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Thread: Harris Swivel Bipod swivelling too freely

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    Harris Swivel Bipod swivelling too freely

    I picked up a Harris swivel bipod yesterday and the swivel is really loose, which you can obviously adjust, but there seems to be no turning this nut! Am I being a girl and should I just crank the fucker with vise grips or is there some ninja technique that I don't know? Name:  IMG_4005.JPG
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    You're turning the round knurled one, not the hex nut, right?

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    Yep, trying to. It's so tight it feels like it's meant to stay that tight.

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    Put some pliers on it

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    They've probably put 'loctite' on it. Used locking vice grips, even some leather to minimize damage, and it might pay to reloctite it urself once sorted.

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    FWIW mine's the same and has always been shite - any magic tricks would be appreciated here too

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    I had the same problem, in the end it was sorted by my "friend" I was teaching to hunt stealing it as thanks for helping him get his first fallow buck. I now have no issues with freely swivelling bipods!

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    Buy a podlock. Place called T Nuts in the states sells them for about $US8. You can get them in NZ for $40-60.
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    Sweet I will try with tools then! I'm hoping to sort it out a bit differently BH haha.

    Looked at the pod loc things, they seem popular so they must be good. Just wanna see how I go without it to start with, I've spent way too much on gear lately as is.

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    Buy a pod lock, reloaders have them, you'll never look back...
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    Is the hex nut a lock nut or is it fixed? if its not fixed undo it, then turn the knurled knob in to tighten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    Buy a pod lock, reloaders have them, you'll never look back...
    I just had a look at a video on YouTube of how to fit one and my socket piece doesn't even fit. I wonder if Reloaders have one onsite that might do the job.

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    Send it to me, I'll fix it!
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Your turning it the right way a?
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone

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    t-nuts.com

    I ordered 3 Pod-locks From T-nuts.com for me and some mates, cost us $18 NZD inc postage each
    and only took 10 days to arrive
    the good thing about these is once tightened you can re-position them hard against the stock and out of the way.
    these are the only way to reliably tighten the swivel pod-locs as they tend to go loose after firing a couple shots, and I dont carry vise grips in the bush

    easy to set up an account with them and their international postage is fair.

 

 

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