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Location: Plymouth, Indiana
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Bipods and Zero

I have a couple of Harris bipods, they come in handy when you're hunting in open country like Wy & Montana. I've found my rifles shoot an inch or so low when i get off the bench. I site my rifles in at 200 yards from the prone position just like i would be hunting. I've also found shooting sticks work great if you have a bipod attached, the bipod seems to help steady the rifle. The downside to bipods is the added weight.

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Location: Kansas
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Bipods and Zero

I have the Harris bipod too and the result, shooting a little lower compared to the bench is the same for me.

Location: Wa.
Joined: 03/31/2004
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Bipods and Zero

When zeroing a rifle for hunting. It's best to shoot it set up exactly as it will be set up when you have it in the field. Including the rounds in the magazine, sling, bipod or any other accessories.
Though, it or may not be minor. Any changes in pressure to the stock, barrel or action. Will change the resonance and alter the zero. This includes a shooting sling pulling down on the stock or a bipod putting more pressure on the stock.
It's best to have the bipod set back on the stock and use the forward lug for a carry sling.

I learned this from shooting bows. I practice with my hunting bows set up exactly as they will be in the field. So it goes with a hunting rifle. This way there is no question as to whether I'm hot or I'm not.

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