Primos hunting sticks

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  1. rob072770

    rob072770 Lewisville NC SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    was doing some yote hunting last night and my sticks quite working. They would not come down when I pressed the release. They are stuck. I spray some lube in the handle but one leg will not move unless I hit it. Anyone had this problem? Did not see on dang yote damn it.
     
  2. theblakester

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    Lube fixed that issue for me. You're talking about the jim Shockley trigger sticks right?
     
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    rob072770 Lewisville NC SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Yes. I have shot some Hornaday dry lube in to where the trigger is but one leg still not working. Will try some more.
     
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    Ask DJ if you have any questions about lube.
     
  5. Brian Shaffer

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    Your sticks go wet or damp and rusted. It is a fairly common problem with them and really seems to be a design defect of the product that is designed to be used out in the elements. My hunting partner has had the problem. rgilbert has had the problem.
     
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    Yep, having the same prob with a set of mine that is a couple of years old. Had to really soak them down with some WD 40. They are still a little rough, but at least functional. Still, I think they are the best shooting sticks out there (for my purposes at least) and when they finally give up the ghost, I will definitely be getting another set.
     
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    I like the lubricants, dry is the best instead of WD40 when you first buy them.
     
  8. ccreyeder

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    What dry lube? Graphite? WD 40 was all I had with me at the time at the lease.
     
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    Do I have to keep this PG?
     
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    Yes I've had a set fail from leaving them in the back of my truck when it rained. I went to the Bog Pod sticks but I hate having to leave them extended. I bought a new set of the Jim Shockey sticks and I like them so far. I will not leave these out in the rain.
     
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    I dont leave mine in the rain as a rule, but I, along with the sticks, have been rained on multiple times. I love the trigger function of the sticks and how they self level to the terrain. I have some bog pod sticks as well and do not like them near as much. Trigger sticks are the way to go IMHO
     
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    WD40 stands for "Water Displacement, recipe #40". It's technically NOT a lubricant. It displaces water and dries. I'd lean more towards "CorrosionX" (which now offers a gun lubricant) for corrosion protection. This was originally developed for Boeing, to keep electronic components from corroding. The marine salvage/repair industry in my area is a big fan of the stuff. Boats, raised (after sinking) from salt water, get hosed with it (back of the dash panel), as well as the electrical connections. Often, they're able to salvage the items on the dash board. I used it for any/all wiring tasks for my motorcycle/automotive needs.

    Anything threaded, especially between dissimilar metals (aluminum/steel), I use CRC Assembly Lube with moly/graphite. Especially on my motorcycle. I've NEVER had galled threads on anything I've used it on.
     
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    I've been using the gun lube (hoppes) I have in my gun bag every few outings and it's kept them from sticking anymore. But I haven't been getting out a whole lot lately except recently with this new property I got access to...
     
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    Wet lubes do not attract dirt. They do tend to trap dirt, however.
     
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    I can definitely understand the benefit of a dry lube for this type of application. Is it also rated to inhibit corrosion (especially between differing metals)? Never used that product.
     
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    Something like CorrosionX might be a good choice. It's even great for electronics out in the weather.
     
  19. Ben Diss

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    Most of the wet lubes also have a strong odor.
     
  20. djones

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    if you think that's bad, you should hear scrambler complain about the smell AFTER he uses lube. then again, he tries to reuse his.

    i've have several tripod trigger sticks. they tend to last one to two years. then i got the bogpod. nice tripod but just not as handy for my needs. went back with the jim shocky trigger stick. it hasn't stuck yet after about a year. i like the angle of the legs on the older sticks. i could deploy them all the way and they were perfect. i've tied string around the new legs so i can deploy them without looking and still get the leg angle i want.

    where exactly are y'all lubing them... the outside legs while extended or inside through the trigger hole?
     

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