I am wanting a NEW Bipod.......HELP PLEASE.......

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by mindcrime, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. mindcrime

    mindcrime Well-Known Member

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    Currently the only Bi-Pod that I own is the old "L" series Harris Bipod, 9-13" Benchrest model---

    ...yeah I know, the 9-13 isn't technically the benchrest model according to Harris (there is one just a tad shorter---however I am 6'3", so it IS for me, LOL.) but that is what mine measures from the bottom of the stock to the bottom of one leg extended=12 inches, and my original package says that it is a "L" series---I prefer that exact length.

    ANYWAY, I am in need (more of a want to be honest) of another (spare, HA, there we go!) Bi-Pod. I KNOW I want a swivel model (duh) for leveling on uneven terrain, and I like Harris' LM or BRM with their leg notches. I don't quite understand what the Harris "M" models are except I assume that they are "manual lock"? If manual lock is like my old L series, I like mine!

    Does anyone want to take a stab at this and help me out please??? Sad to say, but, I don't understand Harris' new descriptions.
     
  2. mindcrime

    mindcrime Well-Known Member

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    No one lobes me anymore, LOL!
     

  3. KRP

    KRP Well-Known Member

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    M designates the leg notch models.
     
  4. cowboy

    cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Can't help you with info on Harris. Got 3 of them sitting on a shelf somewhere as I gave up on them. Just didn't work for me. There is no ground in Montana that is perfectly flat and I don't need the "best" on the rifle range if it doesn't work for me in the field.

    About 3 years ago I bought a "Stoney Point rapid pivot bipod" in prone model after seeing one on some outdoor show. It swivels, attaches and detaches in less than a second, and most important for me was the rifle could be used in scabbard horseback with bipod in my pocket or pack. Worked so well that I bought one for sitting/kneeling.

    The prone model is adequate for me out to 600 yds.. It may not be as solid as a Harris but it is much more usable in the field in my opinion. The sitting one is less than adequate. I tried and tried to get it to work but for me about 200 yds was the max. that I felt comfortable using it. Just not stable enough.

    You get this adapter that you put on your rifle swivel and the bipod snaps on or off that adapter. I have since bought a number of adapters only for different rifles and one bipod works on all rifles.

    Last time I used the Harris was on a prairie dog town. Didn't even like the weight on the rifle then and I can't even consider that hunting - that was just shooting.
     
  5. mindcrime

    mindcrime Well-Known Member

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    I must say that I got all my info from another forum, so I stand corrected on that one.
     
  6. mindcrime

    mindcrime Well-Known Member

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    THANKS for the INFO!
     
  7. RockZ

    RockZ Well-Known Member

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