Bipod suggestions for Ruger 10/22


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Kahuna5
August 1, 2012, 01:38 PM
I have my ruger 10/22 setup with a very nice nikon scope but would like to add a bipod to stabilize for range shooting.

Does anyone have any suggestions or knowledge of a good quality bipod that will fit my ruger? I have no idea where to begin looking.

Thanks,
Kahuna

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NeuseRvrRat
August 1, 2012, 01:53 PM
does the rifle have a barrel band and/or a sling swivel stud on the forend?

the most common bipods now are the ones that just clip onto the front sling swivel stud. that makes it easy to move it from rifle to rifle. caldwell makes some that won't break the bank. harris makes a very nice bipod, but it's expensive. there are some other even cheaper versions. i think i even saw one at walmart recently.

Kahuna5
August 1, 2012, 02:27 PM
It does have a barrel band, however I dont believe the bipod can be attatched to it. I may need to replace the barrel band fo rone that also contains a swivel stud.

Does anyone make or sell such a barrel band?

NeuseRvrRat
August 1, 2012, 02:38 PM
there are little adapters for adding a sling stud to your factory barrel band, but i don't think they'll work for a bipod because the stud is too far off the stock and the bipod needs to push up against the stock.

there are barrel bands with a small section of picatinny rail underneath. if you put one of these on there, you could get a bipod designed to mount on the rail.

or you can drill a hole behind the barrel band for a standard sling stud and mount the bipod on that stud.

here's someone with the same question: http://rugerforum.net/ruger-10-22-rimfire/25580-need-help-bipod-qs-10-22-barrel-band.html

Kahuna5
August 1, 2012, 03:27 PM
Thanks Neuse! I'm pretty sure you found exactly what I needed. Much appreciated!

NeuseRvrRat
August 1, 2012, 03:42 PM
no problem. the answers to most questions are online. the trick is knowing what terms to put in google.

by the way, if it was mine, i'd mount a stud behind the barrel band. or possibly just remove the barrel band altogether. generally speaking, the band is not good for accuracy.

hardluk1
August 1, 2012, 04:24 PM
Buy a single screw in sling swevel- http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=41892/Product/SLING-SWIVEL-SCREW-SETS

and put it in your stock and then one of these like the first one from ncstar . They mount up as a solid unit and go shooting.

http://www.walmart.com/search/search-ng.do?search_query=bipod&ic=16_0&Find=Find&search_constraint=4125

H2oPumper
August 1, 2012, 04:31 PM
Ruger is running a sale on bi-pods on their site. Price is resonable.

http://shopruger.com/Rifle-Bi-Pod/productinfo/90334/

RBH44
August 1, 2012, 04:39 PM
Ruger is out of stock already on the bi pods that are on sale. Go figure. They can still be back ordered though.

Jdillon
August 1, 2012, 10:39 PM
Mount a stud on both the fore end and butt of your rifle. The front stud should be the threaded type with a knurled nut that will need to be counter sinked. Do not use a wood threaded stud for the fore arm since it may contact the barrel. By doing so you can attach a sling to your rifle as well as a bipod such as Harris. The rear stud will also let you attach a mono pod for very a stable platform. Did this to my 10-22 years ago and never regretted doing so.

One_Jackal
August 2, 2012, 12:27 AM
Try a project appleseed course or CMP matches. You won't find the need to invent things. Proper training is superior to any accessories.

Kahuna5
August 2, 2012, 07:28 AM
If i have a synthetic stock can I still use the wood screw swivel stud? Also does anyone know if the bipod on backorder from the ruger website in post #8 attaches with this type of stud?

NeuseRvrRat
August 2, 2012, 08:25 AM
If i have a synthetic stock can I still use the wood screw swivel stud?

some folks do. you'd probably want to put some epoxy in the barrel channel on the threads. there's not much meat for the threads to grip there. the machine screw kind with a nut would be easier/better imo.

Also does anyone know if the bipod on backorder from the ruger website in post #8 attaches with this type of stud?

yes, it just clips right on the stud and you tighten it down with a thumbscrew.

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