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#5405055 - 11/07/14 10:57 AM Bipod or bags for longer range shooting?
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Saw a show about a year ago, shooter commented that using a bipod vs. bags probably
hurt his groups a bit, (was shooting 100 yards), could this be correct?

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#5405076 - 11/07/14 11:05 AM Re: Bipod or bags for longer range shooting? [Re: P_102]
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It doesn't if you use it properly.
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#5405079 - 11/07/14 11:07 AM Re: Bipod or bags for longer range shooting? [Re: P_102]
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I've got a similar question. I'm trying to decide whether to attach a bipod for my Barbary hunt or simply use my pack as a rest. I also have stoney point shooting sticks I might just carry but I don't know if I'd feel comfortable shooting past 300 on the shooting sticks. Not trying to hijack the thread btw.

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#5405080 - 11/07/14 11:07 AM Re: Bipod or bags for longer range shooting? [Re: P_102]
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I will use both and don't really don't see a difference. The bag I use at the rear of the weapon helps me a bunch. When I am having a good day on the trigger either way is good for me.

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#5405106 - 11/07/14 11:18 AM Re: Bipod or bags for longer range shooting? [Re: P_102]
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Bipods can hurt accuracy if poor form is used or if the stock on the rifle has a lot of flex and allows the stock to contact the barrel. The best thing to do is shoot your different options and decide what is best for you and your combo.
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#5405109 - 11/07/14 11:19 AM Re: Bipod or bags for longer range shooting? [Re: P_102]
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I had never shot off a bipod before till last year. I like it a lot! with a rear bag is especially nice.

I thought my savage didn't group well with a bipod, but it ended up being the ammo. So I will have to give it a try again.
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#5405136 - 11/07/14 11:30 AM Re: Bipod or bags for longer range shooting? [Re: P_102]
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I shoot a little more consistent off bags than with a bipod. I have no idea why, but it is probably an error in my form and not the bipod's fault...

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#5405185 - 11/07/14 11:51 AM Re: Bipod or bags for longer range shooting? [Re: P_102]
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bipod with a bag in the rear can be very effective with practice
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#5405231 - 11/07/14 12:12 PM Re: Bipod or bags for longer range shooting? [Re: P_102]
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I would say form is more the question. Use anything correctly and it should change much. Use it wrong and anything is possible

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#5405300 - 11/07/14 12:42 PM Re: Bipod or bags for longer range shooting? [Re: P_102]
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Originally Posted By: dee
Bipods can hurt accuracy if poor form is used or if the stock on the rifle has a lot of flex and allows the stock to contact the barrel.


Yes.

A bipod properly used will allow you to manage recoil better. With the front and rear of the rifle bagged you will get all of the reoil. With proper form, straight behind the rifle, and preloading the bipod the shooter is less affected by recoil.

I was asked to shoot several firemen's rifles when they came out pre-elk hunt. They did lots of shooting from a large front bag and were getting recoil flinches and telling me they were getting beat up. When I got behind their rifle I attached my Harris to the front, double checked barrel channel clearance and checked their zeros. I turned in tighter shots and had no complaints of recoil from a 300 WSM, a 300 Win Mag, and a 7 Rem Mag.
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#5405363 - 11/07/14 01:07 PM Re: Bipod or bags for longer range shooting? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Fireman, is "preloading" putting forward or rearward pressure on the bipod? I would think if it
is helping to reduce recoil it must be rearward...???

Thanks.

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#5405410 - 11/07/14 01:26 PM Re: Bipod or bags for longer range shooting? [Re: P_102]
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Forward pressure is preloaded.
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#5405480 - 11/07/14 01:56 PM Re: Bipod or bags for longer range shooting? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: dee
Bipods can hurt accuracy if poor form is used or if the stock on the rifle has a lot of flex and allows the stock to contact the barrel.


Yes.

A bipod properly used will allow you to manage recoil better. With the front and rear of the rifle bagged you will get all of the reoil. With proper form, straight behind the rifle, and preloading the bipod the shooter is less affected by recoil.

I was asked to shoot several firemen's rifles when they came out pre-elk hunt. They did lots of shooting from a large front bag and were getting recoil flinches and telling me they were getting beat up. When I got behind their rifle I attached my Harris to the front, double checked barrel channel clearance and checked their zeros. I turned in tighter shots and had no complaints of recoil from a 300 WSM, a 300 Win Mag, and a 7 Rem Mag.


I just ordered my first Harris 5 minutes ago. 6" to 9" with notched legs that swivels, hoping it will be better than the one I bought from Academy that kept falling off on me in the field. grin

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#5405496 - 11/07/14 02:02 PM Re: Bipod or bags for longer range shooting? [Re: P_102]
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i just use my pack to shoot off of, i've pretty much done away with all my bipods for hunting
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#5405512 - 11/07/14 02:14 PM Re: Bipod or bags for longer range shooting? [Re: P_102]
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SB...you can't go wrong with a Harris probably the best bipod on the market when you factor in the cost of the higher end ones.
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