Which size bipods?

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by skydiveblake, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. skydiveblake

    skydiveblake Active Member

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    What is considered the standard size of bipods to get, the 6-9" or the 9-13"?
     
  2. mkg

    mkg Well-Known Member

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    I shoot the 6-9" Harris bi-pods on my guns . I tried a 9-13 and it was too tall .


    Mike
     

  3. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

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    What do you guy's do if your shooting in grass or sagebrush?
     
  4. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    Put the tripods on top of my backpack and/or coat.

    AJ
     
  5. mkg

    mkg Well-Known Member

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    Shooting Sticks. Here we really don't have too much trouble since the cattle keep the grass cut.


    Mike
     
  6. skydiveblake

    skydiveblake Active Member

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    Okay, I got the Harris 6-9s, and was sighting in my new CZ550 Kevlar yesterday. It was my first experience shooting with the bipods, and I must say I'm a little frustrated. I couldn't get ANY consistency. The recoil was all over the place.

    I'm pretty new to this stuff, so any advice would be great. I finally pulled the damn things off and just shot from sandbags and finally started zeroing in, but not before I felt like throwing the whole shebang in the river. I've heard of others having this problem before and I assume its all technique since professional shooters don't seem to have this problem.

    Can someone give me some tips to shooting from the bipods to help?

    thanks.
     
  7. buzzgun

    buzzgun Well-Known Member

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    I've had the same problem....... found that "loading" the bipod by placing forward pressure on it settled it down considerably........
     
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  8. 30-338

    30-338 Well-Known Member

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    bipod support

    Make sure you have a good rear support...such as a good field bag or whatever...bipod shooting when fully supported is extremely acurate. Often when putting in enough time to practice you will get headaches or sore necks due to the position in which you must maintain your head...but get everything stable and you will be amazed at the accuracy potential...
    30-338
     
  9. mkg

    mkg Well-Known Member

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    +1 on 30-338 good rear support ( rabbit ear bag ) is a great help .

    Also you don't say if you have the pivot model bi-pod , If you do watch the cant of the rifle.

    Other than that ... consistancy of hold and loads


    Mike