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Scope and bipod choices.

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Wtlj, Mar 17, 2013.

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  1. Wtlj

    Wtlj Member

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    Hi guys, well you helped me settle on my first rifle (savage 11VT) and I've finally caught up on funds. Now I want advice on a scope and bipod. I'm wanting a Harris bipod but not sure on size. I have a 6"-9" on my 10/22 that I can interchange for target shooting at the range. What's the best size/length for coyote hunting while sitting on the ground? Also should I opt for a swivel mount?

    The rifle came with this combo scope:
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    ...a Bushnell 4-12x40 sharpshooter but will that work for target/hunting? I was going to put it on my 10/22 but the guys over at RFC talked me into a mueller. So what's a good scope for the money? Also should I use the stock rings or get new ones?
     
  2. godale

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    okkay i will open the can of worms. you dont say what your budget is i am going to assume its small. first of all on all my center fires i use burris rings don/t have to have inserts but i have. learned from cheap rings. next a bushnell banner in 4x12x40 can be had for abot a bill shipped. the . rings should be about 35.00 , third check arthur brown and ge to get the hand tt
    tensin adjuster a cauldwell a harris knock off, spend the extra 20 and get the hand adjuster should be 79.00 or so shipped. think the site is artur e brown. with the money saved by ammo. keep the sharpshooter and rings for parts. it can be used somewhere . mueller is a super scope for a rimfire application. i assumed you were on a budget when i did this you should look at a 6to 9 and a 8 to 13 bto see what u feel comfortable with
     
  3. hey_poolboy

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    As far as the bipod for sitting I like the 19-23" adjustable harris or champion. If sitting I would definitely go for the pivoting one. When prone it's not such a big deal, because you can't pivot that much anyway.

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  4. Wtlj

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    Should I get the harris with leg notches or not?
     
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    Never tried one with the notches, put I'd like to try one.

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  6. taliv

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    definitely get a notched leg harris.

    you want to get as low to the ground as you can. for most people, 6-9" is about right. If you have a very large chest or gut, you will want a longer bipod. Or if you have had a neck injury or something.
     
  7. Wtlj

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    Are you referring to bench and prone shooting?
     
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    i was referring to bench and prone shooting, yes.

    i thought by 'sitting on the ground' you meant prone. if you actually mean sitting, then a bipod is a poor choice.

    check out this threads for better, cheaper sitting alternative

    www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=666989

    and look at this product for some good ideas. http://www.hogsaddle.com/
    note it is ridiculously expensive, but you can make your own very cheap.
     
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