Re: bi-pod mounting?
I have a Harris bi-pod that I've been using for the last 12 years and there are certainly times when I thought that it wasn't stable enough. I understand the wisdom of a lower center of gravity cause it certainly helps with with stability as does a larger foot print.
Sinclair International has new F-Class Bipod that looks really good for Prone target shooting. I wish I could get one, I really like shooting prone, but they are $200. They also don't fold, so they are useless for mountain hunting.
I guess I'll stick with my Harris for now.