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  1. #1

    Bipod size help

    I am pretty sure you guys will have been over this loads but I'm looking for some opinions
    What's yor preferred bipod size?
    Im looking at a Harris 12-25 to go on my .243 I use for stalking/foxing/lamping etc.
    But keep thinking its a bit bulky when not in use

    Thanks

  2. #2
    9 to 13 is plenty. I use quad sticks more than the bipod

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  3. #3
    Size depends a lot on the shooter's gut. I'm slim and had to get the shortest.

    Try some on your rifle and see what works for you.

  4. #4
    9 to 13 is plenty. I use quad sticks more than the bipod
    I agree, the 12-25 adds even more weight. The 9-13 plus a set of quad sticks covers most situations

  5. #5
    you can take it on and off when needed or not tho having a front rail and a Toggle lock is even quicker

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    Ive been down this road, in the end I bought the 9-13, and a good set of sticks, and when foxing/stalking I use the sticks 99% of the time.

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    So effectively it comes down to personal choice. On lowland I would tend to agree that a 9-13 is sufficient - unless you like to take sitting/kneeling shots over prone/standing. I have gone with a 12-25 as it gives me more options. Weight addition is negligible - and allows me to get more stable if windy etc., or if crops/grass is up, or if shooting on a steep incline. I do tend to take the majority of shots off sticks, but have been grateful on a number of occasions for the additional option. Just make sure you buy a 12-25, over a 13.5-27 as the longer is very difficult to use prone (belly statement previously made notwithstanding) - HTH
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric the Red View Post
    So effectively it comes down to personal choice. On lowland I would tend to agree that a 9-13 is sufficient - unless you like to take sitting/kneeling shots over prone/standing. I have gone with a 12-25 as it gives me more options. Weight addition is negligible - and allows me to get more stable if windy etc., or if crops/grass is up, or if shooting on a steep incline. I do tend to take the majority of shots off sticks, but have been grateful on a number of occasions for the additional option. Just make sure you buy a 12-25, over a 13.5-27 as the longer is very difficult to use prone (belly statement previously made notwithstanding) - HTH
    Very well put. Thanks JCS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric the Red View Post
    So effectively it comes down to personal choice. On lowland I would tend to agree that a 9-13 is sufficient - unless you like to take sitting/kneeling shots over prone/standing. I have gone with a 12-25 as it gives me more options. Weight addition is negligible - and allows me to get more stable if windy etc., or if crops/grass is up, or if shooting on a steep incline. I do tend to take the majority of shots off sticks, but have been grateful on a number of occasions for the additional option. Just make sure you buy a 12-25, over a 13.5-27 as the longer is very difficult to use prone (belly statement previously made notwithstanding) - HTH
    thats why i chose a modular Bipod I can swap out legs in seconds and even Clip legs together to take the whole thing off

    or tripod mount

    8"-11"
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    12" -19" legs
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    Both sets clipped together and extended
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  10. #10
    Going to be a bit controversial here. Maybe.

    I think that bipods are overrated. I've got them on my rifles, but I am struggling to remember the last time I actually used them whilst out and about. I either have to shoot off hand if in a bit of a hurry or most often use another means of steadying things, be it sticks, trees, walls, fences or whatever. Although they are a great boon when I go to the range, or zeroing on a permission. In fact, having written this, I rather think I might try taking them off, save the weight and see how it goes.

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