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Old April 15th, 2013, 04:53 PM   #16
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Depends on bipod design. With designs that locks the legs solidly when deployed, you can have them fold in either direction. When shooting you are suppose to put some forward load on the bipod to help you steady the rifle, so bipods designed to fold forward and don't lock solidly in place like the Harris types won't work well if you have them fold to the rear. The legs would fold when enough force is applied.

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Old April 15th, 2013, 05:02 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by T11b View Post
Harris Bipods are designed to fold forward which seems to be the standard for commercial bipods. Folding forward with legs that don't lock in place allows you to preload the bipod without it folding up under recoil. The military bipod (M-2, I believe) folds to the rear which allows the feet to contact the stock causing marks. I don't care for that. FWIW. "T"
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With my SAI loaded I have a foregrip and a bipod. My rifle has the extended cluster rails. I keep my bi-pod foward facing so as to not interfere with my use of the foregrip.
These are reasons I switched miy M2 to fold forward

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Old April 15th, 2013, 06:04 PM   #18
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Most LR Precision Shooting courses recommend loading INTO the bipod in a consistent manner.

FWIW have a Harris-S on a "Rota-Pod" QD Rail Mount. So if I had concerns about humping it through brush - I could reverse it while "humping", and flip it back when setting up to shoot.

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I've found this whole thread to be both thought provoking and informative. And made me want some more range time next weekend...

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I'm a creature of habit... and when I was "in"... I always humped with my bipod legs folded to the rear because I found it greatly reduced terrain drag (i.e. flora catching on my rifle). Thus, I still carry my rifle with that bipod configuration.

As to which bipod to get... it's all a personal choice. I really enjoy my Atlas and prefer it over my Harris LM as I don't like exposed springs and extruding parts on my bipods (which the Harris bipods do have).

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Old April 28th, 2013, 03:55 PM   #21
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Thanks for the input guys. I still haven't gotten a bipod yet (I know I'm slacking in that regard) so thought I'd bump this back to the top to see if any one else chimes in.

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I have a Harris on mine, folded forward. My buddy has his harris forward as well. The guys here with the Mk-46, Mk-48, and M-240B all have the legs forward too.

I like it because when I lean into it, it doesnt fold back on me. Nothing says bad words like being about to take a shot and have the bipod spring up and the rifle almost fall over... Hasn't happened live, but when I was getting used to it doing my own dime/washer drills it almost did - which was too many times for me.

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