Originally Posted by ltrbuck
Wanting a bipod for a heavy long range gun. Have several Harris's and like them but want a shorter (either 6"-9" or 9"-13"), swivel type. I'm seeing comments about "pod locks", can someone elighten me on them and also the notched leg types? Sounds like what I'd like to try, but can't find them on Harris's site. Part #'s or suggestions appreciated, or a sponsor that sells them!!
The Pod Lock is an aftermarket lock for the swivel model bipods.
Harris are definitely decent bipods but there are better, more stable platforms out there to be had for a price.
My latest was the VersaPod and while it is heavy to tote around it's well worth the money because it's steady as a rock.
I also use the Tango Down Bipod and for general purpose use find it far superior to my Harris models. The one knock on it for LR or ELR shooting is it doesn't have a locking cant mechanism like the Versapod or Harris Swivel models but you can get it very steady and consistent by just glancing at a scope level. It doesn't lock, but it isn't free floating either. There is enough resistance to keep it very steady. It's also lighter than the Versapod. If anything it may also be a bit steadier than the VP due to the wider stance at the pivot/hinges.
Given a choice I'll always go for the VP or TD BP's over the Harris or any of the other light BP's I've tried.