Lever And Fulcrum: The BipodeXt Bipod Extention System

Working on a principle similar to sight radius, BipodeXt is releasing a series of products designed to place a bipod farther forward on a rifle to maximize accuracy. The device operates on a telescopic system that attaches to a rail on the rifle’s stock or forend. The bipod is then attached to a rail on the other end of the BipodeXt which can be extended, in some cases, past the muzzle of the rifle.

Prices range from $399 to $599 and they are expected to start shipping in early August.

To understand the principles behind the design of BipodeXt™ it helps to visualize a rifle as a lever and its bipod as the fulcrum on which the lever rests. While BipodeXt™ is not utilized to lift weights an analogy from the lever/fulcrum axiom can still be drawn. As for the lever, the closer the fulcrum is to either end of the lever, the more leverage the user obtains. As for BipodeXt™, the further out the bipod is placed the more stable the sighting down the rifle’s scope becomes.

Some BipodeXt™ models, such as the BXT 40X3, provide for a bipod’s resting point to be placed beyond the muzzle of most rifles, thus further minimizing movement through the rifle and impressively reducing reticle drift. BipodeXt™ can be extended and retracted giving the shooter a highly adjustable and customizable resting point. Due to its round design BipodeXt™ can quickly correct canting by simply operating its clamp’s lever. This also allows for an unprecedented 360 degrees rotation of the bipod in relation to the rifle. Most models weigh approximately 1lb.


BipodeXt Specification and details

Bxt 40X3 is 31.8 in. fully extended, this enables the resting point of your bipod to be brought closer to the muzzle of your rifle and beyond. It does this with only adding 23.6 oz (just under 1.5 lbs.) of additional weight. That is the total weight of the complete system which includes two Picatinny Rails, two Quick Detach Mounting Rings, Folding Grip, Folding Grip Mounting Ring, Level Indicator Ring and of course the core product of the Telescoping Assembly. The tubing of the Telescoping Assembly is made from 3K Carbon Fiber / Carbon Composite and the Clamps from Nylon making the Assembly “Rock Solid.”

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  • ?

    Why put on such a large thingy if you simply can have long forward bipod legs?

  • SimonSays

    A bipod on the far front end can be somewhat beneficial, but extending it out this far completely negates the benefits by making the rifle unweildy and unbalanced. Looking at the pricetag this is just a very expensive paper weight waiting for a clueless consumer.

  • So… is that a weird photoshopping of an M1A over the top of a different rifle, or is that guy actually nine feet tall?

  • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

    Looks useful. Useful enough to add “only” 1.5lb? Probably not for me.

    PS: when dealing with rifle accessories, there is no such thing as “only” 1.5lb. 1.5lb is huge. Thats a 20% increase in weight for an AR15 and all at the end that makes it hardest to carry.

    • Jared Vynn

      It’s a 25% increase for many bolt actions as well. It’s like the magpul Hunter stock, the sucker adds up to 1.5 pounds over the factory stock for the Remington 700.

    • Rick O’Shay

      In my mind, it’d be largely for long distance shooting, either from a bench or prone. If you’re a long distance shooter who doesn’t walk far from vehicle to lane, the weight might not really make a difference. In the end it strikes me as a very niche product.

      • Peter Balzer

        You have a typo in “in the end, it strikes me as a very douche product”, Rick

      • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

        I forget about bench shooting since I have little personal use for it. I guess there are people who like it though. More power to them.

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  • roguetechie

    I’ve always liked the way the Russians had a similar looking thing on their SVU-AS bullpup dragunov deals.

  • RSG

    Tiborasaurus Rex reviewed this. Said it was an outstanding piece of kit. He’s not bashful to say if he thought otherwise. Fwiw.

  • Too big and ungainly for use in the field so its pretty much for bench use but any one that wants to shoot accurately from a bench uses bags instead of a bipod. Looks like another one of those products that’s an answer for a question no one asked and for the outrageous price you could bring a new set of bags and just leave them at the range for several years. I’m guessing the only person that’s going to make their money on this product will be the patent attorney.

  • DetroitMan

    Interesting application of mechanical principles. Unfortunately it’s too big, too ungainly, and too heavy. 1.5 lbs is a lot of weight for an accessory. On top of that, it’s so large that it completely takes up the fore end and must change the handling of the rifle. I really can’t see this thing in field use, and there are better rests to shoot off a bench with, especially for $600.00.

  • Paul Epstein

    The one place I would imagine this being used is for rifles that are already massively front heavy, like big game or antimateriel rifles. But then I don’t own or shoot anything like that so it’s pure supposition.

  • BravoSeven

    I’m really confused by that picture. Am I the only one?

  • MrBrassporkchop

    Could use some pulleys. Maybe an incline plane of they’re feeling ambitious.

  • Raptor Fred