I got home from my appointment with the speed awareness course at about 9.40 last night feeling that I'd just wasted five hours of my life.
To add insult to injury there was nowhere to park the van. Don't even start me off. Suffice to say, usually when I come home from a nights shooting I have to park on the yellows and set the alarm so so I can use a space vacated by someone going to work before the warden comes round. Doesn't always work.... a couple of weeks back I was so fukced I fell asleep in the chair before I had a chance to set the alarm and woke up at 10.00am . Fortunately the warden must've been out shooting as well cos I didn't get a ticket . So, to make the best of a bad job I got my gear together and went to a local perm for some therapy.
I ended up with nine bunnies. Should've been more. One must've kicked himself down a hole because even my little Seek couldn't find him and I missed at least three for which I make no excuse. I always seem to go just over the top when I get the range wrong. It sounds better than it was because I took four of those from the gate within 20 mins of getting there and I was out all night. Still, there was a space opposite my house when I got back and the dogs really liked their presents.
Here's a pic of my version of quad sticks with nine bunnies and they were unpaunched and really heavy. The benefit of the extra leg is manyfold. Here's a few.
My rifle never lays in the mud and It's always ready to go. After a shot I can warm my hands in my pockets while waiting for them to come back out.
When I have a problem with a misfire or a fail to extract my rifle is already on a work bench and I can use two hands on the problem.
If I have long or difficult shot I can use the extra leg to stabilise the shot so if I wanted to I could pull the trigger without even touching the rifle.
If I have trouble finding a rabbit I only have to go back to the rifle to see exactly where it's pointing.
My rig is heavy with the Archer on the back but when scanning, all I have to do is retract the back leg and just tilt the sticks to spin 360 with no weight on me whatsoever.
I've extolled the virtue of the extra leg various times and it really pisses me off that not one single person has ever commented for good or bad.