Manufactured and distributed by Caldwell, the DeadShot line of hunting rests and tripods are some of the best and most popular available on the international market
For those hunting specialties mainly practiced from fixed shooting positions – typically ground blinds or tree stands – the DeadShot line of field pods offered by Caldwell Shooting Supplies (a Battenfeld Tecnologies brand) has long established a new paradigm in versatility and overall practicality. While not all hunters may need a rest or a field pod when hunting from a blind or a stand, they can be a game changer for those types of hunting where long-range accuracy and stability are paramount; and can be almost essential for those hunters who suffer from some kind of disability.
The baseline model of Caldwell's line of hunting rests, the DeadShot Fieldpod model, is entirely manufactured out of aluminum and can be folded and collapsed for transport. Carrying it on long hunting tracks is easy, thanks to its low weight (about 5 pounds overall) and the factory issued sling.
The DeadShot FieldPod is a well-established product of the Caldwell Shooting Supplies brand, having been one of the very first products of this kind to be ever released.
The Caldwell DeadShot Fieldpod is totally adjustable, and will provide stability for all types of shotguns, rifles, carbines, and even crossbows. It pivots up and down and rotates left and right for quick target acquisition, and is adjustable in height from a minimum of 20” to a maximum of 42”.
MSRP for the United States is set at $144.99.
The Caldwell DeadShot Fieldpod MAX is an innovative design that will support any rifle, carbine, shotgun, and even crossbows and modern sporting rifle platforms such as the ever-increasingly popular AR-15 – a complete compatibility guaranteed by its dual tube frame. Adjusting from 20" up to 48", and featuring a bubble level for reference, Caldwell's DeadShot MAX fieldpod enhances success and safety for beginners by supporting the weight of a gun and provides extra stability and confidence for the experienced shooter to take a long shot. MSRP in the U.S. is set at $164.99.
By far the most versatile model of the line, the Caldwell DeadShot Fieldpod Magnum model offers a maximum adjustment range in height (18″ to 60″); it can be used from a standing position. This rest also works superbly from a sitting position directly on the ground or from a chair. It can even be used in a prone position with the legs spread to a wide base position, and can be adjusted on a 360° range for maximum versatility. The manufacturer's suggested retail price in the United States is set at $274.99.
The Caldwell Chairpod adds the comfort of an integrated chair to the versatility and stability of the other field pod models – including the capability to perform a silent 360° turn and vast adjustment capabilities that make it compatible with basically any hunting firearm. The Caldwell Chairpod can easily collapse for transport, and is a great all-in-one choice when hunting from blinds, treestands, or pick-up trucks. The price in the United States is set at $219.99.
Last, but not least, Caldwell TreePod model is specifically conceived to be used from treestands, and will turn freely and silently to cover a wide shooting angle while at the same time providing stability thanks to a universal mounting clamp. It will free up the shooter's hands while keeping his or her gun in the ready position at all times; the Caldwell TreePod can also use accessories such as additional mounting monopods or mounting clamps to be fitted with an additional chair, or to be moved effortlessly on different directions within the treestand, or from a treestand to another. The price is set at $199.99 in the United States.
The Caldwell DeadShot line of hunting rests can also be procured by international customers through Battenfeld Technologies' global distribution network.