View Full Version : M1A Harris bi-pod? How to?

January 28, 2010, 12:24 PM
How do I attach a harris bi-pod to my new Springfield M1A Scout Squad? There are 2 attachments for a battle sling, but no typical studs for a bi-pod.

Anyone have pix or a "how-to"?



January 28, 2010, 01:43 PM
IIRC... Harris just attaches to a quick change sling swivel stud... It's an easy addition.

drill a hole, screw in the stud

As far as placement goes, I don't know on that particular rifle.

January 28, 2010, 10:46 PM
VersaPod makes this


The best idea I have seen.

I have also used a Harris adapter in the stock drain hole with a metal backing plate in the stock.


January 28, 2010, 10:54 PM
Yup, sling swivel stud, available basically anywhere.

What on earth is a "battle sling?"

January 29, 2010, 10:38 AM
A Harris adapter in the stock drain hole with a metal backing plate in the stock is a popular way to do it. You should use some glass to reinforce the wood. The versa pod works great if you want to spend to money. I made my own versa pod out of a peice of Picitinny rail.

January 30, 2010, 01:15 AM
On a GI fiberglass, we took the curved, concave adapter and Dremeled a square/recess around the weep / drain hole to accept the plate and keep it clear of the gas system. Screwed the stud in tight. After making sure we had sufficient clearance, a small bit of epoxy went in over the plate to beef the area back up and bombproof the job.

I'd read somewhere NOT to use the weep hole, but its working for us on two rifles.

January 30, 2010, 02:07 AM
I sent mine back to Springfield for them to install the stud. The bipod just attaches to it.