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Unread 06-23-2006, 11:04 PM
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rear support in a sitting position

A lot of the time ya just can't get prone. What equiptment and techniques are you using for long range shooting from a sitting position. I just bought the tall harris bipod. I've been shooting off sticks for years, but not long range.

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    Unread 06-24-2006, 07:36 AM
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    Re: rear support in a sitting position

    Grit,

    I'm on the horns of the same de'lama as you.

    I too have the sitting length bipod and have used the elbow on knee thing which has proven unsat.

    I built a tripod with a brace that steadied the rear. It worked pretty well but shots are consistently spread horizonally a bit too much.

    I'll be interested in what others have to say.
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    Re: rear support in a sitting position

    Check out the thread I started on the Stony Point 3 Pt Stix in the equipment section, it works very well from a sitting position.
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    Re: rear support in a sitting position

    Shawn,

    I read the thread. Was just trying to figger a way to keep from spending the money which BTW went to the vet yesterday for my Lab. Dern dog was a freebie, now I have an investment. I think I'll go for the 1k blind retrieve club.[img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    I guess I'll just quit whinin' and go the stoney point route on your recommendation.
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    Re: rear support in a sitting position

    If I use the tall Harris's I also use a second rest, usually an Underwood or Stoney Point just back of the pistol grip, angle it forward to get the proper elevation. You could make a simple wooden set of crossed sticks or use a single leg monopod with a "Y" on top for the butt. Any support back there is better than none. With long shots you usually have time to get setup comfortably.
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    Re: rear support in a sitting position

    i have been using them hear are some pics



    thanks
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    Re: rear support in a sitting position

    I checked out the review and the website. Looks like a great product. What to do with the harris now? Can anybody tell me if I can clamp the stoney point monopod to the harris bipod? Looks like it would work? Ian? Also, how's the rigidity of the harris bipod? I thought it would be nice if the harris was sturdier.
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