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#7039668 - 01/15/18 09:04 PM Bipod or bags for AR range use?
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Should hopefully be picking my AR up in the next couple of weeks, and once I get my cmc trigger dropped in, it will be time for a range trip. I already have a nice set of sand bags that I got for Christmas, but Iím wondering if I should pick up a bipod for the AR. I donít want to go bolting a bunch of crap to it, and this will be a range bench gun or a deer blind gun mostly. Donít really plan on shooting it on eneven terrain much, so Iím leaning towards just using the bags.

Hereís a picture of the AR if anybody cares.
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#7039674 - 01/15/18 09:10 PM Re: Bipod or bags for AR range use? [Re: Tff caribou]
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And I need some 10 round mags. 30s will just get in the way most of the time.
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#7039675 - 01/15/18 09:10 PM Re: Bipod or bags for AR range use? [Re: Tff caribou]
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Nice rifle. All my rifles have a bipod. Just my way of doing things. Nothing wrong with using bags at all. No lead sleds though.
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#7039677 - 01/15/18 09:12 PM Re: Bipod or bags for AR range use? [Re: Tff caribou]
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With that free float front tube, use either one. If you don't want to buy a bipod, and already have bags, use bags.

If you want to witness impacts a bipod makes it easier. A Harris 6-9" BRM-S will work on all the rest of your rifles. There's an abundance of parts to add a sking swivel stud, for the bipod to attach to the AR.

Bipod is way lighter to tote than a sandbag.
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#7039691 - 01/15/18 09:18 PM Re: Bipod or bags for AR range use? [Re: 2Beez]
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Originally Posted By: 2Beez
Nice rifle. All my rifles have a bipod. Just my way of doing things. Nothing wrong with using bags at all. No lead sleds though.


Hate lead sleds. Always thought they were great til I used one. Shifted POI 6Ē when it was strapped down.
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#7039700 - 01/15/18 09:24 PM Re: Bipod or bags for AR range use? [Re: Tff caribou]
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I shoot all my rifles (ARs and bolt guns) with a bipod and a rear bag.

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#7039726 - 01/15/18 09:51 PM Re: Bipod or bags for AR range use? [Re: Tff caribou]
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Originally Posted By: 2Beez
Nice rifle. All my rifles have a bipod. Just my way of doing things. Nothing wrong with using bags at all. No lead sleds though.


Hate lead sleds. Always thought they were great til I used one. Shifted POI 6Ē when it was strapped down.
Still trying to convince my BIL of that bang
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#7039733 - 01/15/18 09:56 PM Re: Bipod or bags for AR range use? [Re: Tff caribou]
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There's a new Atlas bipod on pre-sale for the rest of the month. Get the QD mount and swap around at will. Or buy a lightweight "pump pillow" type of bag. They're not interchangeable, but either one will probably serve you well in your stated uses.

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#7039806 - 01/16/18 01:14 AM Re: Bipod or bags for AR range use? [Re: snarkscarbine]
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Originally Posted By: snarkscarbine
There's a new Atlas bipod on pre-sale for the rest of the month. Get the QD mount and swap around at will. Or buy a lightweight "pump pillow" type of bag. They're not interchangeable, but either one will probably serve you well in your stated uses.


Who has this pre-sale?
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#7039808 - 01/16/18 03:08 AM Re: Bipod or bags for AR range use? [Re: Tff caribou]
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Nice rifle. I think you should have a bipod. Atlas or Harris is good


Edited by James US (01/16/18 03:09 AM)

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#7039909 - 01/16/18 07:18 AM Re: Bipod or bags for AR range use? [Re: Tff caribou]
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I shoot everything with a front bipod and rear bag also.

As far as bipods go, fireman's recommendation is a good one. I finally broke down and got the BRM-S and Pod-Loc awhile back and it's a very versatile and well-built combo. If you want to go cheaper, I actually found a non-swivel bipod on amazon prime for $17 that works pretty well, if you don't mind living without the swivel feature. I can't remember the brand, but I can get the info for you if you're interested. If I couldn't afford the Harris right now but wanted something til you can save up for it, it's a good option.

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#7039993 - 01/16/18 08:40 AM Re: Bipod or bags for AR range use? [Re: patriot07]
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Originally Posted By: patriot07
I shoot everything with a front bipod and rear bag also.

As far as bipods go, fireman's recommendation is a good one. I finally broke down and got the BRM-S and Pod-Loc awhile back and it's a very versatile and well-built combo. If you want to go cheaper, I actually found a non-swivel bipod on amazon prime for $17 that works pretty well, if you don't mind living without the swivel feature. I can't remember the brand, but I can get the info for you if you're interested. If I couldn't afford the Harris right now but wanted something til you can save up for it, it's a good option.


I have two Caldwells, gave maybe $25 for each. One is fantastic, the other is barely serviceable. I'm not sure what the difference is. The good one is definitely a good buy but it's fixed position.
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#7040006 - 01/16/18 08:45 AM Re: Bipod or bags for AR range use? [Re: Tff caribou]
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I had a Caldwell for a long time, but I paid the full $40 or $50 at BPS for it. It was just fine. The $17 amazon model is basically the same for less than half the price.

The Harris is better than all of them for sure, but it's $130 with the pod loc. I think I found mine on ebay for $80 plus the $30 pod loc, but either way it's quite a bit more than the cheaper models.

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#7040015 - 01/16/18 08:50 AM Re: Bipod or bags for AR range use? [Re: Tff caribou]
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Iíve had good luck with a couple of Caldwell bipods in the past. I think Iím going to go for the Harris this time, but it might wait til my birthday in March. I have a cheap picatinny mounted bipod off of amazon that I use on my .22. It will probably make its way onto the AR until the birthday rolls around.
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#7040023 - 01/16/18 08:56 AM Re: Bipod or bags for AR range use? [Re: Tff caribou]
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Iíve had good luck with a couple of Caldwell bipods in the past. I think Iím going to go for the Harris this time


I doubt you'll ever have to replace it. Mine is 7 years old, weekly use, is scratched, but still works perfect.
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