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I can think of times when one would been of use but in the main have not made use of them, I'm thinking of one for the stealth, so my question is of those of you that have one in use, for the extra baulk and weight how much use have you found for it?

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We got issued with them for our force sniper rifles and apart from range days they where a pain in the rear end, getting snagged in every and anything. Always took mine off when serious work was required.  Did not add any noticeable weight but the rifle was around 10lb anyway.  I just use a stick now and one that I can unscrew and convert into bypod for a shot if necessary.

A single stick is far more useful in my view and can be used in so many different ways as well as giving you a third leg to balance on.  Cheap as chips, just cut a nice slender hazel from the hedgerow shoulder height in length.

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Have only used my bi-pod once for zeroing but use home made quad sticks for virtually all of  my shots, one reason being I don't like lying down in cowpats or whatever else and find the quad sticks a better all round alternative.

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Use my atlas clone bipod all the time, if legs are filed I use them to rest on things. My arm or hand if braced against a wall or tree.

Can rest bipod on a wall without damaging your gun.

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In woodland I mostly brace on trees, and in the field I would use the various forms of gun yoga to gain a stable shot but I like the idea of zeroing on the pod with staying on target for cocking and loading, being my first PCP its a novelty I could not entertain before, so I'm thinking it may be better to have than not as the saying puts it "better to have and not need than to need and not have!"

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dedicated foxing rifle from a vehicle they maybe have their place. Personally i don’t like the extra weight and feel my own arm resting on the bonnet is steadier than bipods.

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I have only one gun with a bipod .and that comes off very easily and spends most its time in my pocket .

I actually find a hamster far more useful and have 2 guns with them permanently fitted .

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Nothing more satisfying than a bipod on my fac rapid on a lovely summers evening , laying overlooking some rabbit warrens... roll on soring/summertime 🙂

Rich

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I zero off a bag most of the time. I find it all depends on the situation your shooting. If its a bonet the a fully adjustable bipod. Un even ground shooting in a dip uphill =bipod. Over a mound either a shooting bag or bipod. I never use sticks troed a few not for me. Dont find my bipods getting snagged on anything as the barrels longer as long as thats cleared the bipod will unless through thick bush. Like figgy said there usefull when folded up aswell as you can rest on a wall without damaging the rifles stock

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90% of the time the ground is too wet or muddy or both to use one. I rarely get chance to shoot off the bonnet. I don't need the extra weight and use quad sticks for everything. 

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Thanks gents, I think for the cost it would find a role, I'm getting a tri-rail to move the scope up and a seal kit, so for a bit extra to the order, its not going to be a big dip into the wallet!

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They take 10secs to come off. Around the farm I find them ideal, sat up, comfy, waiting, can rest the rear of the gun and only a slight movement to get it ready. Walking around I whip it off, not because of the weight, because it will screw my hand hold and no way is the ground dry enough for me to get belly down. 

So swings and roundabouts. Put the stud in, you dont always need the bipod on. 

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hello, i use sticks all the time as you will never see me laying on some muddy field, anyway i have a job getting out the arm chair sometimes😁

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