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Old 01-08-2014, 10:20 PM   #1
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looking for a bipod for my mini , don't really want to do a rail just looking for a way to put a decent bipod on my gun , have looked for threads on the subject and only find either rails or clamping on a barrel strut , looking for ideas , here is the gun I am working with

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Old 01-08-2014, 10:31 PM   #2
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If your not looking for competition ,big bucks, style,
I can recommrnd this one. Ive got a few of these ,and for range shooting,or even varmint hunting, they take abuse and are sturdy, easy to attach on swivel stud, and easy to adjust.

http://www.amazon.com/UTG-Tactical-OP-Bipod-Adjustable/dp/B0035L35A8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1389223533&sr=8-2&keywords=utg+bipod


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You have two choices with your rifle, either find a bipod that screws on a sling stud or a bipod that clamps on the barrel. The bipods that clamp on the barrel are not that great - You can only get off a few shots before you have to re-position the bipod.

You might want to consider a shooting stick.

http://www.shootingvoodoo.com/index.php/articles/field_expedient_shooting_techniques/

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Harris bipods have adapters that clamp onto sling studs.

The Mini-14 is too short and light to seriously benefit from a bipod. I bet you will be just as accurate in any self-supporting position, especially with a sling. On a hard surface the bipod will shift around constantly. You will be quicker on target with a steady two-hand grip. Standing or kneeling, you will find the bipod a nuisance. From the bench, a sandbag is better. Just something to consider, unless you have made up your mind.

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looking for a bipod for my mini , don't really want to do a rail just looking for a way to put a decent bipod on my gun , have looked for threads on the subject and only find either rails or clamping on a barrel strut , looking for ideas , here is the gun I am working with
You can adapt, by removing your front sling ring and attach a bipod there. You could also mod in a sling stud to your minis fore end to support a bi-pod/

Other than "cosmetics" a mini 14 really isn't a bi-pod rifle. (IMHO)
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My mini-14 has a Tapco stock with a bottom rail and I use a grippod. I also use it with my AR and 10/22 with a tapco stock.

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I'd use this

http://www.harrisbipods.com/HB14.html

and this

http://www.harrisbipods.com/HBRMS.html

I find, the Harris bipods out performs most all other bipods for preload characteristics and quick deployment.

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I'd use this

http://www.harrisbipods.com/HB14.html

and this

http://www.harrisbipods.com/HBRMS.html

I find, the Harris bipods out performs most all other bipods for preload characteristics and quick deployment.
have looked at those mounts and some people seem to not like them , I asume you like yours and it works well ? am looking for one mostly just for cosmetics but have one on my AR and like it , just worried that with such a small rifle it will get in the way or look to big for the gun [ like my scope choise LOL ] any pics would be great , thanks for all the help
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I think there was a thread here about installing a sling swivel in a mini stock, I would do that way before the Harris bipod adaptor. I had one installed when Gundoc did the rest of one of my minis, but I use mine for a sling since the Arms Room light mounts get in the was of stock sling mounting. Having had a bipod on a non target mini add me to the people that think you will lose interest fast.

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I have a Harris bi pod for my mini 14. It clamps to the gas block sling swivel. It made the gun too front heavy and like other posters said, it just jumped around a lot when I shot with it. No need for one on a mini 14. Mine came with one when I bought it and I would've never purchased it seperately. But, if you must have one, the Harris ones are high quality and they mount up easily.

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