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Bipods, (Harris or Versa-pod?)

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Unread 05-09-2003, 08:20 PM
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Bipods, (Harris or Versa-pod?)

As the title implies, I am looking at purchasing one or the other but I can't decide on which one. Perhaps people with experience can comment on these products. (went through the "search" and found a web-page on tweaking/fixing the versa-pod)

I have a benchrest type of pedestal currently. I'm just looking for something more portable and attached to the rifle somehow for future hunts or field shooting.
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Unread 05-09-2003, 08:31 PM
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Re: Bipods, (Harris or Versa-pod?)

Personaly I use the harris. That is just what works best for me. I have had many and have 2 now. They are very user friendly and reliable and fairly light. What works for me though doesent work for every one though. Good luck.
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Unread 05-10-2003, 12:20 AM
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Re: Bipods, (Harris or Versa-pod?)

Harris here.

Im not saying it is better but it is very easy and quiet to use. I only have one, it takes 30 seconds to change from one rifle to another when needed.

Used it quite a lot for a few years without problems,range and hunting.
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Unread 05-13-2003, 01:36 AM
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Re: Bipods, (Harris or Versa-pod?)

I use both, but prefer the Harris, as the model I use doesn't cant like the Versa-Pod. [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
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Unread 05-13-2003, 10:30 AM
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Re: Bipods, (Harris or Versa-pod?)

I've used the long Harris with a swivel off and on for several years on a 17 Remington for coyote hunting. For the first couple of months, it's extremely awkward to use, but once you get used to it, they are great!

I'd pull the legs all of the way out, set the rifle but on the edge of my right jacket pocket and when the coyotes come in, I don't have to raise the rifle, just lower my head.

With practice, it even helps on the 200 yard running coyotes.
If I can kill that coyote from here, Will you walk out to get him?
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Unread 05-13-2003, 11:55 PM
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Re: Bipods, (Harris or Versa-pod?)

Go with the Harris, it is much better made than my Versa Pod that rattles.
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Unread 05-15-2003, 08:12 PM
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Re: Bipods, (Harris or Versa-pod?)

The versa pod is a china made cheap copy of the very excellent parker hale bipod.

The parker hale was made for tactical purposes, not specialy for hunting. It is incredably well made and durable, and rock steady. The Harris is the best of the 2 choices you mentioned.

"REAL" Parker Hales go for big money. I am the proud owner of one .


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