Front Rail Section for Bipod

Discussion in 'Modifications' started by Bobmvp, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. Bobmvp Member

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    Has anyone added a small rail section to the stock for using a rail mounted Bipod Like the Atlas?

    I am gathering the parts to do this and was looking for someone who has blazed the trail ahead for me.

    I never liked the swing stud mounting adapter method.
  2. RoyP Active Member

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    I used the blackhawk adaptor. I didn't want to add any extra holes just in case I wanted to go back to using the swivel stud. The adaptor works very well and mounts up solid but it does hang down father than I would have liked. looks bulky too
  3. NBK Member

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    I actually just finished up doing this an hour ago. Was pretty easy with hand tools and some parts from the hardware store.

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  4. NBK Member

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    I never liked the way my Harris bipod worked with the flat bottom of the stock. The nice part about doing it like this is I can take the rail off and insert 2 sling studs and it will look completely stock if I ever wanted to sell the rifle.
  5. RoyP Active Member

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    nicely done!
  6. wood chucker Moderator

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    Nicely done !!


    What brand and model of rail section did you use ?
  7. NBK Member

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    It's from Seekins Precision. Very high quality piece! I ordered 4 of them and installed them today on some of my rifles. They have 3 models , 2" hole spacing, 2.5" & 3". Since the MVP only has 1 stud in the front, the choice is yours on the size. I used the 2" model.

    http://www.seekinsprecision.com/sling-rail-system-184.html
  8. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    Looks Good! I have toyed around with embedding a spigot for a Versa-Pod in my stock. I may have to follow in your footsteps instead! Thanks for sharing.;)
  9. Bobmvp Member

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    Great minds think alike! I never like "adapters" for anything if I can avoid it.

    I see you went with the nut approach from the inside.

    I just ordered a Magpul rail section and picked up threaded inserts from the depot. I was going to install them from the underside. would you have a shot of the underside of the rifle without the rail attached?
  10. Bobmvp Member

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    This is what I bought

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  11. NBK Member

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    I don't have a picture available without the rail on but, can take one when I get home. If you're wondering if you can see the T-nuts from the underside, you can't. It's just 2 small holes drilled into the stock. I did not go all the way through the stock with the T-nuts.
  12. S1Loki Active Member

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    I ended up using a WEAVER adapter. Pretty solid mount up using the factory swivel stud. 79714_394_278.jpeg
  13. NBK Member

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    Here's the picture you asked for. The rail dug into the stock a bit because it has a very slight curved bottom to it. If the one you bought has a flat bottom, it shouldn't leave those marks. image.jpg
  14. Bobmvp Member

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    The inside of my stock looks very different. The wood work has different cuts. I will get a photo posted later when I get home. You must have a nice end mill bit to get those recesses cut so clean.
  15. NBK Member

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    The inside of my stock had 2 keyhole slots cut in it from the factory. You can see what's left of one of them (between the 2 t-nuts) and the other one is not in the picture. I used a 3/4" bore bit and a hand drill to recess the 2 T-nuts and a 1/4" bore bit for the shank of the T-nuts then just a standard drill bit the same size as the bolts that came with the rail to finish going through the stock. This is the set of bits I have: http://www.sears.com/skil-10-pc-forstner-bit-set-with-wooden/p-00918032000P image.jpg
  16. Bobmvp Member

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    Thanks for all the Info on this subject.

    I understand from your photos that you have mounted the front of the rail thru the swivel stud hole of the stock. It took me a little to understand how you drilled the inside but I see it now. The swivel hole on mine is about 2 3/4" from the front of the stock. Here is a photo of my stock prior to any work..You can just see the swivel hole showing thru the key portion of the recessed keyhole the factory cut. That is where you drilled the forester cut.
  17. NBK Member

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    You are correct. I used the existing swivel hole for my front bolt and added the read hole. I was going to mount it a little bit farther forward like you said but, after looking at the rest of my stocks with rails they were all about the same distance from the front of the stock so I just made it easy in myself and used the existing hole.

    I hope your installation goes well, post some pictures when you're done!
  18. Bobmvp Member

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    I will post some when I get it done.

    Don't know if you saw my LOP mod on the main MVP forum. That went well.

    By the way what scope are you using? I have a Leupold Mark AR 6-18 40mm
  19. NBK Member

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    I haven't seen your LOP mod but, will check it out.

    My scope is a Vortex HS-T 4-16x44. It's a good scope, not the best one out there but, does the job.

    Your Mark AR should do the trick, I have one (3-9 power) on my ........yep, you guessed it....AR and it works very well. Best optics I've seen in the $300-$400 range.
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