Hunting Tripod Accuracy
One thing that hunters always strive to improve upon is their accuracy. Let us think of it this way; an average shooter might prepare weeks in advance for his/her hunt. They would have planned the drive, which sometimes can be extreme distances, taken off a week or two of work, bulked up at the gym weeks prior, and finally they would have spent a few hours a week at the range honing in their skills. With all of this preparation and relentless planning, what is the worst that could happen? The trip is going to be a sure fire success, right? The only thing that can make this trip any less amazing is of course; coming home without a prize. No one likes to come home empty handed. One way to ensure this doesn’t happen is having the proper equipment to match your skills - a tripod hunting stand.
Factors to consider
There are a number of things that can improve the accuracy of your shot. In fact, your accuracy can be attributed to the weight of your bullets, the size of your scope, and of course the customization of your rifle. Although all of these factors play a role in how well you hit your targets, the one true factor that enables you to be a successful shooter is how well you transport these items in the field. Imagine you are now on the hunt, after countless days planning and making sure the pieces were in place.
Timing is Everything
You have trekked for miles searching for the perfect animal, you have been glassing and spotting animals for hours yet the perfect trophy Elk or Mule Deer is nowhere in sight. Finally, after hours of walking and searching, you see that trophy animal 400 yards away out of the corner of your eye. How are you going to set up a shooting station on the spot? Most tripods take a few minutes to set up, they are bulky, and your accessories do not always have room to fit. This can make or break your opportunity to take home that trophy Elk that you have been waiting for.
Choose the Right Equipment
Accuracy does not always depend on what rifle, bullets, or scope you have; it can also be directly related to how well you use those things in conjunction with one another at extreme distances. It would be hard for any of us hunting enthusiasts to throw a cheap stand up and try and hit an Elk 300-400 yards away. The right equipment not only ensures that we aren’t wasting our time outdoors, but most of all, it makes us better hunters. A good hunting tripod should be lightweight, camouflage (almost always), water-proof, sturdy, and above all, quick to install. If your tripod is only one or none of these things, you might want to invest in the right gear before your next hunt; we all know those trophy Elk don’t come around very often.