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African Sporting Creations 3-piece Super Compact Shooting Sticks

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African Sporting Creations is a company that began in 2003, who began to create quality products to be used in some of the harshest environments imaginable out on African safaris. They also offer unique collections of lifestyle and décor products. I recently had the pleasure of using a set of their shooting sticks. I have a lot of experience shooting from alternate positions and tripod shooting, but this was my first time using a  pair of traditional shooting stick.

The 3-piece Super Compact Shooting Sticks by African Sporting Creations are a spectacular set of shooting sticks. These shooting sticks are light weight, quiet, and have a beautiful classic look with stained hickory sections. The 3 sections allow for a quick and versatile setup for those shots from prone using one section all the way to standing shots using all 3 sections together. These light weigh sticks can also be used as a walking stick in case you come across rough terrain during your trek. Another feature that helps with stable shots is the pointed bottom sections. These points help secure the sticks in place and fight against the recoil of the rifle for quick follow up allowing shooter to get back on target to either make another shot or watch the fall.

African Sporting Creation’s website notes, “Our shooting sticks are made one at a time in the USA and are the lightest, quietest, most rigid sticks available and the only ones that have an unconditional lifetime warranty. Most other sticks are heavier, louder and flimsy by comparison and come with a one year limited warranty.”

The first look at these stick after removing from them from package I could tell the quality and the craftsmanship. The hickory wood allows a great aesthetic look without sacrificing functionality or accuracy.

All the sections bundle up in a compact light weight package that would be easy to strap to a pack.

What really impressed me was the easy and silent assemble making the shooting sticks a great tool for spot and stalking.  One disadvantage I noted was the duration of assembling the sections. This is only area I think modern style telescoping shooting stick have the advantage.

Overall, the product provides a very stable and secure shooting platform with a classic aesthetic look.

African sporting creations offers these shooting sticks in two different configurations and 3 sizes.

Featherweights-Weigh approximately 2.5 lbs. and use lightweight but very rigid exotic African hardwood for the top and bottom sections. Hickory stained a medium brown color is used for the middle sections. $429

Standards-Larges weigh approximately 3.0 lbs. and use hickory stained medium brown for all sections. $379

Medium size fits hunters “62-67”

Larger size fits hunter “68-73”

XL fits hunters above 74”

Style: 5 out of 5 stars

Durability: 5 out of 5 stars

Function: 4 out of 5 stars

Cost: 4 out of 5 stars

Notes:

Our 3-piece Super Compact Shooting Sticks are for those who like to travel with their firearms incognito in a shorter take-down case (Blaser, double rifles) and need a more compact set of shooting sticks. Instead of one set of anodized take-down connectors, these have two. The shorter wood sections make these sticks even more rigid than our other models. To make sure you can plant them in the ground, pointed tips are always facing down whether you use one, two, or all three sections. These are also our most versatile shooting sticks. Use the top section alone to shoot from the prone position. Connect the top section to the bottom ones which feature quiet wood points to shoot from the kneeling position or to make a 48″ walking staff for navigating rough terrain. Use all three sections to shoot from the standing position.

Featherweights-Weigh approximately 2.5 lbs. and use lightweight but very rigid exotic African hardwood for the top and bottom sections. Hickory stained a medium brown color is used for the middle sections. $429

Standards-Larges weigh approximately 3.0 lbs. and use hickory stained medium brown for all sections. $3749

Note: Super compacts will fit in a Blaser case.

Optional Personalization
Engrave your name (up to 30 characters) on the connector for $49.

The writer is an active duty soldier with the Army Special Forces

Material Disclosure

I received this product as a courtesy from the manufacturer via Spotter Up so that I could test it and give my honest feedback.  I am not bound by any written, verbal, or implied contract to give this product a good review.  All opinions are my own and are based off my personal experience with the product.

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