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Best Bipod

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Unread 09-13-2004, 05:16 PM
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Re: Best Bipod

I really don't favor usinmg bipods, but when I do its always a Parker Hale - tried versa pod a few years back and it was a huge waste of money - a very poorly executed copy of the PH design IMHO.

Long external springs on the Harris always seen to get caught on shot when you are humping it through the brush too.

Just my .02 YMMV.

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Unread 09-13-2004, 10:00 PM
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Re: Best Bipod

Harris. I've made a number of 400+ yard hits on prairie dogs this summer using one. A while back I shot a 2.25" at 650 off one. They work for me.
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Unread 09-13-2004, 11:45 PM
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Re: Best Bipod

I'll have to give Harris the vote as well. I like the swivel model with the leg notches as pictured above. I've had both kinds and prefer the swivel. Never know what kind of terrain you're going to encounter, but you can adjust the legs too. Whatever floats your boat.
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Unread 09-13-2004, 11:59 PM
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Re: Best Bipod

I'd say the Harris Series S 9-13" with the notched legs.
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Unread 09-14-2004, 01:17 PM
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Re: Best Bipod

I have tried a bit the harris, which is of good quality, but I find it a bit noisy and heavy.
How ever, I love the rugged gear one.

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Unread 09-14-2004, 02:55 PM
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Re: Best Bipod


At last! Another Harris non-believer!

If you were to look for the noisiest, least elegant (ie over-complicated) engineering solution to sticking a bipod on a rifle; Harris is it.

My search for something that didn't twang on vegetation and didn't require a coin to put on/take off led me to the Caldwell bipod. Looks pretty similar to your rugged gear solution.
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Unread 09-14-2004, 04:44 PM
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Re: Best Bipod

Use what you like, but if you are totalling opinions....I have never felt the need to put a Harris Bi-pod on any rifle I owned. If something is needed, there must be a ton of shooting sticks available that will do the job, or I have seen many homemade jobs that work quite well.

Something I saw some time ago, was a fiberglass stock with two holes drilled parallel to the barrel channel, with two round fiberglass legs that fit snug and flush, and yet could be withdrawn and inserted in two other recesses so that they flared out from the bottom of the stock and formed a neat and lightweight bi-pod. Excellent adaptability, clean lines, sturdy enough in a pinch, and no added weight. Wish I remembered who made that stock?

Good hunting. LB
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