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Unread 06-09-2005, 08:51 AM
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Re: shooting rest for hunting

The longest Harris swivel model is what I have used to kill most of my long range elk with (including my 820 yard cow elk posted here). If needed, a daypack under the butt works quite well to stabilize the bipod if your rig is up high enough to see over sagebrush or other taller ground foilage.

I have also strapped my Benchmaster rest to my pack frame for use in my 630 yard desert sheep and my 830 yard spike elk. It is more weight to carry than the bipod, but sometimes it works very well especially if you are winded from a steep ascent.
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Unread 06-09-2005, 04:30 PM
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Re: shooting rest for hunting

Here in Kalifornia the brush is tall, sometimes 8' tall. The barley fields where the pigs feed are 2' - 3' tall.(On average) so going prone in most instances is rarely encountered. Because of this I use a Stoney Point Pole Cat bi-pod that is adjustable from 25" - 62" (I think 62"). Steady stix's work, however the pole cat is a bit more versatile and stable.
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Unread 06-10-2005, 05:54 AM
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Re: shooting rest for hunting

a backpack until now has done the job..... up to 550 yds. Thinking about a harris bipod though, probably the short one.
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Unread 06-10-2005, 07:53 AM
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Re: shooting rest for hunting

Thanks guys keep em coming..
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