If all you are using it for is range work - use a shooting bag. ( but to answer your question are they worth it? The answer is an easy yes. I thought just like you did. "how could they be that much better than the Harris I have?" I bought one and the crazy solid strength and quality blew me away. I own 3 now.)let me clarify, this would be used only for the shooting range. I just this gun to hunt but in a blind not laying prone
I agree with this 100%. That siad, I have an Atlas with a QD mount that I initially purchased for my SCAR, BUT IT IS NOW ON MY DTA SRS A1 .308. I love it and since it has a QD, I can easily put it on anything I haveIf all you are using it for is range work - use a shooting bag. ( but to answer your question are they worth it? The answer is an easy yes. I thought just like you did. "how could they be that much better than the Harris I have?" I bought one and the crazy solid strength and quality blew me away. I own 3 now.)
the wiggle I'm referring to was subtle when in fully collapsed...but when extended was multiplied to the point of each leg moving 1/4" each way of neutral for 1/2" total slop.... it was fore/aft as in the direction of the travel of the legs...im assuming something to do with the lockup system....i googled it when i got home to see if it was a freak bad one...but there were posts by owners that had the same issue....perhaps there is a bad batch floating around...or some aren't as critical as others?...Never felt any wiggle on mine. Ever. Best bipod I've owned.
I think it depends on intended use. I have an Atlas, love it, but for comps a Harris is preferred. Its just quicker when you're moving from one position to the next. But for an over-watch or static hunting situation I love the Atlas. YMMV
Hell no it's not, but neither is the stake you paid fifteen bucks for ! Unfortunately the price of everything is spinning out of control, but if you want THE BEST you will pay for it ! At least it is top quality equipment that should not let you down, so if you desire Atlas or GG&G it's going to cost you three hundred bucks. Although I don't have a Harris, I know it has stood the test of time, so I would think it's completely adequate to steady your shot. But so are the whittled set of sticks that your professional hunter (guide) will throw up in front of you on your 40k dollar trip of a lifetime in Zimbabwe. I think it just depends on how sexy you want to look.Is Atlas really worth $150 more than a harris?