Proper setup for Atlas CAL

Shawn1492

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Hey guys,
So I finally saved up enough and got an Atlas CAL. I’m pretty excited. My question is, with the bipod mounted as far forward on my forend as possible, while prone behind the gun I can not reach the lever to lock out the cant or adjust the leg height. Would I be better served moving the bipod back a few inches?
PS I subscribe to the EDS on both my work phone and personal phone ? I only listen to Joe Rogan on my work phone.
Thanks
 
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Basher

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Hey guys,
So I finally saved up enough and got an Atlas CAL. I’m pretty excited. My question is, with the bipod mounted as far forward on my forend as possible, while prone behind the gun I can not reach the lever to lock out the cant or adjust the leg height. Would I be better served moving the bipod back a few inches?
PS I subscribe to the EDS on both my work phone and personal phone ? I only listen to Joe Rogan on my work phone.
Thanks

Well, if you can’t reach it to make the necessary adjustments for each shooting situation, then yeah, I’d move it back some. Otherwise you won’t be able to change something without coming completely off the rifle. ;)
 
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    Is it a hunting, comp, range gun?

    If its just a range gun I'd leave it as far forward as possessable. Adjust it when you set it down on the bench or your mat and shoot your session. If you need to change it then stand up and change it, it can't hurt to practice getting into and out of position.

    If it's a hunting gun then I'd move it back so you can adjust it as game & terrain presents itself.

    If your trying to set up a comp gun then get a rail so you can move it as the stages require.

    I have monkey long arms, on my Jp I have it set out as far as possessable. I only really use that gun for range days. I just got a SH rifle and can see myself maybe getting into comp's with it, I plan on upgrading to an RRS rail in the future for just the reason you listed.
     

    Shamrock1123

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    Hey guys,
    So I finally saved up enough and got an Atlas CAL. I’m pretty excited. My question is, with the bipod mounted as far forward on my forend as possible, while prone behind the gun I can not reach the lever to lock out the cant or adjust the leg height. Would I be better served moving the bipod back a few inches?
    PS I subscribe to the EDS on both my work phone and personal phone ? I only listen to Joe Rogan on my work phone.
    Thanks
    I had the same problem. I get it pretty tight so it won't lay over but I can still make adjustments if I move positions. You have to find the sweet spot. I shoot mostly prone and like the bipod out as far as possible.
     

    chase723

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    Hey guys,
    So I finally saved up enough and got an Atlas CAL. I’m pretty excited. My question is, with the bipod mounted as far forward on my forend as possible, while prone behind the gun I can not reach the lever to lock out the cant or adjust the leg height. Would I be better served moving the bipod back a few inches?
    PS I subscribe to the EDS on both my work phone and personal phone ? I only listen to Joe Rogan on my work phone.
    Thanks
    In short, yes.
     

    slayer 2c

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    I just have to wonder why the question was asked in the first place. It's almost like critical thinking skills have been replaced by reading the internet.
    Common sense man is the next Marvel super hero!!!!! It’s so rare in today’s world it might as well be listed under super powers.
     

    Basher

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    Being able to memorize and recite information does not equal the ability to apply said information to the real-world. The flight school I trained at had a lot of Chinese guys learning there. They could memorize info like you wouldn’t believe, and recall it at the drop of a hat. But ask them why that info was important or how they could apply it in practice, and they’d give you blank stares. I chalk a lot of that up to the language barrier, but it’s scary when a native English speaker struggles as much, or more so, than a foreigner to apply basic knowledge. Our education system doesn’t train people for critical thinking anymore, only to memorize useless info and pass a test.