bipod bench problems

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Snowbird, Jun 5, 2015.

  1. Snowbird

    Snowbird Well-Known Member

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    i'm having a hard time getting my harris bipod legs to hold on the concrete bench. adding some fabric still allowed it to slip. I plan to carry my rifle with the bipod and shooting sticks so i'd prefer to practice with them at the range. so, what type of tricks do you have for being able to load up the legs without having them slip out?

    this problem has been causing my rifle to jump to the bolt side consistently and need repositioning each time for follow-up shots.
     
  2. Schnyd112

    Schnyd112 Well-Known Member

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    Take a length of thick rope, I use tow cord, and tie it around the bench. Our benches have 3 support legs, two in front and one in back. I go behind the back support, under the table then loop over the top of the bench. Push the bipod legs up against the rope for tension. You can tighten your knot depending on how much slack you need to get your rifle into position. Just a quick fix I use on a slick bench top.
     
  3. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    I use a smooth 1/4" sheet of plexiglass under the legs on the bench when using a bipod. I also try to get as much as my body as possible behind the rifle shooting a hard hold. As is done when shooting prone.
     
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  5. FEENIX

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    I use a 24"x36" rubber floor mat that I got from Home Depot for $9.
     
  6. MMERSS

    MMERSS Well-Known Member

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^This

    The only time I use a bench is during initial load development/barrel break-in and Oehler velocity checks (initial 10 to 20 rounds). Otherwise its on the ground. The bipod legs can rest on the front flap of the mat. Better yet, if there is dirt on the range the bipod legs rest there.
     
  7. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    A piece of outdoor type carpet work very well and gives you a similar loading ability to dirt, get the bipod and your bag on the same surface, the best is to just get in the dirt if you can.
     
  8. jfseaman

    jfseaman Well-Known Member

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    Yup or a carpet runner or a carpet sample. Something to rest your elbow on.
     
  9. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    A lot of good info, especially these two tidbits.