View Full Version : Harris Bipod Height, Remington 700 SPS Varmint
January 30, 2010, 06:07 PM
Hello all, still doing research, but probably planning on purchasing a Remington 700 SPS Varmint .308 Win eventually.
I want to mount a Harris bipod with adjustable legs.
What is the correct size for this style rifle? Is it 6-9 inch, or 9-13 inch? Just trying to make sure I research the right height.
The Rifle: http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/centerfire/model-700/model-700-sps-varmint.aspx
Thanks for the help....
January 30, 2010, 06:17 PM
How are you primarily going to shoot it?
January 30, 2010, 07:35 PM
Mostly prone. I can shoot off the bench at my range out to 200 yards, but most of the time will be prone at an outdoor shooting area with no fixtures.
January 30, 2010, 10:04 PM
I use different sizes but mostly the 6x9 bench/prone unless out in the field and sitting larger one if on the move I use the 4' ajustable one depending on my field surface and hunting being done. Overall if just for range shooting on fairly even surfaces get the 6x9 one with the head that swivels side to side that allows you to ensure a level crosshair.
January 30, 2010, 10:30 PM
If your going to shoot just at the range, you can use just the 9". If your going to the field with it, from experience I can tell you you will need the high one for the tall grass or rolling contour terrain shots.
I hunted wood chucks for many years, and always has occasion to get the tall one out or switch to the low one for more stability, as the case required.
January 31, 2010, 11:56 AM
Thanks for the ideas so far. I was thinking 6-9, but the two heights idea sounds good.
Another question though, what exactly does the leg notch option do for me, or improve???
February 3, 2010, 03:51 AM
I pondered this very question recently, and asked some very experienced people to boot. Here's some answers I got. I also used two borrowed Harris's, in my first F-class matches, one a 6-9 notched/swivel, and the other a 9-13 sliding/fixed and offer my own observations.
The 6-9 offers a lower shooter profile, and because it IS lower, is probably more stable. But......I found 6 inches hard to stay behind from prone, (to low) over the course of a 15-20 minute F-Class course of fire. I found myself running a borrowed the 6-9 up to 9 inches for prone fire. Conversely, 6 inches seems ideal from a sitting position on a bench.
I left the 9-13, at 9 and it matched the feel of the extended 6-9, obviously.
The notched legs set up quicker, but the sliders, while slower, offer the advantage of varying heights, which can off set a cambered/unlevel shooting site, important if your bipod does not swivel.
Although you did not ask, I would say buy a swivel model, no matter what else you decide. The rifle/reticule must be level for best and repeatable accuracy. Coupled w/ the oversized pod-lock gadget accessory, you can level the rifle much easier and quicker.
I can also see where the 13" and higher models offer the advantage of getting above obstacles, but that does not matter in my shooting from an established firing line.
What did I do. Santa brought me the monster Sinclair rest, I returned my borrowed Harris's, and bought a look-alike cheapie for cleaning and storage.
February 3, 2010, 09:13 AM
For field use, consider the sitting bipod, the Harris 25-C swivel. It is a full 27 inches high, and once you have experienced the genius of this design, you will never want anything else.
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