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Bipod mount on Magpul MOE handguard

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by shibbershabber, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. shibbershabber

    shibbershabber Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    Putting a Magpul MOE handguard on my rifle and am wondering if there is a way to mount a bipod that uses sling swivel to mount?

    Is there some kind of adapter available?

    Should I just buy a rail mounted bipod instead???

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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  3. shibbershabber

    shibbershabber Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    So, for example, if I sight in my scope just firing from a rest... That once the bipod is attached there will be a different poi


    Or, are you saying the with bipod attached, the poi will never be consistent?
     
  4. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    A freefloat handguard allows the barrel to resonate naturally when you fire a round and the zero remains constant until the barrel begins to heat up and the natural resonance changes.

    A standard non-freefloat handguard applies pressure to the barrel near the FSB, and this does not allow the barrel to resonate naturally with each shot. Adding a bipod in this case can add a small amount of upward pressure to the barrel because the handguard and now the bipod are in contact with the barrel.

    It probably won't be a problem overall unless you are going for accuracy. This is why we see freefloat handguards and rails on precision AR type rifles.

    Not trying to discourage you :D
     
  5. shibbershabber

    shibbershabber Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    Not extreme accuracy

    I have no interest in things beyond 300m
     
  6. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    If zeroed in without a bipod then you attach one, yes that will change POI. If zeroed in using bipod and going to not using one, that will change POI. If using a bipod, if you don't apply the same pressure each time that too will change POI. It could be a small change or a big change.
     
  7. UserNameInUse

    UserNameInUse SW WA Active Member

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  8. erudne

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

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    In general I don't like bipods on light firearms.
    On an AR your bipod has to be tall enough so that a 20-30rnd mag clears which makes the prone shooter raise his torso to match the higher sights. On the range this will severely impact accuracy. When PPL are shooting back this will probably not end well either.
    If you are shooting from a bench just fill an appropriate sized sack with a pound or two of dried beans, rice, pasta and use it as a rest:p
     
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  9. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    30 round magazine gets in the way, 20 doesn't. With a 20 round magazine the grip gets in the way. With the big brother ARs (.308) 20 round magazines are slightly below the grip.
     
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  10. erudne

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

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    Are we talking off a bench?
    That is problematic.
     
  11. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    Just in general. The 30 round magazine hangs below the grip, 20 doesn't. A 9 inch bipod is too much clearance if that matters.
     
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  12. erudne

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

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    When ever I feel in doubt I go back to the basics:
    Re-learn everything you can about marksmanship. Nothing has changed because the human body has not changed.
    Learn that stuff (for free) off the net and then apply that knowledge to your situation
    If you want to be a super marksman with an AR there are PPL here that will teach you but you have to actually say those words in the title of your post
     
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  13. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    I just stick with 20 now tbh, when I switched to using 20s instead of 30s when hunting here in NC I stopped snagging on stuff. Should be based on what you do and where you are. They're so much more comfortable prone too, big plus at the range and those times when you can go prone while hunting.
     
  14. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    You have to add a rail, then a swivel stud.

    I have that entire setup in a box here at the house. I had it on a previous AR.

    Looks goofy on a MOE.

    I'll send it if you really think you need it.