Say guys, I enjoyed reading your thoughts so far. I too was looking for something a bit more substantial than a "Harris". I looked hard at the Atlas but for some reason I was put off by it not being able to attach to a sling stud. Than I stumbled onto the Sinclair Tactile Bipod. At first glance I thought it as the same as the Atlas, but upon further examination I began to notice several differences. I bought the Sinclair when it was on sale making it less expensive (sightly) than the Atlas. But what really sold be was the ingenious way it attaches to the sling stud. Very easy, and very, very sturdy. A must for a heavy gun. It may weigh a bit more than an Atlas or a Harris but is far more convenient. Attaching a Harris to a gun is for me a frustrating adventure. The Sinclair is more adjustable since you can also vary the width of the legs. It is practically impossible to NOT be able to get this bipod at the height you need it, unless you need a lot of lift. Terrain does not stop it either. Regardless of slope or ground clutter, you can easily get you gun level and on target. Give it a look at: Sinclair Tactical Bipod | Sinclair Intl
and compare. Sinclair carries the Atlas too.
The bottom line is which ever you choose, it will be infinitely better than a Harris!