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Old 02-13-2012, 02:23 PM
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Bipod Bounce?

I'm new to shooting with a bipod and with recoil it bounces bad is there any trick to this in how to shoot with the bipod and not have bounce. I've even thought my rifle (7mm rem mag) just has to much recoil for a bipod. confused I'm new at it but I love learning new things or things that I just don't. I shoot just fine off of sand bags I get good groups. I just was wondering about new ways of shooting and learning about the bipod thing.
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:12 PM
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Re: Bipod Bounce?

If you are shooting on a bench try going to a prone position. Make sure the recoil pad is firmly on your shoulder to remove all slack and provide a slght forward pressure known as preloading the bipod. Also try to be as straight behind the rifle as possible.

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Old 02-13-2012, 04:54 PM
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Re: Bipod Bounce?

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If you are shooting on a bench try going to a prone position. Make sure the recoil pad is firmly on your shoulder to remove all slack and provide a slight forward pressure known as preloading the bipod. Also try to be as straight behind the rifle as possible.

Jeff
Broz gave me this tip last year, and I think it really helps. I found that the bipod doesn't move, the rifle doesn't really move much either, and perceived recoil is less.
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:11 PM
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Re: Bipod Bounce?

there's a video titled, "Bipods don't bounce" in the video section.
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:51 PM
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Re: Bipod Bounce?

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there's a video titled, "Bipods don't bounce" in the video section.
Here you go:
Recoil Management, *Bipods Don't Hop*
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:04 PM
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Re: Bipod Bounce?

If you are using a Harris bi-pod with notched legs and springs in the legs , don't shoot off the lowest setting as it will bounce on the springs , use the first notch position as the lowest setting. Also preloading a bi-pod means that you actually push the bi-pod forward to take out the play and any slack . Also when shooting from prone on the ground the legs will dig a hole from recoil and if you don't preload it forward each shot , under recoil the foot may jam up on the back edge of the hole . You may be allowing too much recoil movement rearwards . Get the kick pad on your shoulder properly and grip the gun firmly. Some stock configurations don't work well for both bench and prone positions unless they are adjustable . Recoil from the bench is harder to control because less of your body weight is actually behind the gun in a BR sitting position .
That video might mean something if we knew what cartridges they used and what loads they used . I did not see any real heavy recoil present except on one gun. The first gun seemed to be shooting light loads of some kind . However they did control what ever recoil was there because they held onto the gun well. Good stock design and the heavy barrels also help a lot .
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:16 PM
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Re: Bipod Bounce?

Thanks guys I'm going to finish loading the lot of ammo i'm on and go practice the stuff you guys and showed Plus I just love shooting in general its my greatest stress release
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