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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:03 pm

I have a question for you. Why did you start a topic if you were just going to ignore the answer?

I'm serious. If you go on any decent airgun forum and ask them about putting a bipod on a springer, they WILL tell you it's a waste of time.
I'm not here to try and get in your way. I am honestly trying to save you the time, money and effort you will spend on this for results that will not be worth it.

The spring damping idea can't work, because to work, it would have to negate the purpose of having a bipod in the first place.

Any decent springer shooting guide will tell you that the loosest possible hold you can use for your rifle will get you the best results - and I'm not joking, it really does work like that.
Springers need to recoil and vibrate freely during their firing cycle in order to achieve consistency (and thus accuracy), and the firm stance of a bipod is completely counter to those aims.
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Unread postAuthor: sputnick » Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:19 pm

I'm not ignoring the answer, I'm just looking at all proposed ideas, you're not the only one giving advice, and I appreciate it, I just want to explore all angles before coming to a decision, although I do believe that a bipod type thing, with light spring so as to keep it elevated, but still allow movement, would be just what I need. I do not really need it to be kept rock solid, I do that with patience and stillness, I just need something that will keep my barrel elevated and not require extensive time holding it up.

AFTERTHOUGHT** What about a tripod with a soft foam-like support at the top? that would work aswell if you think it's workable with accuracy maintained...
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Unread postAuthor: Gippeto » Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:02 am

Some places to start. I know you have a different air rifle, but principles are principles.

http://cherrytwist.googlepages.com/slavia631tune-up

http://www.airgunbbs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=115108

And you have been well advised by Ragnarok on the bipod issue. Don't waste your time/money with it.
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