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Question Attaching bipod

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by aldablue, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. aldablue

    aldablue Engaging Member

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    Hi all, just a quick question, I mentioned it in one of my posts yesterday but might be helpful for other newcomers to air rifles.
    I read (Don't know where) that Its not advisable to attach a bipod to the stock of a springer because of the forward and backward recoil but its ok for pcp/c02.
    Can someone confirm this please? Thanks :)
     
  2. Jackroadkill

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    Bipods are fine on a PCP. Many shooters use them due to the recoil of a PCP being minimal to the point of irrelevance.
     
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    This is something that interests me. Why not fit them on a springer? I've read a few times that it can affect accuracy but how do they cope on other rifles where the recoil must be greater?
     
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    Different recoil.
    Springer goes forward first then back and does it before the pellet leaves the barrel while a powder burner just goes backwards
     
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    Somebody may have a better way to explain but a springers moving parts have to move unhindered. When you refer to other rifles having greater recoil I'm assuming you mean those using an explosion to propel the projectile. This is a completely different ball game with regards the effect of recoil.
    Regards Stu.
     
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    I've never fitted a bipod on a springer myself but can offer a couple of observations. Firstly it would be quite difficult to fit to the stock of most springers because of the cocking mechanism. Fitting to the barrel is almost certain to upset the harmonics of the rifle and cause it to shift zero quite a bit so probably not a good idea unless you just put the rifle on it as a stand when you are cleaning it etc. If you want to get some assistance in holding the rifle steady you could consider using shooting sticks and resting your front hand on the sticks while supporting the rifle.
    If you could fit a bipod to the stock it would probably change the zero but if it provides a consistent support you might get decent groups - I don't know either way and this is just a thought.
     
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    Nice simple answer, thanks.
     
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    if you use a springer then the best bet would be to use a set of shooting sticks.
     

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