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    Picatinny bipod?

    After a new bipod for the long range rig used for hunting, looking at a atlas what’s everyone using or what do you recommend? Or do I stick to the old trusty Harris?


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    Have a look at the MDT Ckyepod very happy with mine. Way more adjustment than either of the atlas or harris - i still own both.
    I will probably sell my Atlas to be fair.
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    Brought an atlas bt65 not long ago. Nice bit of kit definitely worth the upgrade.
    Got mine straight from area 419 in the states. Showed up within a few days and a lot cheaper than buying in nz
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    A Harris can be modified to fit to picatinny.

    I have both RRS and LMT converted Harris bipods, the RRS system is superior, works with ARCA Swiss as well.

    Only flaw is high cost.

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    I've had Harris, Atlas (still have a CAL Gen 2), Spartan, Neopod, Tier One Tactical (still have but probably going to sell) and 2 Ckyepods, a PRS leg and double pull version. Ckyepods are awesome, especially the double pull. But they are expensive and seem/feel sloppy without weight on them. Different story when the rifle is sitting on them and forward weight is applied, they are rock solid then and have heaps of adjustability for height, cant and pan.

    I've made the decision to use a tripod in almost all hunting situations going forward. Will probably keep my Atlas CAL, but realistically I don't need it either. Going to sell my Tier One Tactical (Picatinny mount, short Carbon leg version, with leg extensions, claw feet and podlock) in the near future once I have a couple more Arca rails installed on my hunting rifles.
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    Have been using an Atlas BT10 V8 (the one without the QD mount) for many years, and it's still functioning like the day it was new.
    It gets moved from the 22 used most nights, to the 6.5 swede for hunting trips, and the 308 range gun.
    It's been dropped, encased in mud, submerged in a stream, and not necessarily treated with respect. It gets waterblasted when it's really dirty, and it still functions perfectly.
    Before that I had a Harris, which I broke. It didn't pan side to side, even though I wanted it to.
    Those MDT Cyke bipods look interesting, and if they are as robust as my Atlas, probably well worth a look.
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    I'd hold out for a bit if I was you. My good friend matt from mtngear.nz is developing a titanium carbon fibre bipod designed for the picatinny rail. We have been testing this on our recent trips. Final prototype is in production now.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...ture=emb_title

    The above video is about his muzzle breaks, but check the sneak peak of the bipod. It's truly awesome. Under 150 grams.
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    And when would that expensive bit of kit likely hit the market?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotsoup View Post
    I'd hold out for a bit if I was you. My good friend matt from mtngear.nz is developing a titanium carbon fibre bipod designed for the picatinny rail. We have been testing this on our recent trips. Final prototype is in production now.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...ture=emb_title

    The above video is about his muzzle breaks, but check the sneak peak of the bipod. It's truly awesome. Under 150 grams.
    Looks interesting indeed!


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    From my understanding it's going to be priced cheaper than than the backlanz one with many more features

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    It's going to cost circa $700, and expected weight is 180grams.


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    Backlanz offer a mount now that fits to chassis if that works?

    https://backlanz.co.nz/products/m-lo...unting-bracket

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerardo View Post
    It's going to cost circa $700, and expected weight is 180grams.


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    The original prototype was 130, however added parts to the final have increased the weight.

    Exciting product thats for sure, it's awesome to use.

    He hadn't locked in the price, but sounds like he has now

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    Don't suppose there is more detail on the mtngear bipod.
    Sort of showing on the website....
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    When I emailed a query, the reply was end of August, with price circa 700.
    So if they're still on track, any day soon.

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