In my personal opinion bi pods on rifles are way over rated. If a person learn how to shoot properly from the 4 basic positions you won't need a bi pod. You also need to learn how to make use of the surrounding structures for you rest. A rock, tree, backpack, or even you hunting partner laying down will work if needed. Now shooting sticks that you can use from a standing position are a different animal but they do add extra weight and sometimes turn cumbersome when out hiking.