The Atlas Bipod
The designer/owner of this advanced bipod sent it to me nearly a year ago. I have since used it on many occasions, testing it in the extreme. Atlas brings some innovative features to the table for prone shooters. It not only folds flat in either direction, but also at 45 degrees. Depressing a knurled ring allows the bipod to be extended. The Atlas bipod is perfect for prone shooting and sniper competitions. The company provides several means of attachment. The sling swivel attachment is simple and easy. The rifle I mounted it on has a rail under the forearm. The Atlas rail mounting bracket works well and fit my rifle like a glove.
I have noticed an increase in use of the Atlas in competition. With the solid strength and versatility of the bipod, it is easy to understand why.
Construction is from T6061 Aluminum, hard anodized black, with stainless steel springs and fasteners. UHMW (polyethylene) components are used for smooth tracking. Preload on pan, and cant is then tightened by means of the knurled knob. Both are adjustable 15 degrees +/- of preloaded pan, and 15 degrees +/- of preloaded cant. Leg positions are: stowed back, 90 degrees straight down, 45 degrees forward and stowed forward. All four leg positions are solid, allowing you to load the bipod at the 45- and 90-degree positions. Optional 3″ leg extensions to increase height are available, and the standard soft, durable rubber feet are suitable for many surfaces, while optional interchangeable ski- and multi-spiked-style feet can be swapped in the field with the press of a ball plunger with a bullet tip. Optional mounting systems are available for Accuracy International and Sako rifles.
Estimated range of elevation on the BT10 is 5″ to 9″ from the surface up to the rail, and estimated weight is 10.5 ounces for the clamp on style. Best of all, it is made in America.
Story By: Jacob Gottfredson
B&T Industries L.L.C.
P.O. Box 771071
Wichita, KS 67277
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