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Posted: 4/9/2006 2:15:44 PM EST
I am sorta new to this...I have just got a VMatch upper with the free floating forearm and I am trying to figure out the best way to attach a bi-pod. Do I need to attach a sling type stud? or a rail someway? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 2:17:58 PM EST
the key is attachment to the free floating handguard...pls post mfg/model of handguard with pic if you can
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 2:27:55 PM EST
drill a hole in the bottom of the handguard and attach a sling stud to it for a harris.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 2:38:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By militarymoron:
drill a hole in the bottom of the handguard and attach a sling stud to it for a harris.



Yes you will need to tap that hole for stud threads, also.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 5:45:14 PM EST
Sorry I forgot to say it is a Bushmaster VMatch upper, with the bushmaster free floating forearm.
About drilling for threaded stud...is that as difficult as it sounds?

Thanks for all the input so far...now I have a direction to start looking in! Thanks again guys!
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 6:40:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/9/2006 6:42:07 PM EST by militarymoron]
you don't have to tap the hole - you can use a machine screw stud through the hole like this:
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you just center punch the location of the hole, making sure it's centered on the handguard, drill a through hole, then install the stud.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 3:26:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 3:45:38 PM EST by FollowMe]
Or you could swap your gas block out for a GB that has a rail on the top and the bottom. Then just put you bipod mount on the bottom of the gas block.

http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/4050/dsc02675fixed28te.th.jpg
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 9:24:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By FollowMe:
Or you could swap your gas block out for a GB that has a rail on the top and the bottom. Then just put you bipod mount on the bottom of the gas block.

img134.imageshack.us/img134/4050/dsc02675fixed28te.th.jpg


But then he loses the advantages of a "free float" barrel because he'll have that heavy bipod on the end.

Definitely go with the stud. You can also use the "Harris #5" that adapts a harris bipod to AR15 handguards. You drill one hole, and the #5 has the backing.

A buddy of mine with the bushmaster "varminter" float tube had the stud pull out and strip the threads, so he drilled the hole bigger and used the Harris #5. Needless to say, he won't be pulling this one out!
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 5:56:08 PM EST
I drilled and taped my V-match and bought the threaded sling attch/bipod stud from Bushmaster.
I drilled very easy with a cordless drill. Once I marked where the hole was to go I had a buddy stand back to assure the drill was sort of vertical. Taping was even easer due to alum. handguard.
I lock tighted the threads on the stud to aid in alignment.
Be sure to use the correct size drill for the tap.
Good luck -Steve
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 7:51:45 PM EST
Drill & Tap


Then sell it and get something lighter weight and less "Old school".
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