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masakari
07-19-11, 16:38
So im looking for a lightweight and low profile bipod to mount on the rail of my M16A4 clone. Suggestions? My main consideration is weight, but it also of course needs to be sturdy.
thanks guys

C-grunt
07-21-11, 23:20
I always liked a good old Harris bipod.

masakari
07-22-11, 01:44
Yeah, I went and ordered a LaRue harris 6-9 non-swivel bipod, should fit the bill perfectly!

TWR
07-22-11, 08:50
Might check to see if it's too late or not but the swivel is kinda mandatory for me...

Lincoln7
07-22-11, 09:13
My buddy has this Demon Tactical bipod on his AR and it appears pretty nice. Folds away nicely and out of the way. If lightweight is your main objective:

http://soldiersystems.net/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/bipod.jpg

sinjinhawk
07-22-11, 15:32
On a bipod it's kinda difficult to have the best of both world, light and sturdy, can only compromise. I used mil-issued Grip pod-02 model. Served three purpose, used as a VFG, fast deployment sturdy bipod, and can easily be removed tucked at your back pocket.

sgtjosh
07-22-11, 15:42
So im looking for a lightweight and low profile bipod to mount on the rail of my M16A4 clone. Suggestions? My main consideration is weight, but it also of course needs to be sturdy.
thanks guys

Winchester makes a Harris clone...sells for $40 at Walmart.

masakari
07-24-11, 05:06
My buddy has this Demon Tactical bipod on his AR and it appears pretty nice. Folds away nicely and out of the way. If lightweight is your main objective:

http://soldiersystems.net/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/bipod.jpg

Whoa that's interesting... any more details?

spr1
07-24-11, 07:43
One word, Atlas

Lincoln7
07-29-11, 00:10
Whoa that's interesting... any more details?

It's pretty nice and he likes it. If you have a quad rail forearm then it fits and folds away wonderfully. I'll see if I can get a picture of it for you.

masakari
07-29-11, 10:13
My LaRue/Harris came in, and its great.
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p313/madcatjoe/2011-07-27174051.jpg
The Atlas looks great too, but its a bit pricey and hard to find.
And ill be looking forward to those pics of the demon tactical one...

Warg
07-29-11, 12:02
One word, Atlas

Atlas bipods are far and away my favorite for precision work, but they're not lighter than Harris' bon-swivel models. Mine weighs in at 12.2 oz with the mount compared to 9.9 oz for a Harris BRM.

There are lots of really lightweight hunting bipods- some (https://snipepod.com/index2.html) are as light as two ounces, but you cannot load them properly (assuming the OP know what bipod loading is).

EDIT- The Demon Tactical bipod may not facilitate "loading". (http://www.gunblog.com/review-demon-tactical-bi-pod/)

masakari
07-29-11, 16:24
Atlas bipods are far and away my favorite for precision work, but they're not lighter than Harris' bon-swivel models. Mine weighs in at 12.2 oz with the mount compared to 9.9 oz for a Harris BRM.

There are lots of really lightweight hunting bipods- some (https://snipepod.com/index2.html) are as light as two ounces, but you cannot load them properly (assuming the OP know what bipod loading is).

EDIT- The Demon Tactical bipod may not facilitate "loading". (http://www.gunblog.com/review-demon-tactical-bi-pod/)
Yup, that's why I went with the harris; its a proven design, and very reliable. Its as lightweight as possible while being able to stand up to abuse, and loading.

Warg
07-29-11, 19:09
Sorry, I missed your post. My head must have been...elsewhere. Good choice!

masakari
07-30-11, 11:59
No worries.
I am still interested in info on the demon tactical one because its so lightweight and simple.

HiTechTactical
08-02-11, 21:45
Atlas or Tango Down

I have both. The Atlas is more versatile, but the Tango Down is more stable on an AR platform.

ZombieDefenseHQ
08-08-11, 10:57
Finally got my account activated, I will get some pictures uploaded today of my Demon Tactical.

ZombieDefenseHQ
08-08-11, 23:24
http://zdhq.net/pics/full view.jpg
http://zdhq.net/pics/front view.jpg
http://zdhq.net/pics/closeup.jpg
http://zdhq.net/pics/closeup2.jpg

Here are a few pics/angles of my Demon Tactical Bipod. I read the review from GunBlog (http://www.gunblog.com/review-demon-tactical-bi-pod/) that masakari posted. All-in-all the review was very positive, except for the comment on the Magpul AFG. As you can see that is what I am rollin' with and I have no issues at all with the bipod being in the way.

If you are still interested I'm not sure where you can purchase these now... just did a quick ebay and gunbroker search with 0 results, and even the manufacturer doesn't have it listed on his site either http://www.demontactical.com/ Maybe you could contact them direct and see if they plan on making more. Best of luck.

masakari
08-09-11, 09:10
Wow that lookc great! If I can find any I might have to buy one...

shootist~
08-11-11, 17:45
Looking at the pic I think you will need extra long arms/elbows to shoot the Demon from prone or bench. It appears to set the rifle very high.

FWIW, I've been running an Atlas for well over a year and consider it to be top notch for my purposes. There are a couple of good M4C threads on the Atlas if you care to do a search.

sigguru
08-12-11, 18:41
My vote is the Atlas. They are great.