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How is everyone liking their Magpul bipods? I’m bipod shopping after my last el cheapo finally broke.

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Posts: 6066 | Location: Cantonment/Perdido Key, Florida | Registered: September 28, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I’ve used the one I have a few times, and really like it. I may pick up another one.

Seems to be well made and sturdy.


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Posts: 9550 | Location: FL | Registered: December 29, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have one I got recently.
All of my others are either Harris or Atlas.

After using the Atlas ones the most... I've gotten used to being able to adjust the legs to 45 degree angles - front or back.
Magpul (like the Harris) can not do that.
It's either flat in 1 direction.... or 90 degrees from that.

Seems fairly well built - no real complaints from me as of yet.


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Got no complaints on my so far... went picatinny to a QD mount on my.
 
Posts: 1097 | Location: The Edge of Nowhere... | Registered: April 05, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Put a picatinny one on my SCAR 17. Haven't had a chance to shoot it yet, but just playing around with it in the living room, it seems OK.


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Posts: 15837 | Location: Montana | Registered: November 01, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I've got the Picatinny one and have been pleased with it...the pan and tilt friction adjustment is easy to tighten or loosen with the big knob...legs are adjusted for length manually and lock in place securely (but unlike some YouTube videos, I don't hammer the table with the rifle while the bipod legs are fully extended or repeatedly throw it mounted on the rifle onto the ground from 5 feet high either and complain about weak points that might break)...IMHO at the price point it's a good value in a light bipod...

Right now Brownell's has a $10 off over $75 with free shipping code NEN which would put it at $94...plus from Brownell's if you have any issues they will quickly make it right...forever.

https://www.brownells.com/shoo...pods-prod119659.aspx


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Posts: 9321 | Location: Southeast Tennessee...not far above my homestate Georgia | Registered: March 10, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Been considering one of these and good to see feedback
 
Posts: 1716 | Location: Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri | Registered: August 03, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Another brand new option (albeit a more expensive one) is this one from a Thunder Beast Arms.

https://thunderbeastarms.com/products/bipod


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Originally posted by dry-fly:
(albeit a more expensive one)


At $400, yes indeed.

I got the TBAC email, but the problem with owning products like the Atlas bipods is that they never wear out and it’s not possible to justify switching to something like the TBAC with, “Oh, I need a new bipod anyway.”

After switching away from the Harris bipods I’ve never really felt the lack of spring-loaded legs, but I suppose that might be a convenience of the TBAC. Also, the no-tool feet switch would be a minor convenience in some situations, but since going to spiked feet I’ve yet to encounter a situation when I’ve wanted the rubber. It could happen, but hasn’t yet for the type of shooting I do, and it’s not that difficult to keep a small punch handy along with the Atlas feet if they do need swapping.

I don’t know why having a 45° position of the legs is annoying, and although I don’t use it a lot sometimes I do use the reverse 45° position; other than turning it around on the QD mount (which I suppose is possible), that doesn’t seem to be possible with the TBAC.

Atlas bipods are now available with a lever lock for the tilt (which TBAC calls “panning”), but after setting the tension on the original version I have never wanted anything else. Interesting product, though, and another sign of the benefits of increased demand for things like good bipods.




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(albeit a more expensive one)




but the problem with owning products like the Atlas bipods is that they never wear out

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I've broke 3 Atlas bi-pods. Twice in matches which is a bummer! Their CS took care of the problems very quickly, a couple day turn around.

Handled a prototype TBAC last summer when in their shop, very well thought out. Most likely sell off my Atlas bi-pods and get the TBAC or https://www.precisionrifledivision.com/the-ckye-pod/ The Atlas is limited when compared to these two.
 
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Originally posted by offgrid:
I've broke 3 Atlas bi-pods.


What broke on them?

And, ooh!, that Ckye-Pod looks pretty good. Do you have any personal experience with it?




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I think I have an account with TBAC. Maybe a group buy on their bipods will be on the future??! Big Grin


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as someone who has abused an Atlas in about every possible way. what were you able to break? just curious.
Harris I can break without trying.
The only other one that I've had trouble breaking is the Sako TRG which is very tough.


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Originally posted by offgrid:
I've broke 3 Atlas bi-pods.


What broke on them?

And, ooh!, that Ckye-Pod looks pretty good. Do you have any personal experience with it?


Twice the main swivel/pan stud, once one of the leg pivot bolts. Another time one of the legs kept collapsing when loading during a match.... Thankfully I was squaded with fritz, he had a extra Atlas with him. Easily have 10K+ rounds on each of them. Don't take this as a knock on Atlas, great product from a great company. Everything eventually breaks!

A few buddies have had the Cyke-Pod for several months. Shot with one of them today. I've had Ckye-Pods on my rifles, adjust every which way. I like it a lot, takes how a bi-pod can be used to a completely different level.... Been waiting on the TBAC bi-pod to compare.
 
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Thanks for all that, offgrid; good to know.




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Worth noting I commonly use my bi-pods for how they were not intended to be used. I've shot many times in a similar position as pictured, leaning a fair amount of my weight on the bi-pod against a barrier..... If rested the rifle across the railing, would be difficult to see my impact.


 
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leaning a fair amount of my weight on the bi-pod against a barrier..... If rested the rifle across the railing, would be difficult to see my impact.

And that's how we break stuff.

Actually, most of us in steel/tactical/precision matches weight the bejeezus out of our bipods with forward pressure. It's just part of seeing our own impacts and sometimes even watching our own trace. In many ways it is fortunate that Atlas bipods hold up as well as they do. I'm actually surprised that I haven't snapped an Atlas at barricades and rock outcroppings, too.

The match where offgrid's bipod failed was an eye opener to me. It was fortunate that I had a second rifle with a bipod in the car. I don't recall the circumstances now, but I don't normally have a second rifle with me at matches. However, I have started including a second bipod with me on matches.
 
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I commonly shoot a stage in a course I developed that I could do that in; I’ll have to see if I can break an Atlas too. Wink




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After messing around with a bunch of different bi pods, I settled on a rugged ridge. It’s really nice.
 
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