Bipod woes

Discussion in '6BR, 6BR Improved & Wildcats' started by Tim-o-thy, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. Tim-o-thy

    Tim-o-thy Silver $$ Contributor

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    Not sure this is the right forum, but it is pertaining to a 6bra, so.... here goes. I have Harris swivel bipod with a pod lock in an American defense qd Mount (1 bipod 4 rifles, y’all get the deal). On my mcmillian stocks (all of them) the distance between the bipod and the bottom metal is kinda short, it makes for a tough time shooting off a barricade with my game changer bag. I was wondering if there is a rail that will bring the bipod out in front of the stock like I see on some chassis gun (I think mpa)? Or if any of you fellas/gals have another solution for me. Keep in mind I’m looking for something kinda cost effective we are talking about 4 different rifles these changes need to be made to. Thanks in advance
     
  2. urbanrifleman

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    The Tubb asymmetrical bipod totally changed my life. It's more like a camera tripod than a bipod.
     
  3. Yoteman38

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    Many shooters in the PRS/NRL use an ARCA rail on their rifles. Area 419, Henderson and several other manufacturers of tactical equipment make rails of different lengths that would fit your needs. You would need to reconfigure the Harris bipod with an ARCA adaptor as well.
     
  4. milanuk

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    I've heard - but not tested or experienced - that sometimes when using a long ARCA rail that extends well beyond the fore-end it's possible to get some funky vertical with the bipod mounted clear out at the far end - one person likened it to a 'diving board' effect. Haven't had to deal with it myself, so it's purely anecdotal as far as I know.
     
  5. Dusty Stevens

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    it is a fact. Long forends on a rest do the same
     
  6. Sheldon N

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    I'm a big fan of Arca platform and having the ability to slide the bipod fore/aft for PRS style competition. It opens the door up to shooting more positions in modified prone style which can be more stable. However that's a pretty big expense to switch your bipod over to Arca mount and also put rails on 4 different stocks. If you do go that route, I'll echo the recommendation for a rail like those sold by Sawtooth, Henderson or Area 419.

    I'll toss out some alternate suggestions that you might find more cost-effective.

    Just take the bipod off when you shoot barricades. I prefer to have the bipod off the gun unless I know I'm going to have to shoot barricade then follow up with prone in a stage (which is pretty rare). Many times I shoot a stage where I'll strip the bipod mid-stage and leave it in the dirt to pick up afterwards, another option.

    An alternative would be a shorter bag that fits better between the bipod and mag well. The pint size game changer is pretty solid and much shorter in length. I prefer the full size GC but I could make the pint size one work no problem if I needed to.
     
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  7. Sheldon N

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    One other option to consider....

    Put a nice long arca rail on your primary comp gun, and leave the pic rails on all your other guns. Then swap your Harris bipod mount out for one of these RRS mounts. It clamps to both Arca rails as well as Pic rails, so you could still use it on all your rifles without having to buy rails for four different guns.

    https://www.reallyrightstuff.com/HC-Pro-Clamp-for-Harris-Bipod

    I think I like this option best.
     
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  8. Tim-o-thy

    Tim-o-thy Silver $$ Contributor

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    I’ll check out that link, I suppose you’re right about stripping the bipod mid stage. Thank you!
     
  9. kthomas

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    Isn't his bipod just a re-branded Sierra 7 bipod? They're identical. Shot off one once, it was okay, but not my preference.
     
  10. FeMan

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    I mainly shoot a chasis with and ARCA rail, but put a Henderson on My McMillan A3-5. I really like it and they can extend as far in front of the fore-end as you want. I run the RRS head and CYKE-pod and Harris. Super quick/easy to remove with the ARCA rail and head.
     
  11. Dgd6mm

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    My ARCA rail attachments came from Amazon, $12.00 each. My buddy put a swivel stud on one and a short picatinny rail on the other. They work and hold as tight as the expensive ones.
     

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