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i looked at ridge line and came across a couple of reviews that were not happy with quality.
So anyone who has/used a ridge line I'd be keen your opion of them. 
 They definitely are the style I want. 
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I purchased middle of the price range of sticks and are mightily pleased that I did. The bipod sticks I now use for range flags and the monopod is now just my hiking stick.
It sounds great in theory to use sticks with a springer, but my learning was that the sticks were not that successful. Declan.
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ive definitely canned the mono/bi pod idea. 
 Were you resting the gun stock on the sticks out of curiousity? 
 I think a tripod, that I can just pull a trigger, legs drop, stable platform, with hand rest on top is the go. 
 I still have questions, like will the sound of the poles sliding set a hare running? Is the extra movement going to cause the hares to run. 
 I'm wanting to be standing at about 50m/60m  so hopefully will be far enough away. Lest for the wary paddock hares, on this place. 
 Stable platform will help. I've had more than one hare run off at that distance while I'm trying to get the crosshairs to move into place. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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thanks for your input people.
 Ive sourced a retailer with ridgeline quick sticks at $160. 00 in taupo.
 Drive up tomorrow and get them. 
 Think try them first and see how it goes for air rifle, with a hand rest, if they work out and are sturdy built sweet. If work but arnt sturdy, look at upgrading. 
 Appresiate all the info, it helped me decide. 
 
 
 
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ridgeline quicksticks.
 Part A can be removed from part B, by undoing a screw under a cap in the center of the v for rifle. 
 Parts A and B have have moulded plastic tubes that slip into each other, hence rotation.
 The v is not separate to part A. 
 Removing it makes the rotation disfuntional.
 Part B, I assume is the tilt. There's a grub screw (arrow points to it) which lifts that piece for angle I assume. Worse than useless. I've just tightened it off.
 Part C allows the whole head as a unit to come off. Weather you can get other things to clip on, no idea.
 Trigger unit works fine. 
 Legs bit more flex than I'd like, but seem OK. 
 Stands about hip height fully retracted. 
 Should be fine for paddocks, but not something I'd take hiking thru the hills or use if was full time pest control. For farm sweet.
 Cut a sanding block, sanded out the edges so the rubber fins sat inside it. Glued rubber to sanding block. Cable tied it to the v for prototype.
 Works great. No issue resting hand, leaves totally free for repositioning, tilting etc. Light weight, doesn't add bulk. Worked out really well.
 Improves steadyness 10 fold. 
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I never mastered the mono-pole which remains as an adjustable walking stick.

Tri-pole Ridgeline Speed-Stick was the solution for me, the lower clip keeps it all together and prevents any rattles when walking. Used for 18 months.

If I am going to set up and wait this will be part of the kit.

I often use it down very low in seated position, rubber lined Vee on mine which is comfortable enough for hand placement allowing artillery hold.

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