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which do you prefer, bi-pod or bags

 
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:08 AM
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Re: which do you prefer, bi-pod or bags

I have a couple of the BR swivel bi-pods with the notched legs. They seem like the cats meow, nice and steady, but I can't hit jack with them. We much prefer bags for extended ranges.

When I was young we could go out and drive through a couple logging units and shoot 25 squirrels a day. We called the activity, "digger shootin." Now we hunt for days just to shoot 2 squirrels. Now we call it, "digger huntin." I much prefer the "shootin" over the "huntin."


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Old 08-01-2009, 09:25 PM
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Re: which do you prefer, bi-pod or bags

I know this is an old thread, but if you are taking the trouble to use a bench, leave the bipod and continue using the sand bag. the bag you discribed is a more steady rest and you won't have to deal with the dreaded bipod hop off hard surfaces.

Now if you want a expedient, mobile, light weight rest and aren't using a bench, the bipod is the way to go.
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Re: which do you prefer, bi-pod or bags

Definetely a BI-Pod, quick to use, attached to gun, dont have to cart it around, versatile. I have the BR model on my VT .223AI. Perfect height!
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Re: which do you prefer, bi-pod or bags

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Ok I'm shooting woodchucks in eastern NY and at the moment I use my portable bench with sand bags, the type that you can wiggle the gun down into the vee and a small bag under the butt stock.
I have never used a bi-pod and wonder if it would be as or more stable than bags. It would be nice to not need to carry the 30 lb bag if I have to setup any distance from the vehicle.
When I'm after predators where it takes shots from 250 to 500 yds. I use a by-pod that extends to 26" that way I can sit down and shoot from that position. (savage 308)
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