Harris bipod question


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awilson0407
August 11, 2007, 11:02 AM
Looking for advice or comments a Harris bipod for a Remington LTR .308 with a Leupold 4.5-14X 40mm Vari-X III tactical scope, Mildot reticle. scope. Won't be hunting with it...just target shooting. Also...should I just use sandbags...or get both? Thanks.

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CommanderPoopyduX
August 11, 2007, 11:17 AM
are you mostly going to be shooting from a bench or prone? Do you know anyone who has any so you can try out the different heights and see which one fits you best?

awilson0407
August 11, 2007, 11:25 AM
In reality, probably mostly bench but I don't want to be limited to bench...and I don't want to invest in something that's going to collect dust. My main goal is all-around proficiency with the rifle. Standing, prone, bench, sitting, etc. BTW...I have ordered a QD sling from T.I.S.

Hutch
August 11, 2007, 11:30 AM
While bipods aren't exactly cheap, compared to the money you've already spent, it's not so much. That being said, the Harris is a well-regarded bit of kit, and will fold up fairly compactly on the rifle when not in use. They're not hard to remove, either. You can bench-rest your 700 with the bipod in place and folded. Since you've got the tactical rig action under way, you may as well do it. There are circumstances when the bipod would be VERY useful.

Just do it. Don't forget the Butler Creek flip up scope covers, too;)

spankaveli
August 11, 2007, 11:48 AM
6-9 is what most people get fwiw

Geno
August 11, 2007, 11:54 AM
Get a short Harris bi-pod and use sandbags under the rear of the stock. The bi-pod will keep you from "canting" the rifle. For what it's worth, I keep 2 bi-pods...one for the bench and one for the field.

awilson0407
August 11, 2007, 12:08 PM
Thanks guys! I had to get the rifle out of my gun cabinet to see what kind of scope covers I have on it. They are Butler Creek. This rifle has been abused (It hasn't been fired...LOL :o ) since I purchased over 7 years ago. I sent it to TTI Int'l (not sure they guy is still in business...can't pull up his website) to have it "accurized", target trigger, etc., right after I bought it. If anyone has any experience with TTI, I would like to hear about it and if he is still in business. I was leaning toward a 6-9 Harris...thanks. Is a "Pod-Loc" worth it?

Thanks,

Al

spankaveli
August 11, 2007, 12:35 PM
not unless you're going to be tilting it and/or removing it alot and won't pliers handy

CDignition
August 11, 2007, 12:39 PM
I use a Swivel Bipod with a Pod lock. this is the preferred setup

awilson0407
August 11, 2007, 12:57 PM
OK...Brownells or MidwayUSA? $121.90 vs. $79.99? Am I missing something here? If not...it's a no-brainer!!!

http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/productdetail.aspx?p=6945&st=Harris%20bipod&s=

http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=155546&t=11082005

spankaveli
August 11, 2007, 12:58 PM
try www.bigrivertactical.com. donnie will definitely treat you right. i just got a base & rings for my 10fp from him and will be spending some more money there next week.

JTW Jr.
August 11, 2007, 01:15 PM
I have never bought from these guys yet , but found this while searching for the best prices last night. https://www.eabco.com/harrisbipods.html

awilson0407
August 11, 2007, 01:21 PM
From eabco.com: ORDER 721-SBRM BR 6-9" S BP w/Notches $84

Midway still beats their price at $79.99.

windjammer
August 11, 2007, 01:38 PM
I use the short Harris bipod on my Remington Varmint Special in 22-250.
I normally shoot from the hood of my truck with a sandbag under the
stock.This works very well.

One thing to remember, if you shoot the gun without using the bipod,
your point of impact will change.

Windjammer

Sir Aardvark
August 11, 2007, 01:57 PM
awilson-

Midway is having a good sale on these. the $79.00 price is pretty close to wholesale.

I saw mentioned a POD LOC - these are great! you must get one if you are serious about using the Harris bipod for target shooting.

awilson0407
August 11, 2007, 02:08 PM
Wonder why Harris wouldn't incorporate a "pod-loc" type lever on their own product? I'll probably not order one until I work with the bipod and experience the need it. This thing is ~1/3 the price of the bipod!!!!

CDignition
August 11, 2007, 02:40 PM
its 25 bux, buy the KMW one(Terry Cross)...You will really need it...just buy it.

One thing to remember, if you shoot the gun without using the bipod,
your point of impact will change.

Maybe on your gun, but mine wont.

GRAPHIX
August 12, 2007, 12:12 AM
If you choose a Harris Pod, make sure you get a S model (swivel). Depending on your stature, body type and build, you may need to go with a M model 9-13". I chose a SBRM BR (Benchrest w/swivel and purchased a PODLOC about $30 All to gether you can get by under $85-90. I'm 5'6" 215 lbs.

Rifle: Remington 700 300 Win Mag.
Optics: Leupold MK4 8.5-25X50
Stock: HS Precision 2000 Tac w/adjustible check & LOP
Base & Rings: Badger Maxx 50 and 20 moa slope
Bottom metal: Badger
Bipod: Harris SBRM BR w/ PODLOC
Bolt: Badger oversized knob
Tools: Snipertools Slope indicator and Anti-cante level

spankaveli
August 12, 2007, 09:16 AM
from: http://www.snipercountry.com/InReviews/PodLoc.aspCurrent retail price is $21.50 plus shipping.
Kits can be ordered from KMW direct for $18.90

awilson0407
August 12, 2007, 12:54 PM
If you choose a Harris Pod, make sure you get a S model (swivel). Depending on your stature, body type and build, you may need to go with a M model 9-13". I chose a SBRM BR (Benchrest w/swivel and purchased a PODLOC about $30 All to gether you can get by under $85-90. I'm 5'6" 215 lbs.

I ordered the 6-9" S-BRM from Midway. I'm 6' 3", 220 lb. I hope it's not too short. :uhoh:

awilson0407
August 12, 2007, 12:56 PM
from: http://www.snipercountry.com/InReviews/PodLoc.asp
Quote:
Current retail price is $21.50 plus shipping.
Kits can be ordered from KMW direct for $18.90

Thanks for the heads up, Spank! :)

DMK
August 12, 2007, 01:03 PM
In reality, probably mostly bench but I don't want to be limited to bench...and I don't want to invest in something that's going to collect dust. My main goal is all-around proficiency with the rifle. Standing, prone, bench, sitting, etc.On the bench, a good set of sandbags is more stable than a bipod. If you are shooting sitting and standing, you won't need it at all and it will just add weight to the muzzle end of the rifle throwing off its balance. If you are shooting prone you won't need a bipod if you get a good shooting sling and know how to use it. I like the 1903 sling from www.turnersling.com

CDignition
August 12, 2007, 03:19 PM
TIS Quickcuff sling is the only one to use on a precision rifle...IF you're shooting comps prone without a bipod, you're gonna lose.

koja48
August 12, 2007, 04:28 PM
For the bench, I'd recommend bags or bags with a good adjustable rest. I gave up on bipods in the field . . . carry one of these instead. With 6-penny nails in the bottom of the legs, it doesn't slip, is light, easier & quicker to adjust than a bipod, allows greater elevation choices, & makes a good walking stick when folded, or stows nicely sandwiched around the waist strap on a day pack. Courtesy of http://www.varmintal.com. I've refined them a bit by creating a set for all occasions & rounding-off all corners since I built the prototype. I put rubber corks on the nails when I use them on hard-pan surfaces.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w305/koja48/Yote3A.jpg

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