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Advice Needed On Bipod Size

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by bigblue, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. bigblue

    bigblue Beaverton, OR Member

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    Hi All:

    I am looking to buy an Atlas PSR bipod for my AR. These things are not cheap, and they come in two (2) sizes .... short (4.75" - 9") and tall (7" - 13").

    Can anyone provide advice on which size to get? One that covers most situations? At the cost of these things, I only get a single opportunity and I do not want to screw it up.

    Thanks.
     
  2. 41Slinger

    41Slinger Harrisburg Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  3. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    If your bench shooting, the short one. Which I rarely use a bipod on the bench.
    For most practical applications out in the field I use the 7-13". I tried the 9" one at first and I was always looking for rocks or hunks of wood to raise it just a couple more inches! So it went back to Brownells and exchanged it.
     
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  4. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    The taller one would be better if you want to shoot from uneven ground or uncut grass, over tall rocks, that sort of thing. It will be too tall for most prone shooting though. You'd wind up folding it and propping your forend with whatever you have with you or whatever you can find laying around.
     
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    DuneHopper Douglas County. Well-Known Member

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  6. 41Slinger

    41Slinger Harrisburg Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You can get them with either mount but not together. I bought the QR rail mount which has a adjustable tensioning locking lever to snug it to the rail, works great. Mine also has the post for connecting a QR sling.
     
  7. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    7-13 I believe is what I have. Two of them.
     
  8. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This is a 4x9". They don't work so good with 30rnd mags. Great with small ones.

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  9. bigblue

    bigblue Beaverton, OR Member

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  10. bigblue

    bigblue Beaverton, OR Member

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    How much bottom rail space is needed to mount the TIPTOP, including room needed to access the rear tension adjustment screw? Thanks.
     
  11. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    image.jpg

    Hope that helps. 4" from front to rear of nut

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  12. 41Slinger

    41Slinger Harrisburg Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    BigBlue, my Tiptop is 3" from tension nut to the front of the mount, but mine isn't like Dyjital's picture, I've got the QD for pic rail.
    Thanks Dyjital
     
  13. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    That one is by Champion.
     
  14. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    I will share what I have learned in the field and what I have learned from my cronies.
    In the field. A 9" bipod is used in a hasty, pre-planned emplacement' it has an advantage over the 6" bipod.
    The 9" bipod is usually adequate, the ground has been prepped with various loppers to cut down foliage. It is preferred because the lower the elevation of the rifle, the more accurate the eye alignment to the axis of the scope, eye alignment is crucial. All effort to achieve a perfect shooting position should be taken days before the need for action is required
     
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  15. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    I use 6-9 inch bipods for just about everything I do if that matters... Tallest I ever needed a bipod at was 9". Other than those moments I kept my bipods at their lowest. If I need to go taller, I normally just shoot from a kneeling position anyways.

    Used to use a 9-13 bipod but not anymore.

    Course, what works for me might not work for you.
     
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  16. bigblue

    bigblue Beaverton, OR Member

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    Many thanks to all.
     
  17. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I haven't used pipods much. Just here and there. The tallest I have seen was around feet. That was used by some coyote hunters for just sitting down and plinking.
    That's all i got.Just here to learn
     
  18. bigblue

    bigblue Beaverton, OR Member

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    I only want the QD mount. Can the TipTop with QD mount be mounted with the QD lever on *either* side of the barrel or can the bipod only be mounted in a single configuration? Thanks.
     
  19. 41Slinger

    41Slinger Harrisburg Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Single configuration, left side only.
     
  20. bigblue

    bigblue Beaverton, OR Member

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    Thanks.