Originally Posted by Greyfox
Surface texture/hardness can definitely effect accuracy with a bipod. I was at a match a couple of years ago. My regular range has smooth wood benches. My rifle was shooting great. Went to the match at another range with heavy weave base carpeting in the bench. My impact points were off by inches at 200 yards. I put a piece of plexiglass under the bipod legs and my rifle's performance returned. The bumpy weave was bumping the legs during recoil. Soft surfaces do not seem to cause this problem. I use a Harris.
I'll have to experiment a bit. Our range has both wood and cast concrete benches for shooting. I usually use the concrete but I'll have to try the wood.
My Harris' all have the 2nd axis which I like. If the surface is uneven or unlevel, you can angle the cant out of the rifle easily.
me thinks Harris' patent ran out. There seems to be a proliferation of Harris look alike's now.... Back in the day, it was Harris or zip.