Which Bipod??

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Rhino Hunter, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Rhino Hunter

    Rhino Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I already have a bipod...but it's way too tall.

    I shoot a .300 Winnie, with a brake. I would like to buy a shorter bipod but I'm not sure which one. It's mostly for out West hunting. I've been looking at the 6"-9" and th 9"-13", notched legs with a pivoting head. Considering Harris or Caldwell. And probably the pod-lock too.

    What do most of you hunters use?

    Thanx!

    RH
     
  2. PendletonCowboy

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    I too would like the opinions to the same question. I've been combing through the threads (on an iPhone,what a pain) and was getting ready to ask the same. I also hunt out west and will be using it for elk.
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  3. BobbyL

    BobbyL Well-Known Member

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    The 6-9" harris swivel bipod is one of the better that i have used for its price range. If your not worried about cost the atlas or the lraccuracy bipod's are the best on the market.
     
  4. Terry Scott

    Terry Scott Well-Known Member

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    Definately Stoney Point for me. Light sturdy, snaps off and on easily. So light I carry it in my pocket on mu BDUs. I use their short version, figure to make the shot I want I need to be prone somewhere.
     
  5. azsugarbear

    azsugarbear Well-Known Member

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    Harris 6"-9" swivel bipod with a podlock.
     
  6. newguru

    newguru Active Member

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    I just this week received in a Stoney Point Rapid Pivot Bipod setup.

    I bought the seated height version as that is how I like to be when hunting.

    From the feel of testing it already, I think its going to fit the bill this season. Fast to put on, light weight and feels sturdy when on the rifle.
     
  7. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    I run the Stoney point for sitting during coyote season but for LRH big game I use the 9-13, there is no way on earth I could shoot the 6-9 unless I could look out the top of my head! Go with the Harris, I'm on the other road and it works but you have to mechanic it. The Stoney point is nice also but not as solid as the Harris.
     
  8. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    +1 ... just make sure you can clear any obstruction , i.e., tall grasses, etc... at that height. I have the HS25C that adjust from 13"-27" so I can go from prone to sitting position to make the shot.

    Good luck!

    Ed
     
  9. Rhino Hunter

    Rhino Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I have an old Harris now, but it doesn't swivel and I feel that it's too tall for me. I tried it last weekend in the prone position and I had a difficult time reaching "UP" to the gun and holding it steady. I figure if I can't hold it steady then I need to change something.

    I'm still torn between the 6-9 or the 9-13 incher...

    Thanx for all of the replies thus far.

    RH