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Posted: 2/20/2012 1:41:27 PM EST
Installing a BiPod on my Bolt action rifle. Should the 'pod fold forward or backward? Any reason one way is better than the other?
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Posted: 2/20/2012 1:42:11 PM EST
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Posted: 2/20/2012 1:43:25 PM EST
My Harris folds forward.
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Posted: 2/20/2012 1:43:39 PM EST
I fold mine forward.

I used to fold it backwards...then I tried shooting with it folded up. I'll tell ya, the bipod legs (especially on my Swivel base equipped Harris) makes for a very poor forearm, gripwise!
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Posted: 2/20/2012 1:44:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/20/2012 1:45:13 PM EST by DriftPunch]
Forwards...


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Posted: 2/20/2012 1:44:58 PM EST
Forward.

So that when they're deployed you can "push" into them without fear of them folding.
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Posted: 2/20/2012 1:45:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/20/2012 1:45:29 PM EST by delemorte]
if you put then facing backwards, if you apply forward pressure on your rifle to fire then the stock wil colapse. Not saying noone does it this way but i have not see it done that way.

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Posted: 2/20/2012 1:45:46 PM EST
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Posted: 2/20/2012 1:45:57 PM EST
Forward so when prone you can lean into it for more stability.
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Posted: 2/20/2012 1:46:52 PM EST
If you mount them backwards wouldn't any forward pressure on the stock (like a guy wanting to shoot the gun) cause the legs to fold?
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Posted: 2/20/2012 1:47:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By beachcommando:
My Harris folds forward.


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Posted: 2/20/2012 1:47:09 PM EST
I have mine mounted so the legs are pulled down from the folded position toward the you. Mounting the other way I would think that the legs have more of a chance to be folded by recoil?
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Posted: 2/20/2012 1:47:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By TinLeg:
Forward.

So that when they're deployed you can "push" into them without fear of them folding.




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Posted: 2/20/2012 1:49:02 PM EST
Bipods are for posers..



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Posted: 2/20/2012 1:49:42 PM EST
Forward for several reasons... So you can load it, faster to deploy and you can use them to rest on barricade / supports etc...
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Posted: 2/20/2012 1:53:30 PM EST
Originally Posted By delemorte:
if you put then facing backwards, if you apply forward pressure on your rifle to fire then the stock wil colapse. Not saying noone does it this way but i have not see it done that way.


My FAL bipod folds backwards into the hand guard. Definitely to shoot.
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Posted: 2/20/2012 1:53:54 PM EST
Originally Posted By DriftPunch:
Forwards...

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Posted: 2/20/2012 1:58:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By TinLeg:
Forward.

So that when they're deployed you can "push" into them without fear of them folding.
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Posted: 2/20/2012 2:01:10 PM EST
Originally Posted By TinLeg:
Forward.

So that when they're deployed you can "push" into them without fear of them folding.


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Posted: 2/20/2012 2:04:42 PM EST
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Posted: 2/20/2012 2:16:45 PM EST
You are supposed to fold forward, so you can "Load" them to increase stability.
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Posted: 2/20/2012 2:18:30 PM EST
Fold forward, so it doesn't collapse when you load it to shoot.
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Posted: 2/20/2012 2:18:40 PM EST
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You are supposed to fold forward, so you can "Load" them to increase stability.


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Posted: 2/20/2012 2:26:39 PM EST
Forward is normal.


I have only seen one person have them fold backward. He also had a BSA 6-16x50 scope mounted on sight through rings to a savage .243...he was one of those guys who does not adjust the scope, but instead held a bit to the left and high inorder to hit a paperplate at 100 yards.
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Posted: 2/20/2012 3:22:52 PM EST
And the masses have spoken and so it shall be. Forward it is.


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Posted: 2/20/2012 3:31:45 PM EST
Forward, so when deployed, they can also function as a sling shot.
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Fold backward

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Posted: 2/20/2012 3:42:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By TinLeg:
Forward.

So that when they're deployed you can "push" into them without fear of them folding.


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Posted: 2/20/2012 3:50:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By TinLeg:
Forward.

So that when they're deployed you can "push" into them without fear of them folding.


^ this.....
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Posted: 2/20/2012 3:50:45 PM EST
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Posted: 2/20/2012 3:52:07 PM EST
Originally Posted By TinLeg:
Forward.

So that when they're deployed you can "push" into them without fear of them folding.


This is why I wish someone would make a locking one. I like them to fold backward.
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Posted: 2/20/2012 3:54:14 PM EST
I prefer backwards, but I also prefer bipods that tuck or hide away. Since such seem to be uncommon these days, I just don't bother with bipods at all. A bipod can be nice but it is hardly a necessity.
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Posted: 2/20/2012 3:55:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By VBC:
FIX BIPODS FORWARD


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Posted: 2/20/2012 3:59:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By Zaphod:
Originally Posted By TinLeg:
Forward.

So that when they're deployed you can "push" into them without fear of them folding.


This is why I wish someone would make a locking one. I like them to fold backward.


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Posted: 2/20/2012 4:03:47 PM EST
small firearms (ARs etc.) they fold forwards.

Large firearms (AR50, etc) I fold rear so they don't hang up on shit while carrying.
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Posted: 2/20/2012 4:40:16 PM EST
So I take it a bunch of guys here never really shoot their rifles? Just buy the stuff, mount it, and put it ona shelf to look at?


Originally Posted By DrewDaHilp1:
I have mine mounted so the legs are pulled down from the folded position toward the you. Mounting the other way I would think that the legs have more of a chance to be folded by recoil?


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Posted: 2/20/2012 4:43:36 PM EST
Should be fold forward so that if you dive down, towards the ground, they won't clapse. That's the best I can describe at the moment...
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Posted: 2/20/2012 4:44:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By TYCOM:
Installing a BiPod on my Bolt action rifle. Should the 'pod fold forward or backward? Any reason one way is better than the other?
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