1. prairiefire

    prairiefire Member

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    I am purchasing a 24" 224 Valkyrie bolt action gun. It will see almost 100% bench type use. What would be the most stable bipod to use with this? I am thinking something a tad more stable than a Harris or Atlas, but I have never used anything else. Recs??
     
  2. BlackEagle

    BlackEagle Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I got a generic, inexpensive bipod for my bolt gun. It was a bipod. It does the job of supporting the fore end of the gun, it's stable. I've seen bipods for several times what I paid for mine that do just as well as mine.

    If you are doing almost all bench rest shooting, have you considered a regular bench rest for your gun? I got an inexpensive Caldwell Steady Rest NXT (https://www.walmart.com/ip/Caldwell-Steady-Rest-NXT/20917675) bench rest that does the job fine, but you can get lead sleds and some of Brownell's creations.
     
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  3. Don Fischer

    Don Fischer Well-Known Member

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    100%bench rest use? Get a Cauldwell rest for the bench!
     
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  4. drymag

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    I have a blackhawk. It works great for my usage.
     
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  5. sharps4590

    sharps4590 Well-Known Member

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    Not that they can't be used for bench use, they certainly can. Bipods are generally intended for field use. If it's for 100% bench use why would anything other than a good set of bags or sled be considered, unless one wants to just play with a bipod?

    I've had a couple Harris and they were both more than adequate for my needs. I expect there could be something better out there but I'm ignorant of it.
     
  6. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I've seen those at CDNN for under $39
    I've wondered about them
     
  7. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I have two sets that I bought from CDNN, I don't know the brand name but they do the job they were intended for. They are nothing fancy, but work!
     
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    Caldwell Pivoting XLA Bipod
    I have this on 2 of my rifles. It cost under $50. It works good enough for me.
     
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    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I have one that looks exactly like that, too.
     
  10. shootbrownelk

    shootbrownelk Well-Known Member

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    They look to be Harris knock-offs. Harris makes a good bipod, but their prices are going through the roof. I paid around $60-$75 for mine years ago. They are way over $100 nowadays. I have 3 or 4 fixed and one swivel. They work well, but they are heavy. Mine are used mostly for antelope hunting.
     
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