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#6561601 - 11/28/16 12:23 AM Bipod recommendations
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I've read good things about Harris and Caldwell seems very popular as well. Budget is like $100 bucks but want it within $50 if possible.

THanks
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#6561606 - 11/28/16 12:31 AM Re: Bipod recommendations [Re: chital_shikari]
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The Harris swivel is where it's at up
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#6561637 - 11/28/16 05:15 AM Re: Bipod recommendations [Re: chital_shikari]
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Harris BRM-S 6-9", add a PodLoc to the swivel.

One time purchase that lasts years.
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#6561688 - 11/28/16 06:56 AM Re: Bipod recommendations [Re: chital_shikari]
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I have a Caldwell and like it. I've never used a Harris.
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#6561809 - 11/28/16 08:07 AM Re: Bipod recommendations [Re: chital_shikari]
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I have a standard Harris and works well. Only regret is i wish I got the swivel model. Now I got to buy one of those.

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#6561895 - 11/28/16 09:00 AM Re: Bipod recommendations [Re: Korean Redneck]
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Originally Posted By: Korean Redneck
I have a standard Harris and works well. Only regret is i wish I got the swivel model. Now I got to buy one of those.


Keep the non-swivel model for working on rifles. It works great when cleaning, and when scope mounting.

But you do need a swivel model to shoot, to have the ability to correct cant.
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#6562162 - 11/28/16 11:19 AM Re: Bipod recommendations [Re: chital_shikari]
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I've always been very happy with Caldwell bipods. For a hunting rifle that doesn't see a massive amount of use, they are perfect. If you were putting a ton of rounds down range, and putting a lot of stress on a bipod you would probably want the upgrade to a Harris.
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#6562166 - 11/28/16 11:20 AM Re: Bipod recommendations [Re: chital_shikari]
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Harris and Atlas on my rifles.

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#6562347 - 11/28/16 01:05 PM Re: Bipod recommendations [Re: Tff caribou]
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6-9" is fine for hunting as well as target shooting?

Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
I've always been very happy with Caldwell bipods. For a hunting rifle that doesn't see a massive amount of use, they are perfect. If you were putting a ton of rounds down range, and putting a lot of stress on a bipod you would probably want the upgrade to a Harris.
I think I'll follow your suit because I rarely use my rifle.

I'll put a Harris on whatever next gun I'll get smile
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#6562367 - 11/28/16 01:17 PM Re: Bipod recommendations [Re: chital_shikari]
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The Harris bipods are easiest to use and at a decent cost. I use the 6"-9" swivel on my Surgeon rifle. I also have an Atlas on my Sako TRG 42 because of the improved bipod placement with the front spigot. I like it, and it is more adjustable than the Harris, but it's 4x the cost. The Atlas on the TRG 42 moves the center balance point much farther forward when shooting, and gives a more steady hold than the Harris does under the forearm (see pic below) on this rifle.

TRG 42 Atlas bipod set up:
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#6562381 - 11/28/16 01:22 PM Re: Bipod recommendations [Re: chital_shikari]
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Another issue to think about. Many factory hunting rifles are not bedded and some stocks flex on the forend of the stock. These rifles will not work well shooting off a bipod. If the stock flexes at all at the forend, you can count on a shifting POI due to the bipod putting pressure on the barrel and/or action. If the rifle has any bedding issues, then the bipod will exacerbate this issue with the pressure it adds.
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#6573821 - 12/05/16 10:37 PM Re: Bipod recommendations [Re: chital_shikari]
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Got the Harris BRMS today. I like it and it is so much more solid that the old cheapy from gander. Night and day difference.

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#6573828 - 12/05/16 10:47 PM Re: Bipod recommendations [Re: 2Beez]
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Originally Posted By: 2Beez
Got the Harris BRMS today. I like it and it is so much more solid that the old cheapy from gander. Night and day difference.


I told you to get an Atlas whip
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#6573850 - 12/05/16 11:10 PM Re: Bipod recommendations [Re: chital_shikari]
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Watch me snatch that number one spot with this harris amigo. I got this rifle

Queen bee was a hard sell on the atlas so I settled. Don't tell Chad about this. Bad timing lol

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#6573879 - 12/06/16 12:23 AM Re: Bipod recommendations [Re: 2Beez]
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Originally Posted By: 2Beez
Watch me snatch that number one spot with this harris amigo. I got this rifle

Queen bee was a hard sell on the atlas so I settled. Don't tell Chad about this. Bad timing lol


Well, let me ask the wife... roflmao

Might not get to shoot this next match. If my department can't keep people employed I'm going to go from 6 day works weeks to 7 real quick. We've already been put on notice about a week in January that has no exceptional leave. I'm just waiting for A/B shifts to start because of low staffing bang
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