I had a Joy Pod but felt it was so light in its construction and awkward to get to the right elevation spot but could not fault its finish and neatness, just my experience, also struggling to get the right technec for FTR I have mastered the Harris style as its easy to load it up with forward pressure, this is the hardest part for me in FTR to gain forward pressure. My question is can the Aus Pod be used with forward pressure and how is it best achieved. Have you a youtube clip of the oz pod in use and how does the windage lever work ??
Thanks as I would change over to this discipline one day if I could master the technec.
Contact me on email and pics and vids are easier for further information. That said the reason I started this project was to try to eliminate flex and play. We are now onto something like version 8 as we keep trying to fix every little issue that we find. The new aluminium version is super super stiff, old one was stiff too but aluminium one is another thing moving rifle back and forth on a marine carpet there is very very little rear forward flex which it not the case on most bipods and what we wanted to achieve in the first place. This rear forward flex will give elevation shots, we have tried to make a f open stand on a bipod that was the design idea, probably a crazy idea but was the design plan and we decided that was what we wanted to do, and we have made a bipod that is as forgiving as possible of mistakes. On a flat surface drawing back and forth the cross hairs hardly move which was my aim with this project. I still recommend you do the same each time but mistakes will cost you less than with other bipods due to the rigidity we have achieved.
The windage is simple it is the same as the American team use it is a wand you pull the bipod left and right.. The elevation handle is too high to do this the windage is low and the hand is on the ground so it is braced so tiny adjustments are possible. Having a separate windage means too that elevation is set moving left and right should not mess with your height.
In summary when you take a shot you want it to go where you aimed for that to happen you need a rest or bipod that is stiff and the Auspod is very very stiff And even making a mistake ie not drawing back or loading the rifle should not cost you as much as with other bipods due to this rigidity.
Contact me via email if you want one I have very few left in this batch.