I don’t know about you, but the last time I went hunting, a bipod made all the difference in the world. A bipod is a small mount that you put your rifle on to stabilize your rifle. It’s usually employed in a situation where you have a stable view of the animal you’re trying to hunt.
There is a little bit of good news and bad news with a bipod. As you probably know, when you’re hunting, whether you’re in the French countryside or elsewhere, animals tend to go from Point A to Point B. In fact, in many cases, they run from Point A to Point B.
This is why, in most cases, it doesn’t really make sense to use a bipod because you’re assuming that the animal will essentially show himself or herself within a fixed territorial or geographic area. As you can well imagine, this doesn’t happen all the time.
In fact, as the old saying goes, life is what happens when you have other plans. You can plan ahead, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that reality will play out according to your plan.
In fact, it can really get quite erratic and irrational because your bipod may be set in a spot where you can’t take a good shot because the animals are moving too quickly or there’s just too much brush.
I’m saying this not to discourage you from using a bipod. Instead, I’m opening your mind to the kind of planning considerations you need to understand so you can put the bipod in the right place to take the right shot at the right time to produce the right results.
It’s all about planning. It’s all about strategy.
It’s not just a simple matter of getting the very best bipod for hunting. That goes without saying. But you have to be at the right spot. And this takes experience.
Let me be clear with you. Let’s talk honestly now. You can have all the best equipment in the world and you might be under the guidance of the very best hunter on the planet and all of these inputs will be useless to you. That is right-they will be as useless as tits on a board because at the end of the day, you let yourself take over. You let your inexperience, your excitement, and your bad timing take over and get the better of you. The result? All too predictable failure.
It is no surprise that the vast majority of hunters come home empty handed. They let their emotions and excitement get the better of them. Little do they know that they really only had an opportunity to take one good shot at their prey. They blew it.