Harris if yo want to stay around a $100
Gerald,I have a Magpul that came to me on a used rifle, either I'm missing something or it's the loosy goosyist bipod I've ever attempted to use...not impressed.
Or maybe I just don't understand how it works, don't know...Gerald,
I have one on a RPR it's a stable platform. maybe you got a Friday afternoon one!
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They have knobs on the bottom of the bipod that will snug up the tilt/pan. That might help. I have one and like it for the price.Or maybe I just don't understand how it works, don't know...
I have the pic mount Magpul for my more modern looking firearms and two Harris bipod for the more classic looking guns.I like a lot of things Magpul, but I wouldn't even consider that bipod. Harris are very good in the $100 price range.
Awesome post and well done.If you're handy, and looking for a very sturdy and solid bipod at a MUCH lower cost than (what I consider to be) the ridiculous prices for bipods, here's a suggestion:
Buy a low cost (CHEAP) Chinese made UTG bipod. (I just bought 5 of the 6" model for $9.95 each)
Shown on left below.
Punch out the leg pivot pins (shown below) and drill the pivot holes in the legs and bipod frame to 1/4".
Replace the pins with 1/4" bolts, 1" in length, fit with lock nuts and tighten up. (About $2 for all.)
Shown on left below. (The legs are now rock solid.)
Unscrew the existing picatinny rail clamp from the top portion of the bipod (6mm allen head).
Shown in-place on left bipod and separate above bipod on right.
Replace the picatinny rail clamp with an Arca rail clamp (I just bought 5 for $9.95 each.)
Shown separate in the middle, and attached to the right bipod.
You will need a 3/8" x 3/4" allen head bolt ($1.19 at the hardware store.) and to drill the hole out to 3/8".
Hard to see, but above allen wrench on right bipod.
You now have a ROCK SOLID bipod with an arca rail attachment.
(Which can be converted back to the picatinny clamp in a couple of minutes.)
Total cost less than $30. And it works.
I have done the same conversion for a taller bipod and a much wider stance bipod. They also work.