In additin to a rifle and ammo, a bipod is among the most necessary things in the sport of precision rifle. A few of the more seasoned shooters might carry a couple of bipods at a match to adapt the shooting position or the conditions posed by the class of fire for a stage of a match. There’s no wrong or right bipod – it depends upon the shooter’s use case. If anything, shooters can migrate between different makes as they seek to refine their technique. For instance, a Harris is used by Ed, however, is considering switching back to an Atlas given a few of their recent improvements.
And on the other hand, Steve employs an Atlas bipod, and it is assessing utilizing a Harris in games given the benefits of speed of installation. In this article, we examine a few of the more popular bipods and highlight their distinctive features to assist members of the audience make an option. We’ll also look at a few of the bipod options and accessories which are available from bipod manufacturers and 3rd party businesses. Harris Bipods. The Harris BRM-S Bipod with 6-9 inches notched, spring-loaded adjustable legs with the swivel feature are most likely the most famous bipod seen at precision rifle matches since it’s typically the first bipod which shooters ever purchase.
This model has an MSRP of $136 and could be found in almost any gun store or sporting goods store. The spring loaded legs of the BRM-S model permit for installation and retraction. A Harris bipod may attach to any rifle with a sling stud. There are several models available on the market, but they might not hold up as well. You will want to get a Pod Lock, or S, Lock for more natural control of swivel tension adjustment in the prone position – a thing that’s nearly as indispensable as the bipod itself. As is the situation with several shooters, we are stuck with this particular arrangement for quite a very long time before we believed upgrading.
When shooting field conditions, it’s common to encounter lose dirt that can cause the legs of a bipod to sink a few inches, in that case, the 6-9 inches legs of the BRM-S show inadequate. Shooters elect to utilize the Harris HBLMS with 9-13 inch legs. In situations where a sniper is kneeling or crouched on 13.5-27 inches, HB25CS is a great option. Another alternative is to extend the legs of the bipod – check out Northwest Precision Customs.
Probably the most famous aftermarket improvements is spiked feet. Examples for the Harris comprise those made by northwest precision customs and High-Speed Shooting Systems. In addition to allowing for a firm grip on several surfaces, spiked legs also prevent the legs. We also experience jump when using spikes. Removing the roll pin to put in spikes can be challenging. However, this video from Tactical Supply is one means to do it. Just keep in mind that spikes do not go well with your shooting mat, furniture, automotive outside or wooden floors. Kahntrol Solutions makes an intriguing adapter known as the PodMod that allows Atlas legs and leg extensions to be connected to a Harris bipod.
You can purchase Prime & a Harris HBRM-S 6-9, with Pod Lock, PodMod adapters, all three styles of ft, extensions, for less than BT10-46 Atlas with no extras. If you have both Harris and Atlas bipods, you might swap around accessories. Harris’s legs are considered the most straightforward and fastest to deploy since there are no buttons to push and possibly fumble with under stress – something at contemplating when seconds count. And on the flip side, the legs don’t lock in position so that they are going to fold up beneath a load. The legs only deploy at a 90-degree angle in contrast with other bipods where the legs could be used at different aspects.
Harris bipods lack a panning feature as found on Atlas bipods. In practice, this generally isn’t a problem as the legs have flexibility. We are not sure if we even like the panning feature as it’s a few drawbacks. Atlas Bipods. Atlas bipods are becoming more and more popular thanks to innovative design characteristics. They retail anyplace from $219 to $319 based on mounting configuration. Shooters gravitate into the Atlas bipod for the many reasons: The design is considered more durable than the Harris bipod. We have seen Harris bipods break in the sling stud. The legs can deploy in various angles and may withstand reverse loading.
The bipod has a tilt and pan feature. Mounting options include rails and AI pin attachments that are stronger than a sling stud. Atlas bipods are more comfortable to accessorize as feet could be removed by pressing on a pin. Leg extensions are available. By contrast, Harris bipods need the elimination of roll pins that when done incorrectly could lead to a broken leg. Do not ask us how we know. A few of the qualities that distinguish the Atlas bipod can be considered a liability by some shooters: The panning feature leads to the bipod being garnished with a single leg forward and the other back.
Consequently, the rifle won’t recoil back. We would not mind the capability to lock the panning feature.
The legs can be far slower to run like them need the coordinated movement of pressing a button along with swing a pin. This could be extremely tough under stress when late engine abilities are degraded. Unlike the Harris that can mount into a sling stud, the Atlas needs a railing or spigot, and this increases the total price. If you wish to utilize the bipod across many rifles, it may get pricey. While the gun may be canted; the tension can’t be corrected as quickly as Harris with an armrest lock. Because of the fore and aft pivoting of the V8, the capability to adjust rifle cannot is jeopardized when the bipod is loaded.
This is exemplified in our video at 22: 55. Atlas listened to their clients and released the PSR version. The legs won’t twist this problem can be solved on version 8 with the use of sharp feet. The bipod can be charged without affecting the range of cannot adjustment because of fore and aft pivot. The lack of fore and aft pivoting also results in reticle movement during recoil. A visit to the Atlas website reveals a series of configurations and accessories. Although version 8 of the bipod remains accessible, we recommend going with the typical PSR model given the improvements.
Atlas does provide a tall version of their bipod. However, the minimal height of 7 inches can prove too tall. Leg extensions are available for the standard model to provide additional height when required. Atlas also provides spikes, but at 1.45&Prime, some may consider them as well tall. There are 3rd party available options like the Tactical Supply Bipod Talons which aren’t as tall. Mounting Options. There are many ways to mount bipods: Harris bipods can install directly into a sling stud that is one more reason they’re famous. Rifles have sling studs, and in cases where they do not add one is inexpensive.
Atlas, and others need a rail that involves additional price. Atlas bipods can mount to the AICS employing a spigot and a TRG rifle with a bracket. As shooters advance, they are inclined to migrate into mounting rails as they allow for of bipods. Additionally, a stud mounted bipod can use pressures to some stock leading to fractures – that is a thing that Ed has undergone. A rail and on the other hand will spread the load over two points that are mounting. Moving forward, both of us will probably be using mounting rails on our stock.