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Bipod Fitting, With No Mounting Point?

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Pietro Beretta, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Pietro Beretta

    Pietro Beretta Engaging Member

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    I'm looking to fit a bipod to my SMK XT501.

    There's no rail under the for-end (and I'm not keen on attaching the bipod to the barrel), and I'm wondering if there's some kind of adaptor, perhaps attaching via the barrel mounting screw?

    The dealer had this in his box of odds and ends, and I could easily drill a couple of holes, and screw it to the wooden for-end, but drilling into the fore-end would obviously be a last resort.

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  2. hughlle

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    Drilling into the stock really shouldn't be considered a last resort, especially with such a low priced rifle. Drill the stock front and back, then you can install a sling stud and have a sling as well as bipod option.
     
  3. Pietro Beretta

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    That did cross mind, regarding the sling swivel.

    As you say, I could put another eyelet in the underside, rear of the stock, and fit a two point sling, to allow for carrying as well as steadying.
     
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  5. Pietro Beretta

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    I've ordered some of those rails, and a sling swivel.
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    No point drilling more holes than is absolutely necessary.
     
  6. Pietro Beretta

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    The rails have arrived, and I've just ordered some brass inserts.

    I'm not sure how long the inserts need to be, so I've ordered 5 each of 6.6mm and 10mm.
     
  7. hughlle

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    Pierto, if you're worried about getting things wrong, then drop me a PM and i'll get a spare gun in the post for you FOC :thumb:
     
  8. Pietro Beretta

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    I think I'll be OK, but thanks anyway. :)
     
  9. Pietro Beretta

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    Well, that was hard work.

    I bought a QD sling unit for the front, and a screw in unit for the butt (actually, and fortunately, there were two in the pack), but they turned out to be different size loops. :mad:

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    Not to be disheartened, I bought a different QD unit, with a simple I-Bolt fitting

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    only to discover the hole in the eyelet was .3mm too small, for the cross bolt on the sling swivel. :(

    Thankfully, the metal is alloy, rather than steel, and I managed to overbore it with a cordless drill, without having to strip it down and clamp the eyelet in a vice. :)

    Finally, I have a matching pair of sling swivels, which will fit my rifle. :cool:

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    Just got to finish installing the Picatinny Rail (awaiting the thread inserts), and drill the butt, and install the I-Bolt for the rear sling swivel.

    Well, you know what they say, about learning more from what goes wrong, than what goes right. :)
     
  10. Pietro Beretta

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    Well, that's the rear one done. :cool:

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    Just waiting on the thread inserts, to install the rail on the front.
     
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  11. Pietro Beretta

    Pietro Beretta Engaging Member

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    Job done, finally. :cool:

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    ETA: I've a few bits left over.

    If anyone has a use for some of them (and I do mean an actual use, rather than just sticking them in a drawer/box/jar, "just in case they'll come in handy someday"), pop me a PM saying which bits you'd like, and I'll send them to you.

    UK only please.

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    nice job mate, got me thinking to fitting a rail to the bottom of my Phox, i think it will suit the black synthetic stock well:thumb:
     
  13. Pietro Beretta

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    Have you considered how you will physically attach it to the stock?

    Mine's wood, so I drilled it, and used these.
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    simple nut and bolt would be ok, already have a stud fitted so halfway there lol
     
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    My tripod came with that fitting too, but I've used the Picatinny rail clamp.
     

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