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    Walking sticks converted to tripod?

    So, I'm trying not to let being old and fat get in the way of a sheep hunt this August so I'm researching lightweight products.

    The carbon fiber tripod I bought 6 years ago for my Tuchodi trip is neither light nor compact.

    It strikes me that somebody must manufacture a tripod that converts to walking sticks, or vice versa. When you are using the tripod, you don't need the sticks.

    Has anybody seen such a beast?
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    Re: Walking sticks converted to tripod?

    Found it:
    http://www.fieldopticsresearch.com/s...-x32189674.htm

    Anybody have any experience with these?
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    Re: Walking sticks converted to tripod?

    You can buy cascade mountain trekking poles on Amazon, they weigh about 1lb. Get a lightweight tripod and youre set. For shooting use your backpack or loop the wrist straps on the trekking poles around each other for shooting sticks.

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    Re: Walking sticks converted to tripod?

    https://www.primos.com/primos-huntin...24/c-115/p-734 I have the bipod version and they work great. the feet give good grip for hiking and makes a nice steady rest for shooting.

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    Re: Walking sticks converted to tripod?

    Quote Originally Posted by Camomutt View Post
    You can buy cascade mountain trekking poles on Amazon, they weigh about 1lb. Get a lightweight tripod and youre set. For shooting use your backpack or loop the wrist straps on the trekking poles around each other for shooting sticks.
    I bought the Cascade poles off Costco.ca. They are great, but redundant in a way if I can use legs off my tripod instead of carrying a tripod and trekking poles.

    Splitting hairs, for sure. Less than a pound difference probably.
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    Re: Walking sticks converted to tripod?

    I bought these for my trekking poles. They work awesome.

    https://www.wiserprecision.com/products/quick-stix

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    Re: Walking sticks converted to tripod?

    Quote Originally Posted by 264mag View Post
    I bought these for my trekking poles. They work awesome.

    https://www.wiserprecision.com/products/quick-stix
    Yeah, I was just given a pair and think they are awesome. That is what made me think of converting the walking sticks to a tripod with the addition of one more stick and a panhead.

    I like the look of the Field Optics Research one I posted the link for. Two of the tripod's legs unscrew and convert to walking sticks. They are a bit heavier than I would like for walking sticks but they have the right idea for sure.
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    Re: Walking sticks converted to tripod?

    I just fabricated a ball joint 1/4 male thread onto my trekking pole - then I can use it for glassing and as a shooting rest (fabricated with female 1/4 thread). I think you can buy trekking poles with a ball that covers the 1/4 thread.

    But I think you are looking for a bit more support that a single pole provides when glassing

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    Re: Walking sticks converted to tripod?

    I ordered the field optics research tripod and bog pod rifle rest from the states last week, so hopefully won't be toooo long to arrive.

    I like the light weight, combo of sticks and the usable height, folding compact features, max weight use combined with a decent price point.

    Yes it will be used for spotting, then shooting from. Should work out great.

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    Re: Walking sticks converted to tripod?

    Check this out, could be an interesting option.

    https://www.redmtngear.com/

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