Caldwell DeadShot Rests for Hunters

Caldwell hunting rest

With hunting season upon us, it might be worth spending a few minutes to talk about some of the gear that can make the hunt more productive and enjoyable. One of those things that can help is a hunting rest.

Every hunter has a different skill level when it comes to shooting. However, no one can reasonably argue that using a rest can’t improve your accuracy and range when compared to simply shooting off of the shoulder. I’m sure most people – even those that eschew the idea of a hunting rest – prefer to have a solid base from which to shoot. Kneeling is better than standing and prone is better than both, right? Well, a hunting rest gives you a chance to further stabilize your shooting position, even if you are in a stand or blind where going prone isn’t really an option.

Recently, I wrote about the LockedOn 360 gun vise and its application in the field. But there are plenty of other options. Caldwell, for example, has an entire line of hunting rests under the DeadShot name. These rests come in a variety of configurations to handle your specific needs.

Caldwell hunting rest

For example, the company offers something called a Fieldpod which is a system for carrying into the field. Sounds pretty obvious, I suppose. The company also offers a Fieldpod MAX which can handle larger guns, AR-style rifles and even crossbows.

Another product is the DeadShot Treepod. This is designed for a tree stand and has a universal-style mounting plate that works with many different stands.

If you don’t need a hunting rest, that’s cool. But, there are plenty of people that might benefit from one. Younger and inexperienced hunters, for example. Also, I know there are several organizations that are helping disabled vets get back into the field. One of these could be a good match for someone who misses hunting but can’t hold a gun quite like they used to.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • Anonymoose

    I prefer to use my truck. I just can’t trust guns to get the job done anymore. : https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9fd5aa9a236dd2d5fef3c8f587cc04f54555a021438a2e95bff4e3eae508d9ea.jpg

    • JustAHologram

      Upgrade to a 4-bore and it’ll drop

    • Dougscamo

      Any background on this pic? I know that they are tough….but DAAMMNN!

      • Anonymoose

        Some guy shot a durr with bargain-bin 150gr .308 soft-points, and the durr didn’t go down. Pic was taken 2 weeks later.

        • Dougscamo

          DAAMMNN! The bullet must have exploded on impact! A friend of mine killed a nice 9 pointer that went to the taxidermist who discovered it had a broadhead in the brain…not a mark on the outside. My son killed an 8 pointer that he had shot 4 weeks before and the broadhead and about 8″ of the shaft was lying in the chest cavity…scared the poop right out of me when we gutted it…fortunate he wasn’t badly cut. Maybe JustAHologram is right…we should be using 4-bores!

    • valorius

      wow that photo is pretty amazing.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Luckily this is compatible with my new line of special “hunters choice” window units.
    Im also developing a hunters only gated community featuring “Huntsman Homes” where you can stalk mighty game from the comfort of your tactical La-Z-Boy.

    • JustAHologram

      Is the la-z-boy on tracks so it won’t get stuck in the mud?

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Mud? What is this? Afghanistan?
        Youll be shooting from a padded window while a member of our staff gives you a foot massage.

        • JustAHologram

          How else will guests go to and from their cars

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Personal autogyro.

          • JustAHologram

            Wait, what about 4 employees and a throne on poles