Best Rifle Bipod

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So you have your rifle but need a way to stabilize your rifle to make clean, accurate shots? Well, look no further than a rifle bipod! This guide tests and reviews the best rifle bipod for your setup and needs.

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

ACCU-TAC BR-4

Accu-Tac B4 Rifle Bi-Pod

The ACCU-TAC BR-4 is one of the best-looking and feature-packed bi-pods today.

Don’t get this confused with the Accu-Shot; they are entirely different companies.

The Accu-Tac will run on the high end of the price points for rifle bi-pods, but you get many features and an extremely high-quality design.

Adjusting the Accu-Tac Bi-Pod

The Accu-Tac B4 is easily adjusted for height and uneven surfaces. The legs are extremely easy to deploy you pull out and set them to the angle that works best.

Accu-Tac B4 Bi-Pod adjustment

You can then adjust the up-and-down height of the bi-pod by pulling down on the bottom of the Accu-Tac legs. To retract the legs, press the adjustment button on the side of the bipod.

Best Rifle Bipod being adjusted

This design is incredibly simple and one of my favorite bipod designs. It’s sturdy and easy to use.

Attaching the Accu-Tac Bi-Pod

The Accu-Tac BR-4 Bi-Pod attaches via a Picatinny rail attachment that can be adjusted easily and is on a QD mount system.

accu tac b4 qd mount

The QD mount makes it easy to attach and detach your bi-pod if you need it removed. This bi-pod does store well, but if you want to cut down the overall weight of your gun, you may want to remove it for certain applications.

In my opinion, the Accu-Tac BR-4 is one of the best rifle bipods and I’m running it religiously on my Sig 716i.

accu tac br 4 bipod

ACCU-TAC BR-4

• Aluminum/steel hardware
• Weight: 20oz
• Size: 5.5-8.25″

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 $429, it isn’t cheap but very likely one of the top in terms of features.

Warne Bipod

Warne Bipod

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

Vahalla Bipod

valhalla bipod

The Vahalla Bipod is Designed for hunters and long-range precision shooters in any terrain.

The Valhalla Bipod has been engineered to offer a lightweight and exceptionally stable platform.

This bipod is compatible with tactical-style rifles featuring Picatinny or M-Lok rails, and it offers the convenience of quick folding or removal for storage and transport.

Its spring-assisted tactical legs are height-adjustable and can be easily modified with one hand, deploying swiftly with five different pitch positions to accommodate your shooting needs.

Unlike most bipods, this bipod doesn’t attach directly to the rail. Rather, an adaptor goes on your rail, and the bipod attaches to the adapter.

This gives you a unique ability to cant the gun and a lower center of gravity aggressively.

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 pivot bipod

Caldwell XLA

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

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 bipod

Javelin Spartan

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

Harris Series Bipod

harris bipod

The Harris Bipod is probably one of the most well-known rifle bipods on the market. When you ask someone what bipod you should buy, they will likely recommend 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 about the Harris series is the two external springs that function the same way the Caldwell bipods do. The springs are all for retraction and deployment of the bipods.

The external springs can be possible catch and/or failure points, which is my only reservation about using the Harris Bipod.

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

harris bipod

Harris Bipod

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

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 on the list, it is the lightest with its features.

Magpul Bipod

Magpul Rifle Bipod

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

Magpul MOE Bipod

magpul moe bipod

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

Magpul MOE Bipod

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

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 because of its military use.

The Atlas bipod is well known for being bomb-proof and working with very few things that could go wrong.

atlas bipod

Atlas Bipod

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

MDT GRND-POD

mdt grnd pod

The MDT GRND-POD bipod is a cutting-edge accessory designed to enhance the stability and accuracy of rifles, making it a favored choice among avid marksmen and professional shooters.

Crafted with precision engineering and high-quality materials, this bipod performs exceptionally in various shooting conditions.

Its versatility is a standout feature, as it provides both fixed and pivoting modes, allowing shooters to quickly adapt to different shooting scenarios.

Whether in a prone position or shooting from a bench, the MDT GRND-POD delivers unmatched stability, ensuring consistent shot placement.

One of the standout features of the MDT GRND-POD is its robust construction.

It is built to withstand the rigors of the field and can endure harsh environmental conditions.

The bipod’s legs are adjustable, allowing precise height customization to accommodate various shooting situations and terrains.

Quick and effortless deployment is possible thanks to its user-friendly design, ensuring shooters spend less time setting up and more time focusing on their targets.

With the MDT GRND-POD bipod, shooters can significantly improve their shooting accuracy, making it an indispensable tool for those who demand peak performance from their rifles.

mdt grnd pod

MDT GRND-POD

• Aluminum/Carbon Fiber
• Weight: 15.3oz
• Size: 4.5-9″

How to Choose a Rifle Bipod

Choosing the best rifle bipod for your rifle is a crucial decision that can significantly impact your shooting experience and accuracy.

With numerous options available on the market, it’s essential to consider several key factors to make an informed choice.

  1. Bipod Type: Two types of bipods are primarily fixed and pivoting. Fixed bipods offer stability but limited flexibility in target tracking. Pivoting bipods can pan and tilt, allowing for smoother tracking of moving targets. Consider your shooting style and the situations you’ll encounter when choosing between these two types.
  2. Height Adjustment: Look for a bipod with adjustable leg height. This feature allows you to adapt to various terrains and shooting positions, such as prone, sitting, or bench shooting. Telescoping legs or quick-release mechanisms are beneficial for easy and quick height adjustments.
  3. Build Quality: Invest in a bipod made from durable materials like aluminum or steel. Quality construction ensures longevity and reliability, even in rugged conditions. Weather-resistant coatings can also protect your bipod from the elements.
  4. Attachment Method: Consider how the bipod attaches to your rifle. Picatinny rail or swivel stud mounts are common options. Ensure compatibility with your rifle’s attachment points.
  5. Leg Design: The shape and design of the bipod legs can affect stability. Some bipods feature wider, non-slip rubber feet or spiked feet for better grip on various surfaces.
  6. Weight: The weight of your bipod can impact portability. For hunting or long-distance shooting, a lightweight option might be preferable. However, for benchrest shooting or precision shooting, a heavier, more stable bipod may be ideal.
  7. Price: Quality bipods come in a range of prices. While it’s tempting to opt for the most budget-friendly option, investing in a reputable brand and model often pays off in terms of durability and performance.
  8. User-Friendliness: Look for features that enhance ease of use, such as quick-deploy legs or one-handed adjustments. These can be especially handy in fast-paced shooting situations.
  9. Reviews and Recommendations: Seek out reviews from experienced shooters and consider their recommendations. Online forums and user reviews can provide valuable insights into the performance and reliability of specific bipods.
  10. Brand Reputation: Well-known brands in the shooting industry often have a track record of producing quality accessories. Research the reputation of the brand you’re considering to ensure you’re getting a reliable product.

Ultimately, the choice of a bipod for your rifle should align with your shooting needs and preferences.

Evaluating these factors will help you select a bipod that enhances your shooting experience and improves your accuracy in the field or at the range.

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 as the best rifle bipod for 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

Magpul MOE Bipod

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

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

Harris Bipod

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

While they may not be the best or the most expensive, they are certainly the most popular for 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.

Michael Savage
Michael Savage

Michael is the President of Lynx Defense and an avid gun owner and outdoors man. He's passionate about helping find the best bang for your buck and helping others learn about firearms and the industry as a whole.

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4 Comments

  1. Hi Michael;
    I see you have now reviewed the MDT grnd pod. I sold my Magpul wobblers and purchased the MDT unit and have used it for a year now. It is very good but does lack a few features that the higher end units have but you get what you pay for, hopefully. It lacks the ability to set at 45*or 35* rearward at all unless you rotate the unit which puts the control lever in front of the legs and requires a reach around to get to control arms. It is however light years ahead of the Magpul for stability and needs far less front loading. I was however very disappointed that that the control arm is plastic as is the tightening knob for the clamp, they work they just seem and feel cheap. Other than that it is IMHO a very good budget priced unit.

    I am now changing them over for the Accu – Tac PC-5 QD Arca rail unit as my range has changed their benches and I need the rear 35* position they offer. I think after all the reviews the Accu – Tac has the best build quality, best adjustability and is 100% U.S. made.
    I was leaning toward an Atlas because they are popular but after finding out they are made in China that will never happen now.
    Thanks for the good reviews keep it up.

  2. I had 2 metal/poly Magpul units and they are durable but very wobbly , way too much forward/backward side to side movement in the leg hinge points causing bad shot groups and constant repositioning and spreading of the legs for stability.
    I have swapped them both out for the MDT grnd pod which is not reviewed here, they are a few buck$ more but very affordable and are a much much tighter solid unit with more leg set angle options,45* forward 90* and 45* backward and folded up in forward or backward locking positions while the Magpul is only 90* open or closed and only one position closed.
    Not saying the Magpul units are bad just that there are much better designed and built units in the same price range.
    I am only trying to save everyone some ammo, waisted shots cost too much;)

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