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    I am so far very happy with the performance of the FX Crown, however I found the balance point created by the central positioning of a bipod needed improvement. I looked around and the only store bought solution was $300-$500 , so I decided to make my own,  I call it the Pod Arm.
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    My thinking in building the Pod Arm is so when you are shooting off a bench or in any instance where the bipod is in play you are putting the crosshairs on your target and the make minute adjustments to allow for wind , distance or any other factor that a marksman has to deal with. By moving the bipod along with the center of gravity forward you are effectively putting a fine tuning on the aiming process, the longer the lever the less force needed for control,  in just playing around in my yard I have been able to be more consistent in holding on target. You still do everything else like you normally do while aiming but you just seem to have better control. In the next few days I will go to my 100 yard range and see if the improvement from my 30 backyard remains consistent.

    For those of you who want to to give the Pod Arm a try I’ll share below on how I went about the build. It’s pretty simple and added 1.4 pound to the rifle.
    Since I already had the rings and rail around  I spent under $46 for everything I used 2 rings for better support and wrapped 2 layers of black electric tape on the tube  as the rings were a little loose.

    from Amazon I ordered a 3’ length of aluminum tubing I cut it down to 2’ 

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000H9NE1G/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


    After spray painting with flat black on one end I attached a 3” Picatinny rail on the other end I used a 30 mm set of scope rings I had lying around to attach it to my Crowns bipod rail

    To fill in the open ends of the tubing I got 2 caps at Lowe’s 

    The tubing I used was the only one I found with 1/4” thick walls which  I wanted for stiffness. The less costly ones looked like legs on Cheap lawn furniture.

    Thats it for now, I’m going to watch my Yankees hopefully beat the Indians.

     

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    Nice! I remember you posting about the 3-500 extension. I’m glad to see you DIY’d it!
    It looks like it would have a bit of bounce being so far out. Have you experienced any? 
    Tom

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    “Tominco”Nice! I remember you posting about the 3-500 extension. I’m glad to see you DIY’d it!
    It looks like it would have a bit of bounce being so far out. Have you experienced any? 
    Tom

    
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    its solid, that 1/4 thick tubing has no flex to it, the use of 2 scope rings for the attachment has kept the bounce to unnoticeable.
    the store bought models extend even further. I’ll know better after a day at the range were  i have a solid shooting bench. When I shoot im loading the rifle towards the target so the force is going to the stock on the horizontal plane which would minimize flex

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    from the quick look: with that too long input arm your stock or whatever it screws into it -will break.

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    “sirk”from the quick look: with that too long input arm your stock or whatever it screws into it -will break.

    
If I were going to use it while hunting I would be concerned about damaging the stock however I’m only going to use it on the bench. My rail on the lower stock is screwed into tee nut which will minimize the stress on the stock.

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