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Bipod on a springer....are opinions changing?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Dag, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. Dag

    Dag Pro Poster

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    Nr Leatherhead, Surrey
    Just read the review in July's Air Gunner for the new Stoeger ATAC X20. An interesting review although I'm not keen on making airguns look like they are military objects but the point that struck me was the rifle comes with a bipod and was used in the review with it attached and without any comment as to the rights and wrongs of having one or whether it affected the performance.
    A missed opportunity by the reviewer as it is a question that has cropped up many times on this forum as a Search will reveal.
    But are opinions changing and are there members who use them despite all the advice given not to?
  2. Accuspell

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    I think you will find it is more for show and to keep it looking like the military replica style...in practise I bet it won't help much, even if it is fitted with a floating barrel and the bipod is attached to the stock. I am glad you mentioned the title, because there is a much better one with the initials A S that provides much more realistic feature material.
  3. mattyts

    mattyts Donator

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    I use a cheap one on my Springer while plinking and although it changes the POI,it doesn't change the accuracy.
  4. David M

    David M Donator

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    I used shooting sticks with my springer for a few years and as long as I zeroed using the sticks and only shot using them, the accuracy stayed good. Then I took to zeroing the gun by gripping the sticks with the last 3 fingers of my left hand and resting the gun between thumb and index finger, that way I could shoot that way from the sticks or from hand. Zeroing when rested on a bipod/sticks then shooting from hand (or vice-verser) will result in the POI altering too much...:up:
  5. reaper6

    reaper6 Banned

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    Why not....i have one on my Marlin underlever
  6. goatboy

    goatboy Engaging Member

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    I have noticed that any negative points don't get talked about in reviews by AG and AGW, so if they omitted to comment then they didn't do the rifle any favours.
  7. Bigant

    Bigant Posting Addict

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    stoke on trent
    im guessing if they give bad reviews manufacturers don't send them more rifles to test so they leave out the bad bits to keep company's sweet.

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