Blaser carbon rifle stick
A shooting stick should enable a precise shot, weigh little, be easy to handle, and cause no noise. Norbert Klups tested the lightweight. Blaser gun rest made of carbon on it in the district.
The first requirement is that the height must match the height of the shooter – Blaser’s four-legged friend has no problems with that; its four twist locks allow an extension length of between 124 and 198 cm to be set.
The fine adjustment of the height setting occurs during assembly by changing the distance between the two legs. The four legs are made of carbon fiber, which explains the low weight (985 g).
Also suitable as a mountain stick
Due to the extreme resistance of the carbon tubes, the aiming aid can also be used as a mountain stick when folded. The legs, which are arranged in pairs, have a tongue and groove at the bottom, which interlocks and are secured with a rubber sleeve.
So everything is firmly connected and can be carried easily in difficult terrain. The folded pairs of legs then form a massive metal point at the bottom, which is also available on a real mountain stick.
Pursue migrating game
The front pair of legs has a rotatable pistol grip with a rubberized pad, set eccentrically on the pistol grip. If you turn this handle in the stop position, the fork and the weapon resting in it move accordingly – and the moving game can easily be followed without moving the legs of the rifle stick.
The weapon can be carried at a target distance of 100 m simply by turning the pistol grip to 20 m in the side area.
There is a permanently mounted rubber fork for the buttstock in the rear pair of legs – once the gun is in the stop position between the forks, it can only be moved sideways. In terms of height, it is very stable in the stop position.
The front fork is attached to the pistol grip with a magnet and can be easily removed. A magnetic mounting pin is supplied to exchange for weapons equipped with the Blaser bipod mount on the fore-end.
The mounting pin (also with a magnet at the top) is placed in the mount on the weapon like the bipod. This solution is even more stable than placing the fore-end in the fork, but it fixes the insertion point, so you can no longer move it in length.
In the district
Once you’ve got the hang of it, the Blaser rifle stick is set up very quickly. The gun lies very steadily; even long shots are not a problem. The rotatable pistol grip is very practical – without moving the feet of the rifle stick, you can easily follow the moving game at the ready.
However, you always have to hold on to the stick; it is not free-standing like three-legged models – looking through binoculars with the weapon inserted is best with one hand.
For this, it is better to use the target optics (“monocular response”). In the area, the lightning-fast hunting helper showed himself at his best, worked without any problems, and offered a very secure weapon rest.
The foam coating in the middle of the legs prevents rattling noises, and the pole can be comfortably carried when folded. Leaning on the slope is also no problem; the four carbon fiber legs offer a secure hold.
An excellent shooting stick that is very robust and easy to care for. It can be set up quickly, can also be used as a mountain stick, and hardly makes any noise. He also weighs less than a kilo.