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shooting sticks,bipods..
« on: July 07, 2007, 05:09:11 PM »
how many of you guys use them, and what brands do ya'll like? I was using a monopod and couldnt steady myself well enough for a good shot, and the bipod the other guy was using for lack of a better term sucked. it would slip on the extention locks, and the end extentions were way too thin in diameter to hold itself without wobbling.. i was looking at maybe a "LEVEL LOK" but donno how good they accually are..
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Re: shooting sticks,bipods..
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2007, 09:37:15 PM »
The ones BC has on the Marlin HMR seem to be pretty nice.I myself don`t use them.Morax as creative as you are why have you not made your own out of some fine limbs found in the timber? Varmint Al has a kind of a "how to" on making a handy set.

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Re: shooting sticks,bipods..
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2007, 09:43:52 PM »
Mine are home made.  Had one of those cheap wooden laundry racks that folds up (about $10 at wally world).  It broke.  So I cut one side off about 4 inches above a swivel point, attached a length of bicycle innertube.  Get out to the field and open it up, rest the barrel or forearm on the inner tube and I'm a little steadier.
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Re: shooting sticks,bipods..
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2007, 10:32:47 AM »
Years ago I had one of the bipods that attach to the front swivel stud I think "Harris" might have been the brand name. I found them ackward to shoot. If you zeroed in the rifle with them attached the zero was off if you took them off. If the bipod was resting on a hard surface like concrete from a shooting bench and you shot from something softer the next time, the rifle's zero was out again.  I have not used any of the shooting stick types so I won't comment on them.

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Re: shooting sticks,bipods..
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2007, 11:19:38 AM »
The ones BC has on the Marlin HMR seem to be pretty nice.I myself don`t use them.Morax as creative as you are why have you not made your own out of some fine limbs found in the timber? Varmint Al has a kind of a "how to" on making a handy set.

I got a bench model harris on the .243 goes from 6 to 9 inches or something like this, but i was looking for a kneeling to standing model.  I thought about making my own, got some ideas floating in my head, extendable paint sticks and all.  Varmit AL has all kinds of good stuff that i have read and reread, even emailed him a few times on questions.. real good guy!
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Re: shooting sticks,bipods..
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2007, 12:42:20 PM »
Years ago I had one of the bipods that attach to the front swivel stud I think "Harris" might have been the brand name. I found them ackward to shoot. If you zeroed in the rifle with them attached the zero was off if you took them off. If the bipod was resting on a hard surface like concrete from a shooting bench and you shot from something softer the next time, the rifle's zero was out again.  I have not used any of the shooting stick types so I won't comment on them.

BBF, it sounds like you may have had something loose on your gun.  I've got a bipod on my .17 HMR right now.  Having it on there or not doesn't affect the accuracy of the gun, that I've been able to tell.  But then again, I might be such a bad shot that it doesn't matter! ;D

I got a bench model harris on the .243 goes from 6 to 9 inches or something like this, but i was looking for a kneeling to standing model.  I thought about making my own, got some ideas floating in my head, extendable paint sticks and all.  Varmit AL has all kinds of good stuff that i have read and reread, even emailed him a few times on questions.. real good guy!

I've messed with some of the cheap bipods/shooting sticks.  If they're thin, you wobble too much.  Just take you a couple of scrap 2x4's and a carriage bolt and make yourself a set. O0
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Re: shooting sticks,bipods..
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2007, 05:27:57 PM »
I use the Stoney point Polecat bipod collapsing sticks, they are really great, a quality product.

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Re: shooting sticks,bipods..
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2007, 11:41:37 PM »
Go to Varmint Al's website he has the plans to build what he calls a Bifurpod he uses to hunt predators with.
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Re: shooting sticks,bipods..
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2007, 12:23:13 PM »
Go to Varmint Al's website he has the plans to build what he calls a Bifurpod he uses to hunt predators with.

i been there checked that all out long long times ago, great sight and info to be had there.. ended up picking up a couple mx-450s from wally world
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Re: shooting sticks,bipods..
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2007, 12:46:20 PM »
 :) Hey BC.
That doesn't surprise me considering the large amount of recoil that 17 cal rifle has. :roll: You need a muzzle brake on that cannon  :D

The least amount of recoil I had was from a Ruger #1 in .243 Win and I still had the mentioned situation. You should have seen the bounce from my 338 Win.  :shock: :shock:
In addition the legs still caught on branches etc when folded up.

 


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