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Which bipod for prone and bench shooting?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by TCW, Apr 3, 2003.

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  1. TCW

    TCW Member

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    It will be for a heavy-barrel .308. Specifically, what hieght range and should I get a swivel version or not?

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    The 6"-9" with notches (BRMS) works great for me. Definitely get the swivel. I Also highly recommend the KMW Pod-loc for the swivel model, it's ALOT easier to lock and unlock the swivel feature with.

    http://www.snipercountry.com/PodLoc.html
     
  3. craigz

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    For bench shooting, the 6-9" model is usually best. For prone, I would say go for the 9-13" model. I usually keep one of each in my rifle bag, because I've found that the bipod provides a much more stable platform when the legs are extended only a little bit, rather than all the way out.

    I generally go for the notched rather than the friction wheel models. The friction wheels have more precise adjustments, but they're a pain to get set just right, and they slip after a while if you don't dog them down really tight.

    I always go for the swivel model, and the Pod-Loc is a must. Brownells also sells a replacement for the tension screw that holds the bipod to the sling swivel stud with a big thumb wheel on it. It makes it much easier to get the bipod on and off as needed, and to tighten it up as you're shooting.

    You also might consider a rear monopod, like the Accu-Shot. Like the bipod, it attaches to the sling swivel stud, is very stable, and very adjustable. I use this combination all the time, and it sure beats dragging the benchrest and sandbags to the range.

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