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Old 07-31-2012, 03:54 PM
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Good bipod height?

Hey guys, this will be my first post on the websight. I recently purchased a Remington 700 sps 300 wsm. I have a load picked out and have it to a 1" group but still working some bugs out. Once im done with the bench and getting everything zero I would like to start only shooting off a bipod, because this os a hunting gun I will be on the bipod in the field...
My question is, what's a good range of height for a bipod on a hunting rifle? I've been reading reviews on the shooters ridge rock mount bipod and seems to be a good option in the price I want to spend, however it is only 6-9 in height. That doesn't seem like much to me but may possibly be enough? Any inputs would be great thanks
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:59 PM
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Re: Good bipod height?

For hunting and shooting in the prone position I use the Harris swivel 9~13" bipod. Most shots are from it's lowest setting unless I am shooting up at a fairly steep angle up. Then it comes up a few notches so I can get under the recoil pad. I have never needed more than this for prone shooting and prone is the only way I shoot for any shot past 300 yards.

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Old 07-31-2012, 04:11 PM
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Re: Good bipod height?

agreed, prone is how i will do all my shooting once im off the bench.. i just didnt know if the 9-13 would be too tall... but i could see the 6-9 being far too short if you were in grassy or sage conditions or shooting on any kind of an uphill. thanks for the reply
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Re: Good bipod height?

I found the 9-13", swivel, notched, Harris to be best, almost always shooting at 13". Not only is it more comfortable for my body structure, it helps to clear the grass, or soft ground easier. Also at 13", the longer legs will flex, allowing a slight forward pressure which tightens my groups up significantly.
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Re: Good bipod height?

6" to 9" has always been plenty of height for me. The closer I am to the ground, the better. The 6 to 9 also works well from the bench where you can work up loads while shooting off the bi-pod.

Taller bi-pods are useful for shooting over vegetation or using the bi-pod while sitting on the ground. Eventually you will want more than one size bi-pod. Let's face it, there's no way to save money in this sport.
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:20 PM
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Re: Good bipod height?

Thanks for the input greyfox, I think for me if it were always being on 13 would seem a little tall for me, but would be nice when needed.
Well put varmint hunter, there really isn't any cheap route in this hobby as im learning. 6-9 seems it would be perfect for me until i needed to shoot uphill or over grass... too bad they don't make a 6-13 lol.
we'll I ordered the 9-13 I guess we will see how it feels in the prone position
thanks for the input guys!
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Re: Good bipod height?

I otta envy you guys that can shoot off of those Harris type bipods.

I've never got the knack. Every so often I break one out and give it another go and again it doesn't work out.

A solidly built bipod gives me little trouble.

Guess I'm too rigid. . .
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