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Equipment & Gear => All Other Gear => Topic started by: Wetwoodshunter on April 20, 2019, 06:10:05 PM

Title: Rifle Bipod
Post by: Wetwoodshunter on April 20, 2019, 06:10:05 PM
What do you guys that shoot in the moderate ranges like to use when hunting? I do a fair bit of shooting in the 4-600 yard range and have taken elk out to 550.

I have always shot off a backpack but thinking that I may be better off in a lot of situations with a bipod.
Title: Re: Rifle Bipod
Post by: 92xj on April 20, 2019, 06:16:10 PM
for a middle of the road bipod, as in cost and weight, I've really enjoyed my Magpul bipod and would recommend it.
https://www.magpul.com/featured/bipod
Title: Re: Rifle Bipod
Post by: elkaholic123 on April 20, 2019, 06:40:38 PM
I like my Atlas bipod.
Title: Re: Rifle Bipod
Post by: Wolfdog2314 on April 20, 2019, 08:06:07 PM
https://javelinbipod.com/collections/bipods

Iíve been looking at these. No experience with em. Not cheap. But light.
Title: Re: Rifle Bipod
Post by: BULLBLASTER on April 20, 2019, 08:40:49 PM
I have a handful of Harris bipod, an atlas, and a javelin

For my hunting rifles itís typically the javelin because itís light and not always attached atlas is rock solid and bomb proof. The Harris work well but Iíd rather use the atlas
Title: Re: Rifle Bipod
Post by: emac on April 20, 2019, 08:48:05 PM
I was going start a thread on this also. I am looking for a light weight one that would be good for a bolt gun and also for an ar

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Title: Re: Rifle Bipod
Post by: Magnum_Willys on April 20, 2019, 08:51:48 PM
I use the javelin.  Slow to adjust height with twist locks.  But I like carrying in pocket and slap on when needed.   If it had quick adjust would be great. They have tried to figure that out but not there yet.   Takes me a minute to get setup with it at times.  This is for 1000 yard shot accuracy so you have some time, hopefully.
Title: Re: Rifle Bipod
Post by: Bofire on April 20, 2019, 08:58:15 PM
I prefer shooting sticks to bipods, I hate that thing hanging off my gun. I use the sticks as a walking aid
Carl
Title: Re: Rifle Bipod
Post by: 7mmfan on April 20, 2019, 09:00:34 PM
I use sticks, but have considered one of those javelin bipods for the quick connect. My reasoning being if I need it, I probably have time to set it up.
Title: Re: Rifle Bipod
Post by: Crunchy on April 20, 2019, 09:18:17 PM
Harris bipod for me.  It could be lighter but fairly simple to use.
Title: Re: Rifle Bipod
Post by: Stein on April 21, 2019, 06:59:55 AM
I use a Harris that is tall enough to shoot from the sitting position.  I give away being able to use it prone, but I've never shot an animal prone due to weeds and other stuff in the way and if I did have an opportunity I would just use my pack.  Probably 2/3 or more of my shots are from sitting.
Title: Re: Rifle Bipod
Post by: Bob33 on April 21, 2019, 07:09:46 AM
Harris bipod for me. I dont believe I've ever shot an antelope other than prone with a Harris.

Here's an interesting discussion: https://forum.snipershide.com/threads/harris-vs-atlas.6890376/ (https://forum.snipershide.com/threads/harris-vs-atlas.6890376/)
Title: Re: Rifle Bipod
Post by: BULLBLASTER on April 21, 2019, 07:37:43 AM
I look at bipods as  a prone shooting device. My goal is always to get prone if possible.
If I need to be sitting Iíll use my tripod instead.
Title: Re: Rifle Bipod
Post by: Magnum_Willys on April 21, 2019, 08:26:47 AM
Does anyone use rear support from sitting position? How?
Title: Re: Rifle Bipod
Post by: BULLBLASTER on April 21, 2019, 10:42:39 AM
If shooting off my tripod I usually try and use my pack as a rear support. Trecking pole or long stick would also work grab the pole at the correct height and rest the rear on your hand.
Title: Re: Rifle Bipod
Post by: Shawn Ryan on May 03, 2019, 12:50:29 PM
Take a look at:  https://kramerdesignscorp.com/V2SnipePod.html.  Not your typical bi-pod. I liked mine. Lost a leg and have not replaced it, though.
Title: Re: Rifle Bipod
Post by: buckfvr on May 03, 2019, 02:37:54 PM
For the price of the Atlas, I have all three sizes of the leg notch, swivel Harris pods.......6-9, 9-13, and 13-27.
Title: Re: Rifle Bipod
Post by: Wetwoodshunter on May 04, 2019, 08:13:42 PM
I picked up a spartan from a member. Hopefully I will have a chance to try it out soon.