Bipods

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by gun runner, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2011
    South Texas
    Who makes a very good high quality durable bench rest bi pod that doesnt have problems due to recoil.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Trevor1837

    Trevor1837 New Member

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    Sep 22, 2011
    Harris makes fine bipods, they're durable, light and well made.
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2012

  3. gcalloway

    gcalloway Member

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    Sep 26, 2011
    Atlanta
    plus 1 on Trevors comment, BSquare is cheaper in more ways than cost.
     
  4. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    Have to agree with Trevor as well, Harrris makes some fine bipods.
     
  5. Trevor1837

    Trevor1837 New Member

    238
    Sep 22, 2011
    Gun runner here's a few pics of one of my Harris bipods on a savage mark ii

    This one is for prone shooting, not bench rest, but they make bench rest models

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  6. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

    Harris.

    Beating the drum. :rolleyes:
     
  7. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Harris is good, Rock Mounts are good. Those are the only 2 I have used that I like. Academy sells one thats pivot adjustable and it sucks.

    For a bench gun get a small 3-6", 6-9" is best for prone shooting. and the longer ones like the 9-13" and bigger are better for improvised field positions for a walking varminter rig.
     
  8. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2011
    South Texas
    1 question, what is the difference between a fixed and pivot bi pod? Thanks folks for the replies. Are these bi pods better than having a gun rest? Oh yeah now Im going to get a harris
     
  9. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2011
    South Texas
    That makes sense. A 6-9" benchrest bipod should work for a plywood table with two sawhorses holding it up right if the target will be shoot n c targets etc on a piece of plywood thats about 4-5 ft tall on flat terrain?
     
  10. cpttango30

    cpttango30 Guest

  11. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
  12. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    not from a bench. you need the short 3-6. a 6-9 will put the but high on your shoulder if youre shooting across level terrain. causing you to need a high rear sandbag. Successful bech chooting requires you to get low and stable with as much of your body as possible rested on the solid bench. The 6-9 is best for prone where you lay on your stomach on the ground. You need the but a little high in your shoulder in that case anyway and since youre on the ground youll most likely be shooting on a slight elevation which will futher lower the buttstock into your shoulder.
     
  13. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Central, Ohio
    I've got the Harris BR (no swivel) 6"-9" on my 10-22 and with my bench set up it works pretty good with one sandbag at the rear. But no recoil to deal with since it is a .22lr.
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2013
  14. cpttango30

    cpttango30 Guest

    ALong the same amount of money and a slightly longer wait time you could invest in a Cowan Front rest.

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  15. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2011
    South Texas
    Thanks for the info. So a 3-6" is probaly the best way to go for a plywood bench setup on flatland?

    Harris it is. I was looking at Caldwell but they got bad reviews. Junk I guess
     
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