Atlas bypod

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by knapper, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. knapper

    knapper Active Member

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    Group;

    I may be way out of line here but I have got to say that I believe that the ATLAS BYPODS are grossly overpriced??

    Personal opinion
     
  2. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    From what I hear and read, the Atlas Bi-pods are generally considered to be a good value (high performance, high price). Do you have one that you feel is not worth the $$?. I will be considering an Atlas for my next rifle, and would be interested in why you think they don't measure up.
     
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  3. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    If you have one Ill give you $100 for it:)
     
  4. NomadPilot

    NomadPilot Well-Known Member

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    Not out of line... Just don't buy one. Buy a Caldwell or Harris or whatever gets you going. A lot of guys like them; you don't have to agree (and Atlas vs Harris has been beat to a pulp).
     
  5. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    Yup! I felt like it needed rebuilt as soon as I mounted it on a rifle.
     
  6. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    No kidding? I've seen nothing but love for the Atlas. Do you feel the quality isn't there, or is it more the way it's made just doesn't fit your needs?

    Curious as I have a bi-pod that I like, but was looking at an Atlas for a new rifle based on all the good reviews. Maybe I'm better off going with what I know...
     
  7. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    I tried both Atlas and Harris on the same ELR rifle for a number of field shooting days. I am back to the Harris. The Atlas is a cool looking unit but I didn't care for the fore and aft slack in it. Measurably more and a pain if you are on a slope prone shooting up hill. This slack increases with height and even more with the 3" extensions. There are many shooters that swear by the Atlas, but there are also some that used them and went back to the Harris.

    That said I hear Atlas is working on a bipod for heavier long range rifle with ELR in mind. I look forward to trying one of the ELR improved units.

    Jeff
     
  8. 112Savage

    112Savage Well-Known Member

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    I have shot harris bipods all my life and was seriously interested when a new, sleeker looking, better mousetrap was supposedly created. I recently got to hold and mess with a harris S, GG&G, and Atlas all side by side and will say the harris and GG&G feel a lot more solidly built. They both had a lot less slack in the whole mechanism. The atlas looks as if it might be quicker to adjust height and panning than the other two, but for long distance shooting the extra slack in the mechanism really worried me.

    For what its worth my favorite of the 3 was the GG&G with the tilt and pan feature and flat feet. at $210 (at a gun show) it didn't hurt as much as the $270 for the atlas.

    But you know what they say about opinions.
     
  9. knapper

    knapper Active Member

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    112Savage

    I bought the Harris S with the 9 inch length legs and so far I like it better than the old Harris, simply because of the "cant" feature that is built into it.. Also,
    $125.00 cheaper thanthe ATLAS..
     
  10. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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    I'm just wondering how many of you folks that like the Harris load your bipod when you shoot.
     
  11. 112Savage

    112Savage Well-Known Member

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    I'll agree with you about not being able to load a harris because its like trying to stand up on lubed ice that is why I was looking at the other bipods. The GG&G has a 45 degree tilt just like the atlas for loading situations.
     
  12. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    Every person I know who shoots on a Harris bipod load it, I just like to load it by relaxing my shoulder not digging my toes into the dirt and shoving my whole body forward, I get a much more consistent preload with the Harris!!
     
  13. joseph floerke

    joseph floerke Well-Known Member

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    I love mine beets the heck out of my harris.