Don’t shoot too far, if you miss you’ll hit your neighbors cows!I do use a Harris bipod and it is heavy and it gets snagged on stuff it also gives me confidence I'll make any reasonable shot. I'm a long ways from a boomer and I have used a backpack at times. I like to have both options.
* Xtreme!Check out the Javelin Bi-Pod by Spartan Precision Equipment. Extremely lightweight, you can leave it in your pack until you need it. You can literally attach it in a few seconds.
shaving two lbs off your belly doesn't do crap for weight on your back. Shave the two lbs off your belly and sell your worthless bipod. You're be skinnier which is always a plus and you can use the extra money to buy useful stuff.Not using a bipod because of the added weight? Can't be serious.. Just lose 2 lbs of body weight and you're in the same spot..
I've been using Tony Diebold's shooting sticks for the last 15+ years. Lightweight and easy to use.How many of you take a bipod on your backpack hunts? I hate the awkwardness of carrying the rifle with the bipod. Love shooting with the bipod in certain situations though. What say you?