Originally Posted by HARPERC
I can't quite make out which bipod you're using?
The bipod is one of my own design. It has evolved over several years.
The thread is about being solid. This bipod is solid!!
I'm used to shooting in my backyard where the shooting spot is blow sand. Very fine stuff. The shooting mat in the pics is designed for the bipod to rest on 'flap' at the front of the mat. No padding. It works great in the blow sand to get the 'solid' bipod level with the bubble. Simply rake the rifle back and forth twisting toward the high side till she's level.
Broz's range the base is hard dirt covered with lime stone. Really nice. However, raking the bipod over the flap on that base did nothing. Thus I set the bipod directly on the gravel. A couple of rakes back and forth and she was level.
I"m all about this solid theme. Seems to be quite important. I have reduced the number of my unexplainable misses significantly. BTW I do not seem compatible with the springy legged things. Everyone else does just fine. I've tried and tried, tested and tested and the solid rest keeps coming up ahead.
BnG shot several shots commenting that he observed the bullet's flight from trigger brake to target. The 375 base must be big enough, with the sun right to make it observable. I wish I could do that.
I can spot each of my shots but can't see the bullet flight. Old is a bummer.