Which Harris Bipod Model

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by captainjoe, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. captainjoe

    captainjoe Well-Known Member

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    I am interested in buying a bipod for a rifle project. I am curious which models members have chosen and why. Any advice greatly appreciated!
     
  2. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    I like the Harris "S" series to make it easier to level the crosshairs on uneven ground. I have one that's really hard to tighten the swivel on. I need to get a pod-lock to help with that.

    I also prefer the shorter bipods in the 8-12" range. If I'm shooting prone, I like to be down low.

    In flat country, that's not always possible. So, I usually carry a set of sticks and/or a Stoney Point tripod with the Tag-along.

    Genuine Harris is worth the extra $ in my opinion.

    -- richard
     

  3. captainjoe

    captainjoe Well-Known Member

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    I wrestled with whether to go for the locking or not locking version, but also the height. In the end, I decided to go with the 9 to 13, rather than the 6 to 9 version because of my hunting conditions. I also went for the 'S' version and bought a pod-lock from E. Arthur Brown. Because I could adjust the cant with the 'S' version, I went for the notched legs.

    Who would have guessed there were so many options for a simple device? :) The only thing I am presently concerned about is whether I should have gone for the shorter bipod. If it turns out I need a shorter one, I'll just have to buy another and then have two!

    Thanks for advice.
     
  4. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't matter which one you get.

    When you need it most, you'll wish you had the other one.

    Happy hunting.
    Richard
     
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    I prefer the 6-9inch notched leg for the bench. However when hunting where the grass maybe taller I go with the 9-13 notched leg. In my experience I have found the smooth leg version difficult to get each leg even in a hurry.
     
  6. captainjoe

    captainjoe Well-Known Member

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    That is certainly the truth! I had to laugh.