Magpul bipod any good?

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Magpul bipod any good?

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Post by BCGlocker » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:16 pm

Anyone has any experience with the Magpul bipod?
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:48 pm

No idea. This is the first time I've seen one. I've always just gone with a Harris bipod. On one hand I appreciate that the Magpul product's light weight, but will it hold up under rugged use?
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Post by bblhd672 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:30 pm

New products from Magpul...not enough reviews on Amazon to tell how good they really are. At least two of the reviews said "flimsy" or "sloppy".

Is there a specific rifle you are looking for a bipod for? If for an AR-15 or similar, you might consider these: www.grippod.com
Foregrip with pop out legs to make it a bipod. Popular with military from what I understand. I bought one for my AR. Not sure how good they would be for a heavier rifle, although they make a heavy duty one one for a SAW.
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Post by Bitter Clinger » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:35 pm

I have had a good experience with the UTG Heavy Duty Recon 360 Bipod on my AR-10 SBR and you can find the UTG Bipod for under ~$50 on some website stores. https://www.comparaboo.com/best-bipods
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Post by BCGlocker » Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:43 pm

bblhd672 wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:30 pm
New products from Magpul...not enough reviews on Amazon to tell how good they really are. At least two of the reviews said "flimsy" or "sloppy".

Is there a specific rifle you are looking for a bipod for? If for an AR-15 or similar, you might consider these: www.grippod.com
Foregrip with pop out legs to make it a bipod. Popular with military from what I understand. I bought one for my AR. Not sure how good they would be for a heavier rifle, although they make a heavy duty one one for a SAW.
The link www.grippod.com is not working.
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Post by bblhd672 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:28 pm

BCGlocker wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:43 pm
bblhd672 wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:30 pm
New products from Magpul...not enough reviews on Amazon to tell how good they really are. At least two of the reviews said "flimsy" or "sloppy".

Is there a specific rifle you are looking for a bipod for? If for an AR-15 or similar, you might consider these: www.grippod.com
Foregrip with pop out legs to make it a bipod. Popular with military from what I understand. I bought one for my AR. Not sure how good they would be for a heavier rifle, although they make a heavy duty one one for a SAW.
The link www.grippod.com is not working.
Seems to work on my tablet and phone. Maybe it was down earlier
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Post by jmorris » Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:50 pm

BCGlocker wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:43 pm
bblhd672 wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:30 pm
New products from Magpul...not enough reviews on Amazon to tell how good they really are. At least two of the reviews said "flimsy" or "sloppy".

Is there a specific rifle you are looking for a bipod for? If for an AR-15 or similar, you might consider these: www.grippod.com
Foregrip with pop out legs to make it a bipod. Popular with military from what I understand. I bought one for my AR. Not sure how good they would be for a heavier rifle, although they make a heavy duty one one for a SAW.
The link www.grippod.com is not working.
The URL in the first link was actually https://www.texaschlforum.com/www.grippod.com The second one is good.
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Post by extremist » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:23 am

I have two, one Pic and one MLok. Haven't used the MLok one yet, but have used the Picatinny one and I really like it. Designed for permanent attachment (no quick detach), it is stable, easy to adjust and light.

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