BipodeXt now shipping. And some thoughts about shooting with a bipod

    I love products that let me shoot faster and more accurate. And the lighter and the more flexible that help is the better. I use bipods quite a lot in all kinds of shooting. When shooting long range I use a bipod all the time, unless there’s some reason (usually a rule) why not to.

    Shooting kneeling with a high bipod is one of my favorite shooting positions, where I get a good compromise between speed and precision for shots out to about 200 – 250 meters.

    Within 100 meters I try to shoot standing, free hand, in practical shooting. Practice makes perfect.

    When shooting prone, I used to like to have the bipod (normally a Harris or an Atlas) rather high. With time and practice (and perhaps a smaller belly) I realized that the lower I go the more stable and accurate my shooting gets. So as long as the barrel and the scope clears any objects on the ground (like vegetation) that’s as low as I’ll go.

    Pete wrote about the new BipodeXt Bipod Extention System in April this year. To understand the idea behind the product please check his article.

    Below: “BXT 40X3 fully extended for the ultimate in stability and accuracy.

    According to their website they are now ready to start shipping (August 21 2017).

    I would agree with BipodeXt that the best position for the bipod is as far out as possible. But that goes for  the handguard (if it’s free floating), not extended on a tube past the end of the barrel.

    If you are making a lot of transitions (more likely in practical shooting) side to side, or up and down, I prefer the bipod closer to the middle of the rifle, to turn and work the rifle around the bipod.

    Traditional bipod position vs. BipodeXt.

    However I’m not so sure that BipodeXt’s solution to extend the bipod that far out, and at the same time adding height and Picatinny joints it the right way to go.

    Also, if you add pressure on the vertical grip there will be some interesting force vectors, not necessarily working in your favor.

    If I understand the construction correct, there should also be some flex in the joints when you apply any force.

    Please note: I have not tried the BipodeXt, but based on my experience it would not add any balance to the system but rather the opposite.

    Am I right, am I wrong? Please let us know what you think in the comments section below.

     

    Below: This year’s most awkward shooting position?

    Some pictures of the BipodeXt in work.

    Pictures from Accuracy Solutions Facebook.

    The price range from 399 to 599 USD depending on model.

    You can check their webpage for more details: https://bipodext.com/

    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics and sound suppressors. TCCC Certified medic.


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