Best Rifle Bipod

So you have your rifle, but you need a way to stabilize your rifle to make clean, accurate shots? Well, look no further than a rifle bipod! In this guide, we take a dive into the best rifle bipod for your setup and your needs.

I’ll start with some of the market’s top bipod options and then see the best options for different applications.

Caldwell XLA Pivot

caldwell pivot bipod

The Caldwell XLA pivot bipod is a compact, lightweight aluminum bipod made for bolt action rifles and AR-15 style rifles.

The XLA pivot is a budget bipod but not a low-quality bipod.

The legs of the bipod are made of aluminum and the other parts are steel.

This bipod has two external springs that allow the legs to flip down and be resecured in the up position to make moving with the bipod easier.

Caldwell XLA

• Material: Aluminum
• Weight: 12oz-19oz
Size: 6″-27″

caldwell pivot bipod

Check for the Caldwell XLA Pivot bipod at these retailers:
Amazon | Cabela’s | PSA | Primary Arms | Gun Mag Warehouse | Scheels

Javelin Spartan Lite

javelin bipod

The Javelin Spartan Lite is an extremely simple bipod made by Spartan Precision Equipment.

The Javelin Spartan Lite is a three-piece system that allows you to remove the legs of the bipod via a screw-on and off-based system to achieve your preferred length.

The Javelin Spartan Lite is very accurately named: it’s lite. The short leg version is only 4.6 ounces.

The disadvantage to the Javelin system is the legs are fixed height.

The attachment system for the Javelin is supplied with a classic rifle adapter kit, which uses the sling stud that is included on most rifles.

The Javelin provides a great deal of stability since the legs are fixed height and stationery.

Javelin Spartan

• Material: Aluminum & Carbon Fiber
• Weight: 4.6oz-5oz
Size: 5.1″-8.7″

javelin bipod

Harris Series Bipod

harris bipod

The Harris Bipod is probably one of the most well-known rifle bipods on the market. In fact, when you ask someone what bipod you should buy they are likely to recommend to you a Harris Series bipod.

The Harris bipods have earned their stripes and are extremely well known. The Harris excels at what it is for its price point. Sitting right around the $100 range, it is affordable and feature-packed.

The Harris bipod has several ways to attach it to a rifle, including a QD mount system.

One thing to note on the Harris series is the two external springs that function the same way the Caldwell bipods do. The springs all for retraction and deployment of the bipods.

This made for the perfect pairing with my Thompson Center Compass.

Harris Bipod

• Material: Aluminum
• Weight: 12oz-19oz
Size: 6″-9″

harris bipod

Check for the Harris bipod at these retailers:
Amazon | Cabela’s | PSA | Optics Planet| Primary Arms | Scheels

Magpul Rifle Bipod

Magpul Bipod

The Magpul rifle bipod is my go-to bipod on my Ruger American Hunter rifle. I love this bipod, but it does have some drawbacks.

The price of the Magpul bipod is in line with other mid-tier rifle bipods. At around the $100 mark, it is incredibly competitive.

Magpul is known for its polymer products, so it’s not a huge shock that the Magpul bipod has a substantial amount of polymer in the design.

They even have a MOE version that is entirely polymer. I’ll talk about that next.

The Magpul bipod is highly compact and uses a button deployment system to allow you to adjust the height of the bipod legs.

While the Magpul bipod isn’t the lightest of the list it is the lightest with its features.

Magpul Rifle Bipod

• Material: Steel, Aluminum, Polymer
• Weight: 11.3oz
Size: 10.3″

Magpul Bipod

Check for the Magpul rifle bipod at these retailers:
Amazon |Magpul | Cabela’s | PSA | Optics Planet| Primary Arms | Scheels

Magpul MOE Bipod

magpul moe bipod

The Magpul MOE bipod is the all-polymer version of the Magpul Rifle Bipod. You may ask, why would I want a polymer bipod?

Two main things: weight and price.

The price of the polymer bipod is $74.95, which is $30-40 cheaper than its metal counterpart.

While it still provides many of the same features, the polymer is not as strong (some say sturdy) as metal.

What it loses in strength, it gains in weight reduction. The MOE bipod is only 8 ounces.

Magpul MOE Bipod

• Material: Polymer
• Weight: 8oz
Size: 10″

magpul moe bipod

Warne Precision Bipod

Warne Bipod

Warne Precision is at the higher end of this list but is feature-packed and high quality.

This bipod is nice because it can be adjusted from the shooting position and has rapid leg deployment and no external springs.

The Warne bipod is excellent for nearing any application from hunting to competition, and everything in between brings excellent stability.

With that stability comes a pretty sizeable cost. At $335, it isn’t a cheap option but very likely the best option for features.

Warne Bipod

• Material: Steel and Aluminum
• Weight: 16.5oz
Size: 9.1″

Warne Bipod

Accu Shot Atlas Bipod

atlas bipod

B&T Industries makes the Accu Shot one of the most popular high-end bipods, with everyone from recreational hunters to tier 1 military units using it.

It would be considered the current gold standard of weapon bipods.

Atlas Bipod

• Material: Metal
• Weight: 11oz
Size: 4.8-9.1″

atlas bipod

Hunting Rifle Bipods

Nearly any bipod can be a hunting bipod but to drill down and find the best hunting rifle bipod you need to know what type of hunting you’ll be doing.

For example, if you are hunting from a tree stand or climbing stand,rr a bipod either doesn’t make much sense or will need to be very specific to your needs since there typically isn’t much to rest your bipod legs on in a climbing stand.

In short, determining what will work best for your hunting will largely depend on how you plan to hunt.

Best Budget Bipod Rifle

My best budget bipod recommendation will likely come as no surprise as this company has a long-standing reputation.

Magpul MOE Bipod

• Material: Polymer
• Weight: 8oz
Size: 10″

magpul moe bipod

The Magpul MOE bipod takes the budget best rifle bipod category handily. With its $75 price tag and solid performance, it takes the gold on budget and quality.

Best Rifle Bipod for Long Range Shooting

The Harris series of bipods are the most popular among professional shooters; having over 45% of the professional shooting market, they are #1 for long-range shooting.

Harris Bipod

• Material: Aluminum
• Weight: 12oz-19oz
Size: 6″-9″

harris bipod

Check for the Harris bipod at these retailers:
Amazon | Cabela’s | PSA | Optics Planet| Primary Arms | Scheels

While they my not be the best of the most expensive they are certainly the most popular when it comes to the best rifle bipod.

What bipod does the military use?

The US Army SOCOM selected the B&T Atlas PSR bipod for its service members.

Will a bipod affect accuracy?

Yes, typically for the better, but if your bipod is not set up correctly or is lose it can negatively affect accuracy.

Should I put a bipod on my rifle?

That entirely depends on what you plan to do with your rifle. I like to put bipods on any bolt-action rifles that make sense. There are only a handful of applications where using a bipod doesn’t make sense.

How does a bipod affect accuracy?

As long a solid, reliable, and quality bipod is purchased, a bipod should improve your accuracy significantly, removing the possibility of the shorter movement negatively affecting the shot.

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