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Old 03-14-2013, 06:51 AM
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Re: Atlas Bipods, worth the price??

I looked at the sinclair, it is 1lb. 12oz

atlas is 10.5 oz.
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:33 AM
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I looked at the sinclair, it is 1lb. 12oz

atlas is 10.5 oz.
that was a major reason I went with the Atlas
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:43 AM
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I looked at the sinclair, it is 1lb. 12oz

atlas is 10.5 oz.

I would have guess a little heavier but, wow!

Not that it really matters on a heavy rifle (12-16lbs) I guess.


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Re: Atlas Bipods, worth the price??

Len, IDSAWYER is correct. There is more of a weight difference than I thought. Be that as it may, I personally like the slick way the Sinclair attaches to the gun. Besides with my rifle, I'm not carrying it with anything very far. It is really stable too.

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Re: Atlas Bipods, worth the price??

Have been using the Atlas for several months now. Have the leg extensions and spike feet as potential add-ons if needed. I like it's geometry, more compact size and lighter weight over the Harris.

How do you guys characterize the term 'solid' when it comes to the Atlas? It is well made and engineered, so if that's what is meant by 'solid' that makes sense. But, what I find (and I'm no expert here) is that it's joints are a bit floppy, but it's that characteristic that lets it assume what I believe is a more stable geometry than the Harris. The Harris is so rigid and the legs point forward of vertical. The Atlas has a built in flexibility such that when the buttstock is pressured forward the bipod feet are positioned slightly aft such that the legs are pointing backwards slightly. It seems to me that this geometry has been more stable for my prone shooting. Am I wrong in this?
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Have been using the Atlas for several months now. Have the leg extensions and spike feet as potential add-ons if needed. I like it's geometry, more compact size and lighter weight over the Harris.

How do you guys characterize the term 'solid' when it comes to the Atlas? It is well made and engineered, so if that's what is meant by 'solid' that makes sense. But, what I find (and I'm no expert here) is that it's joints are a bit floppy, but it's that characteristic that lets it assume what I believe is a more stable geometry than the Harris. The Harris is so rigid and the legs point forward of vertical. The Atlas has a built in flexibility such that when the buttstock is pressured forward the bipod feet are positioned slightly aft such that the legs are pointing backwards slightly. It seems to me that this geometry has been more stable for my prone shooting. Am I wrong in this?
It is that "play" that is referred to as loading the bipod. By pushing the rifle forward to take up the play, it enables the 1/8" or so aborbtion of rearward movement during recoil to occur without bounce. This assists in accurate shooting.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:27 AM
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Re: Atlas Bipods, worth the price??

Good conversation guys. I am still reading and learning. I like hearing from guys that have used both and these details like the leg angles and preload process. I always apply a slight preload before I break the shot.

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