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Bipod Bounce?

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Unread 02-14-2012, 06:35 PM
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Re: Bipod Bounce?

Let us know how it goes. 90% of my shooting is done from a bipod. I shoot best off a bipod. When load testing, I'll lay down rather than shoot off the bench. It's what I'm most familiar with.

I've seen odd recoil, in situations I expect it. Shooting off the hood, or any time the recoil is interfered with. One should remember the rifle needs to track straight, and set up so it can.
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Unread 02-17-2012, 01:15 PM
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Re: Bipod Bounce?

Originally Posted by Broz View Post
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.Jeff
Most of my shooting in prone with bipod/rear bag. +1 on Broz's post.

Originally Posted by Bullet bumper View Post
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.
I've never heard this but it makes total sense. I have noticed I shoot better with my .338 when I have my bipod that doesn't have the notches on it. The other bipod I have for it is the short model that has notched legs and swivels. I knew it had something to do with the bipod, just couldn't pinpoint what it was. I kinda figured it was the swivel being torqued under recoil.
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