5 Stars By Brian on 2015-11-19
Must have upgrade
If you own any â€œSâ€ series Harris bipod this is a must have, unless youâ€™re one of those people that uses pliers to permanently set the factory tension knob to a certain tension level and keeps it that way forever. But if you want to quickly and easily release the tension, adjust the cant of your rifle because the bipod is on uneven ground then lock things down again without having to fumble with the original little factory knob when wearing heavy gloves or youâ€™re in a rush to take the shot, this is a necessity.
They install easily and if you read (AND PAY ATTENTION TO) the instructions, once installed can be set so that a single throw of the lever clockwise will lock the swivel aspect of the bipod in position. There is a spring inside the collar of the lever that allows you to pull backward on it and rotate the lever in either direction without affecting the current tension setting. You then release the lever to set it in a new position. This is how you set the minimum or maximum tension possible from one full throw of the lever, which because of the bipod base where it attaches to the rifle is just over half a revolution. The way I have mine set, one quarter turn counter-clockwise releases the swivel just enough to make any cant adjustment needed, then one quarter turn clockwise completely locks the swivel in place and prevents any movement what-so-ever.
I would never buy a Harris â€œSâ€ series bipod without also getting the â€œSâ€ lock to go with it, unless of course they should someday happen to start shipping that way. Hint, hint, Harris...
3 Stars By Eric C on 2015-05-27
Good materials, quality production, easy to install. Doesn't QUITE tighten down enough.
Easy to install. Easy to operate. Doesn't tighten down hard enough to REALLY stop the side to side wiggle, it just kind of slows it down a bit. I've only had a a week or so, and shot at the range once with it, so will definitely revise this rating if I can get it to tighten down better. All in all, it IS an upgrade to the burled knob the Harris bipod comes with.
5 Stars By Willie V. Hughes on 1969-12-31
An essential lever Harris canting bi-pods
This part was a little tricky for me to figure out how to install (it came with no instructions). But it's a solid improvement over the thumb nut included with Harris bi-pods (Harris really screws their customers over by not including a level like this). If you're not familiar with what this lever does, it gives you much-needed leverage to tighten the tension on Harris canting bi-pods (you can loosen the bi-pod to allow canting left or right, then easily tighten the bi-pod to lock-down the bi-pod so there's no canting). I use this in combination with a scope-mounted bubble level to really get things solid before each shot. Very cool.
5 Stars By Home Deep Peaux on 2014-04-23
Very solid, super easy to install.
Definitely better than the stock nut on the Harris Bipod unit. Must have.
With the stock unit you have to have pliers to tighten... this S lock basically only needs your finger.
5 Stars By david on 2015-07-27
Love this - When will Harris make this a stock item?
Love this - When will Harris make this a stock item? Not sure why Harris DOES NOT yet offer this S lock as part of the standard BiPod, but only as an accessory. The stock adjuster does not adjust very well unless you have a pliers. This S lock adjuster makes it very easy to adjust the amount of friction you wish to have on the tilt (cant).
Hopefully Harris will make this standard equipment on all of their tilting BiPods.
ARE YOU LISTENING - HARRIS?
5 Stars By lori on 2014-02-10
works better than pliers
I was expecting a longer handle but there is more than enough leverage to hold tilt. Like that the handle can be rotated out of the way after being locked. The only con worth mentioning (and it really isn't worth mentioning) I purchased two and the finish on the beveled spacer were different shades of black. One matched the handle, the other one was more brown. Still 5 stars to me.
4 Stars By Sarc915 on 2015-10-06
Easy to install and tightens and stiffens the cant on ...
Easy to install and tightens and stiffens the cant on the bipod in order to shoot precisely. The only reason it got 4 instead of 5 stars is that the tightening lever won't swing all the way around (360 degrees) while attached to the rifle. I just adjusted the lever to where it was somewhat tight already then when I needed it tighter I could adjust up to 180 degrees. For me this was a minor inconvenience. It is more inconvenient not having something like this on your rifle and having to torque down with a tool. Time will tell how long it will last, but it has been good for two ruff and tumble carbine courses so far.
5 Stars By Catherine L. Cody on 2017-09-23
This simple device facilitates tensioning of swivel type (S) Harris bipods.
Installs in seconds, instructions are clear. Lever is of proper length to apply torque. It shouldn't be necessary to purchase the S-lock separately. But that's no criticism of the S-lock. Vendor shipping was fast, packaging acceptable.
5 Stars By E. Davila on 2017-08-09
Must have for S series mount
A must have for anyone with an S series bipod. Makes the adjustment in the field a breeze and provides sufficient leverage to get the tension needed to keep the mount rigid.
2 Stars By 2DayDeliver Customer on 2018-03-27
Waste of $$
This devise does not lock tight, except possibly on very light rifles. When used with heavy barrelled target guns this lock doesn't hold for even one shot.