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Re: Recommendations for new bipod
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2023, 08:49:06 PM »
If itís not for standing and for prone/crouching/kneeling just get the atlas bipod of your choice. They have QD mounts if you donít want it on there while youíre hiking.
Now that's what I need.
Had one of those cheap ones.
Don't like it on the rifle at all.
But do like the idea of quick attach to a tripod I'm already using for other stuff.

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Re: Recommendations for new bipod
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2023, 08:50:04 PM »
Iíve had multiple trigger sticks. When they work I loves them but they all broke within a few weeks of use. Especially in Western WA. I would go with a lightweight tripod system with a hog saddle or arca rail if set up for that. Jrebel donít you have a bog you really like?

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Re: Recommendations for new bipod
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2023, 09:15:17 PM »
Iíve had multiple trigger sticks. When they work I loves them but they all broke within a few weeks of use. Especially in Western WA. I would go with a lightweight tripod system with a hog saddle or arca rail if set up for that. Jrebel donít you have a bog you really like?

Yes, the bog deathgrip Sherpa is the one I carry and love.  4 lbs and can be used my binos, spotter or rifles.  I use the deathgrip head (which attaches with the arca rail) for rifles that I canít put arca rails on.  I put arca rails on my optics and rifles long range rifles.   Itís been pretty amazing for everything other than standing shots.   

If youíre not packing it, the death grip infinite is the way to goÖ..but it is heavier. 

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Re: Recommendations for new bipod
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2023, 09:20:57 PM »
If itís not for standing and for prone/crouching/kneeling just get the atlas bipod of your choice. They have QD mounts if you donít want it on there while youíre hiking.
Now that's what I need.
Had one of those cheap ones.
Don't like it on the rifle at all.
But do like the idea of quick attach to a tripod I'm already using for other stuff.
So I use both. I have an atlas bipod on my rifle in case I need to make a quick shot. I also have an arca rail on my rifle and an RRS TFCT-34 tripod with the anvil 30 ball head (https://www.eurooptic.com/Really-Right-Stuff-TFCT-34-Mk2-SOAR-Series-3-Carbon-Fiber-Tripod-w-Anvil-30-ARC-.aspx) they make an L version if youíre tall. I have arca rails on both my spotting scope and binos so literally everything can attach to the tripod and itís incredibly stable. Heck, I even threw arca mounts on my kids 22ís. Makes it a lot safer having them shoot off the tripod.

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Re: Recommendations for new bipod
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Re: Recommendations for new bipod
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2023, 10:07:40 PM »
Pretty hard to beat a Harris bipod IMO

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Re: Recommendations for new bipod
« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2023, 06:52:55 AM »
I donít think youíll find anything faster than the trigger sticks.   At the same time you will never get great stability out of any bipod without some rear supportÖÖspecifically when it is not attached to the rifle.   Iím also got tired of bipods mounted to my rifles and now use them sparingly.  They add a weight that often is not necessary depending on the style of hunting youíre doing.  A light weight tripod takes a little time to set up and is not optimal for quick shots, but offers way better stability.  Sounds like youíre looking for a unicorn.   Iím gonna keep following in case someone has found said unicorn so I can upgrade.

The situation seems always wrong for the type of equipment you have with you. I now only use a tripod at night calling coyotes while standing.

I also use a attached bipod sometimes calling to keep the gun out of the snow and ready to grab.
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Re: Recommendations for new bipod
« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2023, 07:39:37 AM »
Do you use trekking poles? If so Iíve really come to like the quik stix system. Works really well for me and is pretty versŠtile.
This one has caught my eye in the past.
https://www.wiserprecision.com/

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Re: Recommendations for new bipod
« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2023, 08:41:31 AM »
Really liking the Evolution. Didnít care for how much slop was in the Javelin attachment.

https://www.evolutionbipod.com/

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Re: Recommendations for new bipod
« Reply #24 on: September 08, 2023, 09:44:06 AM »
Do you use trekking poles? If so Iíve really come to like the quik stix system. Works really well for me and is pretty versŠtile.
This one has caught my eye in the past.
https://www.wiserprecision.com/

Thatís the one inuse and I really like it. Itís pretty stable and I like how easy it is to adjust the height.
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Re: Recommendations for new bipod
« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2023, 10:03:46 AM »
Hard to beat the swagger SEA for the money. Flexible, QD and twist locks instead of springs. On sale also. Not Atlas but a lot more economical.

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Re: Recommendations for new bipod
« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2023, 11:19:46 AM »
I donít think youíll find anything faster than the trigger sticks.   At the same time you will never get great stability out of any bipod without some rear supportÖÖspecifically when it is not attached to the rifle.   Iím also got tired of bipods mounted to my rifles and now use them sparingly.  They add a weight that often is not necessary depending on the style of hunting youíre doing.  A light weight tripod takes a little time to set up and is not optimal for quick shots, but offers way better stability.  Sounds like youíre looking for a unicorn.   Iím gonna keep following in case someone has found said unicorn so I can upgrade.

The situation seems always wrong for the type of equipment you have with you. I now only use a tripod at night calling coyotes while standing.

I also use a attached bipod sometimes calling to keep the gun out of the snow and ready to grab.

I'm with you on the tripod.  I've removed the "U" mount on my monopod and put it in the skinny camera tripod.  It's very stable with three legs.  I use it all the time.  It's always in my hunt pack every time I hunt.  It's not one of those thick tripods that you see hunters mount their spotting scopes all the time.  It's a skinny tripod that extends all the way to just shy of 5 feet.  It serves two functions, one as a tripod to put my camera on for after the hunt selfies, and the other as my shooting platform. 

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Re: Recommendations for new bipod
« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2023, 08:31:54 PM »
Thought it might be useful to others to post a quick follow up and initial rave for Wiser Precision. As one responder indicated, I was probably looking for a 'unicorn' piece of tack. Essentially, a quick to deploy bipod that isn't permanently attached to the gun. I'm a spot and stalk and still hunter and short range shooter who does a combination of backpack hunting and day hunts. Trekking poles are with.me on some hunts and in the truck as needed for load hauling on others

I was intrigued by the recommendations for the Quick-StiX devices that attach to trekking poles to double their function as a bipod. Problem was, neither of the two pairs of poles I had were a good fit for this - one being a longer 2-piece set and the other is multiple sections on a rubber cord.

With no unicorn in sight, I drug my feet for a couple weeks. Then, last Friday I found a pair of the Costco carbon fiber 3-piexe poles at a trailhead while grouse hunting. Serendipity ? I figured they'd be perfect for the Quick-StiX, so I placed.my order Friday before heading east on a scouting trip. When I got home Sunday, they were already here. And, no, I didn't request or pay for faster shipping.

I've attached these to the poles, which was quick and easy. I've also adjusted the 'extension angle' (one of three options), which was also quick and easy. This is a pretty simple system and the fit and finish on the two pieces is top quality. When extended, they have a very positive 'lock in place' feel. I also like that I can keep the two poles attached together in 'ready to deploy' mode while in a side water bottle pocket.

Perhaps this is premature since I haven't shot off them yet. But, so far I'm happy with my purchase. Highly recommended

Hope this is useful info for someone! And, once again, thanks to everyone who responded and provided suggestions!

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Re: Recommendations for new bipod
« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2023, 10:21:07 PM »
So I'm guessing the Amazon basics tripod is a no go. LOL 😂.

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Re: Recommendations for new bipod
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2023, 10:35:19 PM »
Here you go. Built and offered by a military veteran. They are second to none IMO, check em out. https://swaggerbipods.com/
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