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.”