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#1 Spencer54


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Posted 08 October 2017 - 08:17 PM

Struggling with this a bit, my Tikka jumps quite significantly - initailly thought it was the pepperpot muzzle brake.

Even with that removed its the same.


Is this a bipod issue - I'm not sure of the manufacturer, could be a Harris clone or Caldwell?

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 08:42 PM

What calibre is it and overal weight? I have a vias Brake on a .338 fireing 300 grain bullets with hardly any bounce I shoot it on concrete and grass with a std Harris BRM so nothing too technical on the bipod front.

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 08:44 PM

Might help to know calibre, shooting position,grass, bench and whether you're loading the bipod?
Spiked feet on the bipod will help you load them better and I imagine will give a great deal less jump.

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 08:49 PM

Are you pre-loading your bipod (pushing forward slightly)? Doing so will help minimise jump. Another thing is to have the legs up against something hard and stable, like a ledge or board. Pre-loading your bipod with a solid surface against which the legs can be supported against, will definitely help minimise 'hop'.

Good video and advice on the subject here:

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 09:35 PM

If you stopped using the wretched thing then you wouldn't get the bounce


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:18 PM

This is on a .308 Tikka Varmint with very sensible loads.

I fired my friends RPR and had nothing of the sort, and any other rifle I've fired.
This thing bucks for some reason.

I'm going to try Mk1 elbows next time out.

I had a google and looks like it's my body position and check causing it to jump left.
Never had this before on countless rifles.

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