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Posted: 5/13/2017 8:40:50 PM EDT
Got my Remington sighted just like I want it. Thinking about putting a Bipod on it to aid in stability.

What are some good ones that won't break the bank?

Thanks.


(It's a deer rifle by the way. I don't shoot competitively. I don't want to make it a surgical rifle either.)

Thanks
Link Posted: 5/13/2017 8:51:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/13/2017 8:54:04 PM EDT by ShadowAngel]
Far as quality goes, you'd be looking at Harris, Atlas, or GG&G. Atlas at the top end of the scale, Harris at the lower. But all are high quality. For a deer rifle, I wouldn't bother with anything higher than a Harris. The others are more precision rifle oriented.
Link Posted: 5/13/2017 9:41:10 PM EDT
You can buy a cheap Chinese Harris knock off 9"-13" from Wal-Mart or Amazon for less than $35.
Link Posted: 5/13/2017 10:08:21 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ShadowAngel:
Far as quality goes, you'd be looking at Harris, Atlas, or GG&G. Atlas at the top end of the scale, Harris at the lower. But all are high quality. For a deer rifle, I wouldn't bother with anything higher than a Harris. The others are more precision rifle oriented.
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Gotcha. Thanks sir.
Link Posted: 5/14/2017 9:30:18 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By daa9mm:
You can buy a cheap Chinese Harris knock off 9"-13" from Wal-Mart or Amazon for less than $35.
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Yeah I love the small Caldwell but hate the larger one. I can't keep it on the rifles. My Harris is going on being used for almost 30 years. Buy once cry once I learned that lesson the hard way.
Link Posted: 5/14/2017 4:01:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/14/2017 4:12:10 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Wingman26:
I've been using Harris bipods for about 30 yrs now, every time I think about getting something cheaper, I just can't bring myself to do it.  The cheaper ones have plastic parts or metal parts that are of a lower/inferior quality, so I stick with one I know is good, the Harris haven't let me down.
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I have 3 Harris bipods, 2 9-13 and 1 27. I also have a couple of the cheap ones, a Caldwell and UTG. All have been used in different situations, and I can't tell a difference between the Harris or Chinese.
It just depends on what pride and need you have in your gear. Before I tore my knee up in the military I learned take just what you absolutely need or gear you don't mind leaving behind.
I'll shit can a Chinese bipod before I will one of my Harris bipods. .
Link Posted: 5/14/2017 5:23:37 PM EDT
I made the mistake of picking my rifle up by the folded forwards legs and the barrel of a NcStar  (grabbed around all 3, the legs and the barrel).
When  i got to the range to unfold the bipod the legs came off in my hand.
Yeah, I broke it, it didn't break itself, but.....
Harris for me, no experience with other quality bipods.
Link Posted: 5/15/2017 2:07:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/15/2017 11:35:57 PM EDT by Brandi]
I have a cheap UTG that's not too bad.  I wouldn't use it for anything that required any kind of rough use but for range use and such it's a good bipod.  I'm pretty sure it would hold up on a deer rifle but I'd always be worried about it in the back of my mind which would suck on a hunting trip.  I agree with everyone else, buy a Harris and you're good to go.  If I were going to buy another bipod, it would be a Harris.
Link Posted: 5/15/2017 6:41:51 PM EDT
Thanks for the input guys and gals.
Link Posted: 5/27/2017 8:01:43 PM EDT
I have a short and 20+ inch Harris. they're fine.
Link Posted: 5/28/2017 11:16:47 AM EDT
HARRIS .........G.T.G.
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 9:06:42 PM EDT
I know I'm a little late to the conversation, but I have 1 Harris and 2 Atlas bipods. I love the Atlas, but as it was mentioned earlier, they are more geared for precision and something you'll be in position with for a while. I think you'll like the Harris since you can find them for a reasonable price they'll last if you take care of your equipment. Harris is also easier to deploy, and they do so much faster than the Atlas.
Link Posted: 6/22/2017 9:53:13 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By boogie84:
I know I'm a little late to the conversation, but I have 1 Harris and 2 Atlas bipods. I love the Atlas, but as it was mentioned earlier, they are more geared for precision and something you'll be in position with for a while. I think you'll like the Harris since you can find them for a reasonable price they'll last if you take care of your equipment. Harris is also easier to deploy, and they do so much faster than the Atlas.
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True you can rope the legs together and flip both open lickity split .
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