Bipod question

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by nikotromus11, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. nikotromus11

    nikotromus11 New Member

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    I do not have a rail system on my AR-15's barrel. I have heard that mounting a bipod straight to the barrel, as apposed to mounting it onto a rail impacts accuracy. Is this true? Is it a big hit on accuracy?
     
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Yes. If you don't have a free floated forend, and you mount a bipod to the barrel itself, your accuracy will suffer. Quite a bit.

    The AR barrel is not threaded in place, it sits in a shoulder/collar groove, and adding undo stress will greatly affect your barrel's accuracy.

    What length barrel do you have?

    JD
     

  3. nikotromus11

    nikotromus11 New Member

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    nikotromus11 New Member

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    Thanks for the info. I wont be purchasing a barrel mounted bipod.
     
  5. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    You are not going to be getting minute of angle accuracy out of a GI 16" barrel much past 100 yards, and there is no real reason to add a bipod to such a weapon.

    Get yourself a backpack, or a range bag, and gentle cradle the weapon across the top of if for longer shooting.

    If you get a 20" varminter, and have a free floated forend for shooting out to 500-600, then think about a bipod...

    JD
     
  6. nikotromus11

    nikotromus11 New Member

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    I've been using a backpack with a pillow. That is probably what I will stick with. Thank you for the advice!