Bipod

flatlander51

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how many of you are running a bipod on backpack style hunts? Is it worth the weight? I never have but I’m considering it.
 

ChrisAU

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I used my KDC Granite bipod with the 3L 3rd leg conversion. Bipod and tripod all in one, spotted the bull in my avatar through binos on the tripod and a few seconds later shot him with the bipod attached to my rifle, sitting position. 7.7 oz total weight. Worked great.
 

Jake Larsen

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I use a Hatch Outdoors bipod. Wouldn't go without it. Doesn't matter how light your setup is if you can't make the shot...

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MaraviaDave

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Depends on the terrain. If it’s alpine or desert, then yes, pack a bipod. For everything else, figure out a way to attach your rifle to a tripod. If you do pack a bipod....the Thunder Beast Arms bipod is worth a look.
 

RazzleDazzle

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My bi-pod collects dust. Not worth the weight. I shoot better without it. I've found I can create a more comfortable/stable platform with my pack and jackets than i can with my bi-pod.
 

eLightfoot

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Yup pack a javelin, buddies pack Harris. If you plan or are willing to shoot 300 yards or further, a bipod is well worth the little extra weight.
The javelin is nice because I can keep it in my belt pouch or pants pocket and snap it on almost instantly. I’m not a fan of the twist lock legs however
 

Varminterror

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I do most of my hunting from a monopod shooting stick, when pack hunting, I have the option of using a hiking pole as a monopod or both as shooting sticks - AND use my spotting tripod with an ARCA mount. I shoot off of a bipod a LOT, and if the weight isn’t an issue, I do like having a short bipod installed to act like a kickstand to keep my rifle out of mud or wet grass, but the opportunity to make use of them in the field is pretty limited. Honestly, on my last mountain hunt this fall, I didn’t take a bipod, but took roughly the equivalent weight in a WieBad mini fortune cookie.
 

Jake Larsen

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These things are amazing. They get you far more shooting positions and angles than any other bipod I've seen. Everything from prone to kneeling for me.



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