my 270 AM is super barrel heavy. Weight is just under 12# w/30" Lilja #7 fluted bbl. Balance is about in the center of the checkering on the forearm. Also when on the bipod, if you put the muzzle brake
to the ground it stays there.
Every thing that JDJones says is accurate.
I am just getting used to shooting it off the bipod. Its a bit different that a normal balanced rifle. I noticed that the bipod was a bit flimzy for the weight it had to support. Thus I've severly modified it to where it is nearly to my liking.
My sticks are a sling type support design for quick positioning on uneven terrain and are absolutely useless with the AM. However, they work perfectly with my 10# REM 700 sporter 338 RUM.
PS: because of the balance teh AM is not very comfortable to carry with a sling even a sling like I sent you. Thus I either back pack it in the drag bag or sled it in to the hide. Once it gets to the hide it is just there looking good on the bipod and rear bag until the prey comes along. If I had to carry it I'd add a couple of pounds to the butt.
BTW, was there any use in that sling thing?