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Bipod hop. How do i cure it?

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Unread 03-25-2011, 08:42 PM
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Bipod hop. How do i cure it?

Well, I did some shooting last week with my 7mmRM at distances of 578 and 1033yds. Very, very fun. I did notice though, that my bipod (Harris S-series) would tend to slightly hop to the right after every shot. I was shooting prone, had a rear bag in use, and excellent cheek weld. Am I doing something wrong? Is there something that I could do better? The load I am using isn't all that hot IMO. I am pushing 168g SMKs at 2912FPS. I also have a McGowan SS 26" barrel. Thanks for the information.
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    I have seen that before. I have to say that every time I got back behind the rifle to shoot I tried my best to keep this in mind and tried to get straight back behind the rifle. I would place the rifle (on bipod) on the ground pointing in the direction of the target, and would then get straight back there. Possibly I was not as straight as I thought, but I sure was making a conscious effort. Thanks for the reply.
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    Ya thats a great article for sure. Just tell me one thing? Did it hurt your shooting at all?

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    Ya thats a great article for sure. Just tell me one thing? Mid it hurt your shooting at all?

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    No sir. For the first time of shooting at that distance, using my own hand loads, I thought I did very well. The only nagging problem was having to slightly move the rifle to get the sight picture in the scope to see the bullet impact. I would like to be able to shoot and maintain my sight picture in my scope. Hey, I can strive for perfection right?!!
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    There is another video somewhere that is more directly aimed at bipod hop and controlling it but I could not find it, I'm still working on it also. I have a very hard time getting my body into a straight and low position.

    Found it, likely you already watched it! Recoil Management, *Bipods Don't Hop*
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    There is another video somewhere that is more directly aimed at bipod hop and controlling it but I could not find it, I'm still working on it also. I have a very hard time getting my body into a straight and low position.
    I think I saw that one, but like you, I can't find it. It's really not a big problem. Kinda glad to hear that I am not the only one with this issue.
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