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Posted: 9/24/2005 7:58:34 AM EDT
What model do most people buy for use with their rifles? I'm looking at the swivel series with the notched legs. Any opinions on this matter? Also, what's a decent mount for one.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 8:16:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 8:48:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By C4iGrant:

Originally Posted By Weasel_Master:
What model do most people buy for use with their rifles? I'm looking at the swivel series with the notched legs. Any opinions on this matter? Also, what's a decent mount for one.



6-9 Swivel with notched legs is what I run.



C4

www.GRTactical.com



www.gandrtactical.com/images/archive/LT/LT%20bipod%20mount%20and%20harris.JPG



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Link Posted: 9/24/2005 8:56:55 AM EDT
Model L S 9-13". Swivel, no leg notches. Works on bench and prone.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 9:30:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2005 9:37:55 AM EDT by 1911user]
I just bought a 9-13 LM-S (swivel with leg notches) for a general purpose prone bipod. 6-9 seems short unless you have a spacer between the bipod and HG (like C4iGrant). I've had a non-swivel 13-27 model before and it was almost too high for prone use, but it would work for sitting also; sold it a few years ago. 9-13 seems the best compromise for prone shooting.

I need to find some kind of handle or pod-lock to lock the swivel easier. The knurled knob is hard to use. I have a bushmaster varminter handguard (FF vented aluminum) and it comes with a bipod/sling stud. The bipod mounts easy to it.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 9:36:19 AM EDT
if you shoot prone and use a 30 rd mag then the 9-13 would probably be better
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 2:20:53 PM EDT
I like my SLM.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 2:54:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2005 2:59:49 PM EDT by Rollyman]
The thing I would advise is don’t waste a lot of money on a mount.
Remember the mount does not need to be a precisely machined piece of metal.
It is not a functioning moving part. I have seen these mounts for 100.00 plus.
To me that is a ridicules amount of money.
The Bipod will have movement even if you mounted it on a 1000 pound piece of steel.
The following picture is my $30 mount for my carbine. It fit good and tight on my rail.

I have two Harris Series 1A2 Model LM Bipods. Legs out stand off the hand guard just over 81/2 inches. Legs fully extended are 13 inches off the hand guard. I have found this to be perfect for all known positions.
Hope this helps you out.

Edit to add: I bought it from a gun show and do not know the maker. The dealer carries a lot of RRA parts and pieces if that helps.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 3:27:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2005 3:27:43 PM EDT by JaketheSnake]
I've got one harris bipod with the notched legs, and can't find anymore? Anybody have a lead on these??

Or maybe the local shops just haven't got any in stock yet. But if anybody has an online source Hook a ARFCOMER up!
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 3:38:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Weasel_Master:
What model do most people buy for use with their rifles? I'm looking at the swivel series with the notched legs. Any opinions on this matter? Also, what's a decent mount for one.



If you goning to be shooting from a bench or from a low folage AO, then the the Hariss is fine. For moderate to very heavy folage, I have switched to the GG&G bipod. Less to get hung up on. For the HAris, a LaRue mount. The GG&G has there own, which works very well.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 3:41:33 PM EDT
I use four different ones, and I pretty much like them all. I don't know that I'll buy any more swiveling ones.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 9:14:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2005 9:14:41 PM EDT by 1911user]

Originally Posted By JaketheSnake:
I've got one harris bipod with the notched legs, and can't find anymore? Anybody have a lead on these??

Or maybe the local shops just haven't got any in stock yet. But if anybody has an online source Hook a ARFCOMER up!



I bought mine from www.midwayusa.com this week. They are having a sale this month also; $10 off the S models. It was $80 plus shipping.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 1:23:41 AM EDT
I've bought the BR (6"-9") and L ("9-13") Model, "S" Series Harris Bipods from an internet auction (the notched models are also available there). Both under $70 brand new. I also use the ARMS #32 Throw Lever Bipod Adaptor and the less expensive YHM-638 Bipod Adaptor. Both are pretty good. With the ARMS model, I like the fact that you can release the bipod quickly from the HG. The YHM model attaches to the HG rail with two allen screws. I would highly suggest getting a lever for the swivel nut. It does not stay tight if done by hand.

HTH
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 3:37:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1911user:
I need to find some kind of handle or pod-lock to lock the swivel easier. The knurled knob is hard to use. I have a bushmaster varminter handguard (FF vented aluminum) and it comes with a bipod/sling stud. The bipod mounts easy to it.




1911user check out this thread. There is a guy that hooked arfcomers up with a knob and spacers in a kit.


http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=118&t=217027
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 4:35:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2005 4:35:40 PM EDT by Rollyman]

Originally Posted By AR-10man:

Originally Posted By 1911user:
I need to find some kind of handle or pod-lock to lock the swivel easier. The knurled knob is hard to use. I have a bushmaster varminter handguard (FF vented aluminum) and it comes with a bipod/sling stud. The bipod mounts easy to it.




1911user check out this thread. There is a guy that hooked arfcomers up with a knob and spacers in a kit.


http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=118&t=217027



Made it hot
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 3:03:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Rollyman:

Originally Posted By AR-10man:

Originally Posted By 1911user:
I need to find some kind of handle or pod-lock to lock the swivel easier. The knurled knob is hard to use. I have a bushmaster varminter handguard (FF vented aluminum) and it comes with a bipod/sling stud. The bipod mounts easy to it.




1911user check out this thread. There is a guy that hooked arfcomers up with a knob and spacers in a kit.


http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=118&t=217027



Made it hot



Thanks for the link. Bipod lock from T-nuts on order for a whole $6.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:26:59 PM EDT
I got the Harris #5 AR15 adaptor and I fit it to my AR with the Harris BR bipod, fits like a dream - The adaptor was a whole $10.00, best deal out there IMO
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 11:11:13 PM EDT
Thanks Rollyman. I never seem to be able to get the hot links to work. I thought that was a great deal on the locks from T-nut. I guess he had a real rush for them when the word first got out.

Link Posted: 9/30/2005 2:23:53 PM EDT
Just got off the phone with the guy from T-Nuts. Ordered two ratchets and spacers. The good news is that there is no minimum shipping and that they will go out tomorrow. Seemed like a nice guy.

Larry
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 3:14:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By M-614:
Just got off the phone with the guy from T-Nuts. Ordered two ratchets and spacers. The good news is that there is no minimum shipping and that they will go out tomorrow. Seemed like a nice guy.

Larry



T-Nut is a great guy, he's done everything he could to help us AR15.com guys out he could, so when you order a "T-Nut lock", you might as well order 2 or 3, you know you'll use it on that next build you've got in mind.
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