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Old 07-01-2009, 02:09 AM
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Re: which do you prefer, bi-pod or bags

I have never tried a bipod but I do like using a sandbag on a table. I will put one under the rifle balancing it, then use my hand at the butt.

Like you, I didn't like carrying all that weight so I started using a cloth filled bag. I have only shot to 300 yards with it, but tomorrow I am trying 400 if the weather is nice.

I didn't like the cloth filled bag at first because there was movement, but I have been concentrating intently on doing everything correctly lately, and have been doing phenomenally with that bag.
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Old 07-01-2009, 03:21 PM
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Re: which do you prefer, bi-pod or bags

Bi-pods +1000!!! Ijust use my pack for a rear support if needed.

Saves from hauling around heavy bags plus the rest of the gear.
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Old 07-01-2009, 03:44 PM
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Re: which do you prefer, bi-pod or bags

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if you want a pod lock go to T-Nuts.com: T-Nuts, T-Bolts, Knobs, Adjustable Levers, Handles
they have the best price hands down. I bought the MICRO and its got plenty of leverage for my 2 harris bipods (BR and a sitting model). Plus, the micro doesn't stick out so much.
Best deal around.
I bought many levers from T-Nuts for my Harris bipods; they work great. What do you guys use on the screw that tightens the bipod to the stud? I never seem to have a coin handy when I need one. I would rather have a hand tightenable screw in place of the original.
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Old 07-01-2009, 03:56 PM
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Re: which do you prefer, bi-pod or bags

The harris bipod I have came with a large, knurled head screw that tightens the bipod to the swivel stud. The screw is designed to be turned by hand. The only tool you could use would be a pair of pliers - there's no slot in the head of it.


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I bought many levers from T-Nuts for my Harris bipods; they work great. What do you guys use on the screw that tightens the bipod to the stud? I never seem to have a coin handy when I need one. I would rather have a hand tightenable screw in place of the original.
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:46 PM
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Re: which do you prefer, bi-pod or bags

I usually carry keys in my pocket, if not coins. the base of a housekey works too.

Some bi-pods have a slot, others have a thumbwheel.... maybe tnuts has a knob screw that would work...
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:27 PM
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which do you prefer, bi-pod or bags

Harris BR
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:43 AM
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Re: which do you prefer, bi-pod or bags

I use both the Harris bipod and carry around a rear bag that's filled with Styrofoam balls in my day pack for hunting. Keeps both hands free while hunting.
When I'm PD'en I use a 360 degree bench and a front rest and rear bag. It all depends on how portable you want to be. Can't beat either method when used for the right circumstances.
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