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Old September 23rd, 2012, 10:50 PM   #1
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I need some Sadlak lovin!

Fellas, Im wanting a Sadlak front bipod rail. Im loving my range bag, but its time to see what my M21 can do from a bipod. I know there are probably a million threads on this, and Ive seen a thread where there was a step by step procedure with pics. Can someone post a link to some helpful info? This will be the one and only time I hope to seperate my wood/steel on my beloved M21 and I would like to get an idea of how it is done before hand. What vendors are on here that has great prices and support? Id rather buy from a supporting vendor instead of googling it.

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Sadlak is the way to go. There front rail with QD stud is great. You can also use your original front sling loop. Very easy to install. Drill out the rivots that hold on your sling loop, open the holes up with the drill bit that Sadlak sells. I used a sharp chisel and dremel to remove the material in between the 2 holes so that the backer plate can be mounted. I bedded over the internal plate with the devcon that Sadlak sells also. Follow Sadlaks instructions.

Need to remove the material between the 2 rivot holes.



This is mounted on my M21.


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Old September 24th, 2012, 04:54 AM   #3
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Looks nice. Very nice. Almost makes me want to do it!

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Old September 24th, 2012, 05:52 AM   #4
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In the first pic, is that before the backer plate? Looks very clean!

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Old September 24th, 2012, 06:33 AM   #5
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You did a really nice job mounting that rail. Kudos!!

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Old September 24th, 2012, 06:40 AM   #6
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Well done, Sir!

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Yes that is the way yours will look before mounting. Drill out the 2 rivots, use a dremel with a sanding drum to slightly enlarge the holes around each rivot then take a 1/4" sharp chisel and remove the wood in between the holes. The finished area should be a perfect oval. I took it deep enough so that the backer plate was slightly under the wood surface. I used the devcon below and on top of the backer plate.

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In the first pic, is that before the backer plate? Looks very clean!

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Old September 24th, 2012, 08:53 AM   #8
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Also, with our new stock specific internal nut plates, there may be less dremel fitting needed. If you have already purchased with the front rail or QD post assembly from a dealer, you will most likely have the "universal" nut plate but we are hoping that the dealers will soon pick up the additional versions for either USGI Wood, Fiberglass, or SAI Synthetic.

If you are call Sadlak directly, you will be asked about your stock so we can provide the nut plate that is more of a "drop in" part.

Let me know if you have any questions. In the near future, I'm hoping to put together a photo tutorial on installing both the QD Post Assembly and the Front Rail but at the moment, all we have are the written instructions.

Of course, we are always available by phone or email to give you whatever assistance we can. Don't hesitate to use us as a resource.

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Old September 24th, 2012, 10:10 AM   #9
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I bought the rail from a dealer but due to supply issues It was slow getting to me took 6 weeks. I emailed Sadlak Industries and received 2 very nice emails from Roger Sperry and explained the slow down. Not sure why the dealer could not pass on that info in the email I sent to them.

I am very pleased with the rail and how well it sits in. I used a simple stone bit to hallow out the space. I do wish I had known about a stock specific nut plate.
Over all I am very pleased with it.

Here are some photos.




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Old September 24th, 2012, 12:54 PM   #10
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Niiiice! Im gonna call Sadlak and get the stock specific nutplate. Im wanting to use an Atlas bipod. Is there anything I should tell them? The rails are the same right?

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Old September 24th, 2012, 01:04 PM   #11
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I would think So. I did not get the rail with the swivle lug. I did not need it.

That Atlas looks very nice.

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In fairness to all of our dealers, the stock specific nut plate is a very new addition, so new that it was just last week that I assigned part numbers to the difference configurations. I will be sending this information to the dealers later this week so they will have the opportunity to carry these if they want.

The basic breakdown is as follows:

Wood Stock
Fiberglass stock
SAI Synthetic Stock
Universal (can be used with any stock but may require some fitting)
Supermatch and McMillan - comes with longer screws and stud

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Old April 18th, 2017, 11:11 AM   #13
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Hi All. I know this topic is from 2012, but I have a new M21 and have Sadlak part # 140064 that I wanted to install. Surprisingly, no armorer will touch the job in my local area, which makes me even more skiddish to do it myself. I would really appreciate a TON of photos and detailed install sheet for dummies. I am a little nervous doing it myself but will do it if I can see photos to build my confidence. If Sadlak is on, do you have any videos or photos to take me thru the process? Thanks all....

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Old April 18th, 2017, 11:23 AM   #14
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Sadlack makes a drill bit to remove the rivots that hold the front sling swivel in place. You just drill a little at a time from the inside until they come out. The new one just bolts in place using the wholes where the rivets where. The part you are going to install is stock specific so make sure you got the right one or the little bolts will be too long or too short. Don't get discouraged you can do it just take your time and go Slow with the drill don't press down hard just let the bit do its job. Just don't rush or try to muscle through it.

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