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Caseless
10-11-2009, 11:14 PM
This new bipods design has been around for a while. Anyone used one yet?
http://www.xcaliberaccuracy.com/
http://www.xcaliberx-vip.com/gallery.html

I suppose bipod dampeners would help on self loading weapons, making the follow up shots on semi-auto weapons faster, especially large caliber rifles. So it's a bit strange to me that they have an article written by a hunter using a bolt action rifle.

Richie Caketown
10-11-2009, 11:18 PM
:shock::shock::shock:

http://www.xcaliberx-vip.com/img/gallery/BIPOD_3.jpg

grunz
10-11-2009, 11:22 PM
Looks like how some kooky audiophile would design a bipod.

wildcard
10-12-2009, 9:38 AM
looks like a whole lot of marketing..

tiger222
10-12-2009, 12:12 PM
Looks like someting out of "Michelin Transformers" that said, it would be interesting to see how it really works....

swerv512
10-12-2009, 5:10 PM
it does look a little... different, but looks is not the first priority on my list. how does it perform. it seems like the recoil from a fired round instead of being sent through the bipod and ultimately to the shooter- instead gets absorbed by those dampers... looks like it should work, but does it?

B Strong
10-12-2009, 6:26 PM
Hmmm.

There is such as a thing as barrel harmonic dampers, and to the extent that I'm familiar with them I'd say they work.

Adding something like this is intriguing, but I wonder if the damping has more to do with added weight, than tuned materials.

swerv512
10-12-2009, 6:47 PM
possibly the dampers come in different durometer hardness to allow some fine tuning...

joelukehart
10-13-2009, 1:31 AM
That's about the ugliest thing I've ever seen for a rifle. C'mon, there is virtually no recoil on an AR in the first place. I will pass.