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Thread: Bipods, what the guts?

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    Bipods, what the guts?

    So for my soon to be arriving hmr i want to have a bipod. Never had or used one before so a complete noob to this sort of equipment.

    What are do's and don'ts?
    If i could have a full time job shooting pests i'm up for over time.

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    Do: Make sure it has two legs.
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    looking on trademe there seems to be a lot available but these seem to be the better quality ones by looking at the pictures
    remington
    Remington Swivel Bipod 9 - 13 | Trade Me

    buffalo river
    Buffalo River 6 - 9" Swivel Bi-Pod BRBP69 | Trade Me

    and obviously there are the harris items at $200+
    If i could have a full time job shooting pests i'm up for over time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzumitH View Post
    Do: Make sure it has two legs.
    yeah hence the "Bi" pod haha
    If i could have a full time job shooting pests i'm up for over time.

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    buy a harris, not the cheap remington copy.

    unless you are shooting from a bench, get something with longer legs, makes it more practical in the field.

    if you get a harris, get the pod-lock lever.
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    Ebf on to it I've got a long leg and can use it short or sitting on my behind the long legs, works well, mines a Harris
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    I have a few remington ones. Never had any real issue with them. You have to be a rough cunt to smash it up imo

    In saying that if I had the money I'd get a harris just cause
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    Agree with these two, do not waste money on the cheap copies (remington, buffalo river etc.) you will just end up buying a harris when they break, reloaders does the harris for $170ish, well worth the money.
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    Definitely don't get a gun city one, they're made of cheese and bend if you sneeze on them.

    Most people who buy cheap ones just end up buying a genuine Harris to replace it later anyway. I think my Harris was about $80 second hand.
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    oh, one more thing with the Harris pods

    They come in different flavours : legs are either straight (friction lock) or slotted/notched.

    You want the slotted legs...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GravelBen View Post
    Definitely don't get a gun city one, they're made of cheese and bend if you sneeze on them.

    Most people who buy cheap ones just end up buying a genuine Harris to replace it later anyway. I think my Harris was about $80 second hand.
    I've been looking for a second hand Harris for ages, they go like hotcakes when they come up. I ended up getting a decent deal on a dollar reserve Bushbuck for my 22.
    Pretty solid, locks up sweet and comes with a 13' leg option ( I like em leggy )

    Dropping $200 for a bipod on a $400 rifle didnt make sense to me. As always with somthing like a harris, you pay for quality, but you also pay for a name.

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    The remingtons are all you need for rimfires. No heavy recoil to shake them to bits and you don't need to lean into them like on a centerfire

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    Bipod can be shared between multiple rifles, you only use one at any time... Worth investing in quality.

    I have one centrefire suppressor and one bipod, the bipod is used between 3 rifles, suppressor between 2
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    Thanks all for your input.

    I figure it will be useful for the hmr as I'll be trying to tag small pests at a fair distance ( in my opinion) so having a bipod will make a big difference I think

    Sent from my work bench
    If i could have a full time job shooting pests i'm up for over time.

 

 

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