Magpul Bipod for SPR?

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I've had atlas bipods in the past. Although they're nice, this bipod is going on a 20" 5.56 with a reflex suppressor and 13.5" rail. Is the magpul bipod a good enough solution for this type of rifle or no? I think the Harris is terrible, heavy, clunky, and you spend more than a magpul bipod just to even make it reasonable to use.
 

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The Magpul is a good field bipod for a rifle that isn't destined for bipod use exclusively. I rate it above my Harris but obviously way below my Atlas in terms of performance. It's light, tougher than it looks, very simple and has a snag free design, all making it ideal for the type of rifles I put it on.
 

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    Another inexpensive option is the UTG Recon Flex II. It mounts much differently that most others as it attaches to the side of the hand guard in two pieces.


    Not a lot of info in the second version.
    The magpul just seems like a mixed bag of opinions.
     

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    GG&G is what you want. Not a fan of the magpul at all and while I love Harris, the GG&G really is the cat's meow
     

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    I owned a Magpul bipod once for about a week. It’s easily their worst product. It may be very slightly better than nothing.
     
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    Is there anyone left who can make a simple decision without running it through every internet opinion filter?
    I don’t have experience with a magpul bipod…if I did I wouldn’t be asking the question. I have experience with harris and atlas. Notice I didn’t ask “which” bipod. I simply asked is the magpul worth putting on an SPR?

    Thank you for your wasteful space on the thread though.
     

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    The best thing I can say about the one that I had is that it was light and quick to deploy. It would probably be okaaaay on the setup you've described. But its a serious let down of a product in my opinion and I would not choose to own one again unless i needed something cheap and light weight.
     

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    Honestly I’d run a Harris over the magpul all day long. Especially on that setup which I’m sure is not light.
    It shouldn't be too bad. I am waiting on the Geissele rail and deciding which optic to throw on it. I've almost considered using it slick without a bipod at all. I have a tripod and use bags/packs for support when the tripod isn't being used. If it's that terrible of a bipod, I can either use it slick without one at all or just get a high-end bipod.
     

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    It shouldn't be too bad. I am waiting on the Geissele rail and deciding which optic to throw on it. I've almost considered using it slick without a bipod at all. I have a tripod and use bags/packs for support when the tripod isn't being used. If it's that terrible of a bipod, I can either use it slick without one at all or just get a high-end bipod.
    Its not terrible, just really meh

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    I owned a Magpul bipod once for about a week. It’s easily their worst product. It may be very slightly better than nothing.

    You are correct. I'm a fan of Magpul products but that bipod is awful.
     

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    I received a Magpul bipod as a gift, so I mounted it to my SPR and it works perfectly fine. The one time I've used it so far, I shot as well as I ever have with the rifle and it didn't snag on brush as I was hiking to my shooting spot. I like the snag-free design for hunting, and if I miss an opportunity, it's not going to be the bipods fault.
     

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    The Harris may not be the best for a long range precision rifle but it’s great for a dmr. Fairly solid and super fast deployment.
     

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    I like the magpul version - if you are going to be bench shooting the FTR bipod works. Caldwell and AIM make versions I've used that are usable - the ATLAS with Qsert has been really good the few times I've used it but Q is coming out with there own bipod after complaining atlas rattles and is too heavy so that might be worth it too. My only complaint is I don't like mlok for bipod mounting. Harris is fine.

    PRO32-Mil Tripod is KOH but its obviously not going to be easy to get around with.
     

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    I just don’t care for how the legs are deployed. The magpul and harris legs can just be flipped down. The individual buttons and deployment just irritates me.
    I can see that. You could try one of the accutac bipods. You just pull down and rotate the leg. The one I have has a better lockup than my atlas cal. But their new prices are just as expensive as everything else now unless you find a used one. Both atlas and accutac have lifetime warranties if you bust them not that you probably could with reasonable use.

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