GUN Bipod accuracy?

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  1. Matt2000ss

    Matt2000ss OT Supporter

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    Does a bipod really hurt accuracy? I've heard people say that it will cause the rifle to jump. Is that because the bipod keeps the gun from being able to recoil straight back? Are there not bipods that allow some back and forth motion.
     
  2. Shooting prone with a bipod is certainly more accurate than without, unless you have some magically steady hands.
     
  3. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Bipods usually improve accuracy
     
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    ^these
    also having a decent brake helps alot too
     
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    lobstradomus New Member

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    Perhaps the people claiming that bipods hurt accuracy were talking about the cheap barrel mounted ones? I have never heard of a properly used bipod decreasing accuracy.
     
  6. sprite

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    Where they can really suck is with follow up shots, as I find they do tend to produce are more pronounced "bounce" than say shooting off sand bags.

    I think that is part of the reason you see so many shooters at "tactical" long range competition shooting off their packs rather than bipods.
     
  7. phrozenlikwid

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    I'm by no means a huge bipod shooter, but if you guys are getting tons of "hop" and whatnot, it's because you can't/don't know how to shoot.

    Get straight behind the rifle. Pull your favorite leg up towards your head a little to get your diaphragm off the ground, and put the stock of the rifle directly into your shoulder. Curl your weak arm under the stock and use your fist (which is against the ground) for elevation control. Lean into the rifle a little bit to "lock" the bipod forward. You are creating a straight line from the rifle, backwards. Now your entire body (and all frictions associated) are opposing the force of the recoil as efficiently as possible. Now you don't have to worry about "hop".

    In short, your friends are idiots and don't have the proper technique. The only way a bipod would effect the intrinsic accuracy of the rifle is if it caused the stock to contact the barrel. At which point you should either bed and free float the barrel channel (and float that bitch like you mean it), or likely more preferable; get a stock that doesn't suck.
     
  8. reman

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    Use a sling.
     
  9. Still, proper prone position with your support hand in a fist controlling the rifle's elevation is more stable.
     

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