Lightweight Bipods

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 1894, May 11, 2004.

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  1. 1894

    1894 Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2004
    I have a Blaser K95 single shot break open in 6.5x57R. Not exactly your standard US long range rifle but pretty much accepted kit for alpine chamois and mouflon. With a 26" barrel and the ability to launch a 100gr bullet at 3,300fps and a 120 at 3,000fps it weighs a tad under 7lbs loaded with scope and sling.

    I would like the ability to use a bipod but do not want to use something as heavy as a standard Harris. Does anyone make a lightweight one and if so how does it attach and does it shoot consistantly?
  2. BountyHunter

    BountyHunter Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2007
    Think I would would look at the Stoney Point folding shooting sticks or the telescoping shooting bipod they make. The folding shootig sticks basically allow from knee high to about 8-10" and the telescoping bipod is from about knee high to stand up.

  3. rukidnme

    rukidnme Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    Snipe-pod, makes a very lightweight bi-pod.
    Do a search and you should come up with their website. Make by Kramer Designs I believe.
    I have one.
    Positives are they are very light and carry on a belt pouch. 8oz complete I believe.
    Easy to attach to the clip that is mounted on your sling stud.
    Adjustable on every axis so are good for uneven terrain.

    Negatives I do not like the way the mounting clip attaches to the sling stud. It seems it could come loose and lose the small pin that keeps it on. (this has never happened to me). Not as steady as the Harris Bipod. But that is the price you pay for lightweight and being able to move your rifle in any direction for the shot after it is mounted on the bipod.

    My rifle shoots just as well off the Snipe-pod as it does off the Harris. Which is the same aimpoint as when I am shooting off a bag. My rifle is free floated and very stiff H-S Precision stock.