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Atlas Bipods, worth the price??

 
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:33 AM
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Re: Atlas Bipods, worth the price??

You won't be disappointed with this upgrade......I currently use the bolt on on my AICS chassis with adapter, but like stated earlier I ordered another pair with the quick detach lever, One of my shooting buddies has the removable one and its slick.

There is a definite stability improvement, the only downside I have found is it takes slightly longer to deploy cause of the detent's and you have to move each leg independently.....my prone groups have improved since I started using them with less tendency for horizontal flyers.

Here's a photo link:
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:42 AM
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Re: Atlas Bipods, worth the price??

Again, I am thrilled to see these comments.

Andy and I are constantly seeking new products for the LRH Store. The ones that are most important to us are the new, cutting edge high quality things we identify where we actually feel a sense of mission to bring them to the LRH crowd. This is one of them.

This has been a while coming. Demand by the military has been so strong that the company stopped adding dealers a while back and we got on a waiting list with them in 2012. Now they are about to ship our first order!
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:29 AM
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Re: Atlas Bipods, worth the price??

Here's how I came across the Atlas...

After fighting with the Harris on one of my .338-408's during an extreme long range steel plate competition, I had to find a bi-pod capable of supporting a 22lb rifle. At the time, I was working on a project for a SEAL friend of mine, and I asked for his recommendation. It just so happened that he helped write the patent on the Atlas...
Done deal, and enough said... He introduced me to the owner of BT Industries, and we have also become friends.
Their products are second to none, as is their customer relations and business philosophy..
Buy the Atlas, you won't be disappointed.
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Re: Atlas Bipods, worth the price??

Excuse my lack of knowledge on this, I haven't researched them. But maybe it would be good for this discussion to include my questions here. So is there a model that will attach to the front sling swivel, or is there machining involved to get the Atlas attached the first time?

Roughly how do they compare in weight to a swivel 9~13 Harris?

I am sure there are feet options but are the standard ones rubber?

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Old 03-09-2013, 09:34 AM
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Re: Atlas Bipods, worth the price??

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Excuse my lack of knowledge on this, I haven't researched them. But maybe it would be good for this discussion to include my questions here. So is there a model that will attach to the front sling swivel, or is there machining involved to get the Atlas attached the first time?

Roughly how do they compare in weight to a swivel 9~13 Harris?

I am sure there are feet options but are the standard ones rubber?

Thanks
Jeff

Jeff, i, not aware of a model that uses a sling stud.....you have mount an picitanny rail on the for ends for use....it's a simple task and you can use the hole where the stud is now but you have to drill another one and use a backing nut.....there are kits available and we have covered the work with bedding material and still provide easy clearance for barrel float.

#2 I just took mine out to the shop and weighted them on my meat processing scale....ant the atlas is lighter!!!!

Harris-0.9#
Atlas - 0.75#

Rubber feet are standard and yes, there are other options that are super quick to change.


I set them up side by side for this picture.......the Atlas is much more compact and solid! Atlas:
https://www.icloud.com/photostream/#AD532ODWGkY1JQ
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:51 AM
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Re: Atlas Bipods, worth the price??

Cwinner, thank you!! What is the height of the atlas in your pic.

Thanks again for supplying that info.

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Old 03-09-2013, 11:09 AM
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Re: Atlas Bipods, worth the price??

The lengths as measured are:

Atlas: 7" closed and 10" fully extended.

Harris: 8" closed and 12" extended.

The atlas allows for a lower position as the way the Harris mounts sits it up higher, my center of bore measures 8" with the Atlas while the Harris is 9.5"

Here are a few more pics showing them both collapsed and extended of a couple of my rifles.

Atlas:
https://www.icloud.com/photostream/#AD532ODWGkY1JQ

Also, Atlas makes leg extensions that can be added and I've ordered a couple 2" extensions with my second bipod and I'm hoping it arrives some time soon!

Another feature to mention is the swivel pan action on the Atlas can be controlled with a tension nut....it's basically got a ball head that allows for vertical and horizontal movement.
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