I’m a bipod person (not bipolar!) and I’m always open minded to new bipods and shooting support solutions. They are a great help if used correctly!
Having written that, I still think a good rifle shooter should be able to hit A to C zone – shooting standing without support from 100+ yards, and without wasting the best part of the bullets in your magazine. Two rounds should be enough.
There are a lot of bipods around, but I have yet to find the perfect solution. I probably own more than ten bipods, some of which I have re-designed myself to fit my needs. There are many bipods that do a few things well, but not so good in other areas and vice versa.
Thunder Beast Arms Corporation seems to have had the same idea, and have been working on their own product since 2017. They have combined the ideas from each of their “favorite” bipods, optimized them for actual field usage models, added a few new innovations and good ideas, and then tested the hell out of it for over a year.
The result? Well, look and read here. They will be accepting TBAC BIPOD orders starting at SHOT. The first units should be available in approximately March.
– TBAC Bipod –
Notable FeaturesLegs deployable without push of a button – just sweep the legs down45-degree mode, but only if you want it after deploying to 90 degrees, so it’s not annoyingNo pan mode to keep rifle from falling overTool-less QD feet (rubber and spike available)Tool-less leg extension installation and removalSet-and-forget cant tension, very smooth cant adjustment and rotationADM Picatinny QD mountPic mount can be removed and replaced with all B&T mounting plates, e.g. RRS, Arca SwissLegs are fully spring actuated but designed to reduce muzzle hopTitanium, stainless, and aluminum construction, fully coatedTitanium parts are PVD coatedStainless is ISONITE QPQ NitridedAluminum is Type III hardcoatInner legs are made of titaniumAll critical mating surfaces are stainless steel“Fat Guy” impact ratedStock height, 6.5 – 9 inches @ 90 degrees; 5.1 – 6.9 inches at 45 degreesWith optional leg extensions, height, 9.5-12 inches @ 90 degrees; 7.25-9 inches at 45 degreesOptional spike feet with carbide tips
|Materials||Stainless, aluminum, titanium|
|Finishes||ISONITE QPQ Nitride; Type III hardcoat; PVD (respectively)|
|Height (stock)||6.5 – 9 inches @ 90 degrees; 5.1 – 6.9 inches at 45 degrees|
|Height (with extensions)||9.5-12 inches @ 90 degrees; 7.25-9 inches at 45 degrees|
|Best Use||Field shooting up to .50 BMG|
|Extra accessories available||Leg Extensions ($50); Carbide spike feet ($50)|
|Warranty||TBAC Limited Lifetime Warranty|
You can find more information directly on their product page: https://thunderbeastarms.com/products/bipod
Also, check the video to see the functions working. The base price is $395.