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New to FAC, looking for Bipod recommendations

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3 hours ago, Catch-22 said:

I too use the Fortmeier / Phoenix attached in the 12 o’clock position. 

Owned Harris, Atlas and now this. Harris best for quick deploy (stalking or PRS type shooting) but casually on the range the Fortmeier is rock solid and stable.

 

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After someone mentioned to look at the Fortmeier, I did and really like the look of them.  There is a clip that Richard Utting made on his YT channel regarding different bipods and there is a good review of the fortmeier. 

I'm chatting to a chap that has the bipod for sale but no picatinny attachment, turns out that they're quite expensive on their own. 

If I fail to secure a Fortmeier I may go down the Dolphin route as was linked earlier, not too sure if anyone has any feedback with using one though? 

Thanks for the pics, looks a great day out! 👍👍

Ps.. Where did the pistol grip hand stop come from? 

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fortmeier rock all of my rifles have a spigot fitted so I can swap about in seconds.

there performance speaks for itself.  And I have never heard a negative comment on the looks . ( not that it would bother me as I am only interested in the performance)

function over form ! 

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11 minutes ago, One on top of two said:

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fortmeier rock all of my rifles have a spigot fitted so I can swap about in seconds.

there performance speaks for itself.  And I have never heard a negative comment on the looks . ( not that it would bother me as I am only interested in the performance)

function over form ! 

Porn!

ps..how much did you pay for the spigot?

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Anywhere from £45 - £80  depending on rifle and fitting . I know it’s all money but believe me it’s the only bipod that is really worth the money. I’ve have all of the top brands and they just don’t come close . 

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3 hours ago, Trigger73 said:

After someone mentioned to look at the Fortmeier, I did and really like the look of them.  There is a clip that Richard Utting made on his YT channel regarding different bipods and there is a good review of the fortmeier. 

I'm chatting to a chap that has the bipod for sale but no picatinny attachment, turns out that they're quite expensive on their own. 

If I fail to secure a Fortmeier I may go down the Dolphin route as was linked earlier, not too sure if anyone has any feedback with using one though? 

Thanks for the pics, looks a great day out! 👍👍

Ps.. Where did the pistol grip hand stop come from? 

There’s a chap on here called @Breacher who imports the Fortmeier bipods through his company. Nice chap. You can order whatever type of spigot mount you want along with the bipod itself (12 o’clock - top mounted or 6 o’clock - bottom mounted).

http://www.phoenixtactical.co.uk/fortmeier-bipod.html

As my rifle has the flexibility to add sections of picatinny rail wherever I like, I opted for 12 o’clock as it provides a more stable shooting position. 

The walnut grip is made by Nill in Germany. They mostly do top end competition pistol grips but also offer some custom grips for AR10/15, HK PSG-1 and SIG 556. Nice - very comfy and works very well with the thumb shelf on the right side of the lower receiver.

https://www.nill-griffe.com/Rifle_Stocks_32.html

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I contacted the chap at phenix to buy a spigot and was told that unless I bought a bipod from him he would NOT sell me t(e item I wanted .

as a result I ordered without any fuss from Germany . 
a real shame as I stated at the time as I would have liked to keep the money in the U.K. 

ho - hum 

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1 hour ago, One on top of two said:

I contacted the chap at phenix to buy a spigot and was told that unless I bought a bipod from him he would NOT sell me t(e item I wanted .

as a result I ordered without any fuss from Germany . 
a real shame as I stated at the time as I would have liked to keep the money in the U.K. 

ho - hum 

I wasn't going to mention anything but the same happened to me when I asked the same question. 

Can I ask, what did you pay? 

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1 hour ago, One on top of two said:

I contacted the chap at phenix to buy a spigot and was told that unless I bought a bipod from him he would NOT sell me t(e item I wanted .

as a result I ordered without any fuss from Germany . 
a real shame as I stated at the time as I would have liked to keep the money in the U.K. 

ho - hum 

Shame - his loss I suppose. 

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I've been mulling over what you chaps have mentioned along with watching more clips on YT.  As you can probably guess my mind is filled with all manner of info. 

So, a further question... 

If my bipod which is to go on my 308 Tik Tac is to be solely used for bench and prone, no hunting so no awkward inclines, need for quick deployment etc, can I go down an F Class style bipod (not looking at competitions, just general targets) or is that a no no on something like the Tik Tak, as I've been looking at the Dolphin F/TR class bipods which look and are reviewed very well? 

Cheers 👍

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