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Unread 07-18-2009, 04:30 PM
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Bipod for a bow???

Has anyone ever tried shooting a bow using a bipod? It works great for certain rifle applications in the field, why not with a bow? hmmmmmm.....
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    Unread 07-18-2009, 05:26 PM
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    Re: Bipod for a bow???

    Tried it, and know some people who have used them to take game. What you need to do it, is support under your arm right by your wrist that is holding the bow. If you attach it to the bow, the reaction at the shot causes problems if everything isn't exactly the same every time. Getting the height setting right in different grades and terrain is also a problem.

    I feel that I can shoot as good or better without it. So to me it really only added weight to pack around and time to get a shot off.

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    Unread 07-18-2009, 05:59 PM
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    Re: Bipod for a bow???

    Knight & Hale use to peddle something like this.

    My question is "What the heck is bowhunting coming to?"
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    Unread 07-18-2009, 06:09 PM
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    What is bowhunting coming to?...

    ...it's probably coming to the same advanced technologies that rifle-shooting and all other sporting disciplines have come to. The seemingly new era of long distance rifle shooting for example has given rise to all sorts of new tools and mechanisms for rifles. Archery equipment is similarly also undergoing new advancements and evolutions. There's absolutely nothing wrong with remaining in the "traditional" department! My question simply pertained to the reality of new developments and the constant quest for accuracy no matter what the particular discipline is!
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    Unread 07-19-2009, 08:26 AM
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    Re: Bipod for a bow???



    Stealth Archery
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    Unread 07-19-2009, 08:01 PM
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    Re: Bipod for a bow???

    Autorotate has the answer. Now that's funny.
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    Unread 07-19-2009, 08:21 PM
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    Re: Bipod for a bow???

    I've tried it. I am quite comfortable to 100 yards with my bow, without a bipod. Some friends of mine very seriously pursue long range archery. They use shooting sticks to support their wrist or the stabilizer. These guys consistently take game well beyond 100 yards.

    So, sticks are effective if you put in the time to become proficient with them. Personally, I didn't like 'em. But I've seen their effectiveness.
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