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saltyesq
03-18-2012, 6:37 PM
My bi pod keeps loosening up as I shoot, any suggestions for a better bi pod that attaches to a rail.

Thanks

rero360
03-18-2012, 6:41 PM
What do you have now? What is your budget?

m16
03-18-2012, 6:46 PM
I've killed a Harris before, so I went for the Atlas on an ADM mount for my new middy.

Expensive, but I don't think this one will be breaking for a while:

140427

saltyesq
03-18-2012, 7:12 PM
It's a Harris. I really like it, but I always have to continuously tighten the bottom screw while shooting. Model BR

707electrician
03-18-2012, 7:32 PM
Atlas v8 or GGG bipod

rero360
03-18-2012, 7:33 PM
http://www.laruetactical.com/harris-br-s-and-lt-706-dq-combo

one possibility, along with the Atlas, heard nothing but good about it.

damon1272
03-18-2012, 7:37 PM
You could back the screw out and put an additional nut on it so that when tightened down you lock the screw in place. Cheaper fix than new bi pods but who am I to dash an excuse for something new :43:

ubet
03-18-2012, 8:32 PM
atlas v8 best I have ever used

Iloveguns
03-19-2012, 8:32 AM
Have you attached a Pod lock to it? That should fix your problem. Every one who runs a harris should have one.

http://kmwlrs.com/Pod-Loc%20subpage.htm

saltyesq
03-19-2012, 12:32 PM
Have you attached a Pod lock to it? That should fix your problem. Every one who runs a harris should have one.

http://kmwlrs.com/Pod-Loc%20subpage.htm

Thanks for the info. I'm looking into the now.

bomb_on_bus
03-19-2012, 4:41 PM
Pod Lock gets my vote, but then again you could always use the excuse to get a new bipod.

Check out Tangodown bipod or the VLTOR MODPOD if you have the extra coin

rudynix
03-19-2012, 9:43 PM
Really all depends on how much you want to spend. I'm very happy with the GG&G bipod I have on my rifle.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7162/6663036629_8eda6bb0c6_b.jpg

m16
03-19-2012, 10:18 PM
^^^ I don't know what that is, but I want it.

AlliedArmory
03-19-2012, 10:22 PM
If you want the best, get an Atlas.

strongpoint
03-19-2012, 10:43 PM
the pod-loc is great, but it's for the nut that governs how freely the bipod pivots -- which is not quite how i read "bottom screw." (a harris BR model doesn't even have pivot capability.)

if you're referring to the thumbscrew on the underside of the bipod that tensions the mounting assembly to the sling swivel stud, it's a bit too small to apply the necessary amount of torque by hand. replace it with this (http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=13191/Product/BIPOD-SPEEDY-KNOB), which makes the job easier. (it's slightly less expensive direct from the manufacturer (http://www.tanksrifleshop.com/trs/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=prodshow&ref=speedyknob&sid=a493ksi8599099ok9q9m16wx72b9x012), but i don't know the difference in shipping.)

or, if you don't need to install/remove the bipod often, use pliers to tighten the thumbscrew just a little more. once you apply enough torque, it stays in place.

t0kie
03-19-2012, 10:51 PM
If budget is not an issue then get an Atlas & you'll be set.

deviljon
03-20-2012, 8:24 AM
I've got a GG&G heavy duty bipod and it works very well. Got it for a good price on the marketplace here.

rudynix
03-20-2012, 9:05 AM
^^^ I don't know what that is, but I want it.

That's a Tikka T3 Varmint in a XLR Evolution chassis with the folding stock option and GG&G Extreme Heavy duty bipod.

t0kie
03-20-2012, 10:55 AM
On the side note, finding an Atlas is not that easy since they got a Mil contract.

chicoredneck
03-20-2012, 11:17 AM
It's a Harris. I really like it, but I always have to continuously tighten the bottom screw while shooting. Model BR

I have extensive experience with bipods. The harris bipods are very nice and sturdy. You simply need to tighten the screw more. You may have to take a wrench to it and torque it slightly to make it hold. The only time I have had problems with the harris coming loose is when it was not properly tightened down.

PatientCone
03-20-2012, 11:49 AM
Long Range Accuracy (LRA) makes very nice bipods but they aren't cheap.