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Bipod

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by busanga, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. busanga

    busanga Posting Addict

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    How high a bipod do you use. Would like to be able to use it sitting, thinking 13 to 27 inches
     
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    If i ever get a bipod i would want it for sitting shots, so im interested in replies to the op,s question also......none of this lying down in wet grass/nettles etc for this hunter ;)
     
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    I use a 6-9 at the range/off the bench, a 9-13 for prone shots and shooting sticks for sitting, kneeling and standing shots. I do have a 13-27 but find the shooting sticks nicer to use. For me the 13-27 are slightly too small for sitting, but them I am well built as they say!

    thanks
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    I shoot prone a lot and use the deben tilt 9-13 this fits my needs just right, lts also at home resting on a bale of straw etc, very happy with it.
    ATB.
     
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    I've got four bipods, 6-9", 9-13" x2 and a 13-24" I think?

    One of my most memorable shots for myself was with the 13-24 set on my feet sitting, shoot a crow a firm 90m with my rimmi. They all have there place but if I'm honest I don't like messing about with the larger bipods.

    It managed to take off 5' into the air before crashing dead spread eagled here.
     
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    I've been wondering about these shooting sticks myself. You guys just carry them about in your left hand while walking about your perm and quickly set them up when you spot a rabbit or something? Or is that too much hassle and they're only meant for an ambush/hide type situation? Somehow it seems a little akward having the rifle in your right hand and the sticks in the left? (Or reversed if you're a lefty). OR having the rifle slung over your shoulder and carrying the sticks. A lot of quarry would be long gone by the time you faff around with all that setup wouldn't it?

    Andy :)
     
  8. Westphalian

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    Ambush mostly in my case with above although I do plan to try them standing with nitesite in place as I'm hoping the heavy weight might be supported
     
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    The shooting sticks shown on this thread are different. However, shooting standing from an unsupported position is extremely difficult to hit a small target area ie 10p bit (rabbit kill zone).
    I carry mine ready in my left hand. A bit like using chop sticks it's a technique that is bettered with continued use. Once you start using them, they become an extension of yourself, and form the third point of contact with the deck, giving a good study firing stance.
     
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    Where did you buy this
     
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    Interesting Idea. I like it :). I may have to invest in a pair myself as I know exactly what you mean. I ain't no weakling by a long way, but trying to hold the weight of a modern .22 air rifle while trying for that "10p" target area and trying to keep still enough for a good instant kill is a big problem no doubt.

    Are they high enough so that I wouldn't need to duck down at all? I'm not tall (5' 7" in my hiking boots), but I would prefer to be fully standing to shoot.

    Andy :)
     
  13. harry brown

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    Well you can make your own or buy extending sticks. Don't overthink them, they are just a simple support platform. A pair of bamboo sticks held with an elastic band will work just as well as a fancy aluminium pair.

    TBH I'd rather lean into and use a tree trunk as a support. The worst case is having no support and trying to aim on a high magnification ...Wobble issues and probable injury rather than a quick kill.
    I'd try some prone position on your elbows shooting before using any sticks as it helps concentrate the mind how bloody hard shooting actually is!
     
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  14. Honest Bob

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    If by sitting, do you mean in a chair/hide, if so I use this, it's a cheap tripod £14.50p from ASDA, with the tilt thing taken off, and replaced with the rest, you can set it at any height you want, can even use it standing. 21 inches at its lowest setting, lite weight and easy to carry, no good for field walking, but good for static shooting. I don't rest the gun in it, I rest my arm in it, with the gun in my hand.
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    Are they any good? Don't want to spend that much and have it shipped from USA for it to be rubbish.

    thanks

     
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    they're not rubbish but to be honest i wouldn't bother, i hardly use it. i am just as accurate standing with or without, prone i use my harris, so for sitting in the dark shooting rats, ok
     

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