Bipod Techinque

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by philny1, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. philny1

    philny1 Well-Known Member

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    Been taking my shots of my pack. Til now talking 500-600yds and one bull at 700yds plus. Normally I can lock up pretty solid, last fall due to the terrain my rest left quite abit to be desired. Never been a big fan of bipods, other than varmint hunting. Just read a post advising a inexperienced LRH like myself to research bipod technique. Would be interested in any info on this subject.
     
  2. D.P.

    D.P. Well-Known Member

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    Bearless I use a Harris with a firm hold I load the bipod, Push forward into the pod to take up tension. PRACTICE / CONSISTENCY
    Go to www.6mmbr.com look up article bugholes from a bipod by froggy
     
  3. LRHWAL

    LRHWAL Well-Known Member

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    Bearless, I'm pleased you asked the question. I've shot my .300 WM off a bipod a bit and groups weren't (too) bad, but I bounced all over making follow through difficult and I'd settle way off where I was aiming, making seeing hits impossible.

    I read the "Bugholes from Bipods" (I think it was) by Froggy, and there are a few tips - firm hold and pre-loading the legs, but that from what I saw about sums it up. Which is what Rimfire said.

    I'd also like any other tips.

    WL
     
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  5. philny1

    philny1 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. Weather brakes, I'll put in some practice time. I basically use that hard hold method shooting off my pack. Although sometimes I'll do a reach around, depending on the terrain.
    Had a pretty good system hunting those sage covered slopes in WY. Went to CO last fall and hunted oak brush for the first time.
     
  6. elkstalker300

    elkstalker300 Well-Known Member

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    and how did the oak brush treat ya????? I hate that Dam stuff but it seams that where the elk like to hide, so every year I find myself right in the midde of the thickest patch on the steepest part of the hill LMAO /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  7. philny1

    philny1 Well-Known Member

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    Yea, you're right that where the elk were. Finally found myself a hole in that damm stuff that I could shoot outta. Filled my cow and bull tags. Booked to go back this Oct.
     
  8. elkstalker300

    elkstalker300 Well-Known Member

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    Where was you hunting at???? I hunt in Sw part of the state
     
  9. justgoharder

    justgoharder Well-Known Member

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    units 711 and 71, there is some nasty oak brush in those parts!
     
  10. elkstalker300

    elkstalker300 Well-Known Member

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    its a small world thats the 2 that I hunt, 71 Groundhog lake, & Taylor Mesa and 711 Glade Mtn and below mcPhee dam. saw alot of elk last fall, had alot of fun /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  11. justgoharder

    justgoharder Well-Known Member

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    thats pretty funny!

    I've hunted 711 for the past tens years. I started going there with my dad at age 12! I've been able to get an elk every year save for one year.

    Where in Colorado do you live?
     
  12. JeremyV

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    on most ground it seems to help a little bit to slid your bipod back and forth on the ground a little bit to kind of set it before taking the shot, you almost dig it in the ground, of course this depends on the surface you are shooting from. Other then that I think Froggy has it covered! man it sounds like that guy can shoot!

    Jeremy VanSchoonhoven
     
  13. elkstalker300

    elkstalker300 Well-Known Member

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    Born and raised in Cortez, do you all pay guides or D.I.Y. it???? and where do you hunt in 711 ?????
     
  14. kevinll

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    Elkstalker,
    Off topic but do you know any packers(downed elk)in your area?
    thanks, Kevin