INSTRUCTIONS Congratulations, you have purchased the most advanced and dynamically adaptable bipod available. The patented "OMNIAXIS" motion capabilities will allow your firearm to concurrently pivot horizontally, vertically and However unlike traditional ridged cant. crotch bipod designs, there are several common sense rules that you must apply. Rule ----------------------------------------------------- Your Snipe Pod is not intended to function as an unattended firearm rest. Always maintain direct hand control of your firearm while using the bipod. Failure to follow this rule may cause the firearm to tip suddenly, causing the feet to loose surface adhesion and perform the splits. Damage to the bipod, firearm or possible injury may result. Rule ----------------------------------------------------- The ball sockets are designed so that each leg is afforded over 60° of movement. This considerable movement is what allows the bipod to adapt to so many terrain variations. However, common sense must be exercised so that the angle of the legs to the supporting surface is not so extreme that the feet of the bipod lose adhesion and the bipod performs the splits. Rule ----------------------------------------------------- Do not attempt to use the bipod on slippery surfaces. The design is dependent on good adhesion with the supporting surface. Surfaces such as automobile hoods, tile floors or ice are suspect and should be avoided. BEFORE YOU BEGIN. Be sure the firearm is unloaded. INTRODUCTION. SNIPE PODs are designed to attach to firearms via industry standard Q.D. (quick detach) sling studs. There are two major components, the leg unit which is designed to be folded and stored separately (inside the provided holster), and the sling unit which remains attached to the rifle. Q.D. sling stud Sling Unit FIG 1 DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO MOUNT THE SLING UNIT. 1. If applicable, remove your sling from the front Q.D. sling stud on your firearm. 2. Check to make sure that the hex head set screw in the sling unit is backed out so that it does not protrude into the interior "pocket" hole that the Q.D. sling stud will be inserted into. 3. Slip the sling unit over the Q.D. sling stud with the hex set screw towards the muzzle of the firearm and hold it in place (FIG1). 4. Insert the provided 5/8" X 1/8" diameter dowel pin into one of the side holes in the sling unit (FIG 2) and push it through until it is flush with both sides of the sling unit, while making sure that the dowel pin is also inserted through the hole in the Q.D. sling stud. 5. Using the provided hex wrench, tighten the hex set screw (FIG 3). Be sure to gently rock the sling unit while tightening. This will assure that the set screw is aligned perpendicular to the Q.D. sling stud. The hex set screw has a small nylon patch applied to it, to prevent it from coming loose unexpectantly. This step places the sling unit under tension on the Q.D. sling stud. Dowel pin Hex set screw FIG 2 Hex wrench FIG 3 At this point it is necessary to perform the following safety check Using the provided hex wrench, apply pressure to one of the exposed ends of the dowel pin, attempting to push it out. If the dowel pin can be moved, either the hex set screw is not properly tightened, or the sling stud is not an industry standard Q.D. sling stud. If the hex set screw is fully tightened and the sling unit appears to be firmly attached to the sling stud, yet the dowel pin can be pushed out, then the hole in the sling stud is to large. Any further attempt to use the Snipe Pod on this firearm must be abandoned. Replacement of the sling stud with an industry standard Q.D. sling stud may be an option. FIG 4 6. If applicable, reattach your sling to the provided hole in the sling unit (FIG 4.) USING A SITTING SNIPEPOD IN THE PRONE POSITION. FIG 5 FIG 5 shows the deployment of a sitting SnipePod for the prone position. In this example an STX-27 is folded so that the top 2 segment (5 segments in each leg) form an approximate 11 inch long leg. The other three segments are folded and wrapped with the velcro strap to prevent automatic deployment to the full length (27”). This is one technique that allows a sitting SnipePod to be effectivly used for prone applications! DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO ATTACH AND USE THE LEG UNIT. le Muzz 1. Remove the leg unit from the provided holster. Undo the VELCO® leg gatherers and while lightly holding the black LEXAN® ball socket assembly, allow the legs to dangle freely downward. The shock cord will snap the segments together as they become coaxial (gently shaking the black LEXAN® ball socket assembly will aid in the segment alignment). Rotation release lever 2. Check to be sure that the slot in the ball socket assembly is clear for mating with the sling unit, and if necessary, pull the main retaining pin back to clear the slot. FIG 6 3. Attach the leg unit to the sling unit by slipping the slot of the ball socket assembly over the male protrusion of the sling unit. Push the knob of the main pin in to complete the attachment. When properly attached, the rotation release lever will be towards the muzzle (FIG 6). If the leg unit is reversed it will be offset from the center line of the firearm, and won't work properly. Hex wrench 4. Height adjustment is accomplished by simply varying the spread of the feet. FIG 7 5. Snipe Pod's have a rotation release lever that when pressed allows the legs to be rotated back alongside of the firearm. This allows easier transporting of the firearm while the Snipe Pod is attached. Spanner wrench 6. The ball socket tension is set at the factory so that the legs will maintain their last position when the gun is raised off the ground. However it can be adjusted to user preference. By releasing the locking set screws on each leg (FIG 7), the ball socket keepers can be adjusted with the provided spanner wrench (FIG 8). After achieving desired tension, re-tighten the locking set screws (FIG 7). FIG 8 SHOCK CORD ADJUSTMENT/REPLACEMENT. The shock cord inside the legs of your Snipe Pod is held in place at the foot end with a knot, and at the ball socket end by a loop attached to the ball. Tension can be adjusted or the shock cord replaced. FIG 9 1. To gain access to the loop, insert the provided hex wrench into the hole located in the side of the top segment (FIG 9). Do not attempt to completely unscrew the set screw, because it will not fit through the hole. A 1/2 turn of the set screw should be adequate to allow the leg to be pulled off, 2. Adjust the knot on the loop to achieve the desire shock cord tension. 3. To reinsert the ball, pull the shock cord by grabbing it on the other end of the top segment (FIG 10). Do not worry about aligning the base of the ball with the tube at this point. The ball will be perpendicular to the tube (FIG 10& FIG 11). This process will draw the loop into the tube and help flatten the shock cord in the groove in the ball. H ex w r c en h FIG 10 4. Now pinch the loop and the ball between your index finger and thumb. While still pulling on the shock cord from the other end of the segment, turn the ball 90degrees, aligning the base with the tube and gently pull the ball in with the shock cord. 5. Turn the ball so that the set screw is aligned with the hole in the segment, reinsert the hex wrench and tighten. Special Note Ø A. B. Ø FIG 11 If you need to replace the 1/8" shock cord, be aware that quality varies considerably. Good shock cord should be able to almost double its length. A 12" length should be able to stretch to 20"-24". The best places to shop for high quality shock cord are stores that specialize in camping, backbacking and rock climbing equipment. When folding the legs on your Snipe Pod, start in the middle and work towards the ends. This will apply uniform tension to the shock cord and will make it easier to fold. Don’t loose those tools, store them in the secret pocket inside the belt loop! Kramer Designs Corp has no control over and assumes no responsibility for the manner in which the Snipe Pod is used Limited Lifetime Warranty Kramer Designs warrants every SnipePod to be free of defects in material and workmanship for life. SnipePod may be returned directly to the manufacturer by insured parcel post or UPS for replacement or repair. This Warranty applies to the orginal owner only and does not cover damage caused by abuse, alterations, misuse, accident or normal wear.
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