Looking for a Bipod


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RVenick
June 12, 2009, 08:20 AM
I was out at our local range the other day. I ran into my Father-in-Law he was out there shooting his Savage 22cal rifle and trying to sight in his scope. I was on the pistol range when he came over and said he was having problems sighting the scope he said it keeps shooting to the right. So I went over to the Rifle range and had no problem with the sights after a few rounds. He is about 70 and is not in the best of health and I think that is where the problem lies. So I figure with Father's day coming up next week that a sling mounted universal Bipod would help him out. My Wife always gets him some crappy shirt or something like that and I figure get him something he will use. To get back to the topic I am looking for a reasonably priced sling mount Bipod adjustable 6" to 9" will work as he shoots from a bench. I see lots of them out there but looking for some input on wether there is much difference between brands and price.

Thanks

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Z-Michigan
June 12, 2009, 08:33 AM
The ATI lightweight bipod is quite good for its price of $30 or so and is extremely light compared to other options. I have two that I'm happy with. There's also a decent aluminum bipod imported from China and sold by CDNN and others in about the same price range - I have one of those on a .22 rimfire (a Savage Mark II, actually). Between the two I would choose the ATI. Either will be fine for a .22, neither would stand up to recoil from a heavy recoiling caliber (.300 WM and up).

RVenick
June 12, 2009, 10:19 AM
To further muddy the waters I am not sure if his gun has the sling option on it or not. I just looked at a old Marlin 22 rifle I have sitting here and it doesn't have a sling bolt. So should I be looking for a barrel mountable one instead.

Marcus5aurelius
June 12, 2009, 10:29 AM
Harris Bipod Model 1A2-BRM 6" to 9", best there is

Z-Michigan
June 12, 2009, 11:51 AM
A barrel mount will generally screw up barrel harmonics affecting both point of impact and accuracy (group size). I avoid them like the plague. A swivel stud costs a buck or two and is easy to install.

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