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Old 06-25-2012, 02:35 PM
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Re: while packing..... bipod on or off?

I use a 6 to 9 inch Harris and take it off while packing in/out. I had a Snipepod that had quick attach capability, but I didn't like it much so never took it on a trip.
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:42 PM
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Re: while packing..... bipod on or off?

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Anyone tried VersaPod model 52?
Yes, and I like it.

I have both the rail attachment (on one stock) and the drilled in QD mount on another.

They are heavy, but very solid.
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:57 PM
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Re: while packing..... bipod on or off?

When I hunted with one it came off and on the rifle very quickly. The Parker Hale is the easy to take on and off and is the only one I have ever used. I prefer to carry the shooting sticks--just me but with the lighter rifles 11lbs vs 18lbs plus I do not shoot prone.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:10 PM
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Re: while packing..... bipod on or off?

I'm a big fan of the Stoney point rapid pivot bipods, but I've never shot game past 500yds with one. They are fast to get on and off, fast to get into position with, and easy to make work on any terrain. I usually carry the prone and sitting model. Many places I hunt have taller vegetation that requires more height than sitting can offer, and the sitting model stoney point shines here for steady kneeling shots. I guess my best endorsement is that it is fast and steady enough for me to have taken multiple 200-300yd coyotes on rushed shots. I used the standing model to take a 300yd whitetail also last season where terrain didn't allow me to get lower.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:14 PM
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Re: while packing..... bipod on or off?

To me this is just like carrying a round in the chamber. The bipod is worthless in the pack, and so is the rifle with an empty chamber. I carry mine all day long in the field.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:40 AM
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Re: while packing..... bipod on or off?

I don't find my set up that slow. I keep it under the compression strap and in the water bottle pouch on my pack so I can reach over my shoulder and draw it with one hand. Then it only takes a second to snap it on and shoot. If im more rushed than that I likely wont be using a bipod anyway. I agree about keeping a round chambered, I do that at all times. I've seen a guy who didn't need that extra round to finish a wounded animal.
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