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Old 02-08-2013, 01:54 AM
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What bipod & adapter mounts are you guys running?

I've got Harris on a AR-15 & a AR-10, but I almost fell like that would be overkill on my 15-22. Am I wrong?
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Depends I guess. I wound up getting the Harris BRM-S/LT130 adapter combo from Larue on mine...
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:02 AM
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I used to run a Harris on my AR-15 and my 15-22, but that required swapping the MIL-STD-1913 sling adapter between them at the range, which was a pain. Also, I had to remove it whenever I wanted to shoot standing, kneeling, etc.
This proved a much simpler supported bench-shooting solution:

Caldwell Rock Jr. Rifle Front Shooting Rest

(It didn't hurt that I got it on sale for $19.99)
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I got a Leapers / UTG bipod from Cheaper Than Dirt. It seems to work pretty well for the price. I might actually pick up a couple more for my other AR's



Bipod Tactical OP Rubber Feet 6.1-7.9" Height Leapers UTG Picatinny Rail Or Swivel Stud Mount


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Maybe its just me but I seem to be more steady just holding the rifle at rest than using a bipod. I may be doing something wrong. I have the UTG with metal feet. Going to look into sand bags.
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Maybe its just me but I seem to be more steady just holding the rifle at rest than using a bipod. I may be doing something wrong. I have the UTG with metal feet. Going to look into sand bags.
That is weird. With a zero'd scope w/ BDC reticle it almost feels too easy w/ the Harris bipod, just completely rock solid. The view out of my scope at anything over 4x when standing looks like I'm riding out a Noreaster on a fishing boat however.
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Maybe its just me but I seem to be more steady just holding the rifle at rest than using a bipod. I may be doing something wrong. I have the UTG with metal feet. Going to look into sand bags.
I was having the same issue until one of my distance-shooting friends suggested I "load" my bi-pod (Grip-Pod) by pushing forward on it before trying to steady my aim. I guess this is a commonly known method you're supposed to do with bi-pods, I just happened not to know it lol.
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I was having the same issue until one of my distance-shooting friends suggested I "load" my bi-pod (Grip-Pod) by pushing forward on it before trying to steady my aim. I guess this is a commonly known method you're supposed to do with bi-pods, I just happened not to know it lol.
Not necessary with real bipods. The grip-pod junk is another matter because they are not solid supports. If the thing moves when you apply pressure in any direction, it is not a solid support.

I use the same Harris on all my rifles. For the 15-22, I use a QD mount that clamps to the rail. It's as solid as when mounted on my other rifles.
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What bipod & adapter mounts are you guys running?

I've got Harris on a AR-15 & a AR-10, but I almost fell like that would be overkill on my 15-22. Am I wrong?
A .22LR needs as solid a bipod as any other caliber. I use one with a QD rail mount on mine - when I use a bipod, which isn't all that often.
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Not necessary with real bipods. The grip-pod junk is another matter because they are not solid supports. If the thing moves when you apply pressure in any direction, it is not a solid support.

I use the same Harris on all my rifles. For the 15-22, I use a QD mount that clamps to the rail. It's as solid as when mounted on my other rifles.
His Harris is designed to move back and forth. I'll ask which one he's using, but that's how he said it is supposed to work. Here's a link to a sniper website that explains the whole thing with pictures. http://www.snipercompany.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4858

If loading is not necessary, why do all the hunters and distance shooters in my area do it?
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And if my LE model Grip-Pod is junk why do some of our soldiers have them?
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Edit- he's using an Atlas.
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His Harris is designed to move back and forth. I'll ask which one he's using, but that's how he said it is supposed to work. Here's a link to a sniper website that explains the whole thing with pictures. Loading a Bipod • Sniper Company • Boot Camp

If loading is not necessary, why do all the hunters and distance shooters in my area do it?
He must have the swivel mount, rather than the fixed. Yea, the swivel mounts do need to be handled differently. Never liked them for that reason.
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And if my LE model Grip-Pod is junk why do some of our soldiers have them?
That makes them good?

My son's unit trashed theirs right off the bat.
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Good is a subjective term. Mine is good because it works for everything I need it to and has held up with everything I've put it through. And as an added bonus for me, since the legs do move back and forth ever-so-slightly, I can use my slidefire while using the bipod legs and get 25 rounds in a very tight group.
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Just donned on me, if your sons unit didn't like them, would they send them to you so you could distribute them to people that do?
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Just donned on me, if your sons unit didn't like them, would they send them to you so you could distribute them to people that do?
He's been back from the sand box for a couple of years now.
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He's been back from the sand box for a couple of years now.
Nvm than. My thanks go to him for his service anyway.
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