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Thread: Javelin bipod

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    Javelin bipod

    Is anyone using the heavy duty lever on there bipod to replace the star nut to lock the cant
    Just interested in your thought as there is also the retro model which is smaller.

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    Mine came with the lever which is a whole lot easier to tighten than the star nut im guessing. Seem to be a well made bipod; use mine whenever the time frames allow
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    If it's not a first round hit you need to practice more

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Claw View Post
    Same. Good kit.
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    Any recommendations on short vs long length?

  6. #6
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    @Sonicjoe I recommend the long one and here is my reasoning:

    First, the short one is usually too short for the average shot. What I mean by this is - if you attach the short bipod in it's compact state, you will typically then need to pull the legs out and adjust them to where you need them. When laying prone, I found the short bipod to be too low for a level field such as the average target shooting range. In the field you often have the ability to use rocks and mounds, true, but I think you would find yourself always having to make leg adjustments.

    With the long version, shooting prone on level ground usually doesn't require leg adjustments. To date I have never sat there wishing I had a shorter bipod. With the long bipod I find most of the adjustments I make are to one leg in order to compensate for uneven ground... so less time spent extending the legs and playing around.

    The other thing I considered when making my purchase was that - possibly - the reasons that most bipods are short is due to the convenience of reducing weight, improving balance and reducing their ability to get caught up on shit. Because the Javelin is not normally fixed on the rifle, getting snagged on stuff isn't a concern so a long bipod is easier to manage. Because the Javelin is light, weight and balance is not really an issue either so having a long bipod is again a non issue.

    As the Yanks say, YMMV, but with the Javelin there seems to be benefits to the long version. I have two and they get used extensively.

    Hope that helps.

  7. #7
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    May 2017
    Thanks for that, might have to be the long!



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