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Bipod. What to consider? Brands to consider or avoid?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by ATCclears, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to acquire a bipod for my Remington 700P LTR (chambered in .308 Winchester). For the bipod, I lean toward quality stuff and I'd prefer something that isn't too heavy.

    Any considerations are appreciated.

    Peter
     
  2. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Harris or shooters Ridge.
     
  3. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    +1 Harris.

    Don't know Shooters, they as good as Harris?
     
  4. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Shooters in my opinion are just as good and similar build, around $40 at Bimart.
     
  5. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    I got tired of crappy ones so I bought an Atlas w/ a quick mount so I can hop it from one to another (of the two rifles I own LOL). Nice, but was $233.
     
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  6. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    Can you put the Harris (or perhaps they make one) quick Swivel Lock on the Shooters?
     
  7. SonicBlue03

    SonicBlue03 Snohomish Well-Known Member

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    I went the route Burt did - really like the Atlas. That said had I not gone that route I probably would've gone Harris or GG&G.
     
  8. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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  9. jonn5335

    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

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    I have some harris bipods but I bought a caldwell about a year ago and I am very happy with it. My last harris cost $116 the caldwell was $19 on sale at midway.
     
  10. Callidus98

    Callidus98 Portland Member

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    I just got a harris (on sale at Midway) and am pleased with it so far. I have also heard a lot of good things about the Atlas bipods but haven't used one myself.
     
  11. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I always want what I can't have. Want a Bobro Gen III but unless you're a military contractor it's been no go.
     
  12. Grommit327

    Grommit327 Buckley Active Member

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    I've used Caldwell, Shooters Ridge and Harris. Broke the Caldwell, and the shooters ridge wouldn't stay tightened to my AR. Have two Harris' with pod locks on them and love them. Atlas look nice too but couldn't stomach the price
     
  13. the4thshake

    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    I have both the harris and caldwell/shooters ridge knock off harris. The harris is hands down a better built unit. It feels far more solid as well. The harris is also way more money. That said, the knock offs aren't to shabby for the money. You can break a few knock offs and still spend less than the harris. Personally I'm not a big fan of stuff breaking in the first place. Whatever brand you get....go for a swivel model with leg notches and throw a pod lock on it.
     
  14. geometro

    geometro PDX Active Member

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    + 1 on Harris

    Otherwise go all the way and get an Atlas.
     
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  15. erslll

    erslll Hermiston OR Active Member

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    I agree.
     
  16. wedge556

    wedge556 seattle Member

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    Go to the LaRue website and get a Harris bipod with the QD swivel mount, some Dillo Dust and a copy of the Constitution. Done.
     
  17. just dan

    just dan PDX Active Member

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    Agree with the Harris suggestions. Spend the money once.

    I've had a few other (cheap) brands; all worked well for a while. Just this morning I pulled my .17hmr out of the safe, popped the ~6 month old caldwell bipod open to set it on the bench... a spring shot off the bipod, ricocheted around the room and landed in my cup of coffee.
     
  18. andreys21

    andreys21 Milwaukie, OR Active Member

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    Harris; I have one on a GG&G mount on my AR. Very good. Atlas is another quality option if you have the cash.
    +1 on LaRue Tactical mounts for ANYTHING.
     
  19. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    Thx for the replies. I like the Atlas bipods, but they seem to be designed for an AR platform with a rail. Any suggestions on how I could mount to a Remington 700-series rifle?

    Peter
     
  20. geometro

    geometro PDX Active Member

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    If you have a sling stud, a Weaver or Picatinny rail adapter is required to mount that Atlas. The BT15 and BT17 from Accu Shot will work. Either way a little bit of DIY involved.
     
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