The Harris HBLS Bipod is part of the ultralight range of bipods (as the “L” signifies). It has an adjustment height ranging from 9” to 13” and the legs are standard adjustable legs with spring return. The added feature on this model is the ability to swivel to either side so that it may be levelled on uneven ground.
Essentially, it is among the most popular bipods in the Harris range for both its simplicity and quality of the components used in its manufacture.
The leg length range puts this particular model in the middle height range and it is perfect for both prone shooting and while sitting. The most notable feature about this model is the weight which comes in at around 11oz and it is known for both the lightness as well as its compact nature.
A comparable bipod in the Harris range is the HBRS which also sports the standard legs. However the HBLS is both longer and lighter than the HBRS. Although it is light in weight it provides a good solid platform support from which to shoot and will be suitable for use with high-powered rifles. The legs fold parallel to the barrel for easy carrying and it is possible to choose to mount it so the legs either point forward or to the rear.
The bipod is easy to install and will clamp to the quick detachable sling swivel stud on bolt-action and single shot rifles. If the rifle does not have a factory installed Quick Detach stud you can purchase an adaptor separately.
It is now also possible to add an "S" Lock (shown to the left), which is available for around $29.00 and well worth the extra little outlay, to the Swivel bipods. This is a lever that replaces the tension adjusting knob and provides an easier means of locking them down firmly. All you have to do is flip the lever to change it from being completely tiltable to totally locked into place.
The bipod, as with all Harris Bipods, is 100% made in the USA.
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