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Old 03-31-2013, 01:00 PM
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Bipod

Looking at putting a bipod on my new coyote gun. Any makes and heights you guys recommend? Thanks in advance.
Gun is Kimber Pro Varmint in .22-250.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:05 PM
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Re: Bipod

I would highly recommend either a Harris 12-25 or 13-27 Harris Swivel model.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:47 PM
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Re: Bipod

6-9 is perfect for prone shooting, though it isn't the be all and end all and different shooting positions go better with a different height. if you need to shoot over long grass you can go higher but often the higher the bipod the less comfortable you will be shooting and the less accurate you will be. see if you can try some out and find whats comfortable for the positions you shoot in.
another option is to have a 6-9 for prone and a shooting sling to aid you in other positions.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:52 PM
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Re: Bipod

Harris are good solid pods for the money. Height is gonna depend on whether you hunt sitting or layin on your belly. I prefer the taller option because I usually sit with my back to a fencerow.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:05 AM
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Re: Bipod

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Harris are good solid pods for the money. Height is gonna depend on whether you hunt sitting or layin on your belly. I prefer the taller option because I usually sit with my back to a fencerow.
I agree, and I made my suggestion based on the assumption that most predator hunters do it seated.
We (4 team members) carry both heights, a short either the 6-9 or 9-13 for prone shooting from shorter grass when we can set up that way.
Or the tall ones I mentioned.
Both are attached to QD rail mounts, which gives us the option to swap in seconds when in the field.
Ideally, you'd want something that could go from 6-27 or so...but that's not very practical in a bipod.
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:28 AM
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Re: Bipod

I run a short harris swivel on my rifles HBRMS 6-9"model. Swap it back and forth depending on which rifle I'm taking for the day. Spend the extra little bit and get the swivel feature you won't regret it. I usually carry light weight shooting sticks too, i made my first set with dowel rods from the hardware store when I was younger and still have them. You can still use the bipod and shooting sticks together as well when you need the extra height, wrap the stick legs around the bipod legs for a much more stable position then trying to shoot and hold everything at the same time. I'm sure there are clips of the Magpul Precision rifle dvd floating around if you want a more descriptive answer.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:55 PM
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Re: Bipod

I hunted coyotes for a lot of years with a bipod but have found that shooting sticks fit my style of hunting much better. I bought a couple of 4' dowels from the hardware store and connect them with a few wraps of an old shoelace. The shoelace can be slid up or down to adjust the height. Think I have a total of $6.00 invested. They are infinitely more adjustable than a bipod but not quite as stable. They are worth their weight in gold when sitting on a steep hill because they are tall enough to still support your gun. I'm 6' 4" and even the tallest bipod was too short for a lot of situations.
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