Bipod advice

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by Speedygoss, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. Speedygoss

    Speedygoss Well-Known Member

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    Buying a bipod for a Sendero in .338 RUM. Doing some searching around here and it looks like Harris is the #1 overall choice. However recommended model and the length range isn't very well specified. Obviously prone is best but I have also had to take game at closer ranges from a kneeling with bipod stance. Is there a good option that suits both or is it best to stay with a 6"-9". Again looking for the best option for a stable long range shot while hunting. Also is there a lighter weight alternative to the Harris? Open to all suggestions before I place an order.

    Thanks.
    Speedy.
     
  2. BrentM

    BrentM Well-Known Member

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    On this same road right now. Atlas is probably the slickest set up with a picatinny type quick detach....but it is ridiculously expensive. I am currently running a Black hawk unit that allows swivel and cant adjustment. I really like it. I had a Stoney Point and it died after about 7-8 shots and I got rid of it.

    OK, so sitting or kneeling shots a bipod that you use for prone is probably not going to work. I have a shooting stick that folds into 3's and it fits nicely in the side compartment of my back pack. I use this bipod stick for glassing as well and it goes with me everywhere. If I have to make a shot outside of the prone position I go to the stick. I feel like I have my bases covered with set up except the fact I would like to have quick detach so the rifle fits a bit better in a scabbard etc.
     

  3. Speedygoss

    Speedygoss Well-Known Member

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    Very good advice. Thank you. I do use a Stony Point now. Love it! Here is the thing. I have one that is like 6 years old. no problems with it splitting. Its so old and used the pads on the feet are about wore thru. Noticing this I bought 2 newer ones.... rubber split just like you mentioned. Still the old one is going strong. I need to come up with a solution to their problem, add a second stud and run both a prone bipod and have the quick attach for the Stony Point. lightbulb

    What are the lengths recommended for the prone bipods?
     
  4. Armored Transport

    Armored Transport Well-Known Member

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    Check out GG&G before you decide.
     
  5. BrentM

    BrentM Well-Known Member

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    I like the smaller ones, 6-9. If you are a big guy you might like the next size up. I have both and the taller one does not let me get down like I need to at times. I find myself fiddling with the butt stock to get the right position and that makes me raise up a bit too much. I pack a light caldwell rear bag in my pack and for a long range shot I use the bag to help control hold. I think you can make either of the smaller sizes work for prone.

    Look at that Atlas, if you have 200-300 it might be a very nice option.
     
  6. Speedygoss

    Speedygoss Well-Known Member

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    Interesting,

    Says they only weigh in at 11oz's. Do you have any experience with the GG&G's?

    Thanks,
    Speedy.
     
  7. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    The Atlas is 10-11 oz. and is a great unit,favor the rail with QD.legs have optional extensions.Ans swing either way
     
  8. Armored Transport

    Armored Transport Well-Known Member

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    Yes I have one on a 16lb custom 300RUM and 1 on an 11lb 6.5 Grendel gas gun. 2 different models both fully adjustable and rock solid. Very satisfied......gun):)
     
  9. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    +1 on the GG&G. I have an HD version with the QD system on a tank of a 338LM. Well made, solid, and the QD is easy and quick which is nice at the range or if you end up with a weird set-up in the woods.