SSG-08 Parker Hale spigot removal?

Discussion in 'Other Rifles' started by Sigma05, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. Sigma05

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    Does anyone have any idea how to remove the Parker Hale bipod spigot from an SSG-08? The original Parker Hale is way too heavy and unstable. The Versapod knock offs are cheaply made. It seems like it should be removable with tools. I would rather do that, than hacking off the spigot. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


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  2. Sigma05

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    Ok. So I found the answer on another forum. I figure I would share this info since I'm sure that there are more SSG-08 owners out there with the same question. Seems like the rifle section here pretty much has close to no activity. Funny because I would have thought that on a Steyr specific site you would have a much better source for information. The way to remove the spigot is by removing the left and right forend stock panels. Inside is a roll pin that secures the spigot. Remove it and it should come out. I'm overseas now so I can't actually try it out till I get back home.


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  3. zvb18

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    Why did you decide to remove it? are planing to use a UIT rail adopter?
     
  4. Sigma05

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    I was using the UIT rail and still do. Now I run the HS50 bipod so I put the spigot back on. I kept the rail so I can use a quick release Harris long bipod for if I need to shoot above vegetation or cover in the kneeling position. Until I got the HS50 bipod, non of the spigot bipods out there where worth anything. If the B&T Atlas had been designed for the spigot instead of the for the AI mount only, I would have been running that a long time ago. The spigot design is a good idea, but nobody had bothered to make a quality effective bipod for it until Fortmeier designed the HS50 one.
     
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