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    Bi-pod Spikes... with a difference!

    Pod spikes are nothing new, the idea has been around in many various formats for decades now. The idea has always appealed, however the negatives like not being able to shoot off hard surfaces (or painted ones like your ute bonnet) prevented me from going down this road.

    Sure, you could have two bipods, one with spikes...the other without. But that's just more shit to try squeeze into an alreay full hunting pack, plus more $$$. But late last night an idea popped into my head:

    So back to the lathe



    Test fitting.



    See what I've done yet?



    How about now?


    So to my knowledge, this is a first. I made the spikes, so that the old rubber feet would fit snugly over the top. The diameter is enough to hold them there on the own, nice tight fit. But a little electrical tape will be used just for peace of mind, to stop me from losing them if needed.

    So there it is, you can have your cake and eat it too...with a little kiwi ingenuity

    Kj
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    How about adding a bit of fine wire braid connecting the rubbers to the spikes, so you can pop them off but leave them hanging connected... never lose them.
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    Very cool. I just run two different Harris bi-pods. Your idea is much better!

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    Great ideas. I did think about making screw-in feet and spikes that you could interchange at will. But this idea seamed easier and a good place to start. If I grow to like the general concept, I may make the screw version?

    Kj
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    If you've ever taken one of these Harris bipods apart, you'll know the frustration of putting it back together again.

    Here's the easy way, hopefully the pictures explain themselves:



    Put the feet end on first, then pull wire and attach the brass key ring thingy...easy from there on.

    Kj

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    Get the much better notched ones, no problem at all

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by kimjon View Post
    Pod spikes are nothing new, the idea has been around in many various formats for decades now. The idea has always appealed, however the negatives like not being able to shoot off hard surfaces (or painted ones like your ute bonnet) prevented me from going down this road.

    Sure, you could have two bipods, one with spikes...the other without. But that's just more shit to try squeeze into an alreay full hunting pack, plus more $$$. But late last night an idea popped into my head:

    So back to the lathe



    Test fitting.



    See what I've done yet?



    How about now?


    So to my knowledge, this is a first. I made the spikes, so that the old rubber feet would fit snugly over the top. The diameter is enough to hold them there on the own, nice tight fit. But a little electrical tape will be used just for peace of mind, to stop me from losing them if needed.

    So there it is, you can have your cake and eat it too...with a little kiwi ingenuity

    Kj
    yanks bet you to it, saw this on snipers hide last month. (threaded as well)

    fair play doing it yourself mate

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    Bugger!

    Just goes to show there's no such thing as a new idea. But hey, I'm still pretty happy with what I've made.

    Kj

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    MKII model:


    I machined an o-ring groove and put one on. This creates a very firm fit. Pretty sure this will hold up to most situations.

    Kj

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    When are you going into production KJ

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    Make me some.. send me a bill..

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    Make me some.. Send spanners a bill
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    Only joking, I've turned up my own spikes

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    Bi-pod Spikes... with a difference!

    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    Only joking, I've turned up my own spikes
    Send me a bill

 

 

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