New Blaser Bipod

blaser bipod

Blaser is now selling a 4.7 ounce bipod that uses a specially designed magnetic mount for quick attachment in the field. Blaser states you carry the bipod in a pocket and only attach it when you are ready to shoot.

The bipod is made largely of carbon fiber to reduce weight. It has a special cant system to keep the rifle level, and the bipod can be easily turned without the need to pick up the rifle.

From Blaser:

The Blaser Carbon BiPod redefines the game. Why? Only when you are getting ready to shoot, you need to attach it to the rifle. At all other times the Blaser Carbon BiPod can be easily carried around in your pocket, vir- tually weightless: Made out of ultralight carbon fiber, it only weights 133 grams. Huntability at its best!

Adapted specifically for the R8 Professional Success, the Blaser Carbon BiPod comes exclusively as a set, consisting of an especially designed forearm and a dependable magnetic mount. This ensures maximum sta- bility when shooting and improves the shooters’ performance. A built-in cant system keeps the rifle level even when the ground is not. The Blaser Carbon BiPod can be turned quietly and easily. No need to pick up the ri- fle to reposition the bipod. Extendable legs cater for a wide variety of shooting situations, while the stainless steel ends guarantee a safe stand at all times.

Thanks to the interchangeability of the Blaser modular system the bipod can be easily attached to the rifle by exchanging the standard for the Blaser Carbon BiPod forearm in no time. Insert the bipod, adjust the legs and the built-in cant system and you are ready to go.

This cool hunting companion has been developed by UK-based Spartan Precision Equipment for Blaser. Currently the bipod is only available for the R8 Professional Success with a muzzle diameter of 17 mm (0.6’’). A bipod for the R8 Professional is at planning stage.



Richard Johnson

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  • JumpIf NotZero

    I like the lightweight, but that height under bore is crazy.

    Esp considering what looks like a spigot hole in the stock.

    • Julio

      Sorry if it’s a dumb question, but what’s the problem with “height under bore”?

      • JumpIf NotZero

        It’s not a dumb question. A couple of things are wrong with it.

        Panning, and cant when the bore is far from the bipod axis make for larger errors than being closer to the bore. Stretch it to an extreme example. If my bipod is a foot from the bore, the tiniest bit of movment will put so much cant in the I’ll be way off target. Now, when you get to 1000y+, an inch of bore hieght will feel like that 1 foot. AI / Parker / Sako and others have bipod’s who’s axis is either directly in line or closer to in line with the bore. Tango Down has an AR bipod that gets close. There was one here on TFB from EliteIron who despite their products being too heavy and too expensive, does the job well it seems.

        Loading a bipod far from the bore also throws off the natural point of aim more. You need to load the bipod forward, but as you do, it’s going to be farther from the target vs when you were not loaded. You’d ideally be supported on the rear bag anyhow, but still, it’s a difference.

        Another thing, is that it creates a larger profile for imo no real reason. There is space in front of the stock, use it if you can.

        Baser doesn’t have or do anything cheap. So for the price, I’d expect to see the bipod swivel/pan/cant axis closer to the bore.

        • Julio

          Thanks. I can see that makes sense, especially as the range increases. Do you think it makes an important difference on a rifle that’s most likely to be used at ranges of <300m? From the article it looks as though the core concept of the Blaser bipod is that you can carry and shoot the rifle without a bipod fitted most of the time, but take the bipod out of your pocket/pack, fit it quickly, and use it quickly, when needed so it seems these have taken priority over precision in this case. I can see though that a spigot through the fore-end tip could permit it to work in this way too whilst minimising the issues of cant and loading. I wonder how many people will consider it worth buying a whole new fore-end for this, but then perhaps Blaser owners will.

  • Phil Hsueh

    Funny, when I first read the title to this article I thought it said something to the effect of laser bipod and made me think that the bipod had some sort of laser built into it.

    • floppyscience

      That’s exactly what I read as well. I was really confused.

  • Esteparatus

    Given it’s for a Blaser, it’ll cost $2,000 and won’t do a thing to improve the lousy accuracy of Blaser’s crappy rifle. But don’t take my word for it – read any review of a Blaser and the testers always seem to happy with 2″ to 4″ groups – inexcusable for a rifle that costs that much. And their modular barrel system? You could easily buy another high quality rifle than a caliber change for a Blaser. And it would still suck. Who buys these things?