Review of the NEW Modular Evolution Bipod

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There's a lot of drama out there surrounding this bipod. Almost everyone that has one has had the legs break on them, and early on, they had to pay for new ones. The owner is the same guy that ripped a bunch of people off on a Sniper's Hide rifle build several years ago as well. I'm not saying it's not a decent product, just that the owner has a lot of work to do to gain any kind of reputation back. For my money, I'll stick with Atlas and Harris.
 

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The owner did acknowledge the leg problem, and sent us free updated replacements. He also told me he had not had any break since the update. He sent us the replacements right away, and no charge. So that is the only first hand info we have to go on about the company, and we were not aware of any past issues. LongShot06 has had this biopd for quite some time and has had it on a few different rifles. All has been good. I have been a user of the Harris for years, I have tried the first gen Atlas and the newer Atlas. They just don't work well for my needs. Many of my shots are up hill with legs extended. The Atlas gets too weak for these shot for my taste. So much leg flex you can not even feel a preload. I have only shot the Modular Evolution a few times but it seemed much stronger to me. In the video below I was shooting a 338 Terminator suppressed. I shot a .25 moa 3 shot group. I was impressed enough with this product I called and ordered a bipod, two sets of legs, tripod adapter, and spikes. I want to hunt with one more this year to see how it is in all conditions. So time will tell.

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The only Atlas I'll use is the PSR model, which has stronger leg bosses and non-spinning legs. I used it for the first time at the Sniper's Hide Cup and combined with some carbon fiber extensions, it greatly contributed to my 2nd place finish behind Nick. Although I have always used the Harris, this thing is growing on me and I much prefer picatinny mounts to bipod studs.
 

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The only Atlas I'll use is the PSR model, which has stronger leg bosses and non-spinning legs. I used it for the first time at the Sniper's Hide Cup and combined with some carbon fiber extensions, it greatly contributed to my 2nd place finish behind Nick. Although I have always used the Harris, this thing is growing on me and I much prefer picatinny mounts to bipod studs.
Well I will research this "PRS" model. I need to be sure the last one I used was this type. Even if the legs are stronger though, I still don't think I could give up the pod lock like Harris and the Modular Evolution for that thing Atlas has. That is unless Atlas has changed that to with this PRS model.

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There are some things I noticed on the Evo that I liked over the Atlas. I didn't feel it was professional to directly call out another manufacturer in the official review, but one I'll note here is the pod lock on the atlas is less than ideal to lock with just your thumb, I like the metal lever they used on the Evo rather than a knob.

As for any bad blood that might linger around the manufacturer, I don't know anything about this and can't speak to it and had not heard of it until now. All I can speak to is what I experienced. Modular Evolution Bipod's have been great to work with.

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Hi,
Most of my rifles are heavy and all are wildcats. I have a new build that is almost complete and need another bipod (too lazy to take one off).

New custom rifle is a little guy 6.5ss but rifle is heavy I think. It should come in around 15lbs.

Want to try an EVO, what size legs do you guys reccomend? Also, do they sell the rail to mount on stock?

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Ray

P.S. Jeff, these better work! You know how much I like the Atlas:cool:
 

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Hi,
Most of my rifles are heavy and all are wildcats. I have a new build that is almost complete and need another bipod (too lazy to take one off).

New custom rifle is a little guy 6.5ss but rifle is heavy I think. It should come in around 15lbs.

Want to try an EVO, what size legs do you guys reccomend? Also, do they sell the rail to mount on stock?

Thanks,

Ray

P.S. Jeff, these better work! You know how much I like the Atlas:cool:
I ordered two sets of legs. One for prone and one for sitting. The beauty of this set up is you can stick the extra legs in your pack and never know it as they are light. Mine are going in the water bladder pouch. Then change them in a snap if needed. May as well get the tripod mount too. And yes they sell the rails. Click here and scroll down. http://www.evolutionbipod.com/#!product-page/ceiq/1a2d7e83-4bef-31d5-09e1-3326ee271c09

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I'll be interested to see long term wear data on these by the hunting crowd. Besides the earlier generations having problems with legs breaking, I have seen pictures of bipods showing premature wear where the legs pivot. The design itself takes a lot of the features I like about the Harris and the Atlas and mates them together but seeing how many issues the early generations had it has made me real hesitant to want to get into one just yet.
 

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......I ordered two sets of legs. One for prone and one for sitting. The beauty of this set up is you can stick the extra legs in your pack and never know it as they are light. Mine are going in the water bladder pouch. Then change them in a snap if needed. May as well get the tripod mount too. And yes they sell the rails. Click here and scroll down. http://www.evolutionbipod.com/#!product-page/ceiq/1a2d7e83-4bef-31d5-09e1-3326ee271c09.............Jeff
Which 2 lengths are you thinking? The tripod attachment sounds useful. Any thoughts on a time frame for the pan head.
 

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Does the sliding inner portion of the leg vibrate inside the outer portion of the leg? I've seen complaints about them "rattling like a paint can".
 

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Does the sliding inner portion of the leg vibrate inside the outer portion of the leg? I've seen complaints about them "rattling like a paint can".
No not at all. I hunted with one all season. Plus carried the long legs in my pack in case I needed them. I never heard them once. Plus I just went to my shop as I have one on the bench. legs compressed shook it hard. No noise. slid legs out 1/2 way (I never carry it this way but wanted to give you a complete test) shook it hard and could hear a slight noise. I doubt normal foot travel would shake it any where near as hard as I did so I doubt you would even hear it.

After using this bipod for a full hunting season and many elk taken with the rifle we all love this bipod.

Here watch it in action in this review.
http://www.longrangeonly.com/full-review-christensen-arms-elr-rifle-jeff-brozovich/

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I believe mine are the 7 to 10" however my next one will be the 8 to 10's For my needs with lots of up hill shots the extra inch might be nice.

My sit up legs measure 22" Collapsed. So they must be the 22 to 29"

I have not got to use the tri pod adapter yet, but Daniel did in the review and shot some good groups off it. But I can tell you this, the spikes are awesome and I will never be without them.

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Hey Broz show us some pictures with you and the LRKM in the sitting postion with the long legs attached to the bipod. What do you use for rear support with this position?


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I don't see any of the bipods in the store, not even saying they are backordered. Will you still be carrying them?
 

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I don't see any of the bipods in the store, not even saying they are backordered. Will you still be carrying them?
yes I have some one order. We dont like doing "pre" orders unlit product is shipped to us. so that we dont have a bunch of people waiting for them. I should have them in about a week if you want send me a PM and ill keep you updated on when they will be here and ready to ship
 

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Is there any updates on evolution bipods? I heard a rumor that they may be have an issue with patent infringement with atlas and they have to make some kind of alterations to there product. If that is the case I was wondering what might need to be altered?

I sold my first gen atlas to get a evolution, hopefully there isn't any major changes to the design. It looked like they finally had everything sorted out.
 

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Is there any updates on evolution bipods? I heard a rumor that they may be have an issue with patent infringement with atlas and they have to make some kind of alterations to there product. If that is the case I was wondering what might need to be altered?

I sold my first gen atlas to get a evolution, hopefully there isn't any major changes to the design. It looked like they finally had everything sorted out.
There is some drama going on there, I guess Atlas doesnt like a competitor. but as of right now our bipods remain the same design. Ours should be here this week
 

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This is the updated design not much has changed.


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Wish I would have seen this thread before I ordered the bipod directly from MOD EVO's web site or I would have ordered it directly from you guys.

Placed the order on April 24th and haven't heard squat from them since then, not even an order confirmation (other than PayPal showing the charge for $466). Not responding to emails or phone calls. By contrast placed an order with you guys late last night for the EVO pic rail and it was already in the mail to me this morning. That's doing things right.

Are they really swamped or backordered on these bipods?
 

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Are they really swamped or backordered on these bipods?
We have a shipment due in soon. Hopefully this week. Mod Evo is definitely back logged from orders. I will assume this is partly due to the needed design change to meet patent laws. But that is just an assumption.

Thanks for the complement and for the order. We made it LRO store policy to take down items we cant ship out right away, until we restock. Daniel is on top of ever order and ships as fast as possible.

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Jeff what exactly is different to be honest I cant tell what has changed. I hope it still comes with the same quick detach for the rail.
 

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Jeff what exactly is different to be honest I cant tell what has changed. I hope it still comes with the same quick detach for the rail.
We have an order coming of the same design we have been selling. Yes the new design will attach to the rail like the old design. Once we have a new design in hand we will list all changes. But not sure when we will have the new design. I would say its mostly cosmetic. But maybe Daniel can offer more on this.


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The issue "according to Atlas" is with the capability of the legs being able to fold back and lay against the stock. So basically he is making it where the legs will go one click back from 90* and stop. This is the best I can relay with the discussions I have had with them and the pictures he passed along.


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Ouch, my legs are folded back to the stock most of the time. I will have to get one of the ones you have coming in.
 

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They will be able to fold forward to lay next to the barrel. But not back towards the action.


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They will be able to fold forward to lay next to the barrel. But not back towards the action.


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My mistake then, I thought since our last order was placed for a while the one coming on our current order would be the origination design?

So I guess I was wrong.

Sorry.
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My mistake then, I thought since our last order was placed for a while the one coming on our current order would be the origination design?

So I guess I was wrong.

Sorry.
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I was referring to the new design, you are correct in our order will be the original design.


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Just an update and to be fair. Received confirmation late this afternoon that MOD EVO filled my order and shipped out my bipod and leg extensions today. I'm stoked to get my hands on this bipod. Timing is going to work out perfect as I just finished breaking in a new Christensen Arms TFM I picked up and really wanted to run it with the EVO next weekend.

I'll try to throw some pics of it up next week when it comes in for those that are interested.
 

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Here is the new design also included a picture showing furthest back the Bipods legs will go.


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Daniel, can you push the button and fold them back further (without a locking notch) ?
No there is a physical stop there.


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Longshot06 would you be able to post a couple pics of the back side of the bipod. Just want to see if I will be able to modify it to fold back all the way without butchering it.
 

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Longshot06 would you be able to post a couple pics of the back side of the bipod. Just want to see if I will be able to modify it to fold back all the way without butchering it.
You would need to disassemble and machine out parts in a mill.


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Longshot06 would you be able to post a couple pics of the back side of the bipod. Just want to see if I will be able to modify it to fold back all the way without butchering it.
Just mount the bipod on backwards and it will fold all the way back. :)
 

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What might work for me is to take the bolt out that goes though the pod lock and the leg assembly and flip the legs around so that the legs will go all the way back but not quite all the way forward. I almost never have my legs all the way forward.
 

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Can I be put on a 'waiting list' of sorts for when you have these back in stock? If so, please let me know and I can get you whatever information would be required. Thank you! Scott
 

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Can I be put on a 'waiting list' of sorts for when you have these back in stock? If so, please let me know and I can get you whatever information would be required. Thank you! Scott
I should have my new stock order next week! Shoot me a Pm and Ill get it worked out with you and have you one
 

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Broz,
I know it's been a while and another hunting season has went by since your review was done, Have your thoughts on this bipod changed at all since then? (You are one of the few guy's out there that I feel will tell the truth about a product and not just try to sell as many as you can no matter how it preforms.) I'm thinking about buying from you guy's even know I have 4 different bipod's now. Is it enough better than the Harris and atlas? Is it holding up under lots of hunting and shooting use?
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Broz,
I know it's been a while and another hunting season has went by since your review was done, Have your thoughts on this bipod changed at all since then? (You are one of the few guy's out there that I feel will tell the truth about a product and not just try to sell as many as you can no matter how it preforms.) I'm thinking about buying from you guy's even know I have 4 different bipod's now. Is it enough better than the Harris and atlas? Is it holding up under lots of hunting and shooting use?
Randy
I now have two of these and run spikes on both. Have had it under a 31 lb 375 and it did great. It is my go to bipod for hunting. I carry the long legs in my pack in case I need to take a sitting shot. They are holding up great!! The Atlas's I have had are gone! The are not to my taste. The Harris's are collecting dust on top the safe. Yes, this is my favorite bipod to date.

Jeff

 

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