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Posted: 9/2/2002 5:12:29 PM EDT
Other than money what is the big difference between these? I wanted to put a Parker-Hale on my M1A supermatch with my McMillian stock. But dang they are high! Will these work on an Tactical rail? I really like the hand stop. I appreciate any help or Pros and Cons of either.By the way, I have a Harris it just does not look right on the gun.

Thanks
Brian
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Link Posted: 9/2/2002 6:00:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/30/2002 7:20:00 PM EDT
I have to bring this thread BTT because I have the same question. I heard about issues using Versa-Pods (height, stability, and durability issues). Do the Parker-Hale bipods suffer from the same issues? Hell, if anyone can tell me where I can go to get a Parker-Hale to compare to a Versa-Pod it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Guys....
Link Posted: 9/30/2002 8:01:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wabostyle:
Hell, if anyone can tell me where I can go to get a Parker-Hale to compare to a Versa-Pod it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Guys....


I have zero experience with either of these bipods, but last I understand the Parker-Hale is imported from the UK and is really expensive, something in the order of $300-400US(could be wrong, so check it out); and really heavy. Last I heard, it was being imported by Gun South. Good Luck!
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 2:01:00 AM EDT
IMO a fine rifle deserves a fine bipod as it does with all the other accessories. Each of my AI's came with Parker-Hale bipods and they have served me well.
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 7:23:05 AM EDT
The Versa-Pod is a Parker-Hale copy. It also happens to be cheap-chicom-potsteel-CRAP. I'd recommend a Harris. The Parker-Hale while a fantastic piece of equipment is a little heavy.
R
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 10:14:13 AM EDT
If you want stability in a folding bi-pod call Larry Watson at Watson's Weapons. He got tired of the Harris folding by accident when shooting his .50s. He has a new unit that will not fold by accident. It has internal spring pins that do not snag brush or grass. The thing has 12" legs and weights in at just under a pound. Larry said they will be selling for under $100. He built them for big guns but they work great on anything, hell for the time being I have the one he gave me on a 10/22.
Watson's Weapons 952-472-1010
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