Best bipod for MVP LC / LSS XL?

Discussion in 'Modifications' started by Mikaveli, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. Mikaveli Member

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    Aside from the OEM Caldwell rest, what's the best bipod for a 308 MVP in the MDT chassis.

    It'll be for prone and bench rest target shooting only.

    Been advised to get a Atlas bipod - but they are twice the price of a Harris! Worth the extra cash? What should I be looking for?
  2. boostless Active Member

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    I have a Harris on my "Long Range" Rifle. I chose it because the Atlas was so expensive and I had already been using a Harris style knock off. The Atlas also has the notched legs so they can be put in certain directions which I didn't like, granted the Harris is only up or down. If it's only for bench and prone like you said I'd go Harris that has the tilt and get a locking lever to make it a little easier to use. In the end though it's going to be personal preference.
  3. wood chucker Moderator

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    Best depends on your budget and how your going to use it the most. I have stuff from high dollar top shelf to el cheapo and they all work.
    See if you can try someones Harris. They are in the sweet spot for function, quality, cost and durability. Versa Pod has some nice clones of the Parker Hale bi pod.
  4. Mikaveli Member

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    Well, my budget could go to the Atlas - but I currently don't see the value in it (I don't really know anything about bipods - this would be the first rifle I own to have one).

    I'd like to know what the more expensive options get me - and what that'll do for the shootability / usability. What's wrong with the cheap eBay clones, for example?
  5. Keith Moderator

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    Of the Harris bipods I have, I like the one with the notched legs the most. If it's going to be a strictly bench rest rifle, a 6-9" should be good for you.
  6. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Atlas is great if you ever need to pull back on the rifle. You see that in some PRS'y obstacles/barricades. For just bench, use sandbags, not a bipod. If you insist on a bipod, the Harris is totally sufficient for bench and prone work. A 6-9" swivel model from Harris should do you nicely. Do yourself a favor and get a pod-lok lever for it too. You'll want to decide about smooth spring retracting legs and notched spring extending legs. I prefer the smooth legs and spring retracting (they spring closed when you hit the button rather than springing to full extension when you hit the button). Where weight and being in strange positions count, Atlas. Where a functional bipod that's rugged and works in any situation where you're not pulling back on the rifle, Harris. I shoot on a Harris 6-9". They're a bit heavy but you can also get the ultralight model and solve that problem.
  7. Mikaveli Member

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    Think I'm going to go with the Atlas - I like the locking leg feature. I'd want to be able to push against the rest without the legs folding up!

    I also like the leg extensions that click in - being able to add 3 inches of length without changing / buying a bipod.

    Harris ones look good too - definitely pros and cons of both.
  8. boostless Active Member

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    You can push against the legs of the Harris but when you pull back on it is where you will have the problem.
  9. Keith Moderator

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    I've always been told, it's better to lean into a bipod than pull back on one. Better and more positive contact and control of the rifle that way.
  10. S1Loki Active Member

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    I finally picked up an Atlas. No looking back after this one.

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