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Postby AssassinBean » Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:19 pm

I've come to the point in my project where I need to start looking for a bipod. I have no idea as to which manufacturers are good and which are cheap so any information that you might have on the subject would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Bipods

Postby farmerboy78 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:36 pm

What price range are you looking at? I have had a Blackhawk for two years now with no complaints...it tilts and traverses for uneven ground and moving targets...about $60
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Re: Bipods

Postby AssassinBean » Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:23 pm

I was thinking about $50 and under for a bipod. I'm going to be target shooting with it so I don't need to worry about moving targets or uneven ground. Just need one that is stable and won't break on me.
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Re: Bipods

Postby AssassinBean » Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:49 pm

I've been reading that Harris tends to be the favorite with bipods. I found this one:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000VYR0H ... mp_s_a_1_5

I can't tell if you can screw this directly into the stock though.
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Re: Bipods

Postby djfred » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:45 am

I just got this and it feels heavy duty, i have not put it to the test yet.

http://www.opticsplanet.com/ncstar-prec ... pters.html
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Re: Bipods

Postby AssassinBean » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:02 pm

I actually own that one. It's on my other rig. It works okay but I'd prefer one that's a little higher quality.
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Postby djfred » Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:24 pm

What is wrong with it, does it fall apart?
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Re: Bipods

Postby AssassinBean » Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:34 pm

No, it's pretty well built for the money, but when you have the legs pulled out it seems a little loose. It feels like if you were to drop it or bend it a little the extentions could break off.
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Postby Gamecock24 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:24 pm

I have a Harris and my only gripe is I wish it had grippier feet for hard surfaces but they can be replaced. Other than that it's a solid piece of equipment.
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Re: Bipods

Postby 0933 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:48 pm

Harris was THE bipod for quite a while, and they still are pretty popular. The base models are around $100 though... and lack canting ability.

Alot of guys like the Atlas bipod... but they are quite expensive. They have interchangeable feet though. http://www.accu-shot.com/Atlas_Bipods.php These usually mount on a rail that's fitted to the stock.

The versa-pods have a mount adapter for a sling swivel, or a rod that you can sink into the front of the stock. They also have interchangeable feet. http://www.midwayusa.com/product/787833 ... feet-black

If you want to stay under $50, then just about any harris knockoff will work. Caldwell, UTG, that NcStar, Blackhawk, and a myriad of others... are all knockoffs, and the difference in price is reflected in better materials.

For cheaper bipods, I've got one caldwell... and two Blackhawk. The nice thing about Blackhawks is that Wal-mart carries them. They also have a cant ability, and the prone/bench model is around $45 I believe.

Also, just about all the harris knock-offs mount to a sling swivel.
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