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Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 10 12:23 pm    Post subject: Bipods  Reply with quote    

Does anyone use a Harris bipod and is it worth spending a bit extra on? For prone shooting would a height range of 9-13 inches be best? I've tried one that goes up to 9 inches and it seems too low. Finally is there much difference between notched legs or smooth ones and is a swivel base worth an extra £25?

vegplot



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 10 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have a Harris bipod they are very good. It has two settings (6" & 9" if I recall). Quick to deploy and yet light. I suspect the unotched versions are more adaptable but fiddley. I've not used mine for prone only bench.

Gervase



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 10 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If nine inches seems too low, I'd suggest trying to modify your shooting position before experimenting further. Prone is, er, prone.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 10 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My experience seems to match what Harris say, the 6" - 9" one is sold for bench shooting and the 9" - 13" for bench and prone.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 10 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Swivel base means you can negate any canting issues, so that if the ground isn't perfectly level you can tilt the rifle back over to get verticle..... a small spirit level bubble tube help to get this right.

I would recommend the taller bipods.. have just seen how much they cost and am glad I didn't buy mine new.

They are times when shooting from sitting is a very comfortable option, and they also give you the scope to shoot over taller grass.

However they are heavier......

Hope this helps.
Pete

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