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.