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#3525557 - 01/01/14 12:03 PM Bipod question
GOTTA B REALTREE
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Looking for a bipod for coyote hunting. AR 15 with swivel stud on the upper. I would like to have the option to lay down and sit up so I'm not sure if I need an attached bipod or sticks. Suggestions and brands?
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#3525563 - 01/01/14 12:10 PM Re: Bipod question [Re: GOTTA B REALTREE]
jakeway
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Registered: 11/22/99
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Watch this YouTube video on making shooting sticks out of fiberglass fence posts and rubber Castration Rings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPQe2tCGAQk

The rings are the most expensive, but if you make enough they only cost you about $5 each for the shooting sticks, and the rubber rings last for years. They also make great walking sticks. Buy a fancy short bipod for prone shots, and the fence post ones work for sitting or kneeling on one knee.
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#3525585 - 01/01/14 12:28 PM Re: Bipod question [Re: jakeway]
GOTTA B REALTREE
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That's pretty neat. And cheap!
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#3525603 - 01/01/14 12:47 PM Re: Bipod question [Re: GOTTA B REALTREE]
stik
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I have a Caldwell bi pod on mine:

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#3535137 - 01/07/14 07:46 AM Re: Bipod question [Re: stik]
hunt4646
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For a bipod attached to rifle I highly recommend the Caldwell with the option to tilt gun from side to side.
For sitting or standing, my suggestion is the Vanguard with 2 adjustable legs. Easy to adjust in height and not cumbersome to carry.
I have used sticks of different types and sizes- they do work. However I prefer to have a rubber V or U yoke to rest my rifle stock in when gun is not in use. That way I do not have to hold the gun or sticks all the time.

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#3535745 - 01/07/14 01:54 PM Re: Bipod question [Re: hunt4646]
bjohnson
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I have a Harris SM-L. Great bipod extends from 9 to 13 inches. Can't shoot it sitting but it does tilt and swivel. I like it.
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#3535886 - 01/07/14 03:18 PM Re: Bipod question [Re: bjohnson]
GOTTA B REALTREE
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After a lot of searching, I went with Bass Pro's 3n1 sticks. I figured I can get a lot of use deer hunting with this in a ground blind and for all coyote situations.
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#3535913 - 01/07/14 03:34 PM Re: Bipod question [Re: GOTTA B REALTREE]
DaveB
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I had so much trouble with shooting sticks I gave it up. Absolutely could not hold still. Tried them again this year, just can't adapt. I was told to practice more but nuttin seemed to work.
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