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R.Mac
05-30-2011, 2:57 PM
Can I get some input from bench shooters who use a Harris bi-pod.
Standard mount or swivel mount? Thanks.

pontiacpratt
05-30-2011, 3:03 PM
For a Bench gun I'd just get the standard 6-9 one. If you plan on shooting prone get the 9-13 one with the swivel option. Regardless they are a solid unit.

Droppin Deuces
05-30-2011, 3:04 PM
Get the standard if the benches where you shoot are level and steady. Get the swivel if they aren't level and/or if you ever shoot prone.
Great bipods, by the way. Rock solid.

mlevans66
05-30-2011, 5:20 PM
Get the standard if the benches where you shoot are level and steady. Get the swivel if they aren't level and/or if you ever shoot prone.
Great bipods, by the way. Rock solid.

:iagree:

762.DEFENSE
05-30-2011, 5:45 PM
I have several, and love all of them. Great bi-pod in my book. :thumbsup:

thrillhouse700
05-30-2011, 6:29 PM
What droppin said. 6-9 for bench for sure. I will go with the swivel because lytle creek has some terribly uneven benches.

rareair
05-30-2011, 7:45 PM
Just spend the few extra $$$ and get the swivel models. Better to have it & not need it, to need it and not have it

ZX-10R
05-31-2011, 8:00 AM
6-9 with notches. Harris makes the best bipods. My friend bought some bootleg one...Not worth the laughter when it broke.

problemchild
05-31-2011, 9:24 AM
Or get an Atlas for bench work. Legs go forward to 30+ degrees

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJn4FMm32Lk&feature=related

i<3HK
05-31-2011, 9:30 AM
Just spend the few extra $$$ and get the swivel models. Better to have it & not need it, to need it and not have it

:iagree:

I have the standard, it's rock solid but I should've gotten the swivel since I find myself moving around a lot.

Trapper
05-31-2011, 9:42 AM
6-9" swivel model with a pod loc to keep it in place once it's level.
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=280932

fcr
05-31-2011, 10:04 AM
You can get the parts for pod locks for about $5 or so. Just letting you know, I made my own a few years back, http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=19&t=336786 .

problemchild
05-31-2011, 10:14 AM
Atlas has the swivel, panning and multi leg position included, even QD for extra.

mlgs00
05-31-2011, 10:21 AM
6-9" swivel model with a pod loc to keep it in place once it's level.
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=280932

This is what I use. Works great and is more versatile than the non-swivel model. I bought the model with the notched legs.

R.Mac
05-31-2011, 11:20 AM
Swivel base w/ pod lock it is! Thank ya'll for the input. BTW, the benches @ our club
(Konocti Rod&Gun club) are primo, however, if the swivel base offers more options for shooting positions it seems like a no brainer. Thanks, Rich.

high_revs
05-31-2011, 11:22 AM
6-9 with notches. Harris makes the best bipods. .
swivel and with notches.. you won't regret it! I only have 2 non-harris bipod and pretty much hate it the cheapie from wally world for my 795, but i have another one that's decent. but nothing like harris. I also have the notched and non-notched. prefer heavily the notched.

thrillhouse700
05-31-2011, 1:01 PM
swivel and with notches.. you won't regret it! I only have 2 non-harris bipod and pretty much hate it the cheapie from wally world for my 795, but i have another one that's decent. but nothing like harris. I also have the notched and non-notched. prefer heavily the notched.

I have the wally on my 308 right now. It is off of my marlin 795 also. On the 308 I HATE it, on the .22 its perfect. So in 2 paychecks I will be getting the swivel notched 6-9.

straykiller
05-31-2011, 1:16 PM
love mine, first harris i have ever bought. i paid 99 bucks for the swivel version and have it on my squirrel gun. pay alittle more for the swivel it pays for itself trust me

gunner336
06-03-2011, 8:52 AM
Thinking about a Harris for my M1 A N.M.. So the Swivel, noctched 9-13 is the way to go????

what type of Mounting system to the stock. Have never put one on before or really noted how they mount.

Any help here.

Timberwolf
06-03-2011, 9:02 AM
I've got Harris bi-pods on all my rifles and have used them for years (kinda std on LR/Prec rifles). That said I'd get the swivel w/notched legs as not all benches are created equal and the notched legs are alot easier to deal with than the spring loaded ones. Also, even from the bench, the size (6-9 or 9-13) will depend greatly upon your stock and also your shooting position. Easy thing to do is set up at the bench as normal using sand bags and then measure from the bottom of your fore end to the top of the bench. A prime example of this is as follows: my former LR rifle had an AICS stock and from either prone or the bench the 6-9 was the way to go. However, my backup rifle was an M40A1 with a McM HTG stock and it needed a 9-13 from both the bench and prone.

missiontrails
06-03-2011, 9:28 AM
Standard with notched legs. Period.

Poppy83
06-03-2011, 11:22 AM
Just spend the few extra $$$ and get the swivel models. Better to have it & not need it, to need it and not have it

This, even though I bought the 6-9" without the swivel. I only shoot the bipod from the ben ch and it's great. The only reason I didn't buy the model with the swivel is because with my finances, I would have had to wait another month to add in the extra $30 difference. I'm happy with what I have, but it was stupid to be impatient.

Poppy83
06-03-2011, 11:26 AM
I've got Harris bi-pods on all my rifles and have used them for years (kinda std on LR/Prec rifles). That said I'd get the swivel w/notched legs as not all benches are created equal and the notched legs are alot easier to deal with than the spring loaded ones. Also, even from the bench, the size (6-9 or 9-13) will depend greatly upon your stock and also your shooting position. Easy thing to do is set up at the bench as normal using sand bags and then measure from the bottom of your fore end to the top of the bench. A prime example of this is as follows: my former LR rifle had an AICS stock and from either prone or the bench the 6-9 was the way to go. However, my backup rifle was an M40A1 with a McM HTG stock and it needed a 9-13 from both the bench and prone.

They attach via a swivel mount, and not directly to picatinny rails.

rareair
06-03-2011, 2:08 PM
You'll want the Harris BRM-S models

Timberwolf
06-03-2011, 4:50 PM
They attach via a swivel mount, and not directly to picatinny rails.

They can attach to either.

rareair
06-03-2011, 8:09 PM
They can attach to either.

Not without an adapter. The Harris is purpose built to be mounted to a swivel stud

Timberwolf
06-03-2011, 9:05 PM
You're right, took that as a given.