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· I don't even know....what I'm doing here....
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I have a Harris bipod I may go ahead and mount on my .308, but was a 6 1/4 pound svelte little rifle, is now a 7 pound rifle after the addition of a scope. Adding a bipod will add another 1/2 pound or so. No big deal in many ways, but still.........

Pro: It would add some stability, and they do make for a nice shooting platform.

Con: They add weight and take away from some of the otherwise great handling aspects of the rifle.

So, I'm just curious, who likes them, and who doesn't?
 

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If you don't have one and need it then your irritated, if you have one and it gets in the way your irritated. Its just another love hate relationship.
 

· Señor Mombo
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They are very convenient when shooting prone. They are not the most stable platform, but the lightest, most convenient, and flexible way to shoot off the ground.
 

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I don't have them in many of my guns but on the ones I do have them on they are great. My .17HMR comes to mind- had it on there for years and love it, lightweight and stable.
 

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I have several and use them often when shooting from the bench. I use them whether I'm trying for small groups, sighting in a gun, or just plinking.
Just yesterday I was plinking with a Kel Tec PLR16 equipped with a bipod.







And since the bipods can be installed or removed in seconds I find them very useful for new shooters.










 

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I have a Harris bipod for my Remington 700 deer rifle. It is one of those things that can be good to have in the field, under the right conditions. Sometimes I leave it off, depending on the the hunting stand. Great for the range. I did pop a couple small pigs once using it from a prone shooting position.

I have a Grip Pod on my AR. I really like the function and quality of it. Very easy to remove or add back to the rail. The feet forming the bipod are released with the push of a button. Push them back in and they lock back into the retracted position.

http://www.brownells.com/shooting-a...grip-pod-gps-02-military-model-prod24481.aspx
 

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I don't like them. Too much additional weight and bulky. At the range if I need a rest I would rather use a sandbag.

I am the same way with motorcycles. Don't like extra add ons like Fairings, Saddlebags, top boxes etc. They are convenient, but they just don't look right.
 

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I have the small one made by Blackhawk. Handy to have, and not really in the way. Rifle is heavy enough as it is.
 

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I have a Harris Gunworks M86 in 30-06... and that rifle absolutely needs a bipod. Bet that rifle weighs 11 or 12 lbs without it. The barrel is tapered... and it tapers down to a muzzle that is one inch in diameter.
 

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Another Harris... It's a horses for courses thing for me it's on a 7mm Mag. I use it for long range shooting where no bench exists. Does help. But this isn't a type of shooting I do often.

I couldn't even name another brand...
 

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I have several and use them often when shooting from the bench.


Sorry Buck but you're a total gun slut. And I say that with the utmost affection. :)
 
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