Harris BiPod - any other bipods work?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Guest, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I took stoney pt sticks and a harris bipod on my hunt last year. After giving up hunting for 16 years and getting some long range tac drivers from Kirby - I had amazingly few surprises. One was the stoney sticks were no use where I hunted. The Harris biPod worked great - but I was surprised that I could have used a taller unit. ( I got the swivel 9-13" and 13" was not enough to get over the grass ). I'm going to order the swivel 12" to 25" but I'd also like to get a couple other cheaper units for other guns (if anyone else makes a good biPod).
     

  2. Centre Punch

    Centre Punch Well-Known Member

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    Versa-pod, IMHO better then the harris and cheaper.

    Ian.
     

  3. SamSpade

    SamSpade Well-Known Member

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    I 2nd the Versa Pod but get the lockable ones!
     
  4. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

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    I use the versapod also. Definatly worth it to get the lockable one though.
     
  5. Centre Punch

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    Guys,
    Does the lockable version stop the rifle tilting over when not in use?
    I will be equipping my next stick with another Versa-Pod.

    Ian.
     
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  7. SamSpade

    SamSpade Well-Known Member

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    Guys,
    Does the lockable version stop the rifle tilting over when not in use?
    I will be equipping my next stick with another Versa-Pod.

    Ian.

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    YES!
     
  8. royinidaho

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    James,

    Had one of those "gotta get this it looks just like a Harris but way cheaper" moments awhile back and bought a ock Mount. Even paid more than the price on your link.

    I have no complaints. Shot many rounds w/338 Win off of it.

    But have reports on another thread here that that come apart.

    Turned mine over and looked at its gender. It said China /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
  9. Guest

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    Sounds like the
    Rock Mount Standard Bi-Pod makes a great backup. I need to have guns ready for my nephews. I just ordered on. I'll post a review.
     
  10. Guest

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    I 2nd the Versa Pod but get the lockable ones!

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    The Versa-Pod® Model 50 Bipod Bipod with Pan/Tilt and Cant Friction Lock Model (150-050) only comes in 5-7" , 7-9" &amp; 9-12" inch models. The 9-12" model states: Elevates centerline of bore from <font color="red"> 9 inches fully retracted to 12 inches fully extended</font> . (Must be a mistake)

    The (cheaper/non-locking) Versa-Pod® Model 2 Steel/Aluminum Alloy Bipod Model(150-002) adjusts from 9 inches to 12 inches but elevates centerline of bore from <font color="red">15 1/2 inches fully retracted to 23 3/4 inches fully extended.</font>

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  11. wapiti13

    wapiti13 Well-Known Member

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    Big Bore, Why didn't your Stoney Point sticks work? I've used them exclusively for 5 years. I walk a lot &amp; need to get my rifle in a horse scabbard, so I don't like bipods. I've never not been able to use them. Be interested in your "circumstances" /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif