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I have got UTG Universal and it is not acceptable: way too flimsy. I standardized on ProMag tactical bipod (picatinny). It is not adjustable for height, very light with metal feet. Good to go for me, but a little too light for AR-10.
 

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Kev, I have a UTG (similar to the one you linked) on mine and no issues now. When I first got it, one of the leg locking pins fell out. It was made too short I think and it had fell out a couple of times before I finally lost it completely. I emailed UTG, sent a pic of the missing piece and they sent me one right away. No problems since. About 7 years now.

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Are UTG bipods acceptable quality, good to go?

I am looking for a bipod for my new palmetto state armory freedom upper build for coyote / predator hunting - http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=506897

This is the bipod I am looking at - http://www.primaryarms.com/tl-bp78q/p/tl-bp78q/
I can't speak for the bipod itself, but I do have a set of the UTG "LE" QD grade rings and if you set that QD lever tight, you shouldn't have any problem with the mounting system anyways. I don't take off that scope that the rings are on, so I can't attest to how much it would hold up if you were constantly taking it off and putting it back on again.
 

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I bought one for my son's MP 15-22. I was shocked at the quality, ordered a second one for my guns. It's pretty damn solid for the price, nice adjustability. And it's 38$ on amazon prime currently as well.
 

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Go with the atlas bipod. I saved and waited and picked up a BT10 V8 atlas, strong, stable, adjustable Best on the market far as im concerned.watch their
blimished pile, you can always add the clamp style you want. Screw or lever.
 

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I bought one for my son's MP 15-22. I was shocked at the quality, ordered a second one for my guns. It's pretty damn solid for the price, nice adjustability. And it's 38$ on amazon prime currently as well.
I got mine for $28
 

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I think these are what I have.

http://www.basspro.com/RedHead-Bipod-Shooting-Stick/product/1306141001/#chart-container

Truth be told I have not been hunting in since I got out of the Marine Corps and mine are still in a box through now 3 moves since last year.

My cousin has a tripod which is good, but I like the adjustability of another type my friend had which was essentially two sticks tied together at the top.
Kev, TRUST ME, skip the bipod and get chopsticks! i don't have those, but I swear by them because I agreed to my sponsor I would tell others to swear by them! Get Choppin! Kev!
Hi Kev!, we are out of the model you requested but please notice our "better" model for only $50 more!

Sigh....
 

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My experience with UTG/Lepers has been one of the customer gets taken care of like he is king. Both times I contacted UTG for a parts problem (one theirs, one by my neighbors dog) they sent out replacements, no charge and a smile on the email (in the attitude received). Unless I know someone makes something better AND cheaper, I will look at UTG/Leper as my go-to brand, especially for weapon belts, tac holsters (drop leg), mag holders, add on AR parts and pieces.

On the other side is Barska - you couldn't pay me to take one of their offerings. Worst customer service I have ever seen - mailed the replacement laser/light to the wrong address and told me I had to track it down. I let 'em know that doesn't work in California, so they sent me back another replacement - the bad one I had sent them without ANY work done to it (had my name on it inside the battery compartment). I tried it out, still bad and sent it back asking for a refund. They gave me a load about take it or tough. So I had to write their legal department and remind LAWYERS(!) about California's Consumer Protection Law (Beverly-Song Act aka Lemon Law) held any item not in a consumer's possession for 30 days while under the original warranty period got the consumer a full refund. Yeah, the Hippie Socialists here did SOMETHING right! That law applies to any consumer item, not just cars.

Two weeks later Customer Service calls me and offers company credit against anything they sold. I said refund in full or see you in Small Claims Court and hung up. Two days later I got a check via Fed Ex with wording on the check that endorsement (cashing the check) relieved Barska from any litigation. I took the money and added a bit more for a Crimson Trace and a Streamlight.

Barska? Screw 'em! UTG/Leper? Best service I've had. Well, Glock was awfully good about a broken laser/light - full replacement within one week of receipt in Smyrna. That's pretty darned wonderful.
 

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I have no experience with UTG, so I can't comment on them.

All my rifles will have a bipod on them, or at least in the carrying case for that one in a thousand need, and since I found out that Harris still makes their products in the U.S. I have stopped buying the other brands.
 

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Are UTG bipods acceptable quality, good to go?

I am looking for a bipod for my new palmetto state armory freedom upper build for coyote / predator hunting - http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=506897

This is the bipod I am looking at - http://www.primaryarms.com/tl-bp78q/p/tl-bp78q/
I have a UTG bipod, it sits in the box in my closet. One day I'll sell it for $10 or something...
Do yourself a favor, spend a couple bucks more and get a Harris.
I have two of these:

http://www.amazon.com/Harris-Engineering-1A2-BRM-Solid-Base/dp/B000JJL81M/ref=sr_1_2?s=hunting-fishing&ie=UTF8&qid=1464498170&sr=1-2&keywords=harris+bipod

And one of these:
http://www.amazon.com/Harris-Engineering-S-BRM-Hinged-Base/dp/B000JJGXAI/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1464498242&sr=1-1&keywords=harris+swivel+bipod

There is a difference, and IMHO it's worth the extra dollars. You want steadiness when you're using a bipod, and the UTG just never got me there.
No need to spend the $$'s on Atlas, Harris is plenty good.
You may even be able to find them cheaper than Amazon, esp around holidays.

ETA: Heck, if you want, I'll send you my UTG, just IM me. It may work out for you.
It's part number 'TL-BP69ST.'
 

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Shooting sticks vs bipods.. Well, certainly, there are times that bipods are more convenient.. Sitting at a bench, I think I'd rather have the bipod. Yes, I still have some sticks too ..

I've certainly paid more for some bipods than what the OP was looking at; and it was certainly a far worse bipod..
 

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A buddy of mine has that same UTG bipod on his HK MR556 and it's worked well for him. You could certainly do worse.

Personally I'd prefer something lighter, not real keen on adding nearly a pound to the front of my rifle like that. With a full mag, bipod, sling, optic, flashlight, and forward grip my buddies rifle is like 13 lbs, way too heavy for my taste.
 

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