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Advice Which Bipod?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Cymru-Dave, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. Cymru-Dave

    Cymru-Dave Donator

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    Guys I'm looking to get a bipod for my S400, want a decent one that will fit the rifle well, but not a clue on lengths, makes etc, it'll be good if it can be removed easily, suit bench target shooting and a bit of hunting. Thanks all.
     
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    I have an edgar bros 6-9 tilt job that is pretty good
     
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    I have 3. 6-9" 9-15" 13-23". I think the best option is 9-13 or 15". The 6-9" might not suit hunting in long grass etc.

    The debens are good in 6-9" 9-13" but avoid the longest one 13-23 or 13-27". It has shims on the legs and are not solid. I have one and it's a bad setup. If you go deben get the tilt with handle which adjusts tilt. Harris are the best but are costly. I have a 6-9" gun tuff off Js . and for £37 delivered it good. Also consider the webley one.
     
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    If your going to be using it for hunting then make sure you get a tilting one so that you can always have your rifle level on uneven ground.
     
  5. Cymru-Dave

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    From what I've read Harris seem to be top notch, but there are so many versions, I take it 6-9 is the size to go for? The lifetime warranty is appealing.
     
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    I would go for 9-13; I find the 6-9 too small. I have a Harris one, but have used others (Deben/Edgar Brothers) and couldn't tell the difference.

    T.
     
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    I agree with Tan, go for the 9-13 as the 6-9 is too small unless your always shooting downhill.
     
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    Ok 9-13in swivel, also is it ok to drill poplar wood for fitting as it's a very soft wood?
     
  9. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    1) Buy a Harris. They have a lifetime warranty the competitors do not. That should tell you something about the manufacture. When I bought a Deben 3 years ago they were made out of something that appeared to be non classifiable or at least non typable due to the auto censor on here. The pads moved and had to be held in place with gaffer tape. The pins that go into the QD stud fell out and were replaced (under warranty) then when the damned thing let one of the sprongs go and smashed it into my knuckles when I was putting the legs into the lowered position the damned thing went into the ditch and I bought a Harris. The Harris is more substantially built, feels higher quality and has not mangled my hand yet!

    2) If you are only using it on a table the 6-9 inch is fine.

    3) If you are hunting then the 9-13 inch is the best height, the tilt top models allow for easier positioning of the rifle and more accurate shooting.
     
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    I have two 'Harris' pods. One is a six to nine inch and the other is the long 25 inch version. This one is ideal should you want to take shots whilst sitting up on your backside. You pays your money and you takes your choice, but my two have never played up in any way shape or form. When you have bought whatever brand you decide to go for, be sure that you fix it on the right way around. When the pod is in place and ready to use, you should be able to push the rifle forward without the legs collapsing, ie they should fold away toward the end of the barrel and not backwards on to the fore end. Good luck, KB1
     
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    I've got a Snipersystems bipod which I bought from ebay and it's solidly made and has tlt and swivel plus a lock. I've had Harris in the past but I don't remember them as being any better than this one. I bought the medium sized one which I think is 9-16" but they do both longer and shorter.
    The cheaper ones you can buy from China (on ebay/Amazon) tend to be of dubious quality and some will fall apart as soon as you look at them.
    I'm not sure about drilling the poplar stock but it should be fine but you will have to drill a pilot hole of the correct size and I like to slightly countersink this so that screwing in the adapter doesn't tend to lift and split the wood around the hole.
     
  12. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Unless on a BSA Ultra MMC model, because then if you stalk with the legs up you can't actuate the MMC!
     
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    spot on advice here. even for a lardy like me it holds true.
    cheers
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    I have a Harris 9-13, its a bit high even on the minimum height setting (I'm 6'), but allows you to shoot above most short to medium length grassy fields with out the pellet being deflected by grass seed heads etc. Its a good all round bipod, never had any problems with it.
    I would prefer the 6-9" for target shooting at the range (for comfort/accuracy).
    If hunting I wouldn't get the notched leg model because of noise when deploying.
     
  15. Cymru-Dave

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    Any idea on which screw I'd need to mount a deben bipod on an s400 SL, long or short screw?
     
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    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    Typically they are sold in pairs - short on the front and long on the back.

    James
     
  17. Cymru-Dave

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    Thanks James, through uttings they were sold separate but I ended up getting one of each Incase I decide to get a sling.
     
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    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    That makes sense as if the next person does not want I bipod it would be weird with just a front stud, two is the way to go, even if you don't use it.

    James
     
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    I have the same bipod on my s400. Works great. Only problem is it now doesn't fit my gun bag lol
     
  20. Cymru-Dave

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    Ahhh I didn't think about this, I may need to disconnect each time I carry it about too then.
     

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