does anyone use bipods?

Discussion in 'Rifle Talk' started by chips, May 12, 2004.

  1. chips

    chips Well-Known Member

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    i bought a b-square bipod a couple years ago, and i found it wasnt very stable for target shooting, but it seemed to do alright for hunting. i dropped a good size hog while using it in the prone position last year, but i also missed a hog that was only 50 yards away when i was using the same bipod. it seems to move a lot when im trying to keep the rifle still.

    im starting to wonder if a harris or one of the other more expensive bipods would get me better results.

    do any of y'all have any insight into this?
     
  2. GordonSetter

    GordonSetter Member

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    I use a mono pod. It shrinks down to 12" and extends enough for me to use while standing. It is useless for a follow up shot, but it lets me pivot quick and really seadies the heavy bbl of my gun.
     

  3. chips

    chips Well-Known Member

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    ive looked at those, and i think i like the bipods a little bit better. what i like is how the bipods can be mounted on the rifle for quick access.
     
  4. GordonSetter

    GordonSetter Member

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    When I went through the selection process I lookes at bipods as well. I wanted something I could use sitting or standing. Bipods were just too heavey and with this guy I can use it on any gun I have. Each person has different needs, mono fit mine.
     
  5. vette_lover2004

    vette_lover2004 Member

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    I have a Harris Bi-pod on my Remington 710...The LM model I think. It is very stable and allows the use of a sling. The legs extend to accomadate different terrain features and the rubber feet give a good grip on benches. The leg springs are very stiff and can wack your hand if not careful. But I like these a lot and can justify the cost of $65. I hear they have a model out that allows you to tilt the rifle some and also swing the rifle to a certain degree. I'm not sure how steady these are but they do sound ingenious. I'll stick with mine for now though.
     
  6. chips

    chips Well-Known Member

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    im also using a 710 :)

    i like the idea of being able to use a sling with the bipod.
     
  7. HOULLAMA

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    I keep one one my C91 that clamps to the barrel. That lets me use a sling if I need to. But its not exactly a 'hunting' rifle....

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  8. 1300pump

    1300pump Well-Known Member

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    harris is going to be the way to go. they cost a bit more, but are really great. I hunt with a harris 9"-13" on my .308.

    -Tim
     
  9. Outsider_10FP

    Outsider_10FP Member

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    Harris and the WalMart one (Rockmount) are the SAME, except for a 20 dollar difference.
    I have the adjustable leg model.
    The rubber feat SUCK on a wooden bench. They work top notch on grass and other NON slip surfaces.
    When you shoot an 10 lb rifle a bipod is a must, unless yer Awnold.
    for precise shooting it is a must.
     
  10. 1gsplover

    1gsplover Super Member

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    :) Son uses Harris (off bench) shooting a Savage .300 WM. Works well... very stable. Just "borrowed" it over to my Savage .243 and hope to shoot it Tuesday, hurricane permitting.
    ///olde 8) pharte///
     
  11. luv2safari

    luv2safari Moderator

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    Well...sort of... :)

    I use shooting sticks...real sitcks. They are three sticks and are 5' long with a large rubber elastic band holding them together. I can use them standing, kneeling, or sitting, and they are rock solid. If they get in the way too much after an animal is down, I just make up another set after the season to replace the ones I left on the mountain. :idea:

    L2S
     
  12. 1gsplover

    1gsplover Super Member

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    :!: Ayaah! The real sticks with the rubber band sounds like the way I'm going, at least for this season. The attached bipod messes up an already muzzle-heavy rifle balance in my case.
    And the cost is rather attractive :lol:
    ///olde 8) pharte///
     
  13. luv2safari

    luv2safari Moderator

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    gsp,

    Dried out willow works, if big enough. Take the bark off and sand them a bit. Make sure that they are uniform in diameter, and I use a piece of inner tube for the band. Wrap it several times so that the sticks are held firmly, but you can still move the band up or down with some effort.

    Shoot a nice deer and throw the sticks away...keep the band...many other uses...

    Good Hunting!!

    L2S