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Bipod

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by Boboclown, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    Well, its time that I replace my cheap bipods and go for a quality one for my ARs.

    Any recommendations for a bipod? Trying to keep within 6-9 inches.
     
  2. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    GG&G makes my favorite pods
     
  3. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    How good are they? And are they light or heavy? This bipod will be going back and forth between my .308 and 5.56, and both are 10 pounds or above as is.
     
  4. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    they make a few , from stout to super stout .....all are light for their strength.

    I really lean on them, I preload them hard and don't baby them .

    no springs, no noise to speak of, lock in every possition

    a shot of the mechanism , the legs telescope all by hand clamps

    this one pans and swivels, the XDS-2

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    http://www.gggaz.com/tactical-rifle-bipods.html

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  5. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    I might get one then. I hope it'll last longer underneath the muzzle than the cheap ones I'm trying to replace.

    Should I get the XDS-2 or just the XDS? This will mostly be for bench, and occasionally (well, rarely) when I get the opportunity to use it for hunting.
     
  6. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    Bench or prone ?

    they just came out with one that is specific to bench, I think length

    They market this one for M14 and such
    http://www.gggaz.com/heavy-duty-xds-swivel-bipod.html

    if switching between rifles a bunch a QD virsion
    http://www.gggaz.com/quick-detach-heavy-duty-bipod.html

    I feel the XDS-2 would work for everything you could stuff into an AR platform
     
  7. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    Both. I'm also trying to keep costs as low as possible without going too far.
     
  8. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    I hear ya man.....I actually save money on things like this because I don't by 4 caldwells I folded preloading or lost a leg hiking through the woods....bull in a china shop....

    I really think the XDS without swivel and pan will be up to the job and some

    only thing is when your proning out on slope the swivel is nice, if you have to lead a shot the pan is very nice...

    you can get by on slope without the swivel though on GG&G's because unlike Harris and others the the leg adjustments are infinite, meaning there are no set positions so you can get it just right and not have to settle for close....
     
  9. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    Well, when I bought the cheaper bipods they were from my ramen noodle diet period, so couldn't help it... >.>

    What's the minimum length though?
     
  10. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    with legs locked out to 45 degrees 6"
    legs locked straight 8"-10.5"

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    this really sounds like the one that would be perfect for you

    a little heavier but short and geared toward heavier weapons

    this is their newest one , so this is the first I read the description
    http://www.gggaz.com/xds-2c-tactical-rifle-bipod.html

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  11. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    the pic under the link isnt the pod in the link....cant get rid of the pic....like the site steals your images for good or something
     
  12. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    Well, shoot... Looks I won't be going through the cheaper route.

    Should I worry about it being directly underneath the muzzle or would it be g2g there?
     
  13. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    good to go there, I have one that gets blown on by a Lantac Dragon....the Dragon can tear chunks from 3/4" plywood barriers
     
  14. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    As long as it can withstand muzzle blast from my .308 then I'm gonna go ahead with GG&G once I get the extra money for the xds-2c.
     
  15. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    you'll love it
     
  16. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    After talking to someone from GG&G, I ended up ordering one. I'll order a second one when I get enough money for it.
     
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  17. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    you wont be sorry, best in the field imo
     
  18. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    Meh, I might have enjoyed the bipod but I had to cancel the order. Took too long to ship and stuff came along... Never a good combination.
     
  19. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    easy to improvise a rest anyway