I know exactly how you feel, because I felt the same way, But I like this bipod.150 bucks? That should tell you all you need to know right there. I’d spend the extra coin on an elite iron before buying this I don’t even recall the article saying what it’s made of.
It’s not elitist. It’s a matter of the simple question.......will this product function like it’s supposed to when I need to every time.Under $150, and I paid $70. Based on that review from a guy who isnt easy on equipment, how does $150 tell me all I need to know? It doesn't cost $300 so it's automatically garbage. The elitist attitude that is overwhelming our sport is getting ridiculous. There was a time when everyone considered Bushnell garbage, and now its standard knowledge that they put out quality gear. Why cant we accept that companies can evolve?
Oh, and it's made of aluminum and steel with a lifetime warranty.
No part of that review gave you any indication of the long term quality of the bipod. You're certainly correct that a new product needs time to prove itself...just like Atlas and Elite Iron have. It takes someone to purchase and use the item to gather information on longevity. All of the products that we use today have either built a reputation or failed to. Price is not always an indicator of quality, there are plenty of products out there that aren't worth a shit to anyone that isn't a brand whore. I'm not looking for validation about the bipod, $70 was well worth a look. I have no stake in the bipod, but you have no basis to dismiss it either. (Outside of the pan feature, which is certainly valid.) I see this attitude thread after thread, where someone bags on a product with little to no information to back it up.It’s not elitist. It’s a matter of the simple question.......will this product function like it’s supposed to when I need to every time.
have you ever relied on a weapon system for your life in the past or currently? I don’t look at equipment from a fun day at the range with my boys, I look at it from a would I trust my life to it.
it may very well be a decent product, but the Harris is cheaper. The military relied on the Harris for far too long. They finally woke up.
you get what you pay for. Check back with me after a few thousand rounds with it with some big bore calibers, some comps and a few hunting trips. Oh and Pan is not a feature I look for in a bipod. But that’s just me. It seems to me you bought a product and are look for justification of that purchase, instead you should be doing research before you buy and you will quickly learn from the 300 or so threads on bipods that cheap don’t go round here. No one recommends a magpul bipod. No one recommends a Harris.
im not knocking the product, it fills a void. I’m just saying hard pass. Made in China ain’t for me.
@coldboremiracle, good article. Well written. Any comment I have isn’t toward the article or OP, just the product.
I understand, no offense taken. And for the record, I have never had to depend on my shooting gear in life or death. And Id assume that the huge majority of people who use the exact same gear dont rely on it to save lives. Most people dont do goon shit, and the only tangos they've downed are Cheeto fingered operators operating out of their Mom's basement.
They are making some products here, but I'm not sure if this falls under that category. This is my first UTG product, so I hope it holds up.I have been hearing a lot lately about UTG picking up efforts and making stuff that isn’t junk. Thanks for the review.
Aren’t they actually making some of this new stuff in America?