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Old January 12, 2018, 11:06   #1
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Bipods . . . what should I look for?

Folks . . . I would like to purchase a couple of bipods. The only ones I have ever used before were already attached to the rifle . . . like my StG58s.

I need one for a new Savage Mark II FV-SR. I would like to use it with this rifle, along with a Boyd's stock that I already have. It has a sling stud up forward.

Second, a stock for center-fire rifles. It will go first on a new AR-10 build. I expect to add a sling stud to the front of the free-float handguard on this rifle.

I looked at the Harris web site and they have over a dozen models to choose from. And I realize that they may be "the name" in bipods, but that there are also other manufacturers. So . . . who's bipods should I consider? . . . what would be best as far length of the legs, swivel capability, blah blah blah.

Your thoughts and opinions are always welcome.

Thanks. And Happy New Year.
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Old January 12, 2018, 11:12   #2
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https://www.amazon.com/Atlas-Bipod-S...A3VDBPE82S43CG

Atlas is top notch. Have one on an AR Mk12 clone. Solid and used by US Military for a reason. I also have Harris and they are outstanding as well.


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Old January 12, 2018, 12:14   #3
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Harris is okay and serviceable, Atlas is superior.
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Old January 12, 2018, 12:14   #4
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The knockoffs are not bad, and a third of what a Harris cost. CDNN sells the Winchester branded bipods. For just casual prone shooting they will be fine, they have adjustable legs but are not notched.

The one Harris that have no equal is the 25-C, the 27 inch sitting bipod.
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Old January 12, 2018, 12:46   #5
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Depends on what you are doing and what position you are shooting from. Also how much do you want to spend. $200-300 gets a nice one like Atlas. 100 gets a good one (Harris). $25-50 gets a Harris knockoff which is ok.

Atlas is nice but not great if you are near mud/sand. Harris is nice and reliable. Harris is reliable but not necessarily as strong/stable as the higher end ones, but I have yet to break one.

6-9" for prone only, ideally each leg being individually adjustable for uneven ground.

9-13" is good for prone or shooting from a bench (I find 6-9" too short for comfortable shooting from a bench)

They also make 10-27" for shooting from the sitting/kneeling position, and monopods/bipod shooting sticks for the standing position.

I have many Harris bipods and like them, but wish they would get rid of the swivel attachment system and go picitinney.
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Old January 12, 2018, 19:06   #6
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CAA is what I use. The NBP or the SBP.
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Old January 12, 2018, 19:22   #7
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Not an Atlas or a Harris but I've had several of these and they work well from the bench.

https://www.amazon.com/UTG-Rubber-Ar.../dp/B00AEPHHDE

All metal, rubber coated and come with a pic rail attachment for the sling swivel
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I don't like bi-pods on rifles unless they were designed to have one. StG.58, HK91, etc.
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I have an aftermarket Harris-type sitting in a box with the QD stud attachment, plus a "QD-to-pic rail" adapter.

PM me your address again and I will send it to you for a test drive. We can work out a sell price if you like it, or you can just mail it back after knowing a little more about what you do or don't like for a bipod.
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I'd do Invictus's offer depending on how far he needs to stick it in you prior to the reach around and happy ending

Most folks won't see a difference between a real Harris and a China clone.
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Old January 13, 2018, 00:33   #11
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Got an Atlas and it's wobbly compared to the EVO F-TR bipod I picked up last year.

http://www.accurateshooter.com/gear-...-eye-tactical/

Atlas is good for an AR10 but for a bolt gun get the EVO.
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I'd do Invictus's offer depending on how far he needs to stick it in you prior to the reach around and happy ending

Most folks won't see a difference between a real Harris and a China clone.
WOW!

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For a .22 there's nothing wrong with the Atlas knockoffs for 1/4 the price.
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Old January 13, 2018, 12:04   #14
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Check out Long Range Only for some bipod reviews.
For prone/ bench work the Harris 6-9 is nice.
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Old January 13, 2018, 14:11   #15
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Parker Hale is the best military grade bipod out there, barr none..Though there was somebody making a knockoff in aluminum that wasent bad at all...I'd buy another if I stumbled across one...
All the others are varying degrees of lesser hunter grade junk or worse...
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GG&G

If you do occasional shoot, especially from a bench, a cheap Chinese knock-off will serve your needs. Harris makes a good bipod for hunting requirements and is worth the extra cost.

When you get to more extreme needs or high accuracy applications you need to go to a stronger bipod or you will be disappointed. Atlas are good, but also look at GG&G. They have lightweight high-strength bipods that will stand up to any level of use.

I use a GG&G Extreme and am very happy with it.
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Old January 26, 2018, 01:26   #17
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Folks . . . I would like to purchase a couple of bipods. The only ones I have ever used before were already attached to the rifle . . . like my StG58s.

I need one for a new Savage Mark II FV-SR. I would like to use it with this rifle, along with a Boyd's stock that I already have. It has a sling stud up forward.

Are you shooting from a Bench, Prone, kneeling or Sitting? It will make a difference in the length of leg you need - Generally I recommend the Harris or clone with swivel feature and you may need to upgrade the lock
https://www.arizonahuntingforums.com...pod-lock.4284/

Second, a stock for center-fire rifles. It will go first on a new AR-10 build. I expect to add a sling stud to the front of the free-float handguard on this rifle.

Same question as above - use? same answer as above. The only reason I see for either rifle to go to more expensive bipod systems is competition.

I looked at the Harris web site and they have over a dozen models to choose from. And I realize that they may be "the name" in bipods, but that there are also other manufacturers. So . . . who's bipods should I consider? . . . what would be best as far length of the legs, swivel capability, blah blah blah.

Your thoughts and opinions are always welcome.

Thanks. And Happy New Year.
As you said lots to choose from - but most of my sporting rifles carry what I recommended - Think I have a Winchester on my 308 bolt gun for bench shooting.
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Well sure it is but orientation as in varied positions!!

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