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Bipod or Shooting Sticks,,,,that is the question!

Okay...... Tell me which one you use and why....which manufacturer...... I am leaning towards the bipod because of mobility, deployment and time.....Give me .02 worth, Thanks! YH

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HARRIS BI-PODS ALL THE WAY!!! Thumbs up Thumbs up

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Bipod or Shooting Sticks,,,,that is the question!

Been using Harris bipods for a very long time. Love them. Others will tell you shooting sticks are better. I have never tried them and not too sure if i ever will. Try them both , yiou probably can't go wrong either way.

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Bipod or Shooting Sticks,,,,that is the question!

Each has its advantages, but I use a Harris bipod on my rifles.

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HARRIS BI-PODS ALL THE WAY!!!

HARRIS BI-PODS ALL THE WAY!!! Second that

I only use the Harris Bipod when hunting speed goats I leave them fully extended and just flip them down when I need to shoot they work awesome I lay prone or sit and shoot I have taken every one of my goats and most deer with HARRIS BI-PODS.

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Bipod or Shooting Sticks,,,,that is the question!

Wondering what length bipods you use it seems the 9-13 would be best for prone and the 13 to 25 for ditting is that correct. was hoping to get one that did both. Thansk

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Bipod or Shooting Sticks,,,,that is the question!

mine are the longest ones the offer i believe there 13-26" or around that. i use them for sitting ony hydro lines and watching fields stuff like that...work great

keep in mind there completly adjustable...you can lock them in whatever length you want Thumbs up

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Bipod or Shooting Sticks,,,,that is the question!

I agree,... HARRIS Bi-Pods Thumbs up

The one that I own (and recommend) is the Harris HB25C-S Yes

The legs extend from 13 1/2 " to 27" it has 3 piece adjustable legs and the base that mounts to the front sling mount swivels. It allows for many variable options and the swivel base allows pivoting of your rifle to a certain degree.

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Bipod or Shooting Sticks,,,,that is the question!

OK!!!

I hear you HARRIS BIPOD!!!!

Now, I had an opportunity to go to this years Dixie Deer Classic here in NC, top notch hunting show... There was a manufacturer, Bipod Shooting Sticks who was exhibiting his wares and they were pretty impressive... has anyone used these? They have a bipod that converts from 14"- 37"...

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bhill552

I have the Harris HB25C-S and absolutely reccomend these

The legs extend from 13 1/2 " to 27" it has 3 piece adjustable legs so you can adjust them to different heights for prone or sitting I shoot mostly sitting (indiam style) they also have a pivoting head and allow you to adjust if your in uneven terrain.

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Bipod or Shooting Sticks,,,,that is the question!

OK,

Well, I decided to try out the Bipod Shooting Sticks that I saw at the Dixie Deer Classic here in NC. Basically, these are bipod sticks that take the technology from the carbon fiber tent supports but a bit stiffer and thicker. They can go from 12"-36". They come with extra caps that you slip on the carbon sticks to keep dirt out and to add a nonslip surface. By using the carbon sticks the vendor has definitely lightened the load. At the top of the sticks they use a soft elastic rubber type material that is looped, you can either lay your rifle on it, slide the rifle through it to anchor at the forend or you can use a pinch method either at the forend or the magazine tube of a shotgun (I still haven't been able to get this method to work on my rifle, maybe due to the synthetic stock-I am sure it's operator error). So far sliding the rifle into the loop works best for me and it doesn't add any pressure to the barrel which I was concerned about when I saw it demonstrated. The stick end crossing is held together by an extra thick rubber band material, adding some pressure to the sticks providing more rigidity. To keep the sticks from sliding out when pressure is added to the top they have a velcro strap that goes between them to hold them together. The strap is used for other means. It also comes with an elastic carrying case that slides either over your sling or under your belt and can be held in place by the velcro strap on the bipod sticks. The case also acts as a pouch that can hold the sticks when they are deployed, either while standing or sitting. This is when the sticks are strapped togther and act like a monopod. It also came with an instructional dvd that explains all of it's uses from sitting, kneeling on the ground or in the stand and prone. You can also use these with a pistol, binoculars, camera and a video camera. But, to use the video camera you have to buy an extra attachment that screws into the same place a tripod would attach. Overall impression is possitive.

I have only practiced with them in the house to get the feel for them and see how well they perform. Like anything there is a slight learning curve. Basically, how to deploy them and get them set up with minimal time and effort. They can be a little temperamental but once you get the hang of them they are rock solid. I kept having problems with the sticks splitting apart when pressure was added, the strap kept coming off then I realized that I was spreading them too far apart. Basic physics......YH! Otherwise, besides that and not being able to get the pinch method figured out (a call will go into the manufacturer/owner this week to figure out what I am doing wrong) I am impressed.

The main reason I decided to take a look at these was because of their wieght at only 16 ounces that was a big plus, considering that my 7mm with my 2.5-10x56mm S&B wieghs just under 10 lbs. So, anymore added wieght would have been a problem.

I hope to give it a full run at the range to see how well it performs within the next couple of weeks.......I will let you know how it goes....

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