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Ken4
01-10-2007, 12:04 PM
I would like to attach a Harris Bipod to my AR, but how do I go about doing that?
Is there an adaptor that I need to attach to the handguard? I have a standard handguard.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. :)

pnkssbtz
01-10-2007, 12:06 PM
I think LaRue makes a throw level mount that you can use for a rail system.

tenpercentfirearms
01-10-2007, 12:07 PM
Yes there is.

This one is for the standard handguard. (http://www.tenpercentfirearms.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=43)

This one is for railed handguards. (http://www.tenpercentfirearms.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=230)

Franksremote
01-10-2007, 12:09 PM
One of these should do it: http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=63820470

ocabj
01-10-2007, 12:10 PM
I would discourage the use of a bipod on an AR without a float tube or free floating handguards.

Ken4
01-10-2007, 2:31 PM
I would discourage the use of a bipod on an AR without a float tube or free floating handguards.

Why is that?

Ken4
01-10-2007, 2:41 PM
Yes there is.

This one is for the standard handguard. (http://www.tenpercentfirearms.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=43)

This one is for railed handguards. (http://www.tenpercentfirearms.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=230)

Thanks, I just ordered one. I just realized the other day at the range that I needed something to prop the AR up when shooting. Ooooops! :D

shark92651
01-10-2007, 3:36 PM
I have a free float tube on my AR, but it does not have rails or a bipod swivel mount. What are my best options for attaching a bipod?

maxicon
01-10-2007, 4:55 PM
Why is that?

A bipod on a non-floating handguard or directly on a barrel flexes the barrel when weight is put on it. The thinner the barrel, the more flex.

The Keltec SU16A is especially bad with its built-in bipod - set the gun down on it and POI shifts a couple of inches. Vary the pressure as you shoot, and it strings up and down.

I have a free float tube on my AR, but it does not have rails or a bipod swivel mount. What are my best options for attaching a bipod?

Depends on the tube, how easy it is to get off, and what there is to attach it to. My varminter handguard has slots in the front and had the bipod attachment installed when the upper was assembled.

http://www.maxicon.com/guns/fab10/fab10_parts.jpg

shark92651
01-10-2007, 5:26 PM
I think my biggest issue is that I do not have the tools I need to get the forearm off. It is a simple tube similar to the one pictured above, but does not have anything to attach the bipod mount to. I guess I should invest in a block and a strap wrench and just replace the tube at some point.

maxicon
01-11-2007, 9:46 AM
Yah, that's why I had mine installed at build - I didn't want to count on being able to take it apart and put it back together, having to buy the tools, etc, since it was my first build.

There's a lot to be said for a floated railed handguard, but the good ones are durn expensive.

You could ask about this over at ar15.com, along with a picture of your forearm, and see what people have to say.

The other option is to find a 'smith who can put one on for you, or find someone here on the board in your area who could help, either with installing a mount or pulling the handguard.

Prc329
01-11-2007, 10:15 AM
I used the rubber from a strap wrench and a big pair of vice grips to remove my free float tube. Came off with no problem and did not damage the free float tube.

Ken4
01-19-2007, 9:54 AM
How difficult is it to remove and replace the float tube? Can one person do it?

xenophobe
01-19-2007, 12:50 PM
I think my biggest issue is that I do not have the tools I need to get the forearm off. It is a simple tube similar to the one pictured above, but does not have anything to attach the bipod mount to. I guess I should invest in a block and a strap wrench and just replace the tube at some point.

Take your upper to a gunsmith, have a sling swivel stud hole drilled and tapped onto your free float handguard. I take it it's round? If so, you only need the sling swivel stud installed to mount a harris.