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Old 02-27-2014, 01:45 PM
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shooting positions and bipod selection

From what position do you take most of your shots at pronghorn in WY? I get that it depends on vegetation, topo, etc. The thing is that some bipods that are long enough to shoot from sitting, are too long in their shortest position to shoot prone on level ground. I've only hunted pronghorn once and I shot sitting, but I think it would be nice to shoot prone on longer shots, but sage brush I'm thinking likely won't allow this much of the time. What are your thoughts and what are your recommendations for bipod length? I'll be hunting WY 48 probably.
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Old 02-27-2014, 02:15 PM
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Re: shooting positions and bipod selection

Over on this side, SW Wyo, there's enough hill country that getting an overlook and going prone usually isn't an issue. The last 3 years all of my shots on antelope have been prone. That being said, I wouldn't go with strictly a "Benchrest" height bipod. The one I use is around 12"(-ish) at the shortest and extends to 25" or so.
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:44 PM
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Re: shooting positions and bipod selection

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Over on this side, SW Wyo, there's enough hill country that getting an overlook and going prone usually isn't an issue. The last 3 years all of my shots on antelope have been prone. That being said, I wouldn't go with strictly a "Benchrest" height bipod. The one I use is around 12"(-ish) at the shortest and extends to 25" or so.

I agree with CB11WYO.
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:08 PM
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Re: shooting positions and bipod selection

I have never seen the need for a bipod when hunting big game, I do have one I use for Varmint hunting. When hunting Antelope I put my hat on a sage brush & lay gun across and shoot or use my day pack.
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:16 PM
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Re: shooting positions and bipod selection

Mostly I'm glassing from an ATV, and have both available. If I have to choose one it usually ends up being one usable from sitting. Rationale being I can usually put together something coat, pack, short sage, or rocks for a prone shot. Assessing the situation, stalk, first choice firing position, go into choosing, so stay flexible.

This has worked for me to about 600 yards, so keep in mind those going longer have reasons behind their choices.
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:11 PM
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Re: shooting positions and bipod selection

I have hunted with a Harris in the 13"-25" range for years. Most of the time it worked well. The latest is a 9"-13". With longer shots I am much less comfortable with anything above prone. 600+ yards from the sitting position for me is extremely marginal. I will be packing a set of shooting sticks for the higher needs with the under 600 yard shots. Most of my antelope hunting is spot and stalk from the pickup so packing a set of sticks for the prairie stalk is not an issue.
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:21 AM
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Re: shooting positions and bipod selection

Here is a couple Antelope and rifles that were used with bipod.
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