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NineInchNails
July 12, 2008, 04:41 PM
I am trying to install a swivel stud on the side of my Bushmaster Varminter. There is already one on the bottom of the hand guard, but My Harris Bipod uses that one.

Here’s my Bushmaster:
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l111/randystacye/AR-15/bushmaster1.jpg

Here’s where I’d like to install another swivel stud:
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l111/randystacye/AR-15/bushmaster2.jpg

This is basically what I’m looking for:
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l111/randystacye/AR-15/bushmaster3.jpg

Anyone know where I can purchase a swivel stud to do this? I have no problem drilling a hole, threading if necessary, but I’ve been Googling for quite a while and have come up with nothing.

AK103K
July 12, 2008, 05:21 PM
Try Uncle Mikes or Brownell's

Pahoo
July 12, 2008, 05:50 PM
Okay, let's try this one!!!

Look at the bottom of your Harris and you will see two fingers that are used to clamp the Bi-pod to the existing stud on the stock. On the lower end, you will notice that these clamping fingers, have a hole through them. Put you swivel stud through these two hole. You then can string you sling through the swivel loop. Unkle Mikes also make a set for this application. Take a look and see how this works for you. Sure hope I described this correctly... ;)

Be Safe !!!

NineInchNails
July 12, 2008, 08:39 PM
Pahoo,

I see exactly what you are talking about (under the bipod). That would work, but I forgot to mention that I have been using a 2 point sling. When mounting the 2 point sling to the underside of the front of a rifle, the rifle always wants to roll outward on ya. It's annoying and I think it would worsen the situation to mount it there. Good idea though.

I rigged it like shown below until I can figure out how to install a stud on the side:
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l111/randystacye/AR-15/bushmaster4.jpg

I don't think the nylon webbing will last rubbing on the steel.

Pahoo
July 13, 2008, 09:49 AM
Sorry bout that !!! :o

Looks like you have to come up with a bought or homemade barel band, mounted either on the barrel or guard. I would think that the rifle manufacturer would have some kind of an after market mount. Good luck and let us know how you made out.

Be Safe !!!