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Offline Antlershed

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Re: Are bipods very useful for hunting?
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2017, 07:19:30 AM »
I have the Harris 9-13Ē pivoting bipod on my .300wsm. Used it to shoot deer and Elk East and Westside. Only time it comes off the gun is if I am hiking thru reprod or timber where I know the shots will be close.

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Re: Are bipods very useful for hunting?
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2017, 09:01:55 AM »
I used my daypack for decades.  I've had shooting sticks (collapsible, shock corded in a belt sheath) for 10+ years and a Harris bipod for a few.  I've used them all and been glad to have them.  However, my thick stuff gun is an open sights M94 .30/30, and have taken a fair number of fast moving whitetails at close ranges that way.  It just really depends on where and how you hunt.  None are "must haves" in my opinion, they can be added over time if you have other gear needs. 
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Re: Are bipods very useful for hunting?
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2017, 09:57:46 AM »
I have never used a bi-pod, but have considered it. I carry shooting sticks in my pack and have used them many times. Most of the animals I have killed have been inside 200 yards, and could have done without them, but they're nice to have when the opportunity presents itself.

The way I see it, I don't want the extra weight attached to the rifle full time. If the animal is far enough away that I need that support to make the shot, I probably have enough time to get my sticks out. Not always obviously, but often. If the animal is close enough that I don't have time to get the sticks out, I probably don't need them anyway.
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Re: Are bipods very useful for hunting?
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2017, 10:03:31 AM »
I thought about I‎t this year when i went on my Montana antelope hunt. Bought sticks instead. Didnít even get to use them, layed down and used my pack. Not sure about the added weight

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Re: Are bipods very useful for hunting?
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2017, 10:44:04 AM »
I grew up hunting in AZ where it is mostly spot and stalk style hunting. I always had shooting sticks or bipods. If you don't want to spend much money then I can tell you how to make very cheap shooting sticks that are very light and quiet. I will never buy shooting sticks again because these work so well! Pm me for more info

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Re: Are bipods very useful for hunting?
« Reply #30 on: December 08, 2017, 05:28:42 PM »
true it depends on where you are hunting but i never take a shot without a rest and most of the time on bipods either sitting or prone.  I have not take a shot on anything over the last dozen years not on bipod.  and well lets just say i have done a lot of killing

So yes they are quite useful and a necessity.  I have harris  but also carry shooting sticks if i need height but most of the time the harris bipods are just fine.
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Re: Are bipods very useful for hunting?
« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2017, 08:13:11 PM »
It depends on where and how you hunt. If you're in a spot where you can set up wth a bipod they're definitely helpful. I don't use one because I don't like having extra things attached to my rifle and I don't want the weight on it. Most of the places I hunt it's not hard to find a good rest, or I use a set of shooting sticks. For under 150 yards I'm comfortable & proficient wth using the sling while standing or sitting. Do whatever works for you.

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Re: Are bipods very useful for hunting?
« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2017, 08:27:38 PM »
Buy one, try it. If you don't like it, don't use it????

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Re: Are bipods very useful for hunting?
« Reply #33 on: December 10, 2017, 10:18:26 PM »
For long range I prefer bipods. Shorter I like trigger sticks.


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Re: Are bipods very useful for hunting?
« Reply #34 on: December 10, 2017, 10:58:39 PM »
I love a bipod. Easy to set gun down when needed for rest periods. And have shot a lot of animals using a bipod both east and west side. A good rest for more hunters would bring an added amount of success in the field. Some people lack taking the time to make a good rest and have a pore shot because of it. That being said there are a lot of options on how to get a rest in the field whether its a store bought item or natural rest. For me its a always have item just in case the situation calls for it. I even use one on muzzleloaders and can say it has even helped tremendously there during the right applications. I have used shooting sticks to and they are extremely helpful also but i always seem to wack them on things causing noise. I am a pretty good shot and practice out to 550 at the range. Max my hunting situations out at 400 under the right conditions. But most of all what I'm trying to say is most of us get excited under the conditions such as buck fever and having a good rest can be the difference of bringing that trophy home. What ever you decide shoot straight and good luck on your hunting adventures.
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