Bipod's

Discussion in 'Ruger Rifle Forum' started by Squirlnutz, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Squirlnutz

    Squirlnutz In the army now..

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    We have a m77 mark2 in 7mm. I'm looking to put a bipod on it to help with accuracy on longer shots. I've read the 7mm magnum round will take a deer at 600+ ( previous owner of this rifle claimed several 500 yard kill shots on deer) I personally can't stand and hold steady enough to feel comfortable shooting that far. Hence the desire for a bipod.

    I'm looking for some help/recommendation for a bipod that will mount to the m77 mark2.


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  2. SHOOTER13

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  3. Squirlnutz

    Squirlnutz In the army now..

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    Yes looking at those. Just curious as to what model/part number people with an m77 mark2 are using


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  4. Squirlnutz

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    Is the sling bolt strong enough to use as mounting point for the bipod, or should the kind that clamps to barrel be used?
     
  5. SHOOTER13

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    Sorry...not familiar with the M77 MkII sling bolt to say !
     
  6. Squirlnutz

    Squirlnutz In the army now..

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    I see some attach at the "front sling mount". I believe that mean unscrewing the stud the sling attaches to and using an adapter. Just seems that stud is kinda small ( diameter ).
    I should have said "stud" not bolt.
     
  7. SHOOTER13

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    Well...let us know how you make out in your quest.
     
  8. Squirlnutz

    Squirlnutz In the army now..

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    A local shop has a "shooters edge" brand for $50$. Said it will mount. I'll have to check it out this weekend
     
  9. xsrtthisx

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    Check this out.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0035L35A8

    I bought it for my Savage Axis .308. It comes with an adapter kit to add a picatinny rail to you front sling mount. Seems to be pretty sturdy. I didn't want to invest a lot of money in a bipod as I will rarely use it for hunting. It is nice to have more stability for target practice or the occasional long distance hunting shot. Plus its only $30 and you can always upgrade your bipod later if needed.
     
  10. jerrysriggs

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    I have a harris bypod quick detach model. It has a stud addapter that fits any standard quick detachable sling swivle stud. It goes over the stud. You do not have to remove and replace the stud. It is very handy as i can move it from one rifle to another by unscrewing a thumb nut, pull the pen out and the adapter lifts off the stud. And the adapter has a stud on it so you can reattach the sling on it.
     
  11. Squirlnutz

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    There it is.
     

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  12. Squirlnutz

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    The bipod made good change at 250 yards. Tomorrow I will go 500 yards+ and report with better photos.
    250 with 1" MOA is good for a rifle that I've shot 10 round through I think.

    But your opinions and tips are appreciated
     

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    That's a piece of PVC 3/4 inch. I used to hold an electric fences to keep out the neighbors lama and goats. Hahaha
     
  14. giturgun

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    Alsohave the Harris in 9 inch for my Contender pistol and 13 inch for the rifles. I have had mine for about 20 years maby more , been mounted to pistols , rifles Never failed me yet:metal:
     
  15. billt

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    This can become an issue with Harris Bipods that attach to the front sling swivel. That stud is meant for a sling, not for a bipod. I've seen many wood stocked rifles develop cracks along the front swivel stud from continuous use of Harris Bipods.

    What can, and in fact does happen over time, is the swivel can become loose and the stock can split from the back and forth motion of the bipod legs on the bench from recoil of the rifle. It can also scratch the forend on high gloss stocks like Weatherby Mark V's. This condition doesn't happen so frequently in synthetic stocks, but it still can result in loose front swivel studs. Especially if they are over tightened.
     
  16. lucznik

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    The best field bipod I know of is the Snipepod.

    https://snipepod.com/index2.html

    I have been using one for a few years and I like it oh so much better than the Harris bipod and others like it.


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  17. stedgar32

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    I personally watched a cousin take a 500+ yard shot off a haystack and drop a deer with his m77 7mm they are a great caliber. His bipod was some cheaply he found at a local store and it mounted fine.


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  18. Flipflop

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    the harris bipods have been around a long time, I have a couple, they are at least 20 years old, I have one mounted on a ruger via the front swivel stud and it works great. You can save a few bucks and get a UTG knock off which is pretty much identical.

    If you spend a lot of time sitting in a blind waiting for a game to wonder by then you might want something like a Primos Trigger Stick with two point rest added to it. It will set you back $150 for a Trigger Stick Tripod and another $40 for the 2 point rest but you can use it while sitting or standing.

    Bipods tend to work better when you are shooting Prone or shooting off a bench / table.

    As for 7mm, are we talking 7mm magnum or 7mm Mauser ?

    7mm magnum has the range, but you are loosing some energy at that distance. It might not be a clean kill on a really big animal.