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rtorc
10-16-2009, 11:34 AM
Hi everyone:

I just purchased a Harris Bipod (S-BRM) yesterday. This is the model that includes a swivel feature. I have the bipod mounted on my AR (using a YHM bipod adapter).

Should I be able to completely tighten the swivel so that the AR will not be able to be tilted without loosening it?

This is my first experience with a Harris bipod so I'm not sure about how "secure" I can make it, or if it is possible to overtighten and damage the bipod.

Thanks for your help,




RT

50deuce
10-16-2009, 11:56 AM
Q - "Should I be able to completely tighten the swivel so that the AR will not be able to be tilted without loosening it?"
A - Yes, it can be tighten.

Q - "or if it is possible to over tighten and damage the bipod."
A - Depends on how you define over tighten. Hand tighten should be okay. On the other hand, if you were to use a tool like a wrench or something, you don't want to over tighten it because you can break the screw.

FYI - There's also a lever that you can switch to, and it is easier to use plus more secure. I need to make some calls to find out who sells the lever... OR you can prob go to Home Depot... It's just a lever that you screw on to replace the round one (can't think what it's called).

fcr
10-16-2009, 12:01 PM
The lever or I think LaRue makes a knob. Not sure if they sell it. I think Harris sells the lever. I could be wrong.

jmf_tracy
10-16-2009, 12:05 PM
you want to tighten it to the point where it is stable, but you can still make minor adjustments. you do not want to tighten it to the point where it is locked completely. you can and i would recommend getting a pod-lok or pod-lok copy, that is the way people usually run them.
original:
http://usarmorment.com/kmw-pod-lock-p-807.html
copy:
http://www.greenmountaintactical.com/Series_S_Swivel_Lock_for_Harris_Bipods_p/gmt-sssl.htm

rtorc
10-16-2009, 12:14 PM
Thanks for the answers everyone. I'm already looking into the lever for the bipod. And it's good to know that a little play in the stability is a good thing.

Thanks again,




RT

jmf_tracy
10-16-2009, 1:21 PM
Thanks for the answers everyone. I'm already looking into the lever for the bipod. And it's good to know that a little play in the stability is a good thing.

Thanks again,




RT

you want/need to be able to swivel it a little bit to get on your target, but once you are there you want it stable enough to stay on target. that would be hard to do if it moved too freely or was absolutely frozen and ridgid.

Jon Se
10-16-2009, 10:48 PM
you want to tighten it to the point where it is stable, but you can still make minor adjustments. you do not want to tighten it to the point where it is locked completely. you can and i would recommend getting a pod-lok or pod-lok copy, that is the way people usually run them.
original:
http://usarmorment.com/kmw-pod-lock-p-807.html
copy:
http://www.greenmountaintactical.com/Series_S_Swivel_Lock_for_Harris_Bipods_p/gmt-sssl.htm

I'm currently using this pod-loc copy on my Harris:

http://t-nuts.com/product_info.php?cPath=73&products_id=229&osCsid=f8bd23e1529403c1249a680ea3719435

It's simple and cheap yet it is an immense improvement over the standard metal knob.

hybridatsun350
10-16-2009, 11:17 PM
The pod-lock is an amazing little invention, and I have been meaning to get one for a long time now. I guess I just haven't been shooting that rifle enough!