But when you deploy it, the trouble begins.
The bipod legs are rather thin tubes made of high-tec carbon fiber, and are probably unbreakable by anything short of being run over by an Abrams tank's tread. But they flex. Thus, they could be steadier.
OK, but they're steady enough, if you snuggle down onto them, to fire a successful shot. And then the rifle bounces, due to recoil. So now you've got to steadily snuggle the rifle down on those willowy legs again, before firing your second shot.
Further, there's a small hairpin spring between the bipod's legs that causes them to deploy when you've pulled them out, and also causes them to friction-lock into their stock recess when stowed. That spring is not attached very well, depending for security upon its own tension alone, and it tends to fall off and get lost. I had to figure out a way to attach it permanently to the two legs, and I'm still not satisfied with the kludge I came up with. Maybe I'll go to duck tape next, if I ever go back to working on the whole project.
Clifton went through at least two iterations of his design. I had to send the stock back to him for modification twice. The final time was "the time of the spring," as noted above. I think he made the outfit worse, not better, that last time around.
So I have a half-finished Clifton bipod stock, a M1903 (not A3) barrelled action, a Pachmayer removable buttpad (providing an easily-accessed stock cavity for cleaning rod, etc.), a custom-made 10-round magazine, a 1.5-power down-bore "scout" scope and mount, and a gorgeous Lyman #48 long-slide (to 1,000 yards) receiver sight (and "globe" front sight to match). A real do-it-yourself, scout rifle kit.
(In its original, me-made, walnut stock, the barrelled action really did hold a minute-of-angle. For three shots, anyway.)
And that's the whole story.