Bipod wish list. Fantasy?

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  1. DT400

    DT400 Well-Known Member

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    I have looked online and found 3 or 4 ( Rugged Ridge, Spartan, Javelin, Leupold etc) but want input from others who have more. experience/exposure to them.
    OK here's what I would like in a bipod.

    Wish list
    1) Carbon fiber/titanium as much as possible. I want light weight, this will be on my mountain rifle and want it as light as possible but still take into account the cost IE saving 1oz isn't worth an extra $300.
    2) Able to use a permanently mounted stud/bracket whatever on different rifles so the same bipod could quickly be swapped from one rifle to another and I could easily be installed/removed from my mountain rifle on the go similar to the magnetic mount ones but in a more secure fashion. I don't want to loose it if it gets snagged in the brush.
    3) Doesn't break the bank let's say $350ish max. But I am open to suggestions since I am being specific.
    4) 9-13" ish range. Not dead set on this height but it seems to be the range that would suit my needs.
    Is there a reason I should not get one of these ultra light styles?
    If it matters there are at least 3 rifles I would use this on (maybe 5) light weight 30-06 mountain rifle barely over 7 lbs, a 6.5 CM and a 22-250 both heavy barrel guns weighting about 14 lbs.
    Are there any carbon fiber ones I should stay away from.
    Open to opinions on the subject....

    Thanks
    Darrell
     
  2. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    No experience with any of the ones you have listed, but you may want to look at the Atlas brand. They are durable, lightweight and as good as it gets in my opinion. I use them both at sea level and in the western mountains. Good luck on your search.
     
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  3. CUTTER1

    CUTTER1 Well-Known Member

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    I've switched exclusively to Extreme Outer Limits Rugged Ridge bipod! I've tried all the others you listed but the Javelin and had 3 different Atlas and I've sent them all down the road! The EOL Rugged Ridge IMO tops them all!
     
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  4. PredatorSlayer

    PredatorSlayer Well-Known Member

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    I do a lot of my hunting in idaho and utah wyoming etc. i have switched everything to the harris 12-25 swivel - that is the perfect height for a big game rifle imo. It is high enough to shoot sitting down, which has given me opportunities I normally wouldnt have had due to high sage brush etc.
     
  5. cjl2010

    cjl2010 Previously Clifflopez

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    I’ve got 2 modular evolution 10”-14”
    Bipod with the aluminum spiked feet. Only thing that would make them better for me is if I had longer arms to adjust them while laying in prone lol.
     
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  6. DT400

    DT400 Well-Known Member

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    Funny I just ran across this one as I was doing a search and making this thread. This one does seem to check all of the boxes and then some BUT only a few places online I checked have it and many are out of stock or the bipod is listed as discontinued. I have sent an email to Rugged Ridge so we'll see what they have to say. I am concerned about the "discontinued" status. Are they quitting? Is there a new model coming out soon? Etc.
    I really like the ball and socket idea and the quick mounting on a picatiny makes the design much more compact than all the springs and crazy large mounting brackets most seem to use.
    Can you set the friction on the ball or is it on/off only?
    I can't find any reviews online either, at least not yet. But I am looking.
    What height did you get? the fact you can get leg extensions seems to be a plus as long as there isn't a lot of unnecessary wobble when stacking parts.

    Darrell
     
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    DT400 Well-Known Member

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    The height you mention might actually be more useful than the shorter ones. Since I tend to be sitting more than laying down, unless I have a long shot and would rather be prone for stability, I am giving that serious consideration. How about a 6-30" range <G>

    Darrell
     
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  8. Elk Hunter 338

    Elk Hunter 338 Well-Known Member

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    Well said sir!! I'd rather take a pound off my gut or rifle than sacrifice the rock solid performance of my atlas. but then again I think the perfect rifle weight for all hunting steep or flat is 10 pounds loaded … so what the hell do I know!! :D:D:D:D
     
  9. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    You my friend know a lot!!!!!
     
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  10. 257Tony

    257Tony Well-Known Member

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    Look at the Hatch out west bipod. Seems to have everything you could want in a hunting bipod as far as being very versatile. I agree that the 9-13 is too short to be an all around choice.
     
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  11. Elk Hunter 338

    Elk Hunter 338 Well-Known Member

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    ha ha ha well ill take that as a very humbling compliment!!
     
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    CUTTER1 Well-Known Member

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    DT400 sent u a pm
     
  13. idcwby

    idcwby Well-Known Member

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    That is a cool bipod. Do you have one?

    idcwby
     
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  14. Antarcticchamp

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    The leupold bipod is just a spartan made under license for leupold. Now your choices are down to two.