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Bipods

Does anyone use bipods while hunting? I'm thinking of adding a bipod to my rifle for whitetail hunting, mostly from a stand possibly 'jump shooting'. I know it would be useful varmint shooting, but I wasn't sure for deer. Aslo what size do you guys use?
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I use a bipod for varmint and pronghorn hunting.

Not sure how well it would work in a stand. Seems to me a stand with a rest would work better.

Also, not sure what jump hunting is, but if it is stalking and jumping a deer then it will only be useful if you have time to extend the bipod and get settled before shooting.

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by jump hunting I mean just walking up on them. Last year my deer I happened upon while walking to my stand, I actually saw more deer every morning while walking to my stand then actually in my stand, I doubt it would help much in those situations.

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I have neve used a bi-pod. Not that they probably won't work, I'm sure they do. Why would you want to hang that thing on the end of a big game rifle tho? Why do we talk about the weight of a rifle the hang huge scopes and bi-pods on them? makes little sence to me. I think on a varmit rifle is could be a good idea. But I came on in an era that taught position shooting and still do it. I don't chande well, my one and only flaw! Big smile

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Not hard to make a shooting rest for your stand. Only limited by your imagination.
The best rest you can get in my opinion is from a sitting position, your knee and your elbow do the work and fine tuneing. No extra weight to carry neither and every ounce extra I can avoid is two less AdvilI have to have later.

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I have a bipod that i bought 20 some years ago when I lived in Nevada. It was handy when i would set up at a location and practice on small game and yotes. I especially like it on my 22-250 for pick off lizards at long range. When I'm out after big game. I like simpler and lighter better.

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i've used bipod for hunting deer in ground blinds at the edge of fields. works great. but as for walking around all day with it on your gun i dont think thats the answer at all! no need for it unless your still hunting.

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I won't hunt anything without my bipod on the end of my rifle. It only takes a couple of seconds to sit down and drop it and it steadies the rest 10 times over. I think it balences my rifle in my hand. When we hunt jack rabbits i rarely drop my bipod but I think I make better running shots with it. If you do get one, practice a lot with it on p. dogs or rabbits. get used to it. I've seen several deer and elk get away because of people fiddling around with a new bipod they wern't used to using and were too excited to think about it, but I've seen even more missed because of a bad rest. Get used to extending it and leveling it quickly. Then it will be a useful tool.
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