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22 May 2015 22:12 #1 by Gregt
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I wasn't happy with my last bipod I made, it had some issues locking when it swivelled and was a bit limiting on barrel diameter. I played around with a few drawings and knocked this up today. It works really well, it has plenty of swivel adjustment and locks positively with a light twist of the locking lever. I'm not overly happy with the look of the main swivelling part but it was made to suit the material I had lying around today so that's as good as it gets for a couple of weeks. Now I know the concept works well I'll try to make the next one look decent as well:

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22 May 2015 22:19 #2 by SmoothOperator_87
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Nice work Greg, any chance of getting it to pan?

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22 May 2015 22:36 #3 by Gregt
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SmoothOperator_87 wrote: Nice work Greg, any chance of getting it to pan?


The legs have a bit of movement in them, that's about it :lol:

It's probably possible to do something with some belville washers but I haven't really felt the need to this point.

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23 May 2015 06:18 #4 by Aushunter
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Nice design on the mount Greg,
Did you make the legs as well??

They look exactly like the Atlas legs?

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23 May 2015 13:54 #5 by sigsako
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Looks pretty stable and solid Greg, nice work. ;)

What is the advantage of a bi-pod design in that vein versus the "standard" atlas/spigot mount that you set up when you first did the chassis?

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24 May 2015 13:55 #6 by The Cripple
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Good work. Looks a bit like my LRA bipod, but I like your legs on yours more.

I have more guns than I need but not as many as I want ;)

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27 May 2015 21:57 #7 by adventurepaul
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Yes Yes And Yes. When, Where and how much please...

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27 May 2015 22:34 #8 by Gregt
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adventurepaul wrote: Yes Yes And Yes. When, Where and how much please...


When I'm happy with it, anywhere and cheaper than an LRA bipod. I used it yesterday off the bench and it's rock solid, I still think it's a bit ugly so I need to fix that and I've still got a bit of work to get the legs how I want them. I'm also going to change to a cam lock rather than the screw setup and I'd like to have it at the rear. First impressions are very good though and it's a lot more practical than the last one. It pivots beautifully around the barrel centreline and does have plenty of pan movement just in the legs. I was shooting steel rams at 500m yesterday and could aim right across the width of the 500m range with no issues.

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27 May 2015 22:37 #9 by SmoothOperator_87
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Sounds great Greg. I'll probably have to put one on my list of parts i want!!!

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28 May 2015 20:35 - 28 May 2015 20:43 #10 by chewtah
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I just had a thought, what about one with one leg but a wide base that can support the gun and allow it to roll to the vertical, and the base can turn 90 degrees and lay along the rifle to be out of the way?

Choices, too many choices!
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28 May 2015 20:39 #11 by fishphillott
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28 May 2015 20:40 #12 by S12A
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like a monopod? interesting thought chewtah though i imagine the size of the foot needed would negate the usefulness of it laying along the rifle.

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