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How to Sit on a Shooting Stick

Outdoor pursuits such as golf, shooting and watching sports often require a lot of standing around. This can be tiring, but it's not always practical to bring a chair with you. Shooting sticks offer an ideal solution, providing a portable, comfy seat.

One thing that can be difficult, however, is knowing How to Sit on a Shooting Stick! We've put this guide together especially to help you get the hang of it, making sure that you can stay well rested without having to worry about toppling over. 

What Is a Shooting Stick? 

A shooting stick is a combination of a walking stick with a folding chair, originally used for shooting expeditions. Nowadays they are in frequent use at outdoors events like firework displays or spectator sports. The plate foot often extends to a metal point that digs into the earth for support and steadiness. 

How Do I Sit on a Shooting Stick?

The handle at the top of the shooting stick is bifurcated and folds out to form a simple leather seat. Sit down and the ferrule should offer you a stable perch. 

Sitting on the Brown Adjustable Promenade Shooting Stick
Shooting sticks are designed to ease comfort while being in the great outdoors

Best Shooting Stick

Tan Leather Adjustable Shooting Stick

Tan Leather Adjustable Shooting Stick SeatThe Tan Leather Adjustable Shooting Stick Seat features two handles for ease of carrying and for extra steadiness when in use. The steel frame is both sturdy enough to carry anyone weighing up to 18 stone, and lightweight enough to be very portable. The tan leather adds a touch of class to the design. 

Key Features: Spiked ferrule can be pushed into most terrains, and ferrule plate prevents the stick from sliding too far into the ground

Best Umbrella Shooting Stick 

Shooting Stick Umbrella with Leather Seat

Shooting Stick Umbrella with Leather SeatThe Shooting Stick Umbrella with Leather Seat can be used as a seat, a walking stick or an umbrella, making the ideal gadget for outdoor pursuits. The shaft is made from durable stainless steal and the seat is made from a soft, comfortable leather. The stick features a spiked ferrule for all terrains. 

Key Features: Can be used as an umbrella as well as a seat and a walking stick

Heavy-Duty Shooting Stick

Black Leather Harris Tweed Adjustable Shooting Stick

Black Leather Harris Tweed Adjustable Shooting StickThe Black Leather Harris Tweed Adjustable Shooting Stick is a stylish alternative to your conventional shooting stick. Utilising the finest Scottish tweed, this particular design uses reinforced stainless steel to accommodate users of up to 20 stone. If you need complete reassurance while on country pursuits, this is the design for you.

Key Features: Heavy-duty shooting stick works for most customers, upholstered in Harris tweed for style and comfort

Is There Another Kind of Shooting Stick?

Walking sticks can also be used to help triangulate when shooting rifles. They are a cheaper, multipurpose alternative to expensive tripods or rifle rests. This can be achieved in several easy steps: 

  1. Put the end of the walking stick into your pocket to keep it steady
  2. Lay your rifle across your walking stick, ensuring a firm grip
  3. The walking stick helps to steady your arm as you shoot

One major advantage of using a walking stick rather than a tripod is that it is far easier to quickly switch your aim to a different direction. Thumbstick walking sticks are particularly suitable for this use, thanks to the handy notch in the handle where you can rest your rifle. 

Best Antler Thumbstick for Shooting

Antler Thumbstick Handle Walking Stick with Whistle

Antler Thumbstick Handle Walking Stick with WhistleThe Antler Thumbstick Handle Walking Stick with Whistle is ideal for hiking across the English countryside with man's best friend. This durable country cane is made using a real antler for the handle, perfect for shooting with pristine precision. 

Key Features: Whistle helps communication with dogs and for safety, eco-friendly, cruelty-free antlers are stylish and help grip


Staghorn Thumbstick for Shooting

Staghorn Three-Section Hazel Thumbstick

Staghorn Three-Section Hazel ThumbstickThe Staghorn Three-Section Hazel Thumbstick has a robust, hazel shaft that is dismountable into three different sections for your convenience. Perfect for packing into cars, backpacks, and general storage, this design is the ideal solution to convenient, transportable support when shooting.

Key Features: Foldable design is space-saving, wrist cord is included for convenience

Using a Shooting Stick

Walking sticks are an excellent tool for all outdoor pursuits, and hunting is no exception! Check out our blog on the best shooting sticks we have available, as well as our shooting sticks category! 

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