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    Certainly great in the field, got a rabbit at about 100 metres the other day shooting off the bipod, butt to LH shoulder, using right eye thru scope, supporting all with my LHand and pulling the trigger with my right fore finger. Didn't know what hit it? I don't normally shoot like that, but it was awkward to say the least!
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    I like the Atlas or Versapod/PH/AI style better than the rigid Harris.

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    Bought a harris from US on ebay. Delivered saved $50 on NZ price. Use shooting sticks mostly on the rimfire but the bipod good for setting the centrefire down.

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    If you're gonna buy cheap get it from dx.com Cheap 20.5cm Max Height Universal Aluminium Bipod (Universal Mount)
    $35 and I've never broken one yet, just make sure you get one with the pivoting mount

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    ok just to throw a rock in the pond, I have two harris bi pods, but don,t use either since I got a set of BOG sticks the tri pod set, I shoot rabbits from the sitting position and deer from the standing / sitting, I have used them at the range for zeroin, I would never go back to a bi pod again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt2308 View Post
    Harris all the way! 👍
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taff View Post
    ok just to throw a rock in the pond, I have two harris bi pods, but don,t use either since I got a set of BOG sticks the tri pod set, I shoot rabbits from the sitting position and deer from the standing / sitting, I have used them at the range for zeroin, I would never go back to a bi pod again
    @smidey some cheap harris's going here aye @Taff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gimp View Post
    I like the Atlas or Versapod/PH/AI style better than the rigid Harris.
    +1

    I have a tall one I can sit behind and shoot like Maca and it has a mount like this.

    Rifle Bipod Extendable Swivel Sling Mount | Trade Me

    Only takes a second to clip the notched legs on or off. Just so quick to use. I also have the tall swivel Harris but prefer the cheaper one to use.
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    Harris 9-13 inch with notched legs and swivel adjustment (whatever its called). Not a fixed one, a c**t to shoot on slopes with.

    Also consider a pod-lock and pod spikes if you're doing a lot of paddock type shooting. Don't shoot off the roof/bonnet of your truck with spikes on though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshC View Post
    Harris 9-13 inch with notched legs and swivel adjustment (whatever its called). Not a fixed one, a c**t to shoot on slopes with.

    Also consider a pod-lock and pod spikes if you're doing a lot of paddock type shooting. Don't shoot off the roof/bonnet of your truck with spikes on though!
    What if your truck is hard out?

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    I agree with Taff, I possess a Harris bipod but never use it, not even on the bench for zero or load testing, over a bag on the bench just as I would in the field, double wrap on the sling. Prone in long grass or tussock, still no need for a bipod, switch to off your knees from a sit, you'd need a bloody long legged bipod to match that!

    Just an extra bit of kit to hump about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    What if your truck is hard out?
    It'll be hard out with scratches



    Also, when shooting over a bi-pod some rifles can be fussy and will change poi by holding it in different ways. You'll need to test various holding positions to check how your rifle reacts with a bipod on, some hate them. Most commonly, you should apply a little bit of forward pressure on the bipod, set it on the ground and lean into it to put a bit of "load" on the legs. There's heaps of vids on YouTube about shooting over a bipod.
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    My bipod lives on the 17hmr now, I had a Remington that fell to bits (admittedly it was on the short magnum at the time)
    Harris seems to do the trick fine. Remember to lean into the bipod when shooting, and to consistently put the same pressure leaning into it. P.O.I can change with varying pressure placed on forend.

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    I must be different then, I like the smooth leg harris. I use it all the time on an unsuppressed or braked magnum. no problems.

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    I have a Caldwell (harris copy) with the slotted legs and swivel head, was <$50 landed from Amazon via YouShop. So far so good, but I haven't had hands on experience with the others.

 

 

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