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Old 08-20-2003, 08:05 AM
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Harris bipods are great!!! I have all of them except the swivel type and use them according to the different areas that I hunt. If you can only afford one then go through your hunting routine to figure out which one will fit the obstacles that you have. Of course the short bipods are more stable but they are no good in tall grass and visa versa for the tall pods. Good Luck with your decision!!!
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i dont know how i lived without my swivel 3pc and 9-13 on prarie dog/g-hog guns. the 9-13 is nicest for me to snuggle into. BR is too short for ground--especially if you need to see over any grass.

the high 3pc is nice if you have to sit up.

the swivels can be tightened with pliers so they dont swivel too much.

work awesome on uneven PD towns!!

took a PD with my M40A1 look alike at 639 lasered yds on the first shot--little thing just spun around and tipped over after the 168SMK hit him--dead center in the chest. drilled a nice 30cal hole thru him.

this was all coupled with a scope level--very quick to get a good shot off
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I own two Harris bipods, one swivel, one not. For me, I dislike using them in almost all hunting applications.

For the heavy BR LR style of rifle, they bounce and wiggle too much to be accurate at long range. For walking about, they add weight and are a pain to adjust for height when Bambi has sighted you from across the clear cut.

I will use the swivel model when in my truck and need a quick rest to take a shot. For this situation, the bipod is great.

For the other two situations (mostly how I hunt), I prefer to use proper stand/rests or natural objects. I always hunt with a backpack so can easily use it for a rest. I also spend a lot of time shooting off my hind legs. Where I hunt, the vegetation gets in the way or there just isn't enough time so shooting offhand or kneeling is the only option.

Good luck with the Harris. For a product, it is certainly one of the best made bipods. For useage, you either like them or hate them...bipods that is.

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Old 08-20-2003, 10:59 AM
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"I will use the swivel model when in my truck and need a quick rest to take a shot. For this situation, the bipod is great."


why not just use the window? some guys like the automatic ones for fingertip elevation movement, but the manual ones are better for more accurate adjustments, ha ha.

humor guys, its only humor. relax.


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I love my short Harris bipod. It is great for prone shooting, assuming you can set up that way. I actually shoot slightly better than off a bench. But get the back end firm and tight on your backpack, hot seat, or other. Good Luck!
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I killed every Ghog this year using my 25C swivel Bipod On my coyote. What a grate piece of gear, combine it with a mulie pod and look out Ghogs! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 08-31-2003, 10:56 AM
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You should consider the Versa-Rest, it is a precision instrument you can use on the bench and in the field, adaptable to tripod as well as bench. Check it out, you'll never need another gun rest.
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