(Photo: Russ Chastain)
Shooting is fun, and hunting is the greatest activity ever created… but both of them suck if you can’t hit your intended target. That’s where the benefit of taking a rest comes into play.
I’ve now got 34 deer seasons under my belt, and I started shooting targets and small game a few years before I first went after whitetails. I’m not the greatest rifle shot there is, but I hit a lot more often than I miss. One large factor in my success is that I’ve learned to prop up my rifle whenever I can. A steady rest can make all the difference… especially when you’re jazzed up and shaking from an overdose of adrenaline.
Enter the Bog-Pod SB-2C, an adjustable bipod designed with hunters in mind. To start out, I’ll let the manufacturer describe it:
The SB-2C is a lightweight, compact bipod designed to provide sportsmen with a steady shooting platform in all conditions. The SB-2C can be used either kneeling or sitting. The added Camo pattern to the legs provide more concealment and a NEW rubber retention strap holds the SB-2C to the gun for quick gun and bipod repositioning.
- Three-section, lightweight aluminum legs with matte camo finish
- High-strength ABS plastic head and leg connectors
- Rubber retention strap to attach the bipod to your gun
- Rapid-adjust twist locks loosen or tighten legs with just a couple of turns
- Removable rubber feet unscrew to a reveal carbide tips for better grip on ice
- Height: 21-40 inches (measured from ground to yoke with bipod legs open)
- Weight: 19 ounces per manufacturer (mine weighs 20.4 ounces)
In the Field
The Bog-Pod SB-2C looks good at home and in camp, but how does it perform in the woods? Naturally, I set out to discover the answer… and was pleased with the results. On one lengthy and interminably boring deer hunt, I abandoned my climbing stand and set up a folding chair on the ground at the base of a tree.
To keep my rifle at the ready, I strapped the Bog-Pod to its forend and propped the…