Atlas bipods: what am I missing?

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  1. Schnyd112

    Schnyd112 Well-Known Member

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    I really don’t like the Harris digging into my shoulder on a slung rifle. It also has a lot of protrusions that catch on straps and trying to pull them out of a pocket. That makes it slower to deploy so it stays attached and I deal with the pain.

    I shoot pretty well off of mine, competition, hunting, anything that is needed. I’ve shot some 1000 yard f-open, PRS and prone. I find I don’t use my bipod in PRS if I can get away with a bag. My main one is 10+ years old and not much worse for the wear. I have a conversion that replaces the swivel plate of the Harris with a QD pic attachment.

    I like the one where the legs spring in but it is really difficult if not impossible to change the feet like the segmented one. You have to capture the spring on the inside of the leg and be sure to reconnect it.

    I don’t like that the legs spin, but you can kinda get around that by tightening the leg adjustment knobs. It’s not a fail safe and they can give way at the worst times. I try not to depend on them staying put.

    I shoot exclusively off a Harris but am fighting the urge to try atlas. I know what I don’t like but that may not be cured by an atlas. I think I would want the PSR so the legs don’t rotate and Need a QD for pic rail on top. I wish the price of admission wasn’t so high or I would have jumped already. Resale is pretty good, it looks like you can get one either used to try and sell it for the same price or buy new and not lose too much if it doesn’t cooperate.
     
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  2. milo-2

    milo-2 Well-Known Member

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    I've seen, and been in some of your posts, you do not seem to be hurting for money, buy one and give it a try. I think I read you like to shoot prone ?? They are really an easy re-sellable product if not happy.
    In my 10 yrs of precision LR shooting, there have been 3 products I believe have made a big impact on myself become more adept at it.
    One is an Atlas bipod, I own 11 of them. They are just a stable, easy to use platform if not is such a rush.
    # 2 is going to Manners stocks, I really like me some Manners, esp a T4A.
    3rd would be a Kestrel with a ballistic solver.

    I am sure I am like most guys getting older where the trend is to buy a higher quality glass, probably because we can afford to, or need it, but it is more a necessity than an aid.
     
  3. High Desert Ducks

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    I only have one bipod and it is the atlas PSR. I primarily use it for PRS shooting, but that is because that is what Most of my shooting is. I have taken prone shots with it to past a mile, as well as taken several animals with it. I use the tactical supply feet and it grips everything. My son used his with a set of fiberglass extensions to take his oryx at 350 yards.
     
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  4. Tangent

    Tangent Well-Known Member

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    I use mine from 100 yards to 1,400 yards shooting paper & steel. I also use mine hunting.
     
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  5. Mram10us

    Mram10us Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Ha. I’m not hurting for money cause I build my rifles and modify everything myself :) I will definitely try one out to see the difference. I just wanted to know what to look for and why the following.
     
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  6. Alex Wheeler

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    I shoot my altas from a bench, prone, and hunting. I have a few Harris bipods still. I get along with them ok on low recoiling rifles. On the heavy recoiling rifles I fight vertical with them, which I attribute to my inconsistent loading. With the atlas I push the rifle forward to take up the slop, then back off to a light touch on my shoulder.
     
  7. Mram10us

    Mram10us Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Thank Alex. So the Atlas is better than the Harris for heavy hitters? I was thinking the opposite. I see the PRS creedmoor guys swear by them, but that style doesn't match my hunting. Glad to hear it works for your style of hunting which sounds like mine from your previous posts.
     
  8. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    I’m the opposite with my heavy hitters, like my Harris for that.
     
  9. reeldawg

    reeldawg Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    If want to see something interesting go to the Atlas website. Look at the Military/Law Enforcement section. Take a look at the picture
     
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  10. gunaddict

    gunaddict Well-Known Member

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    Harris for me.
     
  11. Buttermilk

    Buttermilk Well-Known Member

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    Looks like bipods other than Atlas in the referenced photo...
     
  12. Barrelnut

    Barrelnut Well-Known Member

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    That's funny. Should use the discount to upgrade their bipods.
     
  13. Mram10us

    Mram10us Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Ha. Are those Harris on the two left rifles?
     
  14. reeldawg

    reeldawg Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I don’t think there is an Atlas in the group