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Postby harks_69 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:15 am

Looking at adding a bipod to my rifle, just wondering if anyone had some advice on brands, sizes and just some general reviews.


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Postby Daryl » Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:22 am

Harris I feel is by far the best but Shooters Ridge makes one that is almost identical to the Harris and they to have been good to me. Size all depends on if you sit alot or lay down. I prefer the three position that goes from approx 14 inches to 30 inches. Just my 2 cents.
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Postby lyonch » Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:31 am

Ditto here Daryl!! I use a Harris bipod that has unlimited settins to it with three main set points. I highly suggest getting one that can go from a sitting position to a prone position. It makes for a lot of versatility. I have had it already where i am hunting such a steep hill that i had the bipod all the way out and could have went to the prone position to shoot. Just me 2 cents 2.
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Postby Fallguy » Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:16 pm

I have the Shooters Ridge bipod like Daryl is talking about. It telescopes twice for a total of 3 sections. It is good for laying prone or sitting on a hillside. And it pivots.

However next time I will pay the extra 30 bucks and get a Harris. The shooters ridge has been a constant fix-me-up since I bought it. The nuts worked loose on the legs and I had to reconnect the spring and put a new nut on. Even then i have to retighten it before every hunt because it keeps working loose. Then a pin from one of the "locks" fell out so when I pull the leg out it won't stay extended. I have to twist the knob at every stand so it stays extended. Anyone know if you can get an extra pin for that extension lock. (Sorry I don't know the technical names for the parts).
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Postby rhino » Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:24 pm

I have a shooter's ridge too. I like it when I use it. I sit on a small stool so it isn't tall enough. If I sit on the ground it works fine. I am not too fond of sitting in the snow on a -10 below day. If I bought one again it would be a Harris and one that would extend more inches


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Postby LeviM » Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:27 pm

Harris all they way! Thats all I got to say, the little extra in $ is worth the quality
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Postby littlebigenuf » Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:34 pm

I have a short barrel on my rifle and couldn't put a long enough bipod on because it would extend in front of the barrel so I just went to telescoping shooting sticks which I love more than I ever did with the bipod.


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Postby Jerry Hunsley » Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:48 pm

I have a Stony point and it is the best one I have tried. I liked the Harris bi-pods, but what I found is they aren't long enough when you sit on a steep hill. I'm talking about real steep hills. Most people would be happy with Harris. My Stony point telescopes out and locks where every you want and you can adjust each leg to the contour of the land. It is a tri-pod. on the one leg I have added an extra rest so I can shoot prone if I have to. Another feature that I really like , you can extend way out and I use it as a cane. As crippled up as I am, it is a real asset.


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Postby harks_69 » Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:03 am

Thanks guys, looks like harris takes the cake. Pretty much what i expected. I have been using shooting sticks for the past couple years but i prefer to shoot prone so they arent as useful there. Hopefully get some extra $ for x-mas so i can get that on before dickinson! Got 1st dog of the year yesterday! Nice little spot and stalk on the way to our first set, but of course nothing the rest of the day.


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Postby Prairie Ghost » Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:37 am

Harris 25-S the only thing i shoot off period
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Postby LeviM » Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:54 am

This is my 1st year shooting off a Harris and I will never go back to anything else. they are really handy to use and is the right height for me.
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Postby lyonch » Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:26 pm

I guess i bought a harris off that bat right of way and never shot anyting else. After seeing levi struggle a little last year with the gun not fitting the proper height for him on those hills i was sure glad i got the one that i did.
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Postby harks_69 » Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:29 pm

Thanks guys, i ended up taking your advice and bying the harris. Seemed like the right thing to do, Thank god for christmas, and christmas money! Now i will need a new excuse if i miss one out in dickinson, LOL :mrgreen:


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Postby Tim Anderson » Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:47 pm

I don't use bipods much any more, either E.L.K. shooting sticks or free hand off the knees.. T.A.


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Postby 5.56 » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:43 pm

I have Shooters Ridge on both my .223 bolt action, as well as my 5.56 AR.
I too had heard tales of the nuts working loose so once they were installed, I used 'Loctite', as I did on my scope hardware. Works Great!
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