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August 23, 2001, 20:53
i have fooled with it a hour,,whats the tricks,,certain tools u need ???,,please help,,lol ;)
[ May 02, 2002: Message edited by: gary.jeter ]
August 23, 2001, 20:56
...? As I recall, it works like a clamp. There's a top half and a bottom half? I'll have to look at my STG again though. It didn't appear tough at all except that mine was screwed in WAY too tight and I'll end up chewing the screws if I tried to remove 'em...
August 23, 2001, 21:36
Attach the upper and lower halves with the stop in place with one of the screws. Then put the leg on the othe side. You have some leverage that way to compress the spring. Take out the first screw and attach that leg.
August 24, 2001, 12:10
I know its a basic check, but, make sure the key does not get mis-aligned in the key-way when assembling. Frustration abounds, trust me.
December 26, 2001, 12:30
I recently picked up a tapco bipod for my FAL (got it for Xmas, actually). Is there any easy way to get that bad boy installed? I fumbled with it for a bit and it seemed a bitch... =[
December 26, 2001, 12:48
Cinch yer two plates together on the left side with just the big screw.
Gather up all the parts fer the right side and snug it all up while pushin' aginst the bipod leg and stab and start the big screw til you git 'er goin'...
Big key is the first part.
Lather, rinse , repeat.
Make sure beer is within reach for first aid.
December 26, 2001, 13:02
I forgot to mention everything is in pieces at the moment. The legs aren't attached, the springs are currently separate, etc...etc...
December 26, 2001, 14:10
Ok, dude , put it together off of the rifle for practice first, maybe on a stick.
It is not easy, but it all fits only one way.
Springs go in the legs, then plungers, leg holes in between plates, screws in and castle nuts on and you be poddin'.
Bipod folds back to you with the sharp end of the feet on top.
My first one took two hours.
My second one tok one hour, but I got a nasty bruise on my crotch from hunkering down on the damn thing tryin' told hold it all together.
I told my buddy what a pain in the ass it was, he did his in 5 minutes and looked at me like I was an FN idiot.
Of course he's got fingers the size of sausages and straightened out a bent barrel with his bare hands.
Be careful, don't get hurt or bugger your screws.
December 26, 2001, 14:21
Originally posted by ce:
<STRONG>.... looked at me like I was an FN idiot.</STRONG>
Was that an intentional double entendre/pun? It would make a good handle for some of us for sure..... :D :D :D
December 26, 2001, 14:52
You got it, Mopardude, it'sa double entendre!
And now a triple entendre;
I got an FN habit that won't FN quit, and it's driving me FN nuts!
No FN around.
I shit you not. I wouldn't shit you, you're my favorite turd.
I don't want no shit, I don't take no shit, I don't give a shit. I'm not in the shit business.
I better cut the shit, before we get banned.
December 26, 2001, 15:42
The way i did mine was take a pair of needle nose vise grips then put the plunger in one leg and push it in as far as i could against the edge of a table) then clamp it with the vise grips. Then put the top piece over the barrel and install the screw, but not all the way tight. Then do the other leg and finish by tightening the screws completely Does this make sence?
December 26, 2001, 16:58
flashx: not really.
Anyone got a pictoral documentary on their install?
FYI, I have the build in steps from the day I got it back from the smith:
if anyone has anything similar, lemme know.
December 27, 2001, 18:31
You sort of have to have about four hands to get a bipod on right. Mine took a lot of cussin' and elbow grease, and prsssing one leg at atime against my workbench, but I got it on. Hope I don't ever have to get it off again!When those legs come whangin' up against the handguards, so I dipped the sharp tip and the circular parts that wrap around handguards in black plastic tool handle dip, when it dried it makes a nice cushion against scratches.
December 27, 2001, 18:39
You guys are really funny. The bi-pod is all about technique and with the right one it is no more than a five minute operation tops. CE gave you all the pointers necessary, assemble the plates onto the rifle with one screw and no legs, lay the rifle on the table upside down, position one side of the plates so they are flat on the table, grab one leg and carefully place it in the correct position, with everything lined up, grab the leg and lean into it(straight down), angle it so the screw hole is a straight shot and put the damn screw in it!!
December 27, 2001, 18:50
GP's technique works great. Use a hockey puck with a hole in the middle to push the leg into position so you can start the screw. You push the hocke puck against your chest and that gives you two hand to work with. One to hold the straps in position and one to start the screw. I've never seen a bipod that the leg goes between the straps. The ones I've seen the legs go on the outside of the two straps.
January 17, 2002, 00:18
So let's see, hold the upper & lower barrel clamp pieces around the barrel with the left hand which also steadies the FAL in your lap. Put the spring and plunger in the leg and hold in the right hand. With the right hand thumb and fore finger hold the bolt and washer. Place the spike of the leg in your belly button and begin to exert pressure until the holes in the leg and clamp align and you can screw in the bolt or until you bayonet yourself with the leg in your gut. Should bayonetting occur try to keep as much blood off your FAL as possible for it will pit the metal and ruin the finish. You may also consider dialing 911 for assistance. While waiting for the ambulance to arrive use the time to thoroughly clean your FAL of all blood and apply liberal amounts of CLP to all metal surfaces and prepare your FAL for storage. It may be a long time before you are well enough to try this again. :eek:
Anybody got an easier method? :p
January 17, 2002, 02:04
Hold the pieces around the barrel and run one of the screws in tight. That will free up a hand so you can put the first leg on. Then take the first screw out and install the second leg.
January 18, 2002, 01:59
I could have figured that out!
Maybe in a week or two ;)
April 07, 2002, 14:14
What is an easy way to put the bipo back on the barrel?
April 07, 2002, 14:44
Easiest way (for me,at least!) is to assemble the off-side w/o the leg, letting it loose enough to install the first leg. Then I plant the pointy-end in my chest, and push-pull against the spring loading to get the frist one in. Repeat w/second leg. The one advantage to this method is that you get real good at it, real quick! :D
April 07, 2002, 22:59
I found it to be such a pain that I EPOXIED the two half of the mount together on the barrel (NOT to it)using the screws w/o the legs on. After it set, the legs were easily attached.
As you might guess, I don't plan to be removing the bipod any time soon -but could remove it with application of some heat.
Worked for me.
Mad Dog 7.62
April 08, 2002, 05:31
It's not that tough!!! Put the barrel in a padded vise. Put the top and bottom half of the bi-pod mounts on, and put one screw in to hold them together. Put the bipod leg with the spring and plunger etc. on, using a little pressure to align the screw with the hole. Screw it in. The bipod leg does NOT, as I saw someone post once, go BETWEEN the brackets...it goes on the outside of them. The top and bottom brackets are matched. If you get a mis-matched pair, the screw holes won't line up perfectly, and then it becomes a buggar!!
April 08, 2002, 20:23
I got them on the barrel. Thanks everyone.
I think I have a hole in my hand from pushing on it.
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