The new Atlas CAL bipod

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    stoti
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    Anybody have any experience with the new Atlas CAL bipod? I've heard nothing but great things from the few people I know and salesmen that have tried them out. I called about 50 stores today trying to find one in stock and didn't succeed. If anybody knows where there are any in stock, I'd love to hear where. Thanks, Kevin

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    Bobr
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    Looks like optics planet has them

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    stoti
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    No, that was one of the first places I was told to check…if you check availability, it shows 5-7 weeks. Thanks though. Stoti

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    Steamer
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    stoti
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    Tried them too. Out of stock. Thanks.

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    glassman
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    sent you a PM

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    Crutcherro1
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    I have an Atlas Bipod BT46-LW17 PSR. I use the panning feature and believe it is very important for a bipod. I’d think about not being able to pan. 

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    addertooth
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    I use one of the shameless knock-offs.  It is one of the Green Blob Bipods which cost about 40 bucks.  The only downside I have seen is that repetedly panning causes the tension nut to loosen.  This can be resolved via a plastic washer or a set screw in the main locking nut.  I feel like the actual Atlas Bipod does a better tilt function too.  The tilt feature interests me less, as I am normally shooting from a level surface, and don't want to worry about scope cant. 

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    stoti
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    I have lots of cheap bipods and expensive bipods. Atlas and Accu -Tac are my favorites. I really don't use the panning feature at all for the long range shooting  I do with rifles or for the shooting I do with my PCP's. Some love the planning feature, which I understand, but I rarely use it, for me, it's one more knob to wiggle loose.  I have other bipods if I need to pan. The more steady and locked down I can get it, the better and the Atlas BT-65 CAL is supposed to be great. The legs don't rotate either which is another plus in my book. Thanks, Kevin

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    SMH77
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    The CAL version was going theough a redesign according to an email I received from BT industries.  I don’t know if they got the design issue sorted out yet or not.  Product was put on hold for a undefined time to allow reworks, and get the new version back to retaillers.  

    I too am interested in this bipod even since it first came out.  

    This info came to me from BT from a ‘news announcement’ email I gor from them for being on their mailing list.

     

    Sean

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    SMH77
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    Here’s the email: dated 6/15/18 @ 3:11 pm CST

     

    ATTENTION:
    CAL Production

     

    We have had a series of challenges with the CAL bipod.  In part, as targets are being shot at increasingly longer distances, today's end user expectations from a bipod are increasing. Rightfully so. As such, we’ve decided to address a design element that should better address these expectations. We have stopped production and stopped shipping CAL bipods as of today June 15, 2018.  I suspect 15 – 20% of all CAL bipod users will appreciate what we are doing, but as we cannot determine who will be doing what, with our gear, we are going to satisfy that minority KNOWING the majority will be getting a better product.

     

    We apologize for any trouble this may cause anyone and sincerely appreciate your patience.

     

    To be clear, there is no concern about using the CALs that you own. They will safely function as designed. We are simply improving it.

     

    We will announce when we are in production of the CAL Gen 2, as well as, the upgrade we will make available to those that own a current CAL Gen 1 and want the upgrade.

     

    Please, address any questions, comments or concerns to:

    [email protected]

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