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Old April 13, 2019, 01:27 PM   #51
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Yes , I do use a piece of rug under the legs , the benchs I shoot off of are concrete . I still prefer a fixed Bi Pod .
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Old May 2, 2019, 09:23 AM   #52
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To avoid starting a new thread. Looking to get a bipod for AR-15. Any recommendation? I purchased an M-Lok bipod mount. Should have just looked for a M-Lok bipod. Oh well, for what I already have on it have looked at Caldwell/Harris/Blackhawk at the store. Any big difference between them other than price. I have a bipod on a 22lr made from Caldwell. I have been using bags. At least for the Ar-15 want to get a bipod for it.
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Old May 2, 2019, 10:35 AM   #53
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Third Option! I like these:



https://www.amazon.com/d/Shooting-Ac...ock/B00GKM4O5O
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Old May 2, 2019, 04:29 PM   #54
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Never seen one of those. How sturdy are those and does it work well with a 30rd magazine? How high are those? Interchangeable on sies? Thanks for the option.
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Old May 4, 2019, 06:45 PM   #55
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Last Sunday was the first time shooting this season , kind of on the cold side 50° shot OK but was nice seeing my shooting buddies . One of my friends had a new type of bi pod set up , it is a 1 1/2 " tube that runs under the stock to the tip of the barrel , looks like a granade launcher with legs . Very sturdy . First time I ever saw a bit pod like that . Shooting from a bench , all name brands are good . Take your pick .
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Old May 20, 2019, 10:50 AM   #56
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Rice Sock (sandbag) or monopod.
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Old May 21, 2019, 01:49 AM   #57
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I shoot so little from a rest that I usually just throw my day-pack on the hood of my Ranger and maybe a folded jacket on top of that and it's good enough for me to sight in or even do some load evaluations. But then, I shoot in the woods. It's been years since I last shot at an actual rifle range. A bench rest is great for load work-ups. sighting in, and accuracy evaluations. But I prefer to shoot off-hand or kneeling, maybe sitting if the range is long and there is sufficient time to assume position. I have never shot any game from a benchrest; therefore, I practice for what is most likely to happen when hunting. I don't even own a bi-pod as I think it would be useless for hunting in the Pacific Northwest. Your world could be a lot different, though.
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Old May 21, 2019, 09:01 AM   #58
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Never seen one of those. How sturdy are those and does it work well with a 30rd magazine? How high are those? Interchangeable on sies? Thanks for the option.
They are great! Very sturdy, and yes if you switch sides it has different height options. It is 8.5" x 6.5" x 3" The only downside is it doesn't really fit in a range bag (depending on your bag) but I just carry it down if I am going to spend extended time on a rest.
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Old June 3, 2019, 05:35 AM   #59
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I prefer both. It depends on my rig. I use a Bipod on my heavier Varmint. I shoot it off a table for both practice and hunting. On my other lighter rifles that I carry into the woods I use bag. Not as a gun rest but to steady my left forearm. I'll sight those rifles sitting at a range bench shooting off my elbows. On some rifles I get a different zero between holding the rifle and a bipod. Particularly on lighter rifles with more recoil. I try to sight the guns in as close to the way they are used. On a good day, I can shoot as well leaning on bags as with a bipod. Some rifles better. For example my Tikka 7mm-08 with a bipod jumps too much on a bench. That said it will jump off bags too if you don't hold the forend.
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Old June 3, 2019, 06:17 AM   #60
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For example my Tikka 7mm-08 with a bipod jumps too much on a bench. That said it will jump off bags too if you don't hold the forend.
I've experienced the same thing with my 7-08 BLR--your point of replicating the weapon hold as an important way to predict bullet impact is a very good one.
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Old June 5, 2019, 10:13 PM   #61
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Have you looked at the BiPod EXT from Accuracy Solutions . Something new in bipods.
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Old June 5, 2019, 10:31 PM   #62
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Looks interesting--but I suspect column flex on the carbon tube is still a factor.
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Old June 5, 2019, 10:44 PM   #63
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Two of my shooting friends have it setup on their AR's , they have it set even with the muzzle . Pretty solid , extended to the max may be a different story .
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