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#11720922 - 01/08/17 Re: best bi-pod [Re: Clarkm]
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Would you say the Atlas are better for range/competitive shooting than hunting? I've always used Harris but have been thinking of trying an Atlas. Just haven't got one yet due to the cost. Might not want one if they are not field friendly.
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#11721005 - 01/08/17 Re: best bi-pod [Re: Kodiakisland]
Clarkm Offline
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Originally Posted By Kodiakisland
Would you say the Atlas are better for range/competitive shooting than hunting? I've always used Harris but have been thinking of trying an Atlas. Just haven't got one yet due to the cost. Might not want one if they are not field friendly.


I have shot a couple bucks with the Atlas [While using the Atlas for those in Rio Linda] and it is no great handicap.

Look at 1:26 into this comparison for speed

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#11721269 - 01/08/17 Re: best bi-pod [Re: ready_on_the_right]
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I shoot harris bipods on all my rifles when at the range and in the field depending on how I am hunting. Sometimes I use a trigger sticks in the field.

But I'll tell you I shot a buddy's rifle at the range and it had an Atlas on it. If I had the extra cash lying around burning a hole in my pocket I would buy one.
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#11728153 - 01/11/17 Re: best bi-pod [Re: ready_on_the_right]
oldslowdog Offline
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Harris Swivel 6-9 with notched legs and a Pod Loc.

Trust me.

smile


Edited by oldslowdog (01/11/17)

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#11729137 - 01/11/17 Re: best bi-pod [Re: oldslowdog]
FishN4Eyes Offline
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Originally Posted By oldslowdog


Harris Swivel 6-9 with notched legs and a Pod Loc.

Trust me.

smile


Nice set up! Sold to me! grin

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#11729461 - 01/11/17 Re: best bi-pod [Re: ready_on_the_right]
Sheister Offline
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Hard to beat that set up for prone shooting- unless the grass is over a few inches high.

Bob
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#11738024 - 01/14/17 Re: best bi-pod [Re: oldslowdog]
Sendero_man Offline
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Originally Posted By oldslowdog


Harris Swivel 6-9 with notched legs and a Pod Loc.

Trust me.

smile


I know that AO. Grin
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#11739135 - 01/15/17 Re: best bi-pod [Re: Sendero_man]
scenarshooter Offline
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Originally Posted By Sendero_man
Originally Posted By oldslowdog


Harris Swivel 6-9 with notched legs and a Pod Loc.

Trust me.

smile


I know that AO. Grin



oldslowdog and myself with a couple coyotes we nailed last fall.

I use the Harris 9-12 notched, with KMW Pod Loc for most of my hunting.
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#11739764 - 01/15/17 Re: best bi-pod [Re: ready_on_the_right]
Sheister Offline
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What I've found true more often than not is that one bipod just doesn't work for everything. When out for a day of chasing critters, I consider the terrain I'm going to be hunting in and bring along a couple different bipods for the different situations I may find myself in.

For shooting rock chucks or sagerats on flat terrain or alfalfa fields that have been mowed, I need to stay prone for long periods so not to spook the targets. The 6-9 works great for that . If the grass is a bit deeper or the critters are in deeper grass, the 9-13 also comes along. In rolling terrain, where you find yourself sneaking over a rise to shoot and the rifle is on the downhill side, you may need a bit more lift to get into position. In the fall when the grass is tall or you are shooting in sage or downed trees, juniper, snowberry, or the like you need to be at a minimum sitting or kneeling to get above the obstructions. Depending on your stature and the terrain, a 12-25 or a 13-27 may be appropriate or maybe a longer monopod or shooting sticks for standing erect for shooting over tall obstacles. The S (swivel) models are even better but add a substantial expense to the collection.

I've tried them all and can tell you there is no perfect solution in one bipod at the moment. I guess that is one of the reasons I almost always carry a day pack- extra gear like bipods, spotters, and ammo mostly. Also, a place to carry a lunch, water, emergency supplies, and a place to carry my coat when the dawn 25 degree temps turn into 90 degree + temps in the afternoon when you are still shooting- if you've carried enough ammo! smile

Bob
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#11741823 - 01/16/17 Re: best bi-pod [Re: ready_on_the_right]
devnull Offline
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Just one observation. I'm a big fan of Harris bipods for bench shooting. I use one for a short barreled .308. While at the range earlier, it snapped the swivel stud due to repeated recoil. Watch for this if shooting repeatedly from a bench with a rifle that has some recoil.

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#11746539 - 01/17/17 Re: best bi-pod [Re: ready_on_the_right]
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Thanks Sheister and devnull.
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#11746619 - 01/17/17 Re: best bi-pod [Re: ready_on_the_right]
SeanD Offline
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I haven't used the Atlas stuff yet, but just installed the PASS gen2 adapter, Atlas feet, and 3" leg extensions on my Harris 6-9 swivel/notched leg bipod. I can twist out the feet, add the extensions to get to a 10"-13" (adapter adds an inch), or stuff 18" wood dowels in the extension legs for sitting.

Seems pretty versatile, will be fun to try out. Mostly I like the idea of not buying multiple bipods when I can make a 7-10 into a 10-13 quickly.
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#11749021 - 01/18/17 Re: best bi-pod [Re: ready_on_the_right]
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#11749287 - 01/18/17 Re: best bi-pod [Re: ready_on_the_right]
Sheister Offline
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I'll take two!
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#11753809 - 01/20/17 Re: best bi-pod [Re: ready_on_the_right]
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I've tried Harris bipods which are great from the bench. Not nearly as exciting as the bipod above, but for hunting, I used Bipod Shooting Sticks for years elk hunting in CO, and deer hunting in several different terrains. They work great in sitting, standing positions, and probably prone as well which I've not tried. They stay in my backpack year around. The video is pretty corny but let you know how they work. http://bipodshootingsticks.com
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