a 'leg' for guns


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Hi all,

I am translating something about the Mongolian ways of hunting, and have difficulties in finding a word for a 'leg' on which a gun is put when aiming. If you don't know what I mean, read the context (I hope it helps:)):

"A special accessory of the Mongolian hunting guns is the ‘leg’ (būnī xöl), a what? made of a fork-shaped branch of tree, which aids aiming."

What I have found is "rack" or "stand" or "bearer", none of which, unfortunately seem to work here...

Any ideas? Thanks!
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