5 Stars By amy parish on 2015-09-29
This is HIGHLY underrated and deserves your consideration
You should absolutely consider this for your AR or picatinny equipped tactical rifle. It functions almost exactly like the Atlas bipod which has an MSRP of about $280.00
If you don't have a picatinny mount this comes with an adapter for the more traditional button sling mount. Slide the adapter over your button mount, insert lock pin and viola !!! you now have a picatinny mount for your new bipod...again...included with purchase.
The fascinating feature for the money is the tilt and pan which doesn't even come on the standard Harris bipod (MSRP $100.00+). You'll pay more for tilt and pan on the Harris unit and have unsightly springs sticking out. Don't get me wrong, I loved the Harris and planned on getting 3 of them till I found this one by UTG.
The feature I admire the most however is the ability to "park" the legs in either the forward OR rearward horizontal plane!! So if space is a premium in your rifle case, you can retract the legs rearward toward the trigger, or, if you prefer you can retract them forward toward the barrel. Another interesting feature (also found on the $280.00 Atlas) is the ability to "cant" the legs 45 degrees from vertical either forward or aft of vertical. This gives you 5 positions in which to lock the legs.
The only feature missing are spring loaded leg extensions but what more than makes up for it are the notched legs. Usually, notched legs are only on units costing $100.00 or more. Don't discount notched legs until you have used a bipod without them and had to extend the legs equally on both sides without a notch to help equalize the extension side to side...an exercise in frustration you don't have to worry about with this bipod.
All steel and aluminum construction this thing feels, operates and looks bomb proof.
Search for "UTG recon 360"on You Tube and watch their short video, it shows the features.
All controls are positive and intuitive.
By all rights this should cost a lot more.
The 13.3 ounce weight is comparative ...this is NOT some built for "air soft" unit.
I am THRILLED I took the risk as I couldn't find any reviews !!
I think you will feel the same way.
It's been on my LWRC AR for a couple weeks and I have used it hard...it has taken
all I have given it easily...the UTG Recon 360 is a winner and a keeper...
5 Stars By dbaltz on 2016-05-16
The design is great. Don't think I'll use the locks on the ...
The design is great. Don't think I'll use the locks on the extensions (round knob). The ball & socket has just enough tension, but will be a need to realign training to be able to get used to the physics and adjust mission tactics to all of the newly found freedome of motion. Multiple angles of leg positioning allow for even more choices. See the picture included that by a step angle on the legs allows for a great centry position sitting on the end of a 15" handguard with 18" of barrel. I also had one leg a bit stiffer than the other. Some dry lube and it was fine after working the lube in by working the leg back and forth.The offset mount frees room on the handguard. And it holds your gun up too!
5 Stars By Robbie on 2017-03-02
Great HEAVY Duty Bipod
I recently built my first bench gun and I wanted to shoot from a bipod ASAP so I bought one that I thought would work. I ordered this bipod to replace a Caldwell bipod that was just too lightweight for my rifle. This bipod is very very sturdy. The lock positions are very secure and there is no fear in this thing folding up on you. This bipod has many many features that I only hoped I could get at this price point. The legs have notches, similar to the higher end bipods but can securely be locked between each adjustment with the knobs. The are set perfectly and can be tightened with little effort with about 1/4 turn of the knobs.
I will say that I really thought I would like the picatinny adapter but sadly it is just too bulky as others have stated.
As stated above I bought this to replace a bipod that was simply too lightweight. It had a lot of flex when loading the bipod for shooting and I felt like I was going to snap it off. This bipod is exactly the opposite. As such, it is quite a bit heavier. This is absolutely no problem for me, as I am using this solely for a bench and prone gun.
My only real complaint about this bipod is not really about the bipod itself. It is more related to most things ordered online. There were really no instructions with my bipod. Installation was easy enough to figure out but it took some effort to figure out some of the features. A simple fold-up manual would have been nice to at least go over the adjusting screws for the pan and rotation adjustments.
4 Stars By Hank Summersill on 2016-07-25
UTG Recon 360 Bipod 9" - 12"
I have to start off by saying that now that UTG is back to being made in USA, the quality of thier products have improved TREMENDOUSLY!
I purchased the UTG Recon bipod for my AR rifle and it is awesome bipod. I love how you can swivel 360° with it and how the legs fold and lock either way and has like 8 different locking positions. I also like how you can adjust the tension if you don't want it moving easily than just the turn of an Allan head screw will tighten the tension making it harder to move and swivel. It's made heavy duty, not like the cheaper models (which those are a great product as well) but this is made extremely firm and sturdy! No wobble or play in any part of it at all. The ONLY DOWN FALL is, I wish they would have out some type of screw or lock to where if you don't want it moving side to side or swiveling around than you could lock it in to place where it works just as a regular bipod. Other than that, I highly recommend this product to anyone who is debating on buying this bipod or the $300 Atlas bipod, save your money and buy this!
3 Stars By m.wallace on 2017-07-06
Not bad but not good either
This is a decent bipod. I wish the swivel/cant/recoil controls were all on separate screws. This bipod will not stop swiveling without so much tightening that the feet slide after every shot (assuming you are shooting something bigger than .22LR). Loosen the tread just slightly and the rifle is moving all over the place. And the weight is not worth it. It's not any tougher than a run of the mill Caldwell and the deployment is slow so it cannot be for hunting; without a blind or time to get the legs down, you'd never get to use this. Decent stop gap but only until I can replace it with something better.
4 Stars By Moe on 2017-04-05
May take some getting used to
I chose this bi-pod because of it's compact size, weaver fitting, and tilt options. It's for my bullpup (KRAL Puncher Breaker .25) and I want to keep everything as compact as I can. I can deploy both legs with one hand but it takes some man fingers to do it. The tightening screws have held the degree of tension I want so far but I haven't used it hardly at all yet so we hall see. I have always liked UTG products and the size and options for this are what I was looking for but it may take some getting used to.
After a few days of shooting I just took it off, it does not compliment my rifle well but it is so easy to put on and take off if I ever want to use it again I will.
4 Stars By Xraycer on 2017-06-07
Love the quick canting adjustment
My only dislikes about this product is the limited height range. I prefer about 4", but this bipod only have about a 2" adjustment. And while it is steady, it just doesn't feel stable like the designs of the Harris or Atlas bipods. Besides those personal 2 negatives, the bipod works very well, especially that quick canting adjustment which is what I really like about this bipod. For the low price, I do not have any regret buying this product and would recommend to any shooter who wants to be able to quickly and easily adjust for canting and panning.
4 Stars By 2DayDeliver Customer on 2016-06-15
Cool idea, just not the most practical.
Seems well made. Cool idea, but it's awkward to use. You have to hold one leg while folding the other because the bipod moves independent of the rifle in every direction. Its akward to hold the rifle the bipod and pivot the leg. It can also be akward when the legs get bumped and swiveled at odds angles to the rifle making it more monopod feeling. The front to rear tilt causes some issue. Folded legs touch barrel or grip because of the pivot style. You have to balance the rifle over the legs or you loose adjustability. If you push forward or pull back on the rifle you loose the ability to tilt side to side because squared off parts of the chassis contact each other, this also happens by default if the legs are used in the angled position. The forward and backward tilt also make the rifle slide when you set it down sometimes. It does spin in a full circle, even with the legs folded. No locking levers just tension screws. Legs are not spring loaded.
I really like the adapter and the way it attaches, but the swivel stud sticks out alot further then needed. They are available separately and I'll probably buy a couple.
Overall it's a nice bipod, I just too many quirks for me.
3 Stars By E. Borchardt on 2017-01-04
Legs droop when in the fixed up position.
I love the concept of the bipod mounted on a ball joint, and the movement it allows but there is one thing I just can't get over. It doesn't matter how tight I got that screw, the legs of the bipod were consistently drooping when in the up position. It would not stay in the up, or parallel to the barrel, position. For that reason I am returning it. I wish It would stay parallel to the barrel because I like everything else.
5 Stars By Brian andrews on 2016-12-22
should have bought this sooner!!!!!!!
paid full price****
this bi-pod is extremely well made. mounts well and fuctions even better. 360 DEGREE swivel combined with ball tilt and tenion screw make this bipod fully customizable. also included is mount for common stock on a bolt action. worth every penny.
MOUNTED ON AR 10 .308WIN. UTG MAKES QUALITY AFFORDABLE. very happy with purchase!