Shooting bags or bipod for 10/22

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by Armadiloroadkil, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Armadiloroadkil

    Armadiloroadkil New Member

    I added a 3-9x40 scope to my 10/22 yesterday and had it bore sighted, but haven't been out to shoot yet. My question is, should I get a bipod or shooting bags? I have the standard wood stock carbine and I don know enough yet to be able to decide on my own. I'm guessing it'll be a personal choice issue, but I'd like to hear some pros/cons for each option.
  2. kaido

    kaido New Member

    Personally, I would go with a Bi-pod. I've been shooting off of sand bags at my range with my mossy since I've had it (not even a month yet) and the bags are a little bit of a pain to move around.

    If you plan on getting your own set a bags, it would just mean more weight to carry with you to the range, however far/close that may be. With a bi-pod, you basically grab your rifle and your set. You also have more control over the hight with a bi-pod then you do with using sand bags.

    But like you said, it's also a personal choice too, so someone might take the bags over the pod.

  3. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

    I don't like a bi-pods as they have a limited height adjustment . Never used front sand bags much in general. I have used one adjustable front rifle rest for 30 years when shooting for accuracy. Looks like this but orange in color. But I understand how a Bi-pod would be use in a field setting for critter shooting.
  4. rsfrid

    rsfrid New Member

  5. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

    Fill some bags with air soft pellets. Light weight and works. You could also use rice but it is a little heavier. Sand weighs too much. You can find zipper bags at an office supply or try to get a couple of cash bags from your bank. You can get a new front band with an integral short rail and attach a bipod to it. Easy on and off. You could also screw a scope mount to the bottom of your stock for a bipod.

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  6. KnurledNut

    KnurledNut New Member

    I prefer a bipod because it's always ready for use. I don't usually carry a sand bag with me.

  7. Blackbeard1718

    Blackbeard1718 New Member

    I use CAA Bipods on three of my Rifles, and they work great. Their adjustable height, and easy set-up, make for a great day at the Range.



  8. cbibb

    cbibb New Member

    It all depends on what you want to do with the rifle. All those ideas and rigs are great and allot of good ideas also . Sand bags are better to get dialed in and shooting tightest groups possible with what ever ammo your gun likes.A bi-pod will let shots go a little high so sight in with it do to the bounce on recoil were sand bags let it move strait back like i said depends on what you are going to do . For field use I would use a bi-bod don't want to carry bags around and it is lite and easy to deploy. good luck