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machasm
24-05-2004, 06:16 PM
Hi All,
When fitting a bipod to a rapid I notice that a buddy bottle adaptor from BAR is available. Does anyone know if this will fit on an MFR?
Thanks.
Mac

Gixer_Trixster
24-05-2004, 06:47 PM
Machasm,

I use the same bipod mount on my Rapid 7 MKI. It fits snuggly onto the 400CC bottle, but I cannot see how it would/could fit onto a 280CC bottle that the MFR uses. The other option is to sweet talk one or two of the people on the BBS who can fabricate such items. Best of luck in finding what you're looking for.

Regards,
Gix.

machasm
24-05-2004, 06:55 PM
Thanks Gix,
If not fitting this bracket, how else would one fit a bipod to the MFR?
The part of the stock surrounding the buddy bottle seems too thin to insert a swivel and if the swivel is to be inserted where the stock is thicker that would seem to be too far back in my opinion. What does anyone else think/do?
Mac.

dazzpol
24-05-2004, 07:29 PM
The wood is too thin and I really don't think it could support a bi-pod. The only solution would be to re enforce the wood on the inside with some sort of metal plate, this could hold the stud and spread the weight/stress over a greater area. However I won't be tinkering with my babies..;)

I thought of the clamp, one is available for the BSA S10 which uses a bottle of the same diameter, I think. I really don't like the idea of the rifles weight (if a sling was also fitted) being held by buddy bottle threads, just seems a bit dangerous to me:confused:

Just my thoughts anyway

Dazz

berthaboo
24-05-2004, 07:49 PM
not a 100% sure but dont someone make one for the 280cc as i think i can remember seeing one some where on the net

Snapshot.
24-05-2004, 09:58 PM
Keef (www.xbandm.co.uk) make 'em.
I put a stud into my MFR stock at the point where it thickens as the bottle screws into the reg. It's a bit further back than I'd like but not too bad.

Jonathan

Haje
25-05-2004, 09:41 AM
I had Keith Mepham from XBandM make one for my 280cc MFR Buddy bottle. Cost 30 plus 2 p&p.

I had Keith make one that is slightly different than the normal type which requires an allen key to tighten / remove. My request was for one with an extended screw + lug so it can be fitted and removed without an allen key.

I will try and put up some pictures.

Al Buck
25-05-2004, 09:51 AM
Bar used to sell a clamp for a 280cc bottle (I know because I've got one).
It's exactly the same design as the one for the 400cc bottle advertised on their site and tightens using an allen key.
Don't know why they stopped sellinig them though :confused:

machasm
25-05-2004, 10:31 AM
Thanks guys for your replies.
I have asked Keith from XB and M to have a look for me.
Mac

dazzpol
25-05-2004, 10:44 AM
Keep me informed, may be interested myself

Cheers Dazz

machasm
25-05-2004, 12:37 PM
Will do Dazz.
Mac

zooankski
26-05-2004, 11:12 AM
i would be interested in an mfr bipod adapter too-let me know!

Haje
26-05-2004, 12:22 PM
If anyone wants a picture of the one that Keith made for me just let me know and I'll e-mail you a picture.

Snapshot.
26-05-2004, 02:31 PM
Email it to me and I'll host it on my web space with a link so everyone interested can see it.

Jonathan

Haje
26-05-2004, 05:35 PM
Thanks Jonathan, I have sent you some pictures.

As you will see once the pictures are posted up, the clamp screw has an extended tab in order to tighten / undo the clamp without an allen key.

The bipod spring has caught on the tab and bought off the black finish and I have also Used my Leatherman Wave to slacken off the clamp with first taking off the bipod from the clamp.

In all fairness to Keith, it was I who asked for this design, which I am sure, is very much a prototype as regards the screw tab. If I had thought about it beforehand, I would have wrapped some black electrical tape around the spring to stop it rubbing on the tab (could also put some around the tab).

Overall, I am very pleased with this clamp.

Snapshot.
26-05-2004, 05:57 PM
Here they are:
BBclamp1 (http://www.hurwitt.plus.com/Airguns/Haje/BBclamp1.jpg)
BBclamp2 (http://www.hurwitt.plus.com/Airguns/Haje/BBclamp2.jpg)
BBclamp3 (http://www.hurwitt.plus.com/Airguns/Haje/BBclamp3.jpg)
They're between 125kB and 160kB and are 800x600pixels.

Jonathan

machasm
26-05-2004, 06:30 PM
Thanks again Haj and snapshot for hosting the pics.
Keith is making a clamp as we speak.
mac.