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View Poll Results: Most Popular Height of Bipods
6"-9" 59 50.86%
9"-13" 57 49.14%
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Help Me Pick a Bipod

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Unread 04-07-2008, 02:37 PM
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In his long range hunting video, Shawn Carlock says that he has a 6-9" on his rifle, but also carries a 9-13" in his pack (and a pair of shooting sticks). I'd never really considered that, but makes a helluva lot of sense to me -- neither the cost nor the small amount of consumed space/weight seem significant enough to dissuade me from have an extra tool handy in case its needed
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Unread 04-08-2008, 11:05 PM
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I like 6"-9" for prone shooting, you'd want even shorter for shooting off a bench.

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Unread 04-09-2008, 12:14 AM
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From the bench I would pick a 6-9". But, for me shooting prone, I like the 9-13". I am taller laying down than when I am standing, but you skinny little guys might not have the same problem:p.\

As far as notched leg versus friction lock, I have not tried the notched yet, but I NEED to buy one. I don't know about the rest of you, but when I am firing from the bench, the left leg on my bipod begins to slip and shorten after a few shots and needs to be reset. The force of the rifle dropping back to the bench after the recoil is to much for my bipod to handle. I currently have it tightened using a pliers so it doesn't slip, but it makes it kind of useless like that in the field if I need a pliers to loosen it for adjustment.

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Unread 04-29-2008, 05:32 AM
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I use the Harris BR swivel-version (notched legs) with Pod-Lok: Works great for me for all of my prone uses.
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Unread 07-09-2008, 12:28 PM
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Forget the Swivel, Unless you have a level by your scope. If you shoot a few hundred yards and are not level (Scope to Barrel plumed true) The point of impact will shift. I shoot a model 700 VSF with a jewell trigger and 4X16 mil dot scope. A bipod can degrade your ability if you don't use properly. I'd at least make sure the swivel bolt nut whatever has a good amount of friction.
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Unread 07-29-2008, 04:41 AM
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Roktoys84 Bipod Question?

"I'll be using it for shooting prone, occasionally off of a bench. What is the most popular height of bipods?"

Hi there Roktoys84,

I would be using the smaller Harris bipod for exactly what you are trying to do - shoot prone. When I hunt prone, the smaller bipod is ideal. On my rifle now I have the 6-9" notched legs and for what I use it for it's great. Shooting off the bench is also great with the 6-9", I've just discovered that you also must have a rear rest too (much smaller groups;)).

Cannot comment on the swivel base as I don't own one.

Beware of the man with one gun.
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Unread 07-29-2008, 09:43 PM
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Most guys in this kind of shooting have a level on there guns. For long range shooting the swivel model is by far the best.
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