Bi pod info needed

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Coloradokiwi, May 8, 2009.

  1. Coloradokiwi

    Coloradokiwi New Member

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    Giday guys,
    First post on this site.
    I have a stock 375 ruger which I am reloading 225 grain and 270grain Hornady rounds, anyway I enjoy shooting off the bench and elk and deer hunting here in Colorado.
    My first question is I want to install a bi pod I have selected the harris S series but height is the question 6 - 9 or 9 - 13 inches.
    Next question is which is the better leg type, notched or standard, give reasons for your choice.
    Hope this is not to much at once.:)

    Cheers Coloradokiwi.
     
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  2. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    9-13" is what I use. I find the 6-9" to low for field purposes.

    notched.....getting set to the proper height is much easier as the legs spring out instead of in. Tilt the rifle to one side and hit the button, it will lock on whatever notch is closest. Tilt it the other way and hit the button....your done. There is no monkeying around with a twist lock while holding the leg out, not to mention there is no way for the leg to slip under recoil.
     

  3. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    I agree with magman on the bipods. I do use both the 6-9 (for the bench) and 9-13( in the field) as the 6-9 can be hard to use in the field.
     
  4. foreign

    foreign Well-Known Member

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    9-13 the way to go in the feild. unless u have super long grass where u live.go with the notched model. quick and simple.i dont know where id be if i didnt have mine.
     
  5. Ridge Runner

    Ridge Runner Well-Known Member

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    Go with 9-13" with notches and swivel, swivel is almost a must for field shooting!
    RR
     
  6. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    6-9 for bench use
    9-13 for bench and field use.

    always notched legs - quick adjustment and they won't slip under recoil
     
  7. Buffalobob

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    Well we wouldn't want things to be unanimous would we?

    There are times when the shot is at such a high angle that you need a longer bipod. So it is good to have around one of the really high ones for those steep uphill shot or for tall sagebrush and grass. You should just have it somewhere but not depend upon it for the majority of your hunting. As everyone says for 95 percent of your shots the notched 9-13 is just great.
     
  8. Southpaw

    Southpaw Well-Known Member

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    Since I don't know how you are hunting I'll list the options I have to take on my trips.

    1) 9-13 S type bipod (w podlock and notched legs )

    2) Stoney Point shooting sticks for when I need a little more height.

    3)Carbon Fiber Tripod.

    Sometimes I take my good camera with me and or my spotting scope. For this I have a quick change shoe on my spotting scope and camera, I also made a V rest with that fits the tripod head.

    When I am hunting with a rifle I almost always have at least two of these.

    Southpaw
     
  9. preacherman

    preacherman Well-Known Member

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    any commentary on the versapod setup?
     
  10. Ridge Runner

    Ridge Runner Well-Known Member

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    Its ok for shooting at close range, the example I have is just to loose and floppy for extended range, I shoot much better when I can preload the pod, doesn't work well with a versa-pod.
    RR
     
  11. Coloradokiwi

    Coloradokiwi New Member

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    Thanks for the advice.:)