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What type of bipod do you use?

 
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Old 01-22-2008, 12:25 PM
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What type of bipod do you use?

I am getting ready to buy another bipod for my 300 win mag,I just want to make sure I make the right choice.The one I have now has the shorter legs,and does not swivel.I am thinking about getting a 13''-26'' with swivel.Is this a good length to get?I don't want something flimsy,I just want to make sure if I get something that long,it will be sturdy.BTW,I am looking at the Harris brand.
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Old 01-23-2008, 06:40 PM
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i can't help you with an opinion of the longer legs, never had any so won't comment. as far as the swivel goes, i wouldn't own one that didn't swivel and the pod-lock alteration is a must.
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Old 01-23-2008, 07:09 PM
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I am getting ready to buy another bipod for my 300 win mag,I just want to make sure I make the right choice.The one I have now has the shorter legs,and does not swivel.I am thinking about getting a 13''-26'' with swivel.Is this a good length to get?I don't want something flimsy,I just want to make sure if I get something that long,it will be sturdy.BTW,I am looking at the Harris brand.
thanks,KQguy
I did what your doing but i went the other way. i had the long legged bi pods and found that they where no where as stable enough for long shots. so i got the shorter one. i got a Harris i think 9-13" that had a swivel and notched legs that work very well. the notched legs are great when on unlevel ground are when a little height is needed. Harris is the only way to go. i tried the cheaper ones but they do not last. spend the money on a Harris and do it once.
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Old 01-23-2008, 07:20 PM
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get the harris i have a 9-13 with notched legs and the swivel it works really good im planning on getting another one for my wife
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:33 AM
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Once upon a time I had one of the long (25") Harris bipods. Never used it. Finally gave it to my brother for coyote calling in tall sage brush.

Since then... I seem to have been able to get by pretty well with a 6-9" Harris BRMS - swivel (equipped with a Pod-Loc) with notched legs (easier to adjust one-handed than the traditional style, and they won't 'bite' you either). I've seen people use the 9-13", and maybe they are better for a 'field' situation (which I've sadly had far too few of over the last few years), but I rarely if ever fully extend the legs on my 6-9" models...

YMMV,

Monte
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Old 01-24-2008, 06:50 AM
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Thanks for all the input,I bought a cheaper set at Wal-mart,I should have known better.I will definately be getting a Harris to replace it.
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