I've been experimenting with bipod options on my .300 RUM Sendero SF II. The rifle came from factory with an HS Precision stock with dual sling studs up front.
I started out using a Stoney Point Rapid Pivot bipod (Stoney Point - Rapid Pivot Bipod Prone / Bench
). I love the easy on/off feature, but the bipod itself was not very good. Hard rubber holds the legs together and to get separation of the legs, you essentially stretch the rubber. First of all, I have no idea how that's going to work once the rubber gets cold (I hunt in sub-freezing temps typically). Next, when the rifle recoils, the bipod hops and the rubber pulls the legs back together which makes it very difficult to setup quickly for follow up shots.
Next, I tried a Caldwell XLA pivot bipod. Much more solid, but it's large enough that the pivot tension adjustment screw obscures the 2nd swivel stud. So, I can't mount a sling to the rifle unless I mount it directly to the bipod itself. Do Harris bipods suffer from this same form-factor issue?
So, now I'm contemplating a Seekins sling rail system (http://www.seekinsprecision.com/index_p.php?p=srs
) and a picatinny mount bipod. But, if I go with a good picatinny mount bipod (Atlas or something like it), this whole systems is gonna run $250 easily (between the rail and the bipod).
What are you other Sendero SF II shooters using for a bipod system?