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Old 10-14-2010, 09:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Bi-pods and Accuracy

I've been seeing talk about bi-pods affecting accuracy. I don't see how this can be possible. MAYBE on barrel mounted versions, but even then IDK

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Old 10-14-2010, 09:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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some stocks arent regid enoungh to hold the weight of the gun without touching the barrel
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I've been seeing talk about bi-pods affecting accuracy. I don't see how this can be possible. MAYBE on barrel mounted versions, but even then IDK

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They do affect your accuracy. They increase accuracy.
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Everyone I know shoots off a bipod and many of them shoot .4 and under groups out to 1k regularly. They're not hurting anyone's accuracy that I can see.
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Everyone I know shoots off a bipod and many of them shoot .4 and under groups out to 1k regularly. They're not hurting anyone's accuracy that I can see.
OMG a .4 group at 1k!

Even .4 MOA would be pretty amazing. That would be, what? A 4" group at 1000 yards?
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my bipod doesnt have any negative affects... though i wish i could fold the whole handle up at times....

still, its nice to have.

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Yup the only effect they have is I hit everything I shoot at with a bipod, more stable better accuracy.
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they can affect the accuracy if the gun is all tacticooled with 10 pounds of junk hanging from the front and the shooter cant hold the gun up, Or the legs are never deployed

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my bipod doesnt have any negative affects... though i wish i could fold the whole handle up at times....

still, its nice to have.

would you eat some fuckin' cheeseburgers already? I think my 8yo has more muscle than you - and he hasn't broke 60lbs yet!
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my bipod doesnt have any negative affects... though i wish i could fold the whole handle up at times....

still, its nice to have.

Is that the state range in Charles City?
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my bipod doesnt have any negative affects... though i wish i could fold the whole handle up at times....

still, its nice to have.

man you're just a glutton for punishment aren't you....
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I've been seeing talk about bi-pods affecting accuracy. I don't see how this can be possible. MAYBE on barrel mounted versions, but even then IDK

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it really depends on where you are reading this talk and the context it's in.

certainly, a person is going to be able to shoot tighter with a bipod for support than they would offhand. groups off a bipod may not be as tight off a bipod vs. off sandbags or a benchrest.
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it really depends on where you are reading this talk and the context it's in.
I saw it mostly on FAL files. Of course, it's where I've been digging given my new FAL addiction...and acquisition
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*zooom*

^that was the sound of your post zipping over my head


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He's referring to DJ as McLovin' from whatever movie he was in.
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He's referring to DJ as McLovin' from whatever movie he was in.


Sure as shit is!!

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I know that if you are going to use a bipod, sight it in that way. For example, if you shoot off bags and then attach a bipod your POI will change. How much depends on a lot of things, but any time you change the weight and recoil characteristics of a rifle that will happen.

As others have noted, some rifle barrels & stocks are not stiff enough and you can have some issues with accuracy as a result, usually caused by too much pressure being exerted on the rifle. If it is not even from shot to shot that will cause some issues.
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The cops did, remember?
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I saw it mostly on FAL files. Of course, it's where I've been digging given my new FAL addiction...and acquisition
They are probably referring to the basic fal bipod, which attaches directly to the barrel.
Also, considering the FAL isn't known for sub MOA accuracy, its a tough one.
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For varmint hunting (mainly crows and starlings) around here. I am much more accurate with sand bags. They are a bitch to carry, but I can really get bedded in with a good bag. A bipod folded up on a hunting rifle and shot off hand (say standing) is like a giant tuning fork!!

I do have a bipod on one of my rifles and technique is a must. I "preload" the bipod usually by putting forward pressure on it with the legs on firm surface so they can "push back". that is what works for me.

A lot of comp shooters use them because of the class they are in may not allow a front bench style rest. I tried one of the Sinclair monstrositys once on my Kriegr barreled AR and I could not make it work for me.

I do like the bipods on the FAL's. Since my FALS are not for accuracy work, it is a blast to shoot prone with them on a bipod and plink away!
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would you eat some fuckin' cheeseburgers already? I think my 8yo has more muscle than you - and he hasn't broke 60lbs yet!
No shit, if you took some of that ninja gear off your gun you wouldn't need the bipod/transformer thing.
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