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Posted: 3/27/2009 1:02:03 PM EDT
Just curious what size of bipod would be better for prone shooting:

6" to 9"
or
9" to 13"

Also, do you prefer a bipod that swivels or just the standard fixed?
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 1:06:59 PM EDT
6-9 would definetley be better for prone shooting. I personally think that swivel is a good thing.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 1:23:57 PM EDT
I went with the 9-13, then returned it for the 6-9 swivel. You can always make the 6-9 taller, but you can't make the 9-13 shorter.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 1:38:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 1:40:24 PM EDT
I'm partial to the 9-13 fixed. Run it at about 10" for shooting prone.

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Link Posted: 3/27/2009 4:20:12 PM EDT


Nice rifle!
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 4:58:10 PM EDT
bipod length is a personal choice - part of it is gonna involve how long are your arms? and how deep of a V you make with them when shooting prone.

'course, whether or not you want to use 30 round mags while prone might factor into it as well.

Link Posted: 3/27/2009 6:32:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/27/2009 9:28:50 PM EDT by cckw]
As a hunter I have never wanted mine shorter then 9". I have wanted it taller due to ground contour or grass. The swivel is a must for me. If you have to move a bit to get your shot you cannot necessarily readjust the leg length to fit the new spot. That is based on my real experience, not hypothetical.

ETA: I'm skinny so am low to the ground
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 6:44:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/27/2009 6:47:51 PM EDT by jdgray]
I use both, and prefer the fixed with notched legs. If your shooting down an incline, or have a fat gut, the 9-13" works better.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 6:46:11 PM EDT
If you have the swivel, get the podlock, they are great
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 6:49:04 PM EDT
I choose 9-13 because of grass and stuff on the ground in front of me
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 6:55:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Projektile:
6-9 would definetley be better for prone shooting. I personally think that swivel is a good thing.


exactly....

but also depends how fat you are.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 3:07:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By bc5000:
I went with the 9-13, then returned it for the 6-9 swivel. You can always make the 6-9 taller, but you can't make the 9-13 shorter.


This.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 12:32:26 PM EDT
Thanks guys, I think I'm going to go with the 6-9"
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 12:40:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2009 12:41:24 PM EDT by OyOfMidworld]
Originally Posted By Shrike37:
Thanks guys, I think I'm going to go with the 6-9"


Good choice. The lower to the ground you are, the harder it is for the bad guys to shoot your head off. A 6"-9" bi-pod is perfect for use with a 20 round mag.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 1:23:27 PM EDT
I find on the AR chassis the 6-9 is perfect by the time you figure in the mount which adds a little.Get the swivel,it's easier then F'ing around trying to adjust the legs the right height.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 5:45:24 PM EDT
6-9" is great for low grass prone or bench even with a 30 round mag. If you want to shoot in deeper grass I think you need a different bipod than a Harris anyway... something that has better feet for outdoor terrain and traverse capability.
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