Sitting position - What's the right way?

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  1. frankinaustin

    frankinaustin Well-Known Member

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    Howdy from Texas - I would like to add to my skills the ability to harvest game 300 yards with the use a tall harris bipod in a sitting position. My dad had shown me how he had learned in the Marines, but that was when I was 6 or 7, and I just don't remember.

    The places where I do the majority of my hunting is all covered with tall grass, so prone isn't always an option.

    Many thanks to all.

    Frank
     
  2. yobuck

    yobuck Well-Known Member

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    Body position including the proper angle of the body in relation to the target is still
    important when using a bipod. Otherwise you are forcing the gun to stay on target.
    There are several positions from sitting. The most common would be a high position
    with the elbows resting on the knees. The other is a lower where the legs are crossed
    with both ankle bones flat on the ground. Elbows are resting on the inside of the knees. For me, this is the most solid of the 2. Again angle of the body to the target.
    Turn your butt around till the gun rest on the target without forcing it.
     
  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    There many different shooting positions that shooters use and modify to suet there needs and the best way I know is to try the excepted positions and adjust to your needs and comfort.

    Hear is a link to the standard positions used That may help.

    Basics of High Power Competition

    These are all very good proven positions and with the addition of a bipod they should be rock solid.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  4. bod

    bod Member

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    youtube
     
  5. gareyg

    gareyg Member

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    Also load (lean into) the bipod with your body weight for more stability and better recoil management. again plenty of examples on youtube :)
     
  6. frankinaustin

    frankinaustin Well-Known Member

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    Thanks so much everyone for your helpful posts.
     
  7. Canadian Bushman

    Canadian Bushman Well-Known Member

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    It wouldnt hurt to consider adding a tripod to your equipment. I find it a little easier to use than a fully extended bipod. It also allows me to keep a smaller bipod on the rifle for a stiffer prone position. Just a thought.
     
  8. gareyg

    gareyg Member

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    +1 for a tripod, with a good saddle support