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Old 01-16-2010, 08:21 AM
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New bipod being developed.

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Here is an email exchange between me and the developer. Start at the bottom.


Here is a link to a description of the bipod.
http://www.tactilite.com/mike-s-blog/


Len,

I'm working on scaling it down for the traditional hunting rifle and AR style black guns. The design of being under slung and having the canting lock will not change. It will still look pretty cool but be in a much smaller package with lots of options, and affordable. The best part of all it will be made in the USA.

If it is possible, I am not the most computer literate type of person, what does a posted link do? You can stop laughing now, I will gladly accept all the help you are offering to get this idea out in to the hunting community. Thank You

David Kohnow
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In a message dated 1/16/2010 4:52:40 A.M. Central Standard Time, Len@LongRangeHunting.com writes:

David

That's a pretty cool looking bipod. It looks like its only for a tactical rifle?

I can't say I've ever thought about one of my rifles being top heavy because of the swivel style of bipod, however.

When you are ready I'd be happy to post a link in a thread for you.

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dkohnow@aol.com wrote:
> I'm writing to inform the long range hunting community that there is a new type of bi pod coming out on the market. Check out the Zel Custom web site, go under media and then click on Mikes Blog. Tell me what you think .I love to hunt at distances beyond 500 yards an didn't like the high center of gravity most Bi Pods gave you, especially the ones with the canting feature. It made the rifle feel top heavy, so I went and built my own. Tell me what you think, I'm looking for all kinds of feed back.
>
> Thanks
> David K
> lraccuracy.com
> Snipers Choice Bipod
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:58 AM
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Re: New bipod being developed.

I checked out the link and that seems like a good idea!
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:07 PM
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Re: New bipod being developed.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think we want to rest the barrel of a hunting rifle on the bi-pod. Do we?

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Old 01-16-2010, 09:05 PM
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Re: New bipod being developed.

I'm not crazy about it wrapping around the barrel but maybe on the big 50 barrel and a certain setup it works. I'd need to know a whole lot more on the subject and be convinced if they're saying wrap it around your typical hunting rig.
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:34 PM
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Re: New bipod being developed.

Having the point of rotation above the barrel is a very good design (if I do say so myself ) Having the feet wide apart is also helpful. It not only produces a more stable platform but also resists the forces of bullet rotation. Competition F-class bipods are designed that way.

Non adjustable legs is a problem for a hunter. Legs must adjust quickly.
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:56 PM
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Re: New bipod being developed.

Is the bipod actually on the barrel or is it attached to the float tube?
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:44 AM
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Re: New bipod being developed.

Hey guys, let me answer a few questions for Dave while he prepares for this year’s SHOT Show. The bipod doesn’t contact the barrel. The bipod housing is attached to a spindle-trunion assembly which in turn attaches to the forearm of the rifle. It utilizes a cantilever system that allows the bipod to be out in front of the forearm grip of the rifle. What you are looking at is the full-blown tactical version.
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