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locosway
03-29-2011, 11:58 AM
Looking for a ipod for my Savage Mark II. I've seen a lot of different bipods and I'm wondering if they're all more or less the same?

trob
03-29-2011, 12:03 PM
Looking for a ipod for my Savage Mark II.

no.. there is the nano, the touch, etc...theyre all different


on a serious note, all my bipods are Harris swivel models. They are very rugged and are more solid than lesser models i looked at. I cant bring myself to buy anything but harris. Some guys will say their walmart models have been great to them, but i prefer something with a stellar reputation and more solid feel.

locosway
03-29-2011, 12:09 PM
I'm on my phone, even though its Android it still knows about the ipod... lol

I'll take a look at the Harris models.

xxINKxx
03-29-2011, 12:11 PM
I just bought a winchester bipod from walmart In orange for my savage mark II. It's very close to a Harris, and it's very good quality for 40$. Sturdy and great build quality. Doesnt look cheap at all. Im very impressed!

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Winchester-99700-Adjustable-Bi-pod/14644713

Since your local to me. Cruise down to walmart and check them out. The one in Orange has them stocked all the time.

XDRoX
03-29-2011, 12:29 PM
Harris makes the best ones, but they are expensive. For the cost difference I thing a cheaper on would work fine, but I don't really know, I have a Harris.

WDE91
03-29-2011, 12:34 PM
I would go with Harris
tried and true

dont have to worry about possible quality issues if used with a larger heavier rifle

San FranPsycho
03-29-2011, 12:37 PM
I bought a $20 UTG bipod off amazon for my marlin. Never really handled a more expensive one but this thing is as durable as I can imagine I'd need it to be.

707electrician
03-29-2011, 12:37 PM
I got my r700 an atlas v8. It's way nicer than the Harris I had but more than 2x as expensive. Preloading it is a piece of cake

PsychGuy274
03-29-2011, 12:39 PM
I have a Gripod on my 15-22 and it works just fine for what I use it for.

xxINKxx
03-29-2011, 1:14 PM
I have a Gripod on my 15-22 and it works just fine for what I use it for.

The op has a marlin mark II series. It isn't like an AR style rifle with a railed forend.

PsychGuy274
03-29-2011, 1:17 PM
The op has a marlin mark II series. It isn't like an AR style rifle with a railed forend.

Ah, nevermind then :D

locosway
03-29-2011, 4:49 PM
6"-9" or 9" to 13"?

till44
03-29-2011, 4:58 PM
If you're only doing bench shooting then the 6"-9" is all you need. Any prone or varmit shooting I'd go with the 9"-13". I'd pay the extra for the swivel model as well, it's worth the cost, especially if you ever shoot out in the field on uneven ground.

WDE91
03-29-2011, 5:03 PM
I have 2 Harris notched legs non swivel bipods
6-9" and 9-13"

of the two I prefer the 9-13" personally

locosway
03-29-2011, 5:06 PM
If you're only doing bench shooting then the 6"-9" is all you need. Any prone or varmit shooting I'd go with the 9"-13". I'd pay the extra for the swivel model as well, it's worth the cost, especially if you ever shoot out in the field on uneven ground.

Yeah, I was reading the reviews and it seems the 9-13 is what I want. I find it silly to be tired to a bench. Being able to go prone is ideal for any precision rifle.

beauregard
03-29-2011, 5:08 PM
Quality of bipod should match that of the rifle IMHO. I'm not going to put a $75 Harris on my $300 Marlin and there's no way I'm mounting a $30 Winchester brand on my Cooper.

locosway
03-29-2011, 5:08 PM
Quality of bipod should match that of the rifle IMHO. I'm not going to put a $75 Harris on my $300 Marlin.

Yes and no... The bipod can always be moved to another rifle, or sold. I see not wanting to spend a ton on a bipod, but it's not like you're wasting money.

trob
03-29-2011, 5:24 PM
I have the 6-9 and 9-13, and I actually prefer the 6-9 for pretty much all shooting. Shooting prone, on rocks, etc, I never need it above 9". And when im shooting prone, i actually like the height right around 7-8".

Shooting prone at the 9" height is uncomfortable to me. But Im 6' 170lbs, so my belly isnt lifting me very far off the ground.

wormtosser
03-29-2011, 11:36 PM
Shooting prone at the 9" height is uncomfortable to me. But Im 6' 170lbs, so my belly isnt lifting me very far off the ground.

Uh oh. Do they, um, make a 26 inch model?

MongooseV8
03-30-2011, 8:07 AM
I have a Caldwell 9-13 tilt model. Its about half the price of a Harris, but not quite the quality either. I really like it so far. I got it at BassPro Shops for $55 plus tax.

Cope's Dist.
03-30-2011, 10:53 AM
Cope's now carries some Harris Bipods. :punk:

Killawhale415
03-30-2011, 11:10 AM
Quality of bipod should match that of the rifle IMHO. I'm not going to put a $75 Harris on my $300 Marlin and there's no way I'm mounting a $30 Winchester brand on my Cooper.

Dude relax the bipod is not sugically grafted to the gun after you mount it :p

donw
03-30-2011, 12:51 PM
like most other things...the more you pay, the better the quality by and large.

i prefer the versa-pod or Harris when i use a bi-pod.

xxINKxx
03-30-2011, 1:21 PM
Cope's now carries some Harris Bipods. :punk:

Hell you can even buy Harris bipods on walmart.com haha.

RawImpact
03-30-2011, 10:28 PM
Quality of bipod should match that of the rifle IMHO. I'm not going to put a $75 Harris on my $300 Marlin and there's no way I'm mounting a $30 Winchester brand on my Cooper.

No dude... i use a sandbag and am just as accurate and precise.

locosway
03-30-2011, 10:30 PM
Looks like I'm going with a Harris bipod and a Leupold scope on my cheap rimfire rifle.

donw
03-31-2011, 8:34 AM
Looks like I'm going with a Harris bipod and a Leupold scope on my cheap rimfire rifle.

:D...i have Leupolds on my rimfire CZ's...well worth it...

but I'd rather use the sandbags like was mentioned before.

i do have Harris and versa-pods but i also made a sandbag that i carry with me and fill/empty as needed. it's not as heavy and cumbersome as a bi-pod and you needn't worry about the 'pod snagging on undergrowth when stalking.

locosway
03-31-2011, 9:36 AM
I want the bipods for an inclusive package.