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Old July 29th, 2019, 12:55 PM   #1
 
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Cheap but effective bipod

My buddy picked up a couple of new Tikka’s awhile back and asked what I use for bipods and why. About five years ago I was in the same position because I was tired of the inconsistency a front bag offered. Meaning if you don’t anchor the front in the same spot each time you won’t get the same results down range.

It was another shooter who recommended a Winchester bipod, at that time it was maybe $25 IIRR. What I have found that I think are a plus are two things.

First the it doesn’t clamp on to your front swivel with a plastic thumb screw, (plastic cracks/breaks and strips), it tightens with an Allen head. When it’s on it doesn’t back out, it’s one and done.

Second is the leg height adjustment, instead of having predetermined detents, the legs on the Winchester can be set where ever you need them to be. It’s a simple twist of the leg and then sliding it in or out. I’ve found this to be real handy on uneven terrain.

The best part is the price, Natchez has them for $14.99, (I have no financial interest in Natchez) or on Amazon for $49.99, go figure.

I run four of these, my buddy runs three, neither one of us has had a failure yet. If you need/want a bipod these Winchester’s are worth a look.



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The monopod is a very interesting one, how stable is it to shoot from.?
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nice but I still swear bu Harris bi pods.
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Thanks for sharing. That monopod is slick.
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What monopod? The bipod with one leg folded up? I have several brands of inexpensive bipods. For my recreational shooting they perform well. If I used a bipod for any serious purpose I'd go with the Harris.
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Good eye nga, LOL. I'm not sure how anyone got the impression it was a monopod when the subject heading had "bipod" in it and the pic says "bipod". Oh well, I've seen stranger replies on the forum before.

I probably would have went the Harris route had the Winchester not held up to some abusive hunts.
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I've always eschewed bipods for various reasons but I am getting tired of using bags and rests for the reason Mark204 stated. It's a PITA to keep reestablishing a steady position. I think I'll try one of these Winchester bipods. Hard to go wrong for $15.
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I probably would have went the Harris route had the Winchester not held up to some abusive hunts.
I'm an old Harris diehard fan from way back. But from what you said I might give one a go.
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