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Bipods

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

  1. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

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    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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    Harris makes fine bipods, they're durable, light and well made.
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  3. gcalloway

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    plus 1 on Trevors comment, BSquare is cheaper in more ways than cost.
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    Have to agree with Trevor as well, Harrris makes some fine bipods.
  5. Trevor1837

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    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

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    Harris.

    Beating the drum. :rolleyes:
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    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

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    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

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    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?
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    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.
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    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.
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  14. cpttango30

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

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    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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