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Unread 09-16-2008, 03:47 AM
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bipod and redoing load development

has anyone found that after putting a bipod on a rifle they had to re do their load development for any reason.
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    Re: bipod and redoing load development

    You may find that the weight of the barrel is causing the fore-end to contact the barrel whereby changing the POI, especially if you used a BR and had it back further on the stock where it's thicker.
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    Re: bipod and redoing load development

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    You may find that the weight of the barrel is causing the fore-end to contact the barrel whereby changing the POI, especially if you used a BR and had it back further on the stock where it's thicker.
    Makes sense, alothough I have not had to redo a load because of it, I have noticed how much flex there is in a Browning Stalker stock it would be very esy to have the sock touch the barrel when using a bipod
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    Re: bipod and redoing load development

    In some heavy recoiling rifles I have seen a difference in point of impact when compared to shooting off a sandbag. Group size was the same.

    In light recoiling rifles I do not seem to see a similar shift in impact.

    Just what I've noticed with a few of my rifles. You mileage may vary.
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    Re: bipod and redoing load development

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    In some heavy recoiling rifles I have seen a difference in point of impact when compared to shooting off a sandbag.
    Have you noticed if the springs on the bipod were shifting when you were shooting the heavier recoilin rifles? I had a set of Shoters Ridge 6"-9" swiveling bipods, the springs were quite soft and seemed like they wanted to fold up when I shot, even when I leaned into them before the shot.

    Just an idea or question
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    Re: bipod and redoing load development

    what rifle, what cal.?

    if you develop your handloads from a bench then change shooting politions/style, its no fault of your handloads. I would go back and try shooting from the position you originally developed your loads with to rule out any abnormalities if you are worried about it - But, it is normal to loose poi when you change. Try shooting prone, kneeling or standing same thing will happen .
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    Re: bipod and redoing load development

    ...my point is you should never expect to see the same accuracy from a bench that you would from prone, kneeling, standing or even a bipod.. your rifle vibrates/reacts diffently from different positions .that is why its important to practice from all positions with that same load. Unless you're a world class champion rifleman, your poi will change, sometimes more sometimes less, it depends on the shooter's ability. happy hunting.
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