GUN Bipod recommendations

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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    I'm looking for a decent bipod, nothing too fancy and I'm trying to keep the cost down so don't go too crazy with me.

    I'm looking for a good "universal bipod" one that clamps to the barrel and not the sling stud or a rail.

    BTW the barrel is .825" thick except for the last 1.5" which is .75" thick.
     
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    using the barrel as an attachment point for a bipod is not a good idea.
     
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    care to elaborate as to why?

    The bipod is the last item I need for a build I currently have underway, I could always wait until the upper arrives and rethink it, but there is no rail on it and I am pretty sure there is no stud.

    Since it is going to be a bench rifle I guess I could simple sandbag it, still I would rather have a bipod setup on it.
     
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    When you hang things off the barrel you throw things off. If you sling up a rifle, add a bipod, etc you'll notice your point of impact changes. If you attach your gear to something like a free float handguard you won't mess with the magic voodoo that is stuff touching the barrel ;)

    Of course you also can be practical about it and consider what you're expecting performance wise and from what distance before you decide if its a trade off you can make or not.
     
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    So how hard is it to add a stud to a free-floating hand guard so you can mount a bipod that route?
     
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    I see mount adapter for a free floating rail on their websites, but nothing about a mount for just a hand guard, I may have overlooked it, got a link?
     
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    http://www.harrisbipods.com/HB2.html

    yea, if you have a standard handguard, you need a stud that pokes through the guard... link inbound.

    attaching a bipod to the barrel, it can mess with harmonics and damping etc. Basically, it can change the point of impact.
     
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    Thanks, I'm going to wait for the assembly to get here, I've been digging around the site and it appears that the hand guard has a spot for a stud (from the pictures of it as a separate piece on the website), but there is no mention of one when describing the complete upper I am getting, though other uppers mention it. So as much as I want to have everything waiting and ready to go when the upper and lower are joined I'm guess I will have a to wait a few extra days to get everything right on the first try.
     
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    yeah, sometimes it pays to wait a bit and have it in your hands first.
     
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    The waiting may kill me.
     

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