Bipods

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What is everyone running for bipods these days? I have had several: swagger, harris, and atlas. I like the swagger but it is super bulky and doesn't seem as solid as other offerings. I do like how easy it is to adjust for different terrain (side hills, sage brush etc.). I recently checked their website and they have quick detach shooting sticks that mount where a traditional bipod would mount.

The harris and atlas are nice but I feel they don't adapt to different terrain as well and they dig into my shoulder when the rifle is slinged. I could put it in my pack but wouldn't be as convenient. Also, still on the hunt for a good pack that I can carry meat out and attach my rifle. Albeit my rifle is not really the hunting type (AI-ATX).

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I have tried and tested many. My favorite so far is the MDT Ckypod single pull light weight. Very adaptable to different shooting positions and terrain and will allow a wider arrange of setting to go lower than others and higher than others in it's class
I've heard of them in the past, but for some reason I passed on them. Not sure if it was the weight or price. I'll give them a second look.
 

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For hunting, I like my Spartan Javelin. Very fast to install / remove so it can stay in a leg pocket, or a holster on your belt or pack. My hunting ranges aren't what most here would call Long Range though - I'm probably 600-700 yards max under ideal conditions right now.

With that said - I did lose it this year. Fell out of my pocket tracking down a deer I shot, backtracked but never found it in the snow so I'm in the market for another.
 

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I have tried and tested many. My favorite so far is the MDT Ckypod single pull light weight. Very adaptable to different shooting positions and terrain and will allow a wider arrange of setting to go lower than others and higher than others in it's class

One day when I convince myself I “need” a $600 bipod, this is what I will be buying.


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One day when I convince myself I “need” a $600 bipod, this is what I will be buying.


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Yeah I use to be sold on a $100 Harris. And I took a lot of game from one. But each year we spend more and more $$$$ on hunts, tags, gear etc. etc. Have you ever went prone to fill an expensive tag and could not get low enough ? High enough? or into that perfect sweet spot where the rifle is solid and you feel like the shot will be easy and a done deal? I have. Getting that perfect position and a solid rest is priceless in long range. Especially from a piece of gear I will likely use for several years all year round. Starting to sound like a little better deal maybe? I was reluctant when I bought the first one. I now own two.

Edit to add: Weight and stability for a long range shot on game is priceless. The best rifle and scope money can buy is only as good as the stability of the bipod and rear bag that allows the proper form for the shooter. There is a reason I designed the Hunters Wedge Rear bag. I needed it. Many have now found it to be a must have once they saw their accuracy improve off of it. Just some food for thought.
 
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My MDT Ckye-Pod went with me to So. Africa and did it's job well. It's my favorite because it is so versatile and easy to adjust for the perfect setup.
 

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No issues with either of my Accu-Tac's. They're not cheap or light, but they have served me well. I have a spartan javelin lite and a gunsmith insert installed on one of my rifles. The pro hunt or pro hunt tac are better choices but don't offer much length adjustment compared to other bi-pods.
 

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Yeah I use to be sold on a $100 Harris. And I took a lot of game from one. But each year we spend more and more $$$$ on hunts, tags, gear etc. etc. Have you ever went prone to fill an expensive tag and could not get low enough ? High enough? or into that perfect sweet spot where the rifle is solid and you feel like the shot will be easy and a done deal? I have. Getting that perfect position and a solid rest is priceless in long range. Especially from a piece of gear I will likely use for several years all year round. Starting to sound like a little better deal maybe? I was reluctant when I bought the first one. I now own two.

Edit to add: Weight and stability for a long range shot on game is priceless. The best rifle and scope money can buy is only as good as the stability of the bipod and rear bag that allows the proper form for the shooter. There is a reason I designed the Hunters Wedge Rear bag. I needed it. Many have now found it to be a must have once they saw their accuracy improve off of it. Just some food for thought.

Oh you don’t have to sell me on the positive attributes. It’s just like everything else, I just have to make up my mind to spend the $$.


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Yes, definitely another vote for the CKYE-POD single pull. I believe there's approx 4oz difference between the lightweight and standard Gen2 single pulls. They're very versatile and robust.

For long-distance backpacking hunts I use the Spartan Javelin Bipod system. They're plenty stable and have an appropriate amount of features for the majority of situations, but if weight is not a concern at all, take the CKYE-POD every time.
 

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I have used harris for years, they are the base line standard.

This last year I bought the Thunderbeastarms Bipod. Its robust, quick, has multiple positions, and is everything I need it to be. I have taken mine through several rifle classes, field stalks, varying weather conditions, etc. Give them a look. I think they are more field oriented/duty use than MDT is competition oriented.
 

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For laying in the fields in the Midwest, my Atlas has served me well. 🤣
I have 3 Atlas's and lately for load testing off a bench have put the 5-H on.It's a big old tank but steady as a rock on the 338LM,wouldn't want to lug it around in the field(wouldn't want to lug the MPR with the ATACR around in the field either as it's a hefty 15 lbs.,over 16 lbs. with the 5-H :D )but it's great for just shooting at paper and steel,and with the extra spiked feet,etc. it's a $600 unit so may as well get some use out of it.
 

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