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Best bipod for the money?

Anyone have any recommendation on a good bipod thats not going to break the bank? I know next to nothing about them other than I have a harris bipod somewhere from when I used to ground hog hunt.

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Re: Best bipod for the money?

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Re: Best bipod for the money?

i use the harris 6-9" swivel model on my 6.5 creedmoor. works very well for groundhogs and off the bench.
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Re: Best bipod for the money?

Harris. Not sure the application you're intending but I groundhog off a Caldwell fieldpod. Excellent for the money IMHO

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Re: Best bipod for the money?

another Harris vote as the 3 I have are awesome, I have a few friends break (screws and threads) a few Caldwells. Caldwells are the same but a bit waeker, I guess it will depend on how rough you are on them?
swivel,leg notch is a definate plus and pod-lok are nice.

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Re: Best bipod for the money?

Plan on using on an upcoming elk hunt, ranges could be out to 500 yards, was hoping to find something that would do both prone and sitting. Looks like I may have to look at a bipod for prone and something else like a steady stick for sitting.

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Sinclair tactical, Yes it's almost $250 but what isn't very much if your running a LONG RANGE RIG. and they have a wide footprint and preload nicely, also can spot my own shots with them. Honestly if it wasn't for speed of follow up shots I would shoot off of a bipod over a rest at matches.

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Re: Best bipod for the money?

All I have is Caldwell. Been using them 5 years for prone groundhog hunting. No problems, no complaints. I know everyone loves Harris, and I won't disagree. Could someone who uses both Caldwell and Harris tell me the actual advantage to Harris as for performance? I know they're made better, but do they really make that much difference. I've considered buying a pair, but I'm afraid I will end up thinking I wasted money if they don't really perform different.

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I have Harris bipods that are over 30 years old. No issues.

No idea how some of the cheaper ChiCom copies will hold up, no intention to ever find out.

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Bog Pod. Use your pack for prone, Bog pod for sitting or standing.

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