Re: Shooting stick bipod poles versus heavy bipod
Everyone will have his personal favorite. Best is to use both, there are times when the Harris is the optimum, such as hunting in wide open habitat where prone is a viable shooting position and sticks when habitat is likely to demand sitting or kneeling shots. I use sticks but prefer the new tripod model with three legs, lets you take your hand off the sticks altogether. Sold by Stoney Point and they are very steady, light, easy to carry.
I have also begun carrying two rests, one for the butt. Either a beenie bag or a second set of sticks