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Old 12-30-2013, 07:29 PM
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Re: Atlas Bipod Review

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Is there any rail out there that can be mounted to the existing sling stud?

I just got the BT1517 and BT15. I didn't realize I had to drill another hole in my stock and I definitely do not want to do that.
Weaver Swivel Stud Picatinny Rail Adapter 48328. Weaver Tactical Rails.
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Old 09-15-2014, 11:59 AM
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Re: Atlas Bipod Review

I own 2 Atlas bipods and 3 Harris bipods.

To each his own. I use them interchangeably, and feel that the pluses and minuses
for each are a wash.
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Old 09-19-2014, 05:15 PM
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Re: Atlas Bipod Review

Harris or Atlas?

After all this information I am still stuck between buying Harris or Atlas? I need help!
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Old 09-19-2014, 06:31 PM
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Harris or Atlas?

After all this information I am still stuck between buying Harris or Atlas? I need help!
They are both good. It all boils down to which one fits your needs best. After trying both for me it is the Harris, but there are guys that prefer an Atlas. I suggest you get on the ground with both and see which one you prefer. Look at the difference in height, also fore and aft slack at the same height. Pre-load both in the kind of terrain you will hunt most. Deploy the legs and extend them see what you prefer there. Also plan to add a pod lock to the Harris swivel for another $30 or so. Then look at the differences to lock both and see which you prefer. They will both do the job, personal preference will be the deciding factor.

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Old 09-20-2014, 07:26 AM
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Re: Atlas Bipod Review

Not a big deal for LR hunting but the Atlas does rattle. Spooked a whitetail at around 30 yards last year. After hunting a few seasons with both it a coin toss for me between the two. I think the true test is my accuracy at 1000 yards which is the same with both. I agree with Broz that Harris needs some understanding and practice for loading the legs. I find that the legs have to be well extended, at least 7" to load and flex the legs, and it difficult to do on a hard smooth surface thst doesn't grab the legs but with practice loading the Harris becomes second nature, and is not an issue in field conditions. I actually like/prefer the speed of the spring loaded legs, and tilting design using the pod on the Harris. I have also developed the technique to attach and remove the Harris from the swivel stud almost as fast as the Atlas pic mount.
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Old 10-19-2014, 12:55 PM
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I agree with all that. A lot of what we like is what we are used to and comfortable with . One thing I don't like about Harris is the way it attaches to a sling stud it is fraught with flexing and loosening problems with heavy guns and big recoil . However I conveted one to a American Defence QD adapter and locked it in place on the bipod with epoxy and extra screw pressure and then lock wired the tightening wheel so it never moves and it's much better now. I do like aspects of the Harris as far as ease of use goes but I also like the Atlas . Most of my issue is learning to use the Atlas properly as it new to me .
I love my Atlas Bipod and it's versatility. However, the 3" leg extension is a liability. The extension collapsed at recoil during my elk hunt and again at the shooting range. It appears the connecting buttons are too shallow to withstand the recoil if my 7mm.
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Old 10-19-2014, 03:42 PM
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Interesting. I have shot my .300 win mag 20-25 times with the extensions installed and never had a problem. Perhaps you should contact the manufacturer. Has anyone else experienced this malfunction?
Good Luck and please keep us posted.
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