Never rest your barrel on them.... Just the stock. My last several deer have been shot off a Primos monopod triggerstick.. It takes attention to keep it just right. But with practice worked and continues to work , for me anyways. I might upgrade to more legs , but my introduction to the single went real well with a borrowed one years ago. Cross sticks can be built on the cheap. Not as nimble for my set up. But more sturdy maybe.