New bipod from Thunder Beast Arms Corp.

    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 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

    Specifications

    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
    Weight 14.5 ounces
    Best Use Field shooting up to .50 BMG
    Price $395
    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.

    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. Owning the night would be nice too. TCCC Certified medic.


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