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Bipods?
« on: September 05, 2017, 11:27:42 AM »
I've never owned a bipod. But lately I've been thinking about getting one. What do you guys use?

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Re: Bipods?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2017, 12:35:39 PM »
Depends on what you're looking to do with it, really.

I run a 12-25" Harris bipod for most hunting applications since I'll likely be sitting down.  I also have a 6-9" that I use if I plan on shooting prone.

I've used Harris, Blackhawk (Harris knockoff), a UTG superduty, and Atlas.  Of all those listed, the Atlas is by far the best (and most expensive), but Harris is proven.  You can't really go wrong with the Harris.  The most important thing is, identify your intended use and go from there.

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Re: Bipods?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2017, 01:04:30 PM »
For hunting.  Will probably go with 6-9" just because it seems like it would be less cumbersome.

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Re: Bipods?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2017, 01:19:04 PM »
Depends on what you're looking to do with it, really.

I run a 12-25" Harris bipod for most hunting applications since I'll likely be sitting down.  I also have a 6-9" that I use if I plan on shooting prone.

I've used Harris, Blackhawk (Harris knockoff), a UTG superduty, and Atlas.  Of all those listed, the Atlas is by far the best (and most expensive), but Harris is proven.  You can't really go wrong with the Harris.  The most important thing is, identify your intended use and go from there.
:yeah:  I use the Harris 12-25, it works great from a seated position and sometimes from prone if at an angle.  I use my pack if completely prone.

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Re: Bipods?
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2017, 01:29:04 PM »
For hunting.  Will probably go with 6-9" just because it seems like it would be less cumbersome.

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Yes, the longer bipods can add significant weight and are definitely more cumbersome.  Just remember, the 6-9 is really only useful for prone shooting (or off a bench or barricade).  How many animals have you tagged prone?  Me, personally...none.  Not trying to push you one direction or the other, just food for thought.

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Re: Bipods?
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2017, 01:37:46 PM »
For hunting.  Will probably go with 6-9" just because it seems like it would be less cumbersome.

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Yes, the longer bipods can add significant weight and are definitely more cumbersome.  Just remember, the 6-9 is really only useful for prone shooting (or off a bench or barricade).  How many animals have you tagged prone?  Me, personally...none.  Not trying to push you one direction or the other, just food for thought.
I appreciate the help. You are definitely more knowledgeable on the subject than I am.

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Re: Bipods?
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2017, 05:39:35 PM »
For hunting I prefer shooting sticks, if sitting in cover (which I do alot coyote hunting) it can be tough to swing on to a coyote coming from the wrong direction.  Plus they make a decent walking stick and something to poke into the brush looking for buzz worms.
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Re: Bipods?
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2017, 05:45:39 PM »
Another thing to consider is the terrain you're hunting.  Most often a 6-9 won't clear the grass, shrubbage you will be hunting in.

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Re: Bipods?
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2017, 06:02:10 PM »
I always use a bipod when antelope hunting, and often for elk. I have three: a short one, a medium one, and a tall one. I never use the tall one anymore, and I rarely use the short one. I measured the medium one and it appears to have between 7" and 11" of clearance between the ground and the rifle stock where it attaches. I usually use it with the legs partially extended so that would be around 9". Trying to shoot prone with much more clearance requires arching the back and lifting the head quite a bit.

I can shoot as well or better with a bipod than I can from a bench. In fact, I always shoot a final group with my hunting rifles just as I would hunting which means a bipod most of the time. The impact point can vary slightly so it's best to test that.

I believe all are Harris models but I'm not sure.

One drawback is they can tend to make a light rifle unbalanced when carrying or shooting offhand.
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Re: Bipods?
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2017, 09:21:37 PM »
Use shooting stix. that way don't have extra weight on rifle when walking

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Re: Bipods?
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2017, 05:12:38 AM »
Harris or Larue (harris refitted to attach to a rail 2X cost of the Harris). I hate Atlas, could never keep the swivel locked down tight.  I hate GG&G, have broken several. I had a cheap harris copy, but it didn't allow for any cant, which I feel is important to have. I bought the 9-13" to make sure I could shoot sitting in tall grass. Last time I used it there was a slight slope and I could not sit behind the rifle and have the legs touch the ground.  Of the bench or prone, the legs were too tall. I now use a 6-9" and if I shoot from sitting, I just use my legs to hold the rifle.
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Re: Bipods?
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2017, 06:59:07 AM »
Harris   medium W/ swivel

 

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