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#3243930 - 05/08/20 02:15 PM Varmint Rifle Bipod?
ohihunter2014 Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 12/11/14
Posts: 1095
Loc: nw ohio
What bipod are you guys using on your varmint rifles? I am 6ft5 and usually shoot prone with a Blackhawk bipod and tried a 23'' champion bipod that broke. Ticks are bad and grass is high so I am thinking about getting a sitting bipod. I have a primos tripod trigger stick and what a piece of crap! It wobbles and isn't steady for long shots. Do you prefer prone or sitting?

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#3243938 - 05/08/20 02:59 PM Re: Varmint Rifle Bipod? [Re: ohihunter2014]
Z Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 09/20/04
Posts: 925
Loc: Bluffdale, UT
Swagger bipod

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#3243942 - 05/08/20 04:09 PM Re: Varmint Rifle Bipod? [Re: ohihunter2014]
muskrat30 Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 03/03/02
Posts: 3005
Loc: Wisconsin
I like sitting better, tried both.

My setup is a Browning(or similar) ‘Strutter chair’ paired with some shooting sticks. It’s even more stable if you wedge your back against something, a post, rock, or building.

I also like to move around some, have backed off from fixed tables & benches.

It depends on what type of hunting or shooting too. With more of a predator hunting setup one needs to be fairly mobile with the quiet setup. For that I wouldn’t want to carry much gear.
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#3243976 - 05/09/20 09:50 AM Re: Varmint Rifle Bipod? [Re: ohihunter2014]
coloradocelt Offline
New Member

Registered: 10/27/19
Posts: 12
Loc: Western Colorado
Love using a mono-pod. Carbon fiber, expands from sitting to standing and helps as a walking stick as well. Mine was originally bought for camera use, but purchased a v fork for rifle or handgun use.

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#3244041 - 05/10/20 08:56 AM Re: Varmint Rifle Bipod? [Re: ohihunter2014]
jetman Online
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 01/07/11
Posts: 1443
Loc: almost Canada
https://www.harrisbipods.com/HB25CS.php?

Harris Bipod

Extends from 13 1/2" to 27" standard legs, Swivels
I have a bottom rail on all my rifles and a rail adaptor on the bipods. I made 6" extensions that slip on the end of the legs for when I'm sitting on a hill side
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#3244194 - 05/11/20 11:47 PM Re: Varmint Rifle Bipod? [Re: ohihunter2014]
Mr. Poppadopalis Online
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 06/25/13
Posts: 3320
Loc: Metro Denver
I am 6’6” and I use shooting sticks or a Harris Bipod depending on the terrain.

Never have a problem. Prone or sitting I have two options

I hope this helps?

Not much for ticks on the Eastern plains thank god!

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#3244410 - 05/14/20 02:23 PM Re: Varmint Rifle Bipod? [Re: ohihunter2014]
ohihunter2014 Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 12/11/14
Posts: 1095
Loc: nw ohio
I forgot to add this is primarily for shooting woodchucks. I’ll try a shooting stick sitting next time.

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#3244470 - 05/15/20 12:33 PM Re: Varmint Rifle Bipod? [Re: ohihunter2014]
JoeyJ Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 02/01/13
Posts: 231
Loc: North Dakota
Well, if you'll be sitting most of the time for your shooting, I'd recommend you save up $300/$400 and set your rifle up for a tripod and ACRA compatible ballhead.

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#3244836 - 05/20/20 10:03 AM Re: Varmint Rifle Bipod? [Re: ohihunter2014]
kyyotestalker Online
Seasoned Member

Registered: 12/22/10
Posts: 319
Loc: Kentucky
shadow tech Pig-0311 Tripod with Pig saddle and a set of stoney point polecat shooting sticks cover all my shots from prone to standing.

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#3244845 - 05/20/20 11:48 AM Re: Varmint Rifle Bipod? [Re: ohihunter2014]
TXCOONDOG Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 03/21/11
Posts: 1680
Loc: TX
I use bog shooting sticks when scouting and a shorter pair of bod shooting sticks for sitting and calling during the day. When calling by myself at night, I use a tripod, ballhead and the reaper grip for standing. This allows me to scan 360 degrees with a light and/or a handheld thermal unit much easier.

Portable table and/or shooting prone using a atlas or Harris bipod for Priarie dog hunting and banging steel pass 400 yds.

My buddy likes shooting P-Dogs laying prone in the bed of his truck and sometimes shoots from the interior of his truck resting on the door (window).

PS: I understand about ticks which is why I use off. However, Off makes my wife sick so she won’t come if they get to bad.


Edited by TXCOONDOG (05/20/20 12:17 PM)

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#3250990 - 08/24/20 02:38 PM Re: Varmint Rifle Bipod? [Re: ohihunter2014]
Zastava223rem Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 172
Loc: Pennsylvania
Own many Harris bipods in different lengths and recently picked up a Swagger as well. All work well

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#3257914 - 11/18/20 09:36 PM Re: Varmint Rifle Bipod? [Re: ohihunter2014]
Decoyed Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/20/20
Posts: 28
Loc: Minnesota
Harris 100% here. I’ve tried the Harris knock offs and all were junk and broke. The 27” swivel works great for sitting and shooting. They fold up nice and are a solid piece of equipment that works for me. I’ve tried primos sticks and they are ok but not as solid and more bulky junk to bring in the field.

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#3257965 - 11/19/20 11:40 AM Re: Varmint Rifle Bipod? [Re: Decoyed]
Rustydust Online
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Registered: 10/21/07
Posts: 6179
Loc: Southwest Idaho
Originally Posted By: Decoyed
Harris 100% here. I’ve tried the Harris knock offs and all were junk and broke.


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You betcha. My oldest Harris is over two decades old and still works perfect.
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#3258141 - 11/20/20 10:30 PM Re: Varmint Rifle Bipod? [Re: ohihunter2014]
SubpaR Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 09/27/15
Posts: 289
Loc: Hays, KS
I've had good luck with my Primos. I'm 6'4", the tall bi-pod is tall enough for me when standing. When sitting it's a little too tall unless I'm on a pretty steep hillside.

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