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To Atlas or Not?

  • 08-12-2020 5:18pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 6,184 ✭✭✭ Feisar


    So is an Atlas worth it over a Harris? Shooting a .223 out to circa 300. Keeping in mind I have a Harris or two. Head is telling me money better spent on more practice, heart is going “ooh shiny!”

    First they came for the socialists...



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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,540 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cass


    I don't know what to say (buy it) as I don't own an Atlas, but (buy it) i suppose the first question to ask yourself would be (buy it), is the Atlas worth the huge difference in price to the Harris? (buy it)

    Of course you could always just buy it, because its shiny and new. :D

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  • Registered Users Posts: 382 ✭✭ hiddenmongoose


    I own 3 Atlas, got rid of all my harris years ago. They are solid and bombproof. little bit of slack so you can load the rifle properly. Harris have nothing going for them apart from being cheap and quick to deploy. A large amount of them are not square, they have bounce on the legs, no play for loading, can snag and deploy unintended, they can only deploy in one position as opposed to the Atlas.

    I have seen (and have) broke more harris than I care to see again.



    Then if your only shooting a few foxes etc to 300 it may not make much difference/you may not see a difference.



    Im too poor to buy cheap so I save and buy good gear, buy once cry once etc.



    Best advice is to get behind a gun that has one on it, drop into midlands when its open and ask somebody can you try one.


  • Registered Users Posts: 382 ✭✭ hiddenmongoose


    There is also one going cheap on ukv at the moment


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,184 ✭✭✭ Feisar


    May as well bite the bullet so!

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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 2,759 Mod ✭✭✭✭ cookimonster


    I'll throw a spit wad into the conversation...

    Do you actually use a bipod much. If you'r honest to your self and the answer is yes then go for it.

    But if on the other hand, and you'r honest to yourself, and the answer is not really, then it's a large chunk of change for occasionally use.
    Reflecting back on this years stalking I can say that I probably only deployed the bipod (Harris) for about 50% of my shots the rest I used the natural terrain. While all the other animals I took were with the other rifle that never has a bipod.

    Food for thought.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,758 ✭✭✭ clivej


    I have all 3 sizes in the Harris and never had a problem with any of them in all the many years I've had them. And I've used them a lot.

    6-9 on the beanch, 9-12 on the 308 stalking mostly, 12-27 sitting shooting rabbits.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,184 ✭✭✭ Feisar


    clivej wrote: »
    I have all 3 sizes in the Harris and never had a problem with any of them in all the many years I've had them. And I've used them a lot.

    6-9 on the beanch, 9-12 on the 308 stalking mostly, 12-27 sitting shooting rabbits.

    My only fault with the Harris is its tendency to "walk" forward when I lean into it on a flat surface.

    First they came for the socialists...



  • Registered Users Posts: 473 ✭✭ The pigeon man


    Buy the atlas. I don't have one but if it's on your mind you'll never be satisfied until you try it.

    Also if it's as good as people say it is, it should have a high resale value on the secondhand market. Meaning the cost of ownership is very low.


  • Registered Users Posts: 376 ✭✭ eoin.d


    I would highly recommend the atlas am very impressed with it. They are dear but should last a long time. But as cass was saying i dont use it as often as i thought i would because i also have a tripod and for foxing i find it hard to beat


  • Registered Users Posts: 441 ✭✭ jb88


    Id buy an Atlas no doubt, if you get the right attachments you will only need one


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  • Registered Users Posts: 180 ✭✭ GolfVI


    Where would be a good place to pick up an atlas post brexit? Any dealers stocking them?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,084 ✭✭✭ alanmc


    GolfVI wrote: »
    Where would be a good place to pick up an atlas post brexit? Any dealers stocking them?

    Also interested in the answer to this. Anybody have them shipped straight from the US?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,184 ✭✭✭ Feisar


    alanmc wrote: »
    Also interested in the answer to this. Anybody have them shipped straight from the US?

    I think I'll hold off till post flight restrictions and my cousin is over from the States

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