it because you do not
have one or left it back home.
The rifle stick is usually associated with stalking, but it can as well be used
on a battue.
It is difficult to avoid using the staff if you are to have full use of
your binoculars. The support you get makes it much easier to spot details of
antlers or field signs of a bird for example. The relaxed position is ideal for
extensive viewing. Therefore you ought to use a staff made for your own length.
Relaxed observer resting the binoculars onto the staff
The sling acts as a third leg.
The third leg will stabilize
There are rifle sticks with three legs. They are usually used on safaris etc.
where you have someone to help you to open and place the tripod in front of you.
Some marksmen achieve the same effect in a simple way by fastening a strap
or sling onto
the fork. The marksman places one foot upon the
strap and holds the bipod straight. Push the bipod away from you.
When you slack the strap with your foot you could change the vertical aim. When
you have found the correct position you press hard onto the strap with your foot.
You will then have support for the rifle both to the sides and forward. The
strap weights less than a third leg on a tripod and it can be used when dragging
/ transporting a deer or as a dog leash.
Support to one side
The use of a bipod or even a three legged one, does not prevent
the marksman from moving sidewise when firing. The best way to deal with this is
to find support for the shoulder or an arm against a solid object while using
the bipod simultaneously.
Place: In forest
Distance: 90 Meter
Calibre: 30-06 and 7,0 g.
Rifle scope: 6 x 42 mm with a red dot.
Left: With bipod and shoulder support. 50 mm.
Right: Without bipod or support. 93 mm.
When you go for a longer walk it could be wise to put some heavy tape
around the tip of the staff to protect it from wear and from splitting upon a
It is the user's personal
responsibility that the rifle stick is used with care and cautiosness. The rifle
stick is made of wood witch is a natural material. Wood can split or crack when
used. On hard or slippery ground the legs can slip. You must always be cautious
when you shoot, move or in any other way use the rifle stick.