After looking everywhere on the Internet for ways that people had mounted bipods to their PSL’s I decided to go with a Versa-Pod mounted to the receiver. I looked at all of the mounting adapters that they offered and thought the standard and Flat Top models were too big to be placed right in front of the mag. The one I had seen many others use was the Picatinny version but I did not want to mount a rail to the rifle; desiring to keep the number of connection points to a minimum. I liked the Model 103 version (Ruger Mini-14) because of its size and the fact that it had two mounting holes.
The model of Vera-Pod I went with was the “Battle Pack” in 7-9” which comes with all three versions of legs (claw, rubber, ski) and the features I wanted: Pan, Tilt, and Cant friction locks.
Here is what it looks like after I got it mounted:
To do this I needed to create a shim out of 1/8" barstock that was shaped the same as the mount so that the bipod "ring" would clear the lower forend:
Then I just used the shim to mark where I needed to drill the receiver:
Drilled and tapped the receiver:
Bolted everything up using some locktite:
If you wanted to use nuts inside the receiver there is pleanty of room. You also need to mount the lower forend before mounting the bipod adapter.