Bipod on back swivel stud

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by curiousaussie, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. curiousaussie

    curiousaussie Active Member

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    G'day fella's,

    I was just wondering if anyone out there has tried using a bipod on the back swivel stud as well as the front one?

    I tried it on the weekend with my 22-243 out to 700 yards shooting steel from a bench. It seem to work well once I got the hang of adjusting elevation with the legs on the back bipod.

    I used a short Harris on the back and a medium Harris on the front. I going to keep practising to see whether it is worth the effort. If it works out I might even install a Freeland rail in the heel of a stock and try that as a means of adjusting elevation smoothly.

    Any thoughts?

    Cheers,

    Matt
     
  2. grit

    grit Well-Known Member

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    Just squeeze the bag mate!
     

  3. silvertip-co

    silvertip-co Well-Known Member

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    ... an interesting idea.
     
  4. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    I bet it looks unique at least!
     
  5. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    Never tried it myself.
    How fast can you set it up for a shot with everything folded up?
     
  6. CAM

    CAM Well-Known Member

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    There are mono pods on the market.
    I've never used one, everybody I knew that had one, don't now??
    the bipod would take twice as long to adjust.

    The monopod made your setup like a three legged setup with front bipod.

    Sorry not much help, but it has been tried just never seen anybody keep using them.
    Cam
     
  7. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Too much effort for me.

    I use a solid bipod, no springs, hinges etc.

    Like grit said, I just squeeze the bag. But in a very special way.:D
     
  8. cabelas90

    cabelas90 Well-Known Member

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    I perfer bags, its not like the deer are going to stand there and wait for you to adjust your bipods goin shoot me shoot me( unless there steel target of course):D
     
  9. Topshot

    Topshot Well-Known Member

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    How about you post a picture of your two bipod setup.

    I would be interested to see how quick and easy it was to set up under hunting conditions?

    I can see it may have some merrit when shooting in long grass. A sand bag under the rear of the stock requires you to get down very low and long grass can be an issue.
     
  10. CAM

    CAM Well-Known Member

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    Yes the long grass is a pain, only thing worse is DEEEEEP snow. LOL
    There are some neat tripods on the market some have kicker legs also.
    just more to pack!
    When you guys find the perfect setup that replaces the sandbag, post lots of pics.
    I think I'll just mount mine to the roll bar of my 56 willies! J/K
    This is what makes it so fun.
    Going in light or having gadgets!! I love gadgets, hate packing them.
    CAM
     
  11. curiousaussie

    curiousaussie Active Member

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    G'day fellas,

    Shot some 3/8 and 1/2 groups from the 100m bench using two bipods on the weekend - basically the same as with a Caldwell Rock front rest and rear bag.

    Was shooting free recoil with a 22-243, so I'll try a 308 to see how a larger calibre goes.

    It certainly sits steady where you point it, and set up time is improving with practice.

    Havn't tried it in the field yet.

    I'll endeavour to post some photos.

    Cheers,

    Matt
     
  12. britz

    britz Well-Known Member

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    Aw heck, I don't even use one on the front stud... freehand all the way man :)