Bipod for springer?

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    justicedealt
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    Hello all. I have a question for all of you break barrel shooters… Are any of you running a bipod setup? If so what are you using?
    I am asking because I am trying to find out what pellet is most accurate out of my rifles. I have gotten some good groups, but I feel like they can be more accurate if shot off of a bipod, but I can’t think of a setup that would work besides a clamp on style that clamps around the barrel, and I’m not real fond of that.

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    30cal
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    Bi-pods don’t work well on springers for two reasons. 1st there is nowhere to mount one on a break barrel and 2nd a spring gun needs to be able to move or float due to the dual recoil they have. A solid rest of any kind with hinder this motion and cause inconsistency. Have you heard of the artillery hold? You hold the gun very lightly and let it float and move as it wants.

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    30cal
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    Here watch this video. Should help with developing your accuracy: http://www.pyramydair.com/airgun-academy-videos/2015/12/episode-35-artillery-hold/

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    justicedealt
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    Thank you for the reply. I am familiar with the hold. I currently shoot off of a set of homemade shooting sticks where I allow the gun to bare it’s weight on the forearm of the rifle, pressed rearward into my shoulder. I feel that the way these guns recoil has an adverse effect on “lock time”, as the gun is moving before the pellet makes it out of the barrel. Having said that, I’ve seen some tuned rifles shooting one hole 10 yd groups from a rest. I’m not there yet.
    I’m not near steady enough to do it off hand.

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    glengiles
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    Check out this thread on using a paint roller. Seems to work quite well.

    http://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=26910.msg726434#msg726434

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    30cal
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    Hey that looks like a good idea! Thanks for the link Glen!

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    glengiles
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    It’s on my ‘to-do’ list. :)

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    justicedealt
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    GREAT idea… I’m going to try that…

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    glengiles
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    Let us know how it works out for you! Pics! ;)

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    spysir
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    Yup, just keep trying.  And yes the barrel mount would be THE worst. I’ve shot an rws54 with a short bi-pod and as long as rested on the table it grouped great. If you held it it shot exactly 1″ Directly on a Caldwell front bad shooter supported rear it shot just in-between. Now if you belly flopped – bi-pod on ground- it was a guessing game, rock hard ( really, large rock) and it shot 1-1/2″ higer at 27 yards, soft mushy grass, just don’t even try. 
    As long as it was shot the same way every time ( except mushy ground) it grouped well.
    I owned a 48/52 that shot well off sticks.  Now it was tuned, and you do meantion seeing “tuned” rifles shoot one hole, perhaps you are at the stage where you  would truly benefit from a tune?  It certainly can make a difference and you might well enjoy the benefits of a home tune? 
    A good number of break barrel folks in Field Target use sticks, a ” bog-pod” with the stop tabs ( inside the main body) so the legs go all the way out there is very popular and you do need to make certain the stix are in the exact same spot every shot.
    Keep us posted.

    John

     

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    Biohazard
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    While it is possible, and I have used a bipod on a springer (Gamo Silent Cat), I do not recommend it unless you wish to have a gun designated for stationary shooting. I used to have a UTG Dragon Claw barrel-clamp bipod mounted at the junction of the barrel and suppressor, and while it did very well for shooting from a deck rail at a distance of 20 yards or so, it made it difficult to use for any other purpose. As has been mentioned, prone shooting became difficult and free-standing shooting nearly impossible, due to the added weight at the barrel. As far as “Barrel Harmonics” is concerned, I did not notice much difference in the groupings when used in its designated position. My bottom line- Unless you have enough money to have one gun for each style of shooting, I would not recommend wasting your time and money.

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    wolfie130
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    Have used a bipod with pellet on pellet groups up to 40 yards plus with a pod on my 97kt. It is mounted to th underlever with a flexible rubber sleeve between the clamp which allows flexible free pod movement in fore and rear recoil plus torque. Only trial would tell on a break barrel however, all the people who have told me it is wrong are surprised. My SMK 38 underlever could group half inch easily when it was tried prior to my 97kt.
    All I am saying is have ago with a barrel clamped pod, as rigid weaver rails may not work. :yes:

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    outdoorman
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    A bipod doesn’t “need” to be mounted to the gun and a spring gun does not “need” to float. While the artillery hold may work best for many it does not for me and I’ve read the same for many others. I’ve tried it and found I can shoot more accurately and consistently by using a very firm grip with both hands and the butt tight into my shoulder. Anyone new to springers should try both methods to see which works best for them. I use a single shooting stick that I made from an adjustable hiking pole. It has three 5″ foam grips at the top that I use to hold the side of the stock firmly against the stick. It allows me to quickly change my shooting angle without adjusting the leg. I am shooting very accurately and consistently using this method routinely hitting within an inch at 50 yards. You might take a look at the Sportsman’s SB-2 bipod that has a quick connect/disconnect flexible rubber strap that locks it to the gun. It’s for sitting or kneeling, only goes 21″ to 40″.

    https://www.amazon.com/Bog-Pod-SB-2C-Sportsmans-Camo-Bipod/dp/B00RPCFV28/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1524609370&sr=1-1&keywords=bog+pod+sb2c

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