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Atlas Bipods - Any Experience?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by citoriguy, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. citoriguy

    citoriguy NES Member

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    Hi all - I'm looking at bipods for an AR-10 with the MLOK system, and stumbled across Atlas made by B&T Industries LLC. The reviews I've read online are generally positive, but there are some negative reviews primarily related to quality and longevity. I have a Harris on my X-Bolt that has been great, but the Atlas PSR seems to have more flexibility.

    This is primarily a range toy, so I am not hunting with it (that's what the X-Bolt is for) or doing any competitive shooting (for now, anyways). I'm looking for something with extendable legs, probably somewhere in the neighborhood of 6-13". Most of the shooting will be bench shooting out to a maximum of 200 yards. I do like that the PSR can collapse both forward and rear, but I'm curious if that makes for the most stable platform.

    I'm curious if anyone here has had experience with them, and if they're worth the premium over other brands, including Harris. Both positive and negative experiences are greatly appreciated. Finally, I'm not beholden to Atlas or Harris, so recommendations for other manufacturers are welcome.

    Thanks in advance,

    CG
     
  2. USS_Silversides

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    No right answer here. I’ve gone full circle: Harris to Atlas to leaning to love the rucksack for prone support (kept a Harris as backup).

    For a railed AR, Atlas looks best (and looks should be your #1 concern for a “range toy” am I right?). No really, the PSR folding backward makes a more compact presentation provided you still have enough space to hold the hand guard. The anti-rotating legs and anti-cant features are really nice. More travel than the Harris, which I liked for more upright shooting off a table. The “novel” 45-degree offset legs is a gimmick. When would that ever help you in the real world? I only see it used for posing on forums.

    The Harris adds width to your rig. You have to spend money for the PodLoc to make it anti-cant. Add to that a quality QD attachment (eg Larue) for rails and it becomes close to Atlas money. For action shooting the legs are more prone to collapsing if you bump it into an object from the rear. Harris belongs on stocked bolt guns IMO.

    Both are good at what they do and worth the price over knockoffs. Go with the Atlas. It’s really well made, good support, and It holds its value should you move on to something else (as I did).
     
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  3. JRT

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    I have an Atlas on my Fix and I love it.
     
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    All I run is Atlas.
     
  5. gxx9sdb

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    Love my Atlas bipod. No complaints at all
     
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    I've used Harris with my AR shooting off the ground out to six hundred yards without problem. I've used it with .308 bolt gun to shoot 1/2 moa group at 300 yards and targets over 800. You won't NEED Atlas for 200 range toy.

    That said the Atlas feels a little more solid

    Guys I know that can outshoot me could outshoot me with either Harris or Atlas but most of the run Atlas.

    Personally I found other things to spend the $$ on ( mostly ammo) that I felt would improve my shooting. But if I was flush with cash I'd do Atlas.
     
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    I’ve never heard of Atlas.
    So I looked them up. Just got
    a few chests pains! Holy
    cow! Those suckers aren’t
    cheap! I hope they’re built
    accordingly. I’m going to
    keep an eye out for one so I
    can take a look. For that money
    they must be top notch.
     
  8. Mass-diver

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    I have an atlas, I like it. I tend to break stuff too and this thing has held up
     
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    Thanks for all of the feedback. Is anyone running the PSR specifically? What are people using for mounts?
     
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    Looks like I'm a little late to the party, but another +1 for Atlas. I have the Atlas with the quick disconnect so I can use it on multiple rifles.

    -chris
     
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    Sorry, I just have the older one (V8?) mounted with a piece of magpul adapter rail. PSR looks nice though!
     
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