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WTB: Okanogan Shooting Sticks

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Wanted: Set of Wind's Okanogan Shooting Sticks
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I could send you dimensions off one of my sets, if you don't get anyone who is wanting to sell theirs? I've got standing, sitting, and prone sets Wind made for me.
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marlinman93 wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:50 am
I could send you dimensions off one of my sets, if you don't get anyone who is wanting to sell theirs? I've got standing, sitting, and prone sets Wind made for me.
We met a few times to do business....can't believe I didn't get a set when I had the chance. He was one heck of the nice guy.

This is a pretty good info site, and those BiFurPods seem fantastic if I ever decide to make some sticks...
http://www.varmintal.com/abifu.htm
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Blaine wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:54 pm
marlinman93 wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:50 am
I could send you dimensions off one of my sets, if you don't get anyone who is wanting to sell theirs? I've got standing, sitting, and prone sets Wind made for me.
We met a few times to do business....can't believe I didn't get a set when I had the chance. He was one heck of the nice guy.

This is a pretty good info site, and those BiFurPods seem fantastic if I ever decide to make some sticks...
http://www.varmintal.com/abifu.htm
Happy to send you dimensions also Blaine, if you want to build a set? Wind would like that.
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I had forgotten all about Wind and his Okanogan sticks. If I ever get my dang .50-70 roller finished ...
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marlinman93 wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:36 pm
Blaine wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:54 pm
marlinman93 wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:50 am
I could send you dimensions off one of my sets, if you don't get anyone who is wanting to sell theirs? I've got standing, sitting, and prone sets Wind made for me.
We met a few times to do business....can't believe I didn't get a set when I had the chance. He was one heck of the nice guy.

This is a pretty good info site, and those BiFurPods seem fantastic if I ever decide to make some sticks...
http://www.varmintal.com/abifu.htm
Happy to send you dimensions also Blaine, if you want to build a set? Wind would like that.
Being the lazy sort, I've wondered if there is a way to make those adjustable for height.... :idea:
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They have a lot of adjustment for height Blaine. They have 3 different pivot points at the pivot point. Plus the leather strap has numerous holes to adjust the height and width of the stance. So plenty of adjustment to fit various shooters.
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marlinman93 wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:36 am
They have a lot of adjustment for height Blaine. They have 3 different pivot points at the pivot point. Plus the leather strap has numerous holes to adjust the height and width of the stance. So plenty of adjustment to fit various shooters.
Sounds good.....Are they Emailable?
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Yes, they're not drawings. I measured them up, and can send you all the measurements, plus closeup pictures if you want them?
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marlinman93 wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:38 pm
Yes, they're not drawings. I measured them up, and can send you all the measurements, plus closeup pictures if you want them?
Thanks...I'm PM my email addy...Appreciate it 8)
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Blaine wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:16 pm
marlinman93 wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:38 pm
Yes, they're not drawings. I measured them up, and can send you all the measurements, plus closeup pictures if you want them?
Thanks...I'm PM my email addy...Appreciate it 8)
Hey, can I get in on this?
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Yes please.
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I need to get emails sent to me first, so I can respond to those with the dimensions. Also be aware that anyone building these will need to also have the ability to do the leather work, or have the leather work done. And they'll need to source the hardware for the hangers, clips, rings, etc. to attach the leather.
I'll post the pictures here, so when you get dimensions you'll have these for reference.

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> Here are the dimensions, along with pictures of Wind's first, and last set of
sticks.
>
> All three legs are 3/4" thick hardwood.
> The two outside legs are 1" wide entire length, and 36" long.
> Center leg is 1" at the top, and 2 5/16" wide at the bottom.
>
> The wooden block holding the two outside legs together is @5/8" thick, 4"
wide, 3" tall. 3-1" long # 6 wood screws hold it to the legs per side. It is
mounted 4.25" up from the bottom of the sticks to bottom of this block.
>
> The leather on each leg is 14" long, and cut to fit the width if the sticks.
Attached with glue and brass finishing nails. 7 per piece.
>
> The main strap or sling is 48" long to the clips and ring on each side. The
attachment point goes through a guide on the block, and it 1.5" up on the center leg
one side, and 22" up on the center leg other side.
>
> There are 3 pivot holes drilled at the top of the sticks. Highest is 4" down,
and next two are 4.5" below it and each other. The pivot screw is brass 10-32 rod,
with a knurled knob on one side, and about 3/8" off the base of a .45-70 case
attached to the other end of the knob via threading the flash hole, and then epoxied in
the case to fill it.
>
Karla (Purdy Gear) made me the
leather pieces to be able to complete them.
> Karla is retired now and told me she wont make any more leather for the sticks, so
you'll have to figure out some source for the leather and the hardware.
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Vall, thank you so much, my friend! 8)
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You're welcome Bill!
If Wind was still alive I'd not post this information. But since he has passed I think he'd be flattered people still want his sticks.
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Interesting post for sure, and this may become a fall/winter project for me.

Tip: The bright metal pieces for the long leather strap should all be available at a "Chandlery" -- or marine supply store.

(Look in the marine hardware section for Bimini Top parts and various snap hooks.)

Sorry to hear about Wind's passing, RIP; as I'd missed that news. I recall his name from the Marlin forum.

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As a retired sea captain, it wouldn't surprise me that Wind used marine hardware on his sticks. Everything he did was high quality!
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