Magpul Bipod

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Cool, but what does this do (besides look like an Atlas and take Atlas accesories) that a Harris hasn’t done for decades?
Higher range of height adjustment, pan, better attachment options, lighter, come with tilt lock standard, avoid complete PITA foot changes.. you know, all the BS people pay the price of 3 Harris bipods to modify 1.
 
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I’m pretty sure it said something about being ACRA compatibility I just wonder if the legs can go forward or just straight down like a Harris. Also are the legs independent or both stay together.

Either way I’ll be picking one up for the Vudoo whenever I go off the deep end and order it
 

SLG

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Midway said 10oz, could be wrong. Pretty negligible either way.
Definitely negligible, but for those of us who prefer lighter bipods, it is nice to have the weight in our favor. The features and setup of the bipod look really good to me, the lighter weight is just icing. I'm really looking forward to trying one out, especially since I can't be trusted to use a harris it seems. :-(

Of course, I like the way the heavier bipods handle recoil, like the Elite Iron and the RPS. Design more than weight, no doubt, but heavy nonetheless.
 

5RWill

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Definitely negligible, but for those of us who prefer lighter bipods, it is nice to have the weight in our favor. The features and setup of the bipod look really good to me, the lighter weight is just icing. I'm really looking forward to trying one out, especially since I can't be trusted to use a harris it seems. :-(

Of course, I like the way the heavier bipods handle recoil, like the Elite Iron and the RPS. Design more than weight, no doubt, but heavy nonetheless.
Don't get me wrong the bipod looks interesting i wouldn't jump on one until i got behind it. I was hoping it would be a good bit lighter than the bipods we're used to, though i'm not sure if that's entirely possible to get down to 5-6oz and retain good strength and rigidity for a reasonable price at least.
 

SLG

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Don't get me wrong the bipod looks interesting i wouldn't jump on one until i got behind it. I was hoping it would be a good bit lighter than the bipods we're used to, though i'm not sure if that's entirely possible to get down to 5-6oz and retain good strength and rigidity for a reasonable price at least.

Yeah, I know. :-( I have seriously thought about getting a Neopod from time to time, but I just don't see it as full featured enough to justify. If I'm really trying to save weight, like on a backpack hunt, I just skip the bipod altogether.
 
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So has anyone figured out exactly what parts are needed to get the most compact possible Magpul / ARCA combination? It seems that you need to order the ARMS version of the Magpul bipod, but what ARCA mount is a direct fit to that?
 
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I was going to order the picatinny version? but now I"m thinking the ARMS version? and looking at the LaRue #17 ARMS mount? thoughts?
 
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GGK

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So has anyone figured out exactly what parts are needed to get the most compact possible Magpul / ARCA combination? It seems that you need to order the ARMS version of the Magpul bipod, but what ARCA mount is a direct fit to that?
I was going to order the picatinny version? but now I"m thinking the ARMS version? and looking at the LaRue #17 ARMS mount? thoughts?
An ACRA attachment would be awesome.
I just bought one. I am gonna just add a RRS BTC-Pro or one of the new area 419 ARCALOCK Clamps.
 
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I have a Pic rail version on order from Optics Planet (6/30) and just got a email today saying they were going out to retail ,so I hope by next week I can finally check it out and compare it to my Harris.
 

Mooncake

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I ordered a pair of M-lok versions today for my boys’ 10/22s in magpul stocks direct from magpul after the email. I’m certain they’re at least 10/22 worthy haha. I’ll give my impressions v. Atlas, the only bipods I currently use when they arrive.
 

JayB

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Yeah, I know. :-( I have seriously thought about getting a Neopod from time to time, but I just don't see it as full featured enough to justify. If I'm really trying to save weight, like on a backpack hunt, I just skip the bipod altogether.
I have a neopod. It looked like a toy and not worth what I paid for it at all when I first got it. I put it on an AR-10 in 308, it didn’t break and was quite usable. Even with that positive experience, it still feels like a toy.
 
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Sieg

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I ordered one through Magpul (free shipping on $75+ orders right now)
The design is worth trying IMO and Magpul doesn't seem to bring too many mediocre products to market.
Hands on experience will tell. (y)
 

SLG

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I have a neopod. It looked like a toy and not worth what I paid for it at all when I first got it. I put it on an AR-10 in 308, it didn’t break and was quite usable. Even with that positive experience, it still feels like a toy.
I'm fascinated by them, but I guess I just don't think a bipod is very important for hunting. Do you shoot it regularly in practice? I can't see doing that, so again, not sure what it really brings to the table. Still and all, I'm fascinated.
 

Penatrator

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I'm really interested myself. All the atlas and Harris guys are gonna join forces once the new kid on the block shows up

I think it's functions are perfect in theory and price is perfect in the market.

Gotta remember Magpul sat back and watched this harris/atlas fight for years and now could be the vulture swooping in to steal the game while the Lions fight over it ;)
 

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I'm really interested myself. All the atlas and Harris guys are gonna join forces once the new kid on the block shows up

I think it's functions are perfect in theory and price is perfect in the market.

Gotta remember Magpul sat back and watched this harris/atlas fight for years and now could be the vulture swooping in to steal the game while the Lions fight over it ;)
Not everybody is a fanboy. After years using nothing but Atlas, I'm figuring out that Harris bipods actually have some undeniable advantages for me, and that a few simple cheap hacks make them as easy to load as an Atlas.
 

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Not everybody is a fanboy. After years using nothing but Atlas, I'm figuring out that Harris bipods actually have some undeniable advantages for me, and that a few simple cheap hacks make them as easy to load as an Atlas.
I know that doesn't apply to everyone ;)

I guess my point in a nutshell is I can't see it being a total dud. Magpul hate them or love them are too clever. I personally like my vltor stocks not Magpul. I like my tango grips not Magpul but they are like Glocks almost. If a new shooter asks what should I buy I always say what I like and I know other say magpul.. it's easy lol
Most say a Glock 19.. I don't I say a CZ..
So maybe I'm the exception but you kinda can't go wrong with Magpul in the same way you can't go wrong with a Glock 19 lol

I'm with ya brother :)
 
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Got hands on with one today. Feels like it’ll hold up to reasonable use, probably wouldn’t take it to war. But it’s not too shabby, locks up pretty solid, the cant is easy to control with the large knob underneath.
 

Alaska_Guy

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For the price point this looks like a great option. Considering most mlok or keymod bipod rail mounts cost around $25... Standard harris bipod has no swivel and they are $60. So your $85 into it with a basic harris unit with the bipod rail mount and you have no swivel option. I will be ordering one at this price point.
 

Sieg

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Just received my Magpul yesterday. For the price it's a player IMO.
Only deploys to 90* which could be a downside for some, tension knob functions well and looks to be a decent barricade stop, rigidity is better than expected, leg adjustment is simple one-handed with positive detents.
 

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cattleman99

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Curious why it wont work for you, or what you didn't like about it. Seems like a light piece for sure.
It’s very light, but I just didn’t enjoy it after running Atlas’s and an evolution. If they had make it able to be locked at 45, it would have been a winner. Doesn’t lock at 45 though.
 
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New ARCALOCK adapter from Area 419 works on the arms mount bipod.
Thanks, so I'm just wondering what is the "best bang" for the buck? when it comes to the adapter? I don't think I'll be removing the bipod often so maybe the picatinny version would be the way to go? however I like the QD feature? Has anyone considered the LaRue ARMS adapter? Thanks
 

GGK

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Thanks, so I'm just wondering what is the "best bang" for the buck? when it comes to the adapter? I don't think I'll be removing the bipod often so maybe the picatinny version would be the way to go? however I like the QD feature? Has anyone considered the LaRue ARMS adapter? Thanks
If you need to qd off pic rails and have no need for the arca then go arms qd like comes on an atlas. but if you want arca and pic rail compatibility go RRS atlas adapter.
 
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Thanks, so I'm just wondering what is the "best bang" for the buck? when it comes to the adapter? I don't think I'll be removing the bipod often so maybe the picatinny version would be the way to go? however I like the QD feature? Has anyone considered the LaRue ARMS adapter? Thanks
I have no idea what the ARMS adapter is, But in general, LaRue QRs bite into the pic rails causing wear and it isn't the best for precision rifles when it comes to repositioning scope mounts. So using the same type of QR anywhere else isn't going to be something I want to do.

That said, I think a lot of people looking at the buzz RRS is getting for their QR bipod mounts, might be missing why you want something like it.

For most of us, it NOT for the ease of removing your bipod to share on another gun, nor to fit in your case. The popularity of these is because with almost no time loss, you can reposition the bipod and go from a long footprint to something small enough to shoot off a barrel or roof top, in most cases even before the bi-pod hits the hard surface between a position change. Try to do that with a pic rail QR.. Now put some time pressure on and you might get it off the pic rail, but not back on in the time of some stages and still get your shots off.
 
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GGK

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I'd love to hear some real use feedback. I want to know if the Magpul is a real contender, or if I should just cut the shit and buy a Atlas.
I used mine for a little bench work and some basic testing. Overall I don't regret it, one note is that it is not the absolute tightest lockup like a harris with a PODLOCK. Will mess with it a bit to see if I can adjust it a bit to be a bit tighter.
 
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Mooncake

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They seem to be of decenty quality. One thing I noticed is that if you want to take advantage of the feature they built in to allow you to load it when deployed, the legs have to be stowed forward toward the muzzle. Sometimes I'd rather have them stowed rearward toward the action but overall, well worth $100 in my opinion.
 
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