[SHOT 2019] Thunder Beast Arms Corp. Bipod and QD .338

    Thunderbeast Arms Co SHOT 2019

    Thunder Beast has long been a go-to silencer for precision long-range shooters. This is in large part because the engineering that goes into their cans is as focused on things like repeatability and minimal point of impact shift as it is on noise reduction. (I have shot sub-half minute 5 shot groups while removing and replacing the unit after every shot.) This makes even more sense when you get to know the engineers, they are all long-range shooters themselves.  In fact, Zak Smith (the owner) has been in the precision rifle competition field since 2005.  So, when I heard they had a new bipod out I knew it was going to be worth taking a look at.

    TBAC bipod

     

    From TBAC website:

    NOTABLE FEATURES

    • Legs deployable without push of a button – just sweep the legs down
    • 45-degree mode, but only if you want it after deploying to 90 degrees, so it’s not annoying
    • No pan mode to keep rifle from falling over
    • Tool-less QD feet (rubber and spike available)
    • Tool-less leg extension installation and removal
    • Set-and-forget cant tension, very smooth cant adjustment and rotation
    • ADM Picatinny QD mount
    • Pic mount can be removed and replaced with all B&T mounting plates, e.g. RRS, Arca Swiss
    • Legs are fully spring actuated but designed to reduce muzzle hop
    • Titanium, stainless, and aluminum construction, fully coated
    • Titanium parts are PVD coated
    • Stainless is ISONITE QPQ Nitrided
    • Aluminum is Type III hardcoat
    • Inner legs are made of titanium
    • All critical mating surfaces are stainless steel
    • “Fat Guy” impact rated
    • Stock height, 6.5 – 9 inches @ 90 degrees; 5.1 – 6.9 inches at 45 degrees
    • With optional leg extensions, height, 9.5-12 inches @ 90 degrees; 7.25-9 inches at 45 degrees
    • Optional spike feet with carbide tips

    Pictured: Optional spike feet and leg extensions.

     

    Showing the button to switch to 45 degrees. Discreetly placed on the inside of the legs.

     

    Also available is the new .338 Ultra SR.  The SR stands for secondary retention.  It is essentially a locking .338 Ultra.

    .338 Ultra SR

     

    For more information on these or other Thunder Beast Arms Corp. products visit: https://thunderbeastarms.com/


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