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Posted: 8/25/2005 1:41:08 PM EDT
What are the good AR compatible bipods out there?
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 3:18:18 PM EDT
bipods suck.

use a ruck or proper rest/sandbag.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 3:36:24 PM EDT
I'm one of the few freaks around here who prefer the 9-13" Harris bipod over the 6-9" Harris bipod. Many consider the 6-9" Harris to be ideal, but for me it's just too darn short-particularly when shooting prone.

Here's a Harris 9-13" 1A2-LM mounted on my skunk carbine:

Link Posted: 8/25/2005 3:45:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/26/2005 3:35:53 PM EDT by 7KOPPER]

Originally Posted By magnum_99:
bipods suck.

use a ruck or proper rest/sandbag.



nice, good advice.....I'll pull my sand bag out of my back pocket next time I deploy my rifle.

Harris works great for me. Get a ARMS QD if it's going on rails.

Link Posted: 8/25/2005 3:59:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 4:50:19 PM EDT
I heard that a batch of GGG bipods were made shorter on request from a certain unit, and GGG might have some in the works, or some extra in stock.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 5:17:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 5:23:00 PM EDT by Matt_B]

Originally Posted By magnum_99:
bipods suck.

use a ruck or proper rest/sandbag.

It would be much more helpful to give an opinion backed up by an explanation as to why you have said opinion.

I've got Harris 9-13" Swivel bipods on both my 20" AR (with an ARMS #32 QD mount) and on my Remingtion .308 LTR. They fulfill my needs and, in the case of the AR, I like having the QD mount to take it off when I don't want or need it.

As new-arguy stated, the Pod Loc is a great add-on to a Harris bipod but you can get the same thing much cheaper buying seperate parts (wish I knew that before I bought the Pod Locs). Here's a link to the thread:

DIY Pod Loc for under $5!!!
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 5:26:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 9:04:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By new-arguy:
my prefference is still the 6-9 Harris BRM-S (Bench Rest Model with Swivel). Add a ARMS #32 bipod adapter and a pod-loc, and you have a very versitile and useful addition to a accuracy enhanced gun.


as above except with DIY podloc...













ps:
i hate this place -- it makes me spend lots of money.

ar-jedi



Link Posted: 8/25/2005 9:21:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 9:24:51 PM EDT by Scollins]

Originally Posted By new-arguy:

Originally Posted By Matt_B:
Pod Loc is a great add-on to a Harris bipod but you can get the same thing much cheaper buying seperate parts (wish I knew that before I bought the Pod Locs).



Tell me about it... 3 pod locks and $75 later... now they tell us!

The height on the GG&G isnt bad. I'd rather have more tension on the swivel, or some way to control it than a shorter one. Both a shorter and tighter one would be fabulous, but I'm a reasonable guy!



The GG&G bipod doesn't have any way to tighten up the swivel? Hmmm. I was going to get that one instead of 9-13 Harris and ARMS or Larue QD mount. It is actually cheaper to get the GG&G, but I like being able to lock in the swivel, or at least make it rather stiff. I've used other bipods that had no tension at all, and it totally sucked. So if the swivel tension is not quickly adjustable, I will just cross it off the list and go for the Harris/ARMS or Harri/Larue setup. Pity....

As for which height, I also prefer the 9-13" version. I'm rather "thick" and the 6" setting on the BRM is useless in the prone position. I have to have it at 9" minimum to get to downhill targets. To get to uphill targets, I have to get closer to 13". I also perfer the leg notch model. Off of a bench, I tend to use sand bags instead of the bipod. Using a pack is also great, but I don't always have a pack easily adaptable for use as a rest....
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 9:31:13 PM EDT
AR_Jedi, those are GREAT looking blasters

Clearly both rifles were configured carefully and intelligently. Well done Sir.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 9:53:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CJan_NH:
AR_Jedi, those are GREAT looking blasters
Clearly both rifles were configured carefully and intelligently. Well done Sir.


and thank you sir for your kind words.
(we should be be British, this is so proper!)

ar-jedi

ps, in case anyone is interested in all the gory details...
ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=12&t=231558
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 4:12:37 AM EDT
harris 6-9" brms w/ podloc


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