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Bipod Question.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Bill.B, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. Bill.B

    Bill.B Engaging Member

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    This may well be a dumb question, but I’ve noticed in many photos of guns fitted with bipods that the legs are raked forward, is there a practical reason for doing this?
     
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    Erm......because that's the correct way of fitting one.

    Imagine if it were installed so the legs fold backwards towards the shooter, then when the bipod is in use, you shoulder the gun you run the risk of them collapsing back into the closed position.
     
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    do you mean like this ?

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    Moving the legs forward moves the pivot point forward, this makes it more stable.

    it’s advantageous to move the bipod as far forward as possible.

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    If the legs folded back (towards you) they would cover the forestock when not using the bipod. Folding forward leaves the forestock clear for you to grip when shooting not prone.
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  6. bucketboy

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    If you fold one leg forwards and the other backwards, then pivot through 45 degrees it give a much wider base for extra stability


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    The weight of the gun takes up any play that the bipod may have. This should give a more stable shooting platform.
     
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    I assume that you have seen bipods with the legs pointing straight down and assumed that this is the correct way. It's one way, certainly, but having the legs pointing forwards means that the rifle resists being pushed away from you when brought to the shoulder. If the rifle moves forward it could lead you to follow it to maintain contact, unsettling the rifle as the legs are no longer braced.
     
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    Stability :thumb:
     
  10. Bill.B

    Bill.B Engaging Member

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    Thanks for prompt answers, much appreciated. :thumb:
     
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    Jimmypie, I’d just like you to know that I’m not at all jealous of your absolutely splendiferous rig :facepalm:
     
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    thanks Bill , appreciate the kind words !

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    sorry not sorry :p
     
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    Oi! Stop rubbing it in! :D
     
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