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Posted: 11/23/2003 8:52:57 PM EDT
I would like to know what characteristics/features that those of you that use bipods/tripods look for. I'm going to design my own and don't have enough experience shooting with one to know what is important. I'll post the design later for comments.

Thanks,

CW
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 8:58:45 PM EDT
I wanted one that swivels for shooting on uneven surfaces and the ability to fold either forward or backwards. I also like the adjustable height legs.
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 8:59:26 PM EDT
Harris. Lightweight and reliable.
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 9:13:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/23/2003 9:13:56 PM EDT by Cypher214]
I want one that ROTATES and swivels but the base is still like the size of a Harris. Also, a wide range of adjustablitiy in the legs would be nice... say... 6" to 25". Something that could be used off the bench or extended long enough for shooting while sitting on the ground (I know that would be VERY difficult to design). Teflon coated components. I've seen rust on the springs of a Harris. Rubber feet that are easy to clean... I always have to work to get the dirt out of the grooves in those Harris feet. Tension knobs for the legs that are easier to use and actually work. While we're at it... I want some type of auto-leveling system.
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 9:13:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Lumpy196: Harris. Lightweight and reliable.
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Anything else you like about the Harris? CW
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 9:25:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cold_Warrior:
Originally Posted By Lumpy196: Harris. Lightweight and reliable.
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Anything else you like about the Harris? CW
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Primarily the light weight. I HATE adding to front heaviness.
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 9:26:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/23/2003 9:26:31 PM EDT by Confederate]
Two legs that spread nice and wide.........oh never mind.
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 9:32:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Confederate: Two legs that spread nice and wide.........oh never mind.
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For stability, right?[:D]
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 9:32:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cypher214: I want one that ROTATES and swivels but the base is still like the size of a Harris. Also, a wide range of adjustablitiy in the legs would be nice... say... 6" to 25". Something that could be used off the bench or extended long enough for shooting while sitting on the ground (I know that would be VERY difficult to design). Teflon coated components. I've seen rust on the springs of a Harris. Rubber feet that are easy to clean... I always have to work to get the dirt out of the grooves in those Harris feet. Tension knobs for the legs that are easier to use and actually work. While we're at it... I want some type of auto-leveling system.
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Would a suspension system like I've seen on some recent bipods (where the rifle is hung from the bipod apex) work as an auto-leving system? CW
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 5:20:53 PM EDT
btt. Would like to get an answer as to slung suspension. Thanks, CW
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 6:11:27 PM EDT
I just bought a Harris Bipod HBRM on ebay and just figured out it isn't he swivel model. It would be great for bench shooting. I need to get rid of it asap get a swivel model.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 6:22:52 PM EDT
Anything that swivels, tilts, and says Harris on the package......
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 6:25:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/24/2003 6:26:08 PM EDT by Cold_Warrior]
Originally Posted By TheKill: Anything that swivels, tilts, and says Harris on the package......
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How about something better than Harris? CW [8D]
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 6:30:11 PM EDT
What do I look for (several fruitless but imaginative dollars later)? "HARRIS"
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