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I'm going to buy a XS7 .243 next week as long as they stay in stock. My question is does anyone have a recommendation for a bipod. My requirements are small I would like it to attach detach "easily". That is really the only thing I ask.
 

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You will love the XS7, good choice.

I have an inexpensive Winchester Walmart 9-13" bipod. $30

You need an allen wrench to attach it and it's solid and the legs extend the way they should. You could replace the allen screw with a wing type screw to tighten by hand if you wanted real simple.

I prefer shooting off a Caldwell Rock at the bench but can shoot OK with the bipod.
 

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Trigger, I have a Harris LM-S bipod with an Alpha-Bravo lock on my XL7 and really like it. You wont find better quality or ease of use with any other, IMHO.

WBJ
 

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Thanks I went with a Harris also thanks for the recommendation of the Alpha Bravo handle. I will post pics when I have the rifle together.
 

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I was at the gun shop recently and noticed a bi-pod made of two hunting arrow shafts. I had an idea that I havent put together just yet but I have two old aluminum arrow shafts that I will dip the fletching ends into some black "hand tool grip coating" a few times down about 4" and let dry.
Then drill a hole through both shafts just passed the coating and run a bolt through both so it can "scissor". A velcro strap can hold the bi-pod to the gun while waiting for varmints. Won't cost me much. It should look something like this when done: except legs wont shorten.
 

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GJinNY said:
I was at the gun shop recently and noticed a bi-pod made of two hunting arrow shafts. I had an idea that I havent put together just yet but I have two old aluminum arrow shafts that I will dip the fletching ends into some black "hand tool grip coating" a few times down about 4" and let dry.
Then drill a hole through both shafts just passed the coating and run a bolt through both so it can "scissor". A velcro strap can hold the bi-pod to the gun while waiting for varmints. Won't cost me much. It should look something like this when done: except legs wont shorten.
I have the Harris LM-S on my XL7, but that is used mostly for target practice. In many typical hunting applications, 13 inches is not high enough to get you above the vegetation. Shooting sticks are my preferred rests for hunting. I have made some out of found arrows and string or tape. I have the foldable safari sticks that work well and are convenient. ***** Willows also make great improvised shooting sticks.
 

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I have the Harris 9"-13" swivel model with the podlock. Works great for me where I hunt.

I also have a Harris 9"-13" non-swivel that works great but I prefer the swivel version.
 

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I have two Harris Bi-Pods but do not use them very often and on some rifles I will not use them because the fore-end of the stock will twist easy under pressure and the shot will be off. Harris Bi-Pods do remove easy and are nice but shooting sticks are another great option.
 

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I really like the Harris S-series pods, except for their tension adjustment. The Alpha-Bravo lever modification makes all the difference. It makes a good product great. Yes they are a little pricey, but when you get used to them they are awesome. I shoot more in the field than from a bench, but the LM-S pods work good for me, unless in tall grass. Shooting sticks have their place too, its good to have both a pod and sticks handy if long range shots in the field are the order of the day. Just my .02.


Here is a pic of my XL7 with a LM-S Harris on it.

WBJ
 

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Harris LM-S 9-13" on my XL7 .270. Works well on the bench, and it is easy to attach / remove. I like the swivel capability, because it allows me to correct for cant errors on an uneven surface.

 

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Nice camo job on there too. What paint product is that? I have a XL7 i'm itching to do too.
 

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Now the bi pod need the camo job to match ;)
 

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I looked at the Harris and Caldwell bi-pods but wanted to find something that weighed less to go on my Browning A-Bolt 243 WSSM. The varmint barrel is heavy enough ;D

I decided to try a unit made by ATI .





The legs telescope from 9-13" , rotate into position individually, and can be stored either forward or backward which is helpful when putting the rifle back in the safe.

Specs: http://www.atigunstocks.com/p-23-universal-bipod.aspx


For an inexpensive bi-pod, it has worked really well. I have never lost a varmint due to the bi-pod :eek:

It's light, quiet and super easy to use.

Just put it out as another possible option.

Regards, TallGrass
 

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On my XS-7 I mounted a VersaPod.



I do not like Harris-style bipods and I consider the VersaPod a fine device. Once you lock up the adapter to the rifle, you can mount or remove the bipod in less than 3 seconds. You can also use the same adapter to fit different sizes of bipods.

 

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That VersaPod looks like it mounts to the barrel? If so I for one would have to pass. As why take the trouble to float a barrel or even use a rifle with a floated barrel just to hang something from it.
 

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How do you figure that it mounts on the barrel?

In reality it mounts on the stock. I used one of those for a while in F-Class competition before moving on to the Sinclair.
 

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The Bottom pic will mount to the swivel stud. But the top picture looks like it has a hole through it as though it would be mounted around a barrel. That is where the confusion set in between the two pictures.
 
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