For years I had been using a Harris bipod mounted to one of the two factory swivel studs on the free floating handgaurd/tube that is standard on the colt HBAR Elite. It worked out fine and I really have no complaints. But like everyone else these days, all my more higher end rifle accessories are meant to easily interface with the 1913 rail. After getting an ATLAS bipod that uses a QD lever mount last year I kinda wished it was more like the harris, By that I mean, it came in a configuration that let it mount to the stud and with an additional part, mount to 1913 rail.
After getting a second ATLAS bipod , my desire to use it on the HBAR Elite just grew stronger. At the urging of my Dad I started to look for something that would allow it.
I ran across the subject of this post. The ATLAS bipod mount and ordered it.
The Atlas Flush Cup 3.35″ 1913 Rail will accommodate hole patterns with a center to center spacing of 1.76 – 2.78″ with a relieved base to accommodate curved surfaces. A standard sling stud and sling stud spacer can be used as one fastener or two button head machine screws can be used. NO HARDWARE IS INCLUDED (see P/N 640382) to attach this rail to the forearm of standard rifle stocks. The Atlas Flush Cup 1913 Rail can also be attached to a horizontal surface on the butt section to attach their BT12 or BT13 Precision Rail Monopods. This rail also has a flush cup for that style of sling swivels.
This short section of rail can be ordered curved to fit the tube, or to fit a more flat traditional forearm.
You simply remove the two factory studs and replace with the longer allen bolts in place. These two bolts do not come with the part and must be bought separate. The hole spacing is pretty common for most factory guns so it shouldn’t be a issue. You can see that you have some room for adjustment on the part itself.
It also comes with a flush cup sling swivel hole. I have come to prefer using the flush cup QD sling swivels myself.
The part is very well made as you would expect from Atlas. After installing it and using it I wished I had known about it sooner. I would have bought and used this part even without the Atlas bipod. I like the flexibility that comes with a section of rail. This would have let me move my Harris bipods around faster from gun to gun since I already had a picatinny adapter installed on them and had to remove it to use on this rifle. On top of that It would have allowed me to use my preferred method of sling swivel. Obviously since it is a 1913 rail, you can use it to mount anything else you may want, Like a light or laser depending on your needs or position of mounting.
Since I ordered it to be able to use one of my Atlas bipods, that’s what I its used for. The two mate together perfectly naturally, is a solid high quality piece of gear and it just looks nice and tidy.
I am really, really happy with this. In fact the more I have messed around with it, the more I like it. My only regret is I did not find out about this part and buy one sooner.
I can give this my highest recommendation. If you have a precision bolt action rifle or anything that you want to upgrade the front or rear mounting point this is a great choice. Even better it was only 19.95.