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Bipod question

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by neiled, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. neiled

    neiled Donator

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    Which way should the legs be pointing when the bipod is closed, towards the rear (stock :down:) or the front (muzzle :up:) as I've seen both?
     
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    most I have seen face the rear(stock)
     
  3. mark.177

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    pretty sure its the other way round with the legs facing forward when up... thats how i fitted all of mine and thats how its showed in the instructions. never seen it any other way
     
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    Same as mark,but it's up to you really whatever is more comfortable.Try it both ways it's about weight distribution and balance,I know mine feels a bit front end heavy when it's folded up.
    andy.
     
  5. Shooter22

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    Hi,

    I commented on a similar post a while back.
    The legs should be facing forwards, the reason being if you were to set the bipod up with the legs facing the rear then there is a chance that the bipod can fold on you when you shoulder into the shot.
    Fitting it with the bipod facing forwards eliminates this problem as it is impossible for it to fold when you push your shoulder into the butt pad.

    Hope that helps.

    Regards
     
  6. mark.177

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    yep.... hadnt thought of that but yes they can snap back sharpish. would smart a bit
     
  7. terry1001

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    daystate22 has it right there and also you can still shoot with the bipod folded with your hand on the forend not the metal of the bipod.
     
  8. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Apart from on the Ultra MMC action!

    Mounting so the legs face forward means you obscure the mmc button! You have to mount the bipod so the legs face backwards so if you need to cock when stalking with the bipod folded you damned well can!
     
  9. essex sniper

    essex sniper Banned

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    Excactly this ^^^^
     
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    I used to shoot .308 centrefire (7.62mm) and I was told quite firmly that if the legs face backwards, any rearwards recoil will push the legs into the stops and this shock will be transmitted to the mounting stud and from there through the stock into the mounting thread. If they face forwards, any recoil will merely push the legs forwards against the return springs and these are designed to give in that direction.

    Of course, the recoil of an air rifle is much less than that of a .308!
     
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