Rifle Bipod Shooting Tip for Hunting

Rifle Bipod Shooting Tip for Hunting


Hey guys Scott Reekers here with
Eastmans’ Hunting Journals and today we are in the field at the range going to
work on some of our prone shooting and we are going to be doing that work with
the original Swagger Bipod. This past fall I was able to harvest a 6×6 bull
elk from the prone position at 211 yards laying in a snowbank and shooting
through a very small window to kill this bull and it worked fantastic using this
bipod and I want to show you the setup that I used to kill that bull. When
hunting this bull I was backpack hunting. It was a very steep area and it was a
fantastic spot to use a bipod and I needed a solid rest and so therefore the
prone position was the best way to do that. So first setup I had to do was lay
down in the prone position. Next up with a Swagger Bipod I had to adjust its
width to get the right distance and be comfortable.
After that I leaned into the bipod to get my weight steady and I was
rock-solid and I hit the bull on the first shot. Bull elk being what they are
even with a 200 grain out of my 300 Win Mag Savage model 111 even with the first
very clean very strong killing shot you always keep shooting at an elk until it
goes down and I hit it a second time. Now from the prone position I was able
to move with the Swagger Bipod perfectly and follow him as he stood up and moved
to the right and I hit him through the shoulder again and dropped him
immediately. When you compare this to a standard bipod many times you see guys
actually I have to pick up and move and adjust that’s not the case with this
bipod because of the movement I was able to move and follow through the trees and
make that second shot with ease. Clean ethical kills is what we were
always after being able to use a bipod that moves easily allowed me to do that
quickly and humanely for the sake of that bull. When you lay down and get into
position you push forward and it really pushes your weight against the front of
the bipod it gives you a rock-solid steady place to push that round
downrange. You don’t have to worry about coming off
target. Both shots I was able to follow along to put to the sight line and see
exactly where my bull was. I saw the first shot hit and the second shot
because I was rock solid steady using a bipod in that situation. Another piece
that is part of the whole Swagger Bipod package is you have the option of
building this into a solid state bipod that you can use here at the range that
it takes away a little bit of that flex for when say you’re testing your sight in
typically outside in off of a lead sled. However I will always check my zero
after I put another piece of equipment such as a bipod on my rifle to make sure
that I am exactly still zeroed on. Thank you for joining us here on Eastmans’
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want to know more about the Swagger bipod featured in this video there will
be a link right here to a video review we did last year where we took a look at
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One thought on “Rifle Bipod Shooting Tip for Hunting

  1. My last long range shooting was from physical shooting positions the Corps taught me.lol. Old school I know. I just retired and am getting back into it. I plan on some low level match shooting and coyote hunting. Would you go with the Swagger?

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