I love covering products that start as one-man entrepreneur shows. Most of these stories start with the premise that they were shooting and encountered a problem, saw no existing solution, and decided to create one. The most inspiring story is probably Ronnie Barrett who back in the 80s had no firearms experience and wanted a shoulder-fired .50BMG rifle. Barrett sketched out the M82 on his kitchen table, found some friends who could make it from scratch, and now militaries and shooters all around the world rely on Barrett Firearms.
Accu-Tac started from similar humble roots. The company was founded by Felipe Salazar who was shooting his rifle at long range one day, and wanted a more durable bipod that was also more affordable than the competition. He searched the web and spoke to his shooting buddies. He bought many of the recommended bipods but wasn’t satisfied with their functionality, quality, or price. Felipe happens to own a manufacturing business with the tools and materials he needed to start prototyping his designs.
The final result has been really impressive. I had a chance to shoot with the Accu-Tac bi-pod and am duly impressed. The material is 6061 T6 aluminum alloy which makes for a light and solid product. The functionality also caught my attention. To extend the legs, you simply pull them out. There are leg notches which control the length. To retract them, there’s a lever which allows a spring to pull the leg back in.
The legs are adjustable and the legs have removable ends if you want rubber foots, metal spikes, or other accessory.
Here’s a video:
Here are some additional stats from the Accu-Tac website for the SR-5:
|Finish||Flat Black Hard Anodize|
|Min. Height||6” – 152.4mm|
|Max. Height||10” – 254mm|
|Min. Stance||12” – 304.8mm|
|Max. Stance||14” – 355.6mm|
|Closed Position Width||4” – 101.6mm|
|Closed Position Length||9” – 228.6mm|
|Weight||20oz – 567g|
They have a beefier SR-10 bi-pod and one that’s smaller than the SR-5 is in the works.
Accu-Tac product are 100% American made.
Price: SR-5: $235.00 | SR-10: $260.00