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I would like to know where I can purchase some Underwood shooting sticks?

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There are shooting sticks for sale on ebay, but it doesn't look like the underwood variety.

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Whats a shooting stick? Is it a way to call a gun? Im new to all this!

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Let's hope I have this right. A traditional English shooting stick looks much like a cane, with a head that folds out into a seat. The idea is that it provides a portable seat for the shooter to sit down and yet swivel freely. However, rifle hunters have discovered that they're often more useful as a portable rest for your rifle rather than for your backside.

Underwood is a type of wood generally produced by coppicing, which essentially cutting back stumps each year and allowing shoots to grow up. You may have seen underwood canes before -- they're slender, yet have a knotty, bumpy appearance.

If I'm off base on this, somebody let me know.

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The shooting sticks I'm familar with are foldable and can kind of look like two large "chop sticks" crossed toward one side or the other. Something like a bi-pod.

There are a bunch of pictures on ebay.

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I make my own, it is fun.

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Yeah they do look like something that could be made at home. What do you make yours with, wood? The ones on ebay appear to be of a metal material.

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I saw a picture or a painting of a old time buffalo hunter once and made mine as he did, for woodchuck hunting, as harris bi-pods are real expensive.What I use are sticks put together with rawhide shoelaces, the diameter of the sticks is a personal preference,as is their length, tied near the top with the leather shoelaces,as you open them the rawhide streches and kinda grips the forestock of the rifle, provodes a good rest and is real cheap, plus I have the satisfaction of having done it in the manner of the old timers.

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