Best bipod for long range shooting

SealTeam4

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Never had a problem adjusting my Harris pods with one hand. Go to a PRS match which is basically a positional shooting competition. The number one bipod is a Harris every time.

@sturner while loading up for a tournament one time I accidentally dropped and drove over my Harris with an f350. Still my #1 used bipod 3 years later. I’ll take durability over weights savings anyday
 

rodneymoncrief

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I own several Harris bipeds but my favorite lately has been Javelin Pro Hunter. It doesn’t stay on permanently, it replaces swivel stud and is held by a magnet. You put it on when you’re ready to shoot, made of very lightweight carbon fiber.
 

Rob01

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Harris is a solid performer. Not newest or most expensive but they just work. Have used them for many years on my match rifles and never needed to change. I use the BRM-S(6-9", notched legs, swivel) with a KMW Pod Loc and also have a LM-S, which is the 9-13", if needed.

I have a couple Magpul bipods too. They are actually pretty good for their costs also. The legs are quick to deploy and then lock into position.
 

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In my area I use shooting sticks most times? I have a Caldwell adj. 9-13 but never used it much. I`m going to Montana next week & thought I would buy a Harris 9-13 adjust so I would have a bipod on each rifle I`m taking. I compared the Harris to the Caldwell, & I would swear they were the exact same bipods with just different names?? Actually the Caldwell tension knob is slightly better is the only difference I can see between the 2 of them, that & the Caldwell was 1/2 the price of the Harris?? Any one else ever compare the 2, & see the same thing I do?
 

416Taylor

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My favourite is the Elite Iron. I have used Harris and atlas and they are ok but the design of the EI is superior. When you place the weight/mass of the rifle on the top of the apex of the bipod it is naturally top heavy and unstable. The EI places the weight below the apex and is way more stable. They are expensive but great. Just my experience.
 

bearcat2

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I have some Harris knockoff that I bought at a garage sale brand new for $20. Actually worked quite well for several years but this year on a hunt I lost the pin that holds it together and had to wire it together to finish the hunt.
They say imitation is the highest form of flattery and the Harris is by far the most imitated.
For hunting I think a swivel bipod is a must, anyways I never find a perfectly flat spot of ground to set up on.
Mine was 6-9 but I will be going to a 9-13 I think, I always had it at 9 and was sometimes wanting taller.
 

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I am really liking the Magpul Bipod also.
I have looked at this a few times and it looks pretty cheap...is it more robust than it looks?
I have one, not 'cheep' at all. I don't know that I'd use one for F-Class/PRS or anything like that, but for anything more casual or even range days w/o a rest I think it is a good option. At roughly 1/5th the price of the MDT CKYE-POD it's worth trying out. Current models don't have a sling-stud mount version, but they have one coming soon that will.
 

bearcat2

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I think it is a Blackhawk if I remember correctly, which actually have pretty good reviews and are half the price of a Harris, although not the same quality, I think better than half the quality.
 

Brush buster

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I own several Harris bipeds but my favorite lately has been Javelin Pro Hunter. It doesn’t stay on permanently, it replaces swivel stud and is held by a magnet. You put it on when you’re ready to shoot, made of very lightweight carbon fiber.
Have you used the original style javelin before using the Pro Hunter? Thinking about one of these two bipods, just not sure which is better or what the advantages are to the Pro Hunter.
 

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I have used Caldwell, Harris, Atlas and Evolution bipods. I had an Atlas but lost it. :( I'm currently using a Harris HBRS and have a hard time justifying the $300+ price tag of other bipods.

Caldwell - Don't waste your time

Atlas - Great bipod. Very strong and stable. I like that the legs are deployed from the top instead of the bottom. Really have to crank on the knob to lock in the swivel function. I would recommend the CAL model with the lever. They make leg extensions but I have not used them so don't know how stable they are. If you have a swivel stud, you need an adapter or have to install a picatinny rail.

Evolution - Great bipod and lightweight. Swivel locks down easily. I like that you can buy longer legs and just swap them out. Not a fan of deploying the legs from the bottom. Almost becomes a 2 handed job. If you have a swivel stud, you need an adapter or have to install a picatinny rail.

Harris - It just works. It does what the others do but less glamorous. Definitely need a lever for the swivel lock. Need an QD adapter if you are using a rail. With both of those options you are still 1/2 the price of the other bipods.

If you are dead set on spending the extra $$$, I give the Atlas CAL a slight nod over the Evolution just because of how the legs are extended but that is my personal opinion.
 

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