D.I.Y. Shooting Sticks – Increase your accuracyBy
D.I.Y. Shooting Stick for better stability and accuracy
Shooting sticks can range in price from 40$ to over 100$ but there’s no need to break the bank over something that can be made at home for a little over $5.00.
Head out to your local hardware store and pick up the following items:
2- Garden stakes. 5-6 foot in length ( you want them to be about as tall as you are)
1 foot of plumbing tubing (the diameter of the tubing should fit over the diameter of the garden stake)
Nut/bolt (long enough to pass through BOTH garden stakes)
Electrical Tape/ Duct Tape
Creating the shooting stick:
Begin by cutting the stakes to chin height.
Holding the stakes in front of you, make an “X” shape with the stakes and mark the point they cross at a comfortable height for your shooting preference.
Drill a hole through both stakes at the marked cross section and insert the bolt and secure with the nut.
Slide one end of the tubing onto one of the stakes about 1-2 inches. Repeat for the second stake. Use the electrical tape to help secure the tubing onto the stakes and hold it in place.
THAT’S IT! Simple!
The shooting stick can be “scissored” closed and open to adjust the height of the rest for your gun. This offers extra stability when aiming and helps improve your accuracy!
Scissor your shooting stick closed completely and it can also be a great walking stick for when you are walking through the woods looking for a good spot to hunt.