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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-31-2011, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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i want a bipod for my 17hmr but my gun does not have any sling bolts in the stock and i cant find a bipod that doesnt look like it will snap the first time i go hunting to fit it i have tried and failed to make my own. Does any one know what bipod i can use or do you know how to make one?
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Re: bipod

My advice would be to buy the sling studs and install them yourself....then you can put a bi-pod AND a sling on.

I did it to my Savage 17hmr years ago and works great.

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are the studs easy to install?
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Re: bipod

you could just get or make a set of shooting stix and use them instead of a bi pod

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Re: bipod

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My advice would be to buy the sling studs and install them yourself....then you can put a bi-pod AND a sling on.

I did it to my Savage 17hmr years ago and works great.
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Then buy a Harris bipod.

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are the studs easy to install?
Yes. There were actually counter sunk starter "holes". I took off the barrel/action. drilled the holes. Bolted forend stud and epoxied in the stock stud.

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Re: bipod

Bipods...AKA Harris.....Don't use them much anymore...Maybe for a woodchuck hunt if I know where i'm going.. see it better to shoot standing up.. So many tripods are now available.. One of the best is the Ernie Wilson Ranger...then going down hill from that you have the Bog, and then finally the Primos Trigger Styks..However remember what I said tri not bi pod..
See if your a predator hunter night time you should be standing while your calling so you can see the fox coming to the call.. Sit down and try and call and now try to see how far you can really see in a level field.. Also Stubble corn... Sit down and try to see a fox or even a chuck in cut corn stubble.. Ain't going to happen on flat land..Finally the Tripod you use to shoot standing up.. You can drop them down and use them from a sitting position. So you get the best of both worlds..
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Bipods...AKA Harris.....Don't use them much anymore...Maybe for a woodchuck hunt if I know where i'm going.. see it better to shoot standing up.. So many tripods are now available.. One of the best is the Ernie Wilson Ranger...then going down hill from that you have the Bog, and then finally the Primos Trigger Styks..However remember what I said tri not bi pod..
See if your a predator hunter night time you should be standing while your calling so you can see the fox coming to the call.. Sit down and try and call and now try to see how far you can really see in a level field.. Also Stubble corn... Sit down and try to see a fox or even a chuck in cut corn stubble.. Ain't going to happen on flat land..Finally the Tripod you use to shoot standing up.. You can drop them down and use them from a sitting position. So you get the best of both worlds..
i see what your saying thats why i carry shooting sticks and leave the bipod on my gun. the closer you get to the dirt the more solid the rifle will be especially on a bipod or bag the longer you extend the sticks the more shakey they become. i use the harris s series with a pod locker so i can get the cant out of the rifle on the. if i need to be above that i use the steady stix. i find it difficult to shoot past 600-700 at anything i cant get my elbow on the ground.

ive tried a few of those portable shooting benches with no luck ive never seen one that i could get good stability out of
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Re: bipod

I predominantly use the Harris S25C (13-27") for hunting but I carry a monopod shooting stick with me for shots I have to take standing. I also have a Bog Pod tripod which works great in areas that I have the time to set it up and watch an area. It's much more stable than the monopod at the expense of shooting speed.

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