Caldwell XLA Fixed Model Bipods
Easy to install. Not as easy to use as a Harris. The indents on the legs limit the placement of the legs, as the stops will only "set" in the indents.
The indents also make the diameter of the legs smaller & I suppose subject to breakage. Only time will tell.
Legs do not spring back to original location like Harris legs either.
Overall a good value, sturdy & stable. Next time I'll though I'll spend twice as much and buy a Harris. I don't want to risk that shot of a lifetime, even if this will work fine.
November 22, 2010
I have been looking for a bipod for my Remington 700 for a while, but I did not want to spend $90-$100. When I saw this one I ordered it immediately. It arrived in the mail today so I tried it out on my rifle. No matter what I tried I could not get it to seat properly. It will attatch to the rifle, but there was about a 1/4" gap between the bipod and the stock. I tried it on two different rifles with two different type stocks and had the same problem. I will be returning it on Sunday.
October 14, 2009
Great for rimfire.
I use this on my Savage 93R for target/varmint and it works great. No rattles, good price, and having the fixed increments when extending the legs is a plus. No guessing if the legs are even or trying to hold the leg out while tightening and needing three hands. No problems with anything coming loose to date, but the main screw for tightening the assembly to the stock could be beefed up. Even hand tightening it causes it to deflect and start to torque to one side.
April 8, 2013
I bought this for my ar15 carbine just to see how well it works. The bipod is great and I love the way it functions and it seems to be holding up great. The only thing is if you want to mount it to and ar you will need a bipod adapter that mounts to a pictanny rail. I found another way to mount it by taking off the front sling loop and using the holes to mount the bipod in. It works well but it's not the right way. Overall though I really like the product.
April 9, 2010