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Re: bipods

Postby PredatorCaller » Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:49 am

Spend a few extra dollars and get the Harris S-Series. You will appreciate the swivel for uneven terrain.


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Re: bipods

Postby Tbush » Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:41 am

Snipe pods are what we use, Harris to heavy and hard to set up on uneven ground
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Re: bipods

Postby devildogg » Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:51 am

i have an old set of stoney point shooting sticks they are white made of fiberglass and couple together and they have a little slide adjustment on them so you can adjust them to any height. if you are prone just pull them apart if you are sitting leave them together super light and don't get in the way. i don't care for a bipod that is connected to your gun i hunted with a buddy that had one on his gun and we were sitting in a rock pile called in a double they started swinging to the right and he couldn't get his gun swung with that damn bipod the legs kept hitting the rocks and just got in the way and we didn't get that yote with sticks you just lift your gun and your out of them ready to swing freely especially on a running shot with no legs hanging down to catch on things when trying to shoot. i love my sticks and won't hunt without them just for me i think they are a lot more versatile than any bipod ever will be.


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Re: bipods

Postby Tim Anderson » Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:18 pm

I learned a few things this year when out calling. A hunter has to be adaptable with his equipement and the calling sounds he uses.. In other words don't get stuck on just a few sounds or only a few pieces of equipement, be willing to mix it up according to how the coyotes are responding and ground conditions..
For years i used Bi-pods for stalking fox and coyotes and then moved up to the shooting sticks and stayed with them.. Normaly where i call i don't have much if any snow to deal with when i'm out calling, but this year has been different.. The area i hunt in had good rains over the summer so the grass was tall in some areas and then they also had a good amount of snowfall.. Normaly i set up to my advantage to where the shooting sticks would work best for the situation but found out this year due to useing different tatics i could'nt always set up the way i would of liked..
On my first trip this year i was haveing problems connecting on some of the coyotes due to the ground conditions, tall grass ,deep snow, frozen ground and some areas no cover so i had to lay prone..I switched from shooting sticks to my bi-pods and cured most of the missed shots and connected on a few long ones as well.. Before my second trip out i made a stop at Cabela's and bought a pair of the newer bi-pods with the swivel and they paid for themselves on the second trip.. So now i carry two sets of tall bi-pods and two different styles of shooting sticks and carry them in the truck. When i get to a area i plan to call i will look over the area and then decide if i need bi-pods or shooting sticks or maybe both..
When useing both i leave the bi-pods folded up and start with the sticks and if i get a coyote that hangs back i will drop the sticks and go to the Bi-pod and lay prone for a more accurate long range shot..
Another tool i like to carry is a butt padd that has a alastic strap that buckles around my waist and when used you just slide it down to youre butt and then sit.. I also carry a turkey seat for some stands to help me sit a little higher for a better view and to keep my butt dry.. here are a few pic's with different shooting positions..

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Re: bipods

Postby bucksnbears » Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:37 pm

good explenation. bipods work if you can know the outcome of a senario but can SUCK when things dont go as planned
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Re: bipods

Postby LeviM » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:21 am

I am a Harris Bipod guy, Love them, They haven't let me down to this day
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Re: bipods

Postby Coyotehunter » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:06 am

great post Tim. I have a plastice tub in the back seat of my truck that I carry all my stuff in, as well as a duffle bag with extra clothes. I agree, you can not do it all, all the time with your standard set up. I do carry shooting sticks, a short and long harris bipod, digital and mouth calls, shotgun, 2 rifles, etc.....I have the set up I use 80% of the time but sometimes I bring something out of the box for a specific area or stand, Terrain, weather conditions.
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Re: bipods

Postby 1Coyotemaster » Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:24 pm

I have a couple pair of Harris in the safe and that's likely where they will stay unless I use a pair on the SML. I have been using a "pillow" for about 5 years that is made from a bag of polyfill pillow stuffing (WalMart) and stuffed inside a sandbag type of poly bag that is white and has a cord attached to corners for carrying--weighs maybe 1#. When calling I can sit on the bag high and dry and shoot off the knee. When stalking I lay the bag on a snow drift or a slight rise and it is like shooting off the bench--very accurate and no adjustment of legs needed. Too many times I have had bipods sink into the snow or get caught in the grass- brush- fence and spoil the shot. For runners there is no extra weight hanging on the front of the gun.


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Re: bipods

Postby Coyotehunter » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:31 pm

good point. for guiding mule deer and antelope hunters I carry a bag similar to what you described and a pair of shooting sticks that Merv Griswold gave me years ago.


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Re: bipods

Postby REDTAIL » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:31 am

:D did not get the chance to try it out this year, But I invested into a Vanguard Quest T62U Tri Pod for apx $100.00 on E Bay site & Free Shp also. Looks like its going to :D be a winner in the field etc.


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Re: bipods

Postby Cuts Crooked » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:06 am

<chuckle> I've never used a bi pod. I built a set of heavy cross sticks for shooting long range big bore stuff in competition, and find they are just right for shootin yotes too!
Like others here, I need something taller for shooting while using a small stool to sit on in the winter. So Imma gonna build another set just for that purpose.


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Re: bipods

Postby Coyotehunter » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:07 pm

I have a heck of time getting shooting sticks out of the snow if I need to swing on a coyote.


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Re: bipods

Postby Cuts Crooked » Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:42 pm

Coyotehunter wrote:I have a heck of time getting shooting sticks out of the snow if I need to swing on a coyote.


Yer snow must not be powder,like we get here all the time :P


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