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Unread 03-01-2014, 11:12 AM
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Re: shooting positions and bipod selection

Guess I'm different, I don't like bipods, they always seem to be in the way, too high, or too low.

Being an High Power shooter I like using a sling, fast on, and can instantly be used in the prone, setting or kneeling.

I hunt in NE Wyoming, and seldom am I able to shoot from the prone position, Most is kneeling and some setting.
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    Unread 03-01-2014, 01:09 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.
    +1! I have the same set up, I can go from prone to sitting position. A bipod not only provide a stable platform to shot but also a safe way to secure the rifle afield. I don't care much for just laying down the rifle or propping it against something when at break or while glassing.

    Sometimes you can even prop 'em antelope for the photo shoot.


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    Re: shooting positions and bipod selection

    Nice use of tripod wil have to try the Antelope picture approach.
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    Unread 03-01-2014, 08:03 PM
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    Re: shooting positions and bipod selection

    When I took the children elk hunting, they picked the bipods they liked best for the situation, and I carried a (Caldwell) field pod, which is a tripod that provides great stability for longer shots from higher levels. Didn't end up needing, but the children and I have both practiced with it a lot, and it offers excellent stability at higher sitting, kneeling, and good stability at standing heights.

    It's not that heavy, and it is adjustable for a range of lengths, so it is completely compatible with a bipod. I'm not sure I would want to carry it up and down mountains with a long range rifle, but over flat ground it wouldn't be a problem.
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    Re: shooting positions and bipod selection

    CB11WYO and I agree on the same size bi-pod. Some have been taken in prone position a few others while sitting. This size will accommodate both.
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    Unread 05-06-2014, 02:50 PM
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    Re: shooting positions and bipod selection

    All my shots have been prone. Somewhere around 15" seems best for me. Uphill downhill shots it seems nothing is right.
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    Unread 05-06-2014, 05:13 PM
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    Re: shooting positions and bipod selection

    Prone position. Harris,9-13 bi-pod, with a bi-pod buddy. Rock solid at any
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