Lightest weight bipods

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  1. buckbrush

    buckbrush Well-Known Member

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    I like the Harris but is there anything lighter out there similar to their 6-9?

    Thanks.
     
  2. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    I don't know of any lighter models that would hold up with an LR rig.

    Go with the S Models though rather than the old standard. That way you can easily get your cant right.
     

  3. 6.5Express

    6.5Express Well-Known Member

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    I just got a caldwell 6-9 that pivots as well. 1/2 the price of the harris and it does seem a bit lighter to me. We'll see how it holds up. I've got one harris as well, just figured I'd try the less expensive one. I've tried the Shooters Ridge, a lightweight one from cabelas, Harris and now the caldwell. So far, I see no reason why to buy the Harris with the new Caldwell. Just my opinion - anyone been using one very long?
     
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    I have been using the Browning light bipod for two years now and Love them! Way lighter then the rest and No problems what so ever!:D
     
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  9. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    I am on my 3rd season using the Caldwell bipods. I use the pivoting/swivel model with the notched legs. Recently Broz made a comment that perhaps the notch version (which Harris also sells) is a little less consistent in group size but only when used on its lowest height setting which involves the spring. I haven't tested his theory yet but in deference to his knowledge and experience for now I am not using mine on the shortest height setting -- the one that relies on the spring.

    WildRose quoted ChuckHawks' review comparing the Caldwell and Harris. But that was apples for oranges. Notched model for Caldwell and original model for Harris. Harris makes a notched model, too. Many of us successfully use and prefer the notched models of Harris or Caldwell. And the Caldwell is about as identical in design and materials to the Harris as you can get.

    In any case, I and many others get tiny groups using our Caldwell brand notched/swivel model bipods. And I have had no durability issues with mine. And as I look at its design, materials and parts, I can see nothing that makes me expect more future issues with the Caldwell vs the Harris.
     
  10. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    my brother-in-law bought a Sun Ootics bi-pod. its a little lighter than my harris and was 60$ CAN, so less than half price.
     
  11. WildRose

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    Len I'm actually glad to hear that. I bought one years ago because I needed a bi pod "quick" and that's all they had in the local shop.

    It didn't' work out well for me. I put it on my STW which is only about 7.5-8lbs and it lasted about 20 shots before it was literally coming apart. I may give them another try based on your recommendation.