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Old 11-13-2013, 12:06 AM   #1
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Eh came across a few more crappy bipods that i am thinking about. Can't afford a Harris and just want "something". My real question is the clearance for a 30 rd magazine when bench firing. The measurements are... "iffy", so i was wondering you guys opinions.

Combat: http://www.amazon.com/UTG-Tactical-OP-Bipod-Adjustable/dp/B0035KU9SK/ref=sr_1_2?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1384304559&sr=1-2&keywords=utg+bipod

Sniper: http://www.amazon.com/UTG-Tactical-OP-Bipod-Adjustable/dp/B0035L35A8/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

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Old 11-13-2013, 12:09 AM   #2
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after having done what your considering... save up for the harris.

bench shooting i run 20 round pmags you have to get too far off a comfortable bench position for 30 rounders and accuracy suffers.

just my opinion. take for what its worth

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I bought a Harris ultralight for $20 at a pawn shop. I needed a bipod and offered them $20 for it. It was on a lost rifle. They didn't know what they had and at the time I just picked the one that was the easiest to remove.

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after having done what your considering... save up for the harris.

bench shooting i run 20 round pmags you have to get too far off a comfortable bench position for 30 rounders and accuracy suffers.

just my opinion. take for what its worth
I agree. I would hold out for a quality bipod if you must have one. I don't really like bipods though.

I also agree that getting a 20 round mag or two for bench shooting is a good idea. I have a couple old Colt 20 rounders that I picked up at a pawn shop pretty cheap. Replaced the followers and springs, even though they were functioning fine. Makes bench shooting a lot more comfortable, but I use sand bags.

If your barrel isn't floated, and the bipod mounted on a good rigid free float hand guard, you may not get the best accuracy that you can get, due to more difficulty in getting pressure consistent on the barrel.
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A coworker just asked me the other day about his "Harris" bipod because the legs had loosend up. So we brought our bipods in to compare becuase I said mine are super tight. Turns out his bipod was not actually a Harris while mine is. Cheap stuff doesn't last. Buy a quality bipod or use a sandbag.

+1 on the 20 round mag for bipod or sandbag shooting.

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Read some of the customer reviews on the bipod you're considering, there are hundreds of them.

Some say it is long enough for 30-rounders but I'm with the other posters here that you should consider a shorter magazine, and also if you're going to purchase a bipod save up for the Harris.

This 9-13" Harris is more than long enough even for the 30-round MagPul with the dust cover clipped on the bottom, but may be too tall for being seated comfortably at a bench.

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I ordered the UTG Sniper model yesterday based on the reviews. Should be here tomorrow. I figured it was worth a try.

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I have never had a problem with the bi pods from Wal-mart (black hawk I think) but then again I dont think they can mount to a rail system without a adaptor. The new one's may come with one I am not sure and if you dont like it you can always return it. Ill spend $30 over $150 anyday of the week. Just a thought.

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Before I bought my Harris bipod from Midway, (on sale BTW) I was bidding for used similar models on e-bay, and I was outbid every time because people were paying about $10 under the retail cost of the new ones.

That's when a quality bipod struck me as being a darn good investment.

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I have never had a problem with the bi pods from Wal-mart (black hawk I think) but then again I dont think they can mount to a rail system without a adaptor. The new one's may come with one I am not sure and if you dont like it you can always return it. Ill spend $30 over $150 anyday of the week. Just a thought.
I have that on one of mine as well...it's a solid bipod definitely worth the money
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