Right after I bought my big bore Marlin , 1895 45/70 lever , I got this brilliant idea . I did enjoy pulling the trigger , down right made me smile . Anyone who has shot this caliber knows it does pack a little punch but it can also be a little heavy after shooting a while . After several targetings with it I came up with ....(Bi-pod ) ! I just happened to have a pretty good expensive bi-pod with no home , no gun to put it on yet ! Well , seemed to me to be a good idea to put it on the Marlin . You have a barrel swivel and a butt end swivel for your sling ? Seemed like the perfect marriage , I could still have my sling swivel and the bi-pod all in one , right ? I did mount it on the front swivel area with what looked to be a pretty stought screw . I had shot it several times with no issues . Maybe one to many times . As I'm sure you know , shooting many rounds builds quite a bit of barrel heat ! So I'm shooting away , my pick-up is parked which seemed more than safe from my target , even on a bad day , I'm not gonna miss by that much ! I shoot a few more rounds and decide to lever it and let it cool down while shooting my pistol . One round in the chamber , I reach over and grab like a Firing position , finger on the trigger and that screw broke , the one screw that seemed to work broke , sheered right off ! Super hot barrel , finger on the trigger , the gun fell , fired , shot my back tire of my truck and I still have the burn scar on my right thigh to prove it . I was very lucky I was alone and it hit low on the tire so not to much damage ! My rifle , my truck and my thigh all have some character marks from that day ! Not so great an idea !