Jump to content
furrybean

FTR Lightweight bipod

Recommended Posts

Guys

 

Am I missing anything, Im VERY tight on weight so Im looking at an alternative to my lardy Tier One bipod (682g).

 

The two that spring to mind are the Joypod or the Duplin.

 

Firstly for some reason I don't like the idea of shooting with my left hand on the joystick or near it. I guess I shoot with my left hand tucked under as Im used to be a bag "squeezer". If I got the Joypod I would end up locking it up and using it as a normal bipod which seems a waste of money.

 

The other is the Duplin. You don't really see that many in the UK but some guys I shoot with have them and seem to like them.

 

Are there any other decent bipods at the 500g mark Im missing?? There is the mystic precision but it looks a bit Mickey Mouse..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The joypod is about 450 grams with the pod handle. Some people use it without and lock the mechanism tight.

Another consideration is the AB Bipod made by Dolphin guns. It's very light and beautifully made. I was shooting next to guy at Bisley today who was using one and it's a very stable platform.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nothing wrong with the Mystic Precision. But, compared to the more recent FTR bi-pods, the 'spread' and thus stability is limited. However, at 12oz.........

 

The thing I like about the Joy-pod (and yes, I lock mine up and bag squeeze) the 'spread' remains the same whatever the height.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like it's the joypod then. I'm off to the states so Duplin looks an attractive option at $350

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have a good look at a Duplin before you part with your $$$. Bipods based on the Remple principal, but lighter in weight, can be a bit 'springy'.

 

The latest EVO carbon bipod is rock-solid, very wide and quite light - but heavier than a Mystic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nothing wrong with the Mystic Precision. ...

 

My son's F-TR rig has one and despite looking flimsy, I was surprised how good it is. Can't beat the weight really

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

http://www.dolphinguncompany.co.uk/bipods.html

 

Please take a look at this. I'm not on commission :-)

 

If I didn't already have a Joy-Pod this is what I'd go for. It's the same weight as a JP but considerably less costly. Joy-Pods are in high demand and difficult to get hold of too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Try Davy at the shed he does a good bipod but limited production but I think he has a couple left in stock

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Try Davy at the shed he does a good bipod but limited production but I think he has a couple left in stock

 

Thanks but too heavy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


RifleMags_200x100.jpg

border_ballistics_UKV_ad.jpg

dolphin button4 (200x100).jpg

CASEPREP_FINAL_YELLOW_hi_res__200_.jpg

rovicom200.jpg

BHTargets200.jpg

Lumensmini.png

CALTON MOOR RANGE (2) (200x135).jpg

bradley1 200.jpg

NVstore200.jpg

Danny Trowsdale 200.png

safeshot 200.jpg

tacfire 200.jpg

blackrifle.png

jr_firearms_200.gif

valkyrie 200.jpg

tab 200.jpg

 

 



×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy