Atlas bipod vs extreme outer limits extreme pod?

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  1. paulatherton21

    paulatherton21 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I need a good bipod... but torn on the atlas or extreme pod.... everyone says atlas because they load nicely and make for accurate long range shooting and also reducing recoil.... the extreme pod says no need to load bipod to b accurate... but will the rifle have more recoil? I want to have minimum recoil for spotting hits... Any input would b greatly appreciated!
     
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  3. WildRose

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    If you aren't loading the bipod there is going to be more felt recoil and substantially greater shift in POA/POI so you may not be able to see your impacts and follow shots are going to be somewhat delayed unless you have an extremely good muzzle brake/suppressor.
     
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  5. bootsking

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    It's tough to beat the old Harris.
     
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  7. gliechty

    gliechty Well-Known Member

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    The option of loading the bipod for shooting, or not is a personal shooting preference. There are highly successful shooters on both side of the debate.

    As a new sponsor on LRH and with what we feel is the most versatile, highest quality Bipod out there, We would like to throw our product into the mix. Our bipod enables you to shoot loaded, or not. Depending on your shooting style. Along with that, the Evolution Bipod can transform into different shooting support platforms.

    Here is the link to our introduction thread.

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f17/evolution-bipod-new-product-introduction-159043/

    Let us know if you would like more information.
     
  8. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    I think all these products need a head to head review!

    Atlas vs Harris vs EOL vs Evolution vs .........
     
  9. paulatherton21

    paulatherton21 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Bipod wars lol.... I'd like to compare them all
     
  10. Jaxdialation

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    Loading the bipod affects felt recoil? What if I pull the rifle into my shoulder? I can put 4X the force by hand than any bipod on a natural surface. So curious what the mechanics are with recoil specifically.

     
  11. gliechty

    gliechty Well-Known Member

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    Body position is more critical to recoil control, bipod bounce, etc. Weather you shoot the bipod loaded or not is more of a positional need than anything else. If you are trying to wrestle with the rifle to try to control recoil, accuracy is going to suffer as you are inducing stress into the system. Body stress, stressing the rifle, creating non repeatable positioning.

    In all shooting positions, coming to a relaxed, natural posture is going to be your most accurate repeatable shooting position. Its no different shooting behind a bipod.

    Think of a pendulum. Positioning the rifle so it will lever off your shoulder, off the bipod etc. is going to make felt recoil more pronounced. If you position your body inline with the rifle, feet straight behind you, rifle inline with your body posture, rifle parallel to the ground and perpendicular (square) to both of your shoulders is going to give you the most recoil control. Rear support under the butt of the rifle is also important.

    Here is a video that gives a view of several different shooting positions in a short amount of time. Watch the shooter in the background as well the shooter in the front. Different positions. Different recoil management dictated by position.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEUbJbf6TKI

    The shooter in the front is shooting the Evolution Bipod at the full extended length.
    He won the match (Shameless Plug)
     
  12. gliechty

    gliechty Well-Known Member

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  13. WildRose

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    Those are both good videos. I really like the modularity and flexibility of the design, especially the ability to use the QD attachment to the tripod when needed.
     
  14. 6point5x284

    6point5x284 Well-Known Member

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    I shoot a Javelin Bipod by Spartan Precision and really like it. A little different style than the others however, but much lighter. It only goes on your gun when ready to shoot, and a small adapter sits on your sling stud full time. To the OP or person who wondered about needing to preload to spot hits, I don't need to pre-load to see hits over 600 yards within my scope. Just thought I'd throw another one into the mix!
     

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