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September 02, 2009, 19:47
I was able to remove the bi-pod off my rifle a couple days ago and was surprised how much nicer the balance of the rifle is without it. The Bi-Pod with all hardware weighs 12.5 ounces.
My STG steel handguards weighed in at 7.5 oz.
I'm going to weigh my plastic hadnguards tomorrow because I am curious how they compare in weight to the Steel models.
I thought the bi-pod was a great addition to the rifle until I handled the rifle without it. Now I'm not so sure.
Has anyone else said goodbye to the bi pod for similar reasons?
September 02, 2009, 20:07
There is a thread, called Ounces count, that lists the weight of alot of FAL parts from various sources. You should be able to find it using the search function.
September 02, 2009, 20:12
The bipods and the metal HGs are both teh sux. How in the world Germany and FN ever came up with that combination is beyond me. I know the theory at the time was that Germany, Austria, et al would be fighting the Red Menace from prepared defensive positions. Doesn't change the sux factor IMHO.
Keep 'em if you are liking a G1 or STG clone. Yank 'em if it's a "working" rifle.
September 02, 2009, 21:34
I've left mine on the DSA stg58. Mostly for "nostalgia". Or the look anyway.
In reality, they are a bear to use and maintain any level of accuracy.
Vary the downward pressure against the bipod at all and watch your shots string up and down. They really aren't all that wonderful.
September 03, 2009, 19:14
It's funny you mentioned the accuracy issue with the bipod. My last range trip had me sighting in my Bushnell trophy MP scope resting the forend on sand bags with no issues and all hits at point of aim at 50 yards. On my next mag I shot from the bipod and my group moved about 4" high and 4" to the right.
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