Re: Failed 1950 yd mule deer
Thanks for the story. Wish you would've nailed that one or another to help fill the freezer. Sounds nasty down there!
Have you considered the Atlas bipod? I've recently purchased the 3" leg extensions for it (about 2 oz. and make it like you are carrying two different height bipods) and the spike feet. So far, I really like the spike feet as in most any terrain, they hold tight for a very stable shot.
Also, the geometry (besides the fact that it also has a 45 deg forwards and backwards setting for the legs) in the middle setting, when loaded, has the legs pointed slightly towards the shooter, which, for me seems a more stable angle to load consistently than the Harris with its slightly pointing forwards (opposite of the Atlas) legs. I've seen my shooting tighten up and be more consistent so far.
Jury is still out, but I like what I see so far. Also, with using the picatinny style rail which is screwed into the bottom of the forestock, to attach the Atlas bipod to, the setup is very tight at this point. A problem that I found with the flat, tactical style forestock and the Harris type bipod is that the Harris type bipod, where it actually would contact the stock, is quite rounded and I never felt like there was really good consistent contact here with the type of flat, tactical stocks many of us are using. Not an issue with the Atlas.
The Atlas is also a bit lighter in weight than the Harris 6-9" and the Atlas is made entirely out of stainless steel and aluminum, so there are less corrosion issues to be concerned about. Definitely a different animal that the Harris style and this takes a little getting used to, but what doesn't?
Anyway, good luck next year.
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