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  • Writer's pictureNoah O. Thompson

I Tested And Ranked The Best Rifle Bipods For The Money In 2024

Looking for the best rifle bipod for shooting and hunting? I've gone through thousands of reviews and picked out the best affordable options you can find on Amazon right now.

best rifle bipods for the money

FYI, prices and ratings are accurate as of time of writing.


1. Harris Engineering - S-BRM Hinged-Base BiPod


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Highlight: Most useful for shooting off the bench.

Helpful review: "I decided to take the plunge and I'm glad I did. It's a very real, authentic, genuine American-made Harris Bipod. Bear in mind, my frame of reference is only for very cheap bipods. I did some googling before settling on this one, and let me tell you, the features listed are no joke and really add to the quality of the bipod.
It came in a clear plastic bag with paperwork from Harris. It's marked on the bottom with their name and the USA-made stamp. Just open the package and it's ready to go. Super easy to install and holds on tight. It's sturdy as hell. Feels very solid while being quite light, which is good for me as I have a heavy rifle.
I sent about 20 rounds of 7mm Rem Mag down range and it couldn't be tightened beyond what I'd done when I installed it. No shifting. No legs wiggling or falling or closing while shooting. The swivel makes a massive difference in ability to shift to different targets. My rifle is quite heavy (12 pounds) and it WILL shift and move with a little pressure. However, if you hand-tighten the nut, it's not going to just flop around. It's easy to keep it still and level.
The notched and spring-loaded legs are a huge improvement over others I've used. Easy and simple to manipulate with one hand whether you're raising or lowering them. Notches make it easy to get it locked into place. I got the 6-9, which for me was plenty of height for prone/bench shooting. There's a reason so many people recommend Harris bipods. Yeah, you can get a bipod for $20-$30 dollars and it will probably be ok, but it's no comparison when you get a quality one.
A FEW WORDS FROM A FRIEND:
I love this bipod! It went on my Colt 901-16S (.308). Was on the fence for a long time over the 6-9 or 9-11. Super glad I went with the 6-9 because with the picatinny rail adapter (American Defense) the 9-11 would have been far too high when shooting prone. Like many people have said, I too had a hard time getting enough torque on the swivel lock to keep the rifle from canting, but I attribute that to the higher CG from the bipod rail adapter and the scope riser. I bought an Alpha-Bravo short angled swivel lock, made out of zinc, from Midway ($15). If I had this bipod on a bolt action I think it would be fine; I might try on my 7mag to see. Anyway, the height of this 6-9 is more than enough to clear my 20 round magazines by ~1", but my 25 round magazines are a little too tall to keep from clearing the ground. Overall this is an amazing American-made bipod at a very reasonable price!" — Smith Aaronson

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2. Magpul - Bipod for Hunting and Shooting


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Highlight: Optimized for rapid one-handed adjustments.

Helpful review: "Before I begin, I’d like to preface with the fact that I am not a precision/long range shooter. My only experience with bipods in the past have been during my time in the military, primarily as an m249 gunner. That is to say that I’ve only used factory bipods on machine guns. That isn’t exactly a comparable use case for most, but it's still the basis of my idea of what a bipod is.
This Magpul is honestly the most intuitive and comfortable bipod I’ve ever used. Setup/installation is a piece of cake as far as MLOK accessories go. Unlike the bipods I’ve used in the past, there's essentially no risk of biting your hands on any of the moving parts. One handed adjustment is a breeze. Bipods I’ve used previously felt very flimsy! This one is perfect for leaning into seeing, as the feet aren’t bare metal but rather rubber pads.
You can also buy different feet if you so desire, though. I haven’t. Perhaps for the precision shooter with more money to blow there are better options, but if you’re just a guy like me who wants something simple and relatively cheap that’ll work for hunting, this is what you want.
MY FRIEND’S REVIEW:
This is an exceptional bipod for AR-15s and other rifles under 10 pounds. First and foremost, it's extremely lightweight, possibly the lightest on the market considering the features it brings to the table and its impressive list of capabilities. I dare you to find another bipod in this price range that is this light and has the ability to cant and pivot the weapon. It has considerable flex, and it's meant to be "weighted" prior to pulling the trigger by pushing or pulling the gun. The knurled knob is so excellent, it makes on the fly adjustments easier than getting your dog to eat a bite of steak. When stowed it can be cranked down, preventing the pod from moving around. It's not as stable as a Harris with spring loaded legs, but for the money, sacrifices must be made. The legs adjust super fast with push button retraction and will not fold up when loaded. Not being spring tension legs, you also do not have to worry about unexpected folding and the bloody hands that go along with it. Magpul always comes correct with new products and this is no exception. Just realize the limitations of this pod." — Chris Clark 

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3. Accu-Shot - PSR Atlas Bipod


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Highlight: Mounts directly to any 1913 style Picatinny rail via a low profile two screw clamp assembly.

Helpful review: "This bipod is without question the best on the market. Now, before the Harris fanboys bust out the pitchforks and light their torches, let me explain. Both brands of bipods have their advantages, but where the Atlas wins over the Harris is durability and stability.
The Atlas mounts directly to a 1913/picatinny rail or a special mount for bolt rifles. This results in significantly less wobble, and there isn't the constant re-tightening that Harris bipods require (they mount to the front sling attachment point, or an adapter providing one). That means the Atlas is less apt to wobble around and make noise while on patrol. The Atlas is also of much more durable construction, which does make it heavier.
The place where Harris bipods beat out the Atlas is deployment speed. They are faster to deploy from folded, and faster to extend. But where the Atlas makes up for this is in versatility. Harris bipod legs are spring loaded, so when you press the release they shoot out to maximum extension immediately, unless you positively control the leg and manually adjust, which is what you have to do with an Atlas.
The Harris, however, only has two leg orientations: collapsed or open. The Atlas has 5 possible positions for each leg independently, allowing it to better mount on uneven surfaces or even a surface with strange gaps or spacing. The Atlas ability to cant is also more adjustable and tighter than a Harris, which relies on simply loosening the mounting screw to allow the rifle to freely cant.
Simply put, the Atlas will allow you to shoot from a much wider variety of surfaces very reliably. If you can afford this bipod and want something reliable on patrol and great on the bench, this bipod is for you.
A FEW WORDS FROM A FRIEND:
I've been serving in the military for the past 12 years and my first 10 was as an infantryman. I've used many different bipod legs over those 10 years: Harris, UTG, and whatever that was issued to me at RFI. However, from my experience, Atlas makes the best bipod legs I've ever had the pleasure of using. I bought these bipods to go with my new LWRC IC-A5. The first thing I noticed was how solid it felt once I attached it to my rifle. This bipod allows you to cant and pan while aiming. As of right now ,it is still pretty tight, but I think once I break them in, this feature will be very helpful to track and lead moving targets. They do not have a spring loaded function like the Harris bipod legs. However, they have multiple settings that you can set them at. And also, the height is adjustable, which is nice. All in all, I say these bipods are worth spending my hard earned money on. I wish they were a little cheaper, but you get what you pay for, don't you?" — Rick Masters

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4. Vanguard - Scout B62 Bi-Pod With V Shaped Rotating Yoke


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Highlight: Folded height: 22 1/4". Extended height: 62". Weight: 1.10 lbs.

Helpful review: "So, I’m a big time shooting stick fan and will not hunt without one. But, for the past three years I’ve had to buy new Primos trigger sticks because they would break (mostly the trigger extension release) every year. And also because they allowed me, at 6’4, to stand and shoot. As soon as the Vanguard Scout arrived, I was in awe with its stoutness and quality. Light, but very, very sturdy! Bonus, it also extends to fit my 6’4 shooting stance perfectly.
The only thing that the Primos had on the Vanguard Scout was the extension release trigger (you have to manually release extensions on this). But, the Primos would break under any kind of weathering, pressure, or anything else that might cause a little strain. Which is exactly why I wanted the manual releases. Because with the trigger release... if it breaks... at maximum you’ll only be able to use it at the minimum height.
The reason that I put so much effort in this review is because I didn’t want anybody else to go through my same issues and money unwell-spent. Extremely sturdy, dependable, long extensions, and inexpensive. This Vanguard Scout is my only way to go!
A FEW WORDS FROM A NEIGHBOR:
Little rubber foot came off right away. It's the same problem a few other people had. It is so cheap I didn't expect much, but it is strong, light and easy to adjust. It's not perfect, but for what I paid for it's awesome. Would definitely recommend it! Also works well for fighting off an angry cow! I was attacked while out hunting and it worked like a champ at keeping her away. A couple hard walks to the head and just general jabbing, probably more painful for the cow because the little rubber feet came off. Never bent or anything!! Some of the guys said it was the best part of our hunt, watching the cow come after me." — Joe Baronne

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5. Caldwell - XLA Pivot Bipod


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Highlight: Ideal for a variety of positions, including prone on uneven ground or shooting from a stable table at the range.

Helpful review: "I'm not new to shooting, but this is my first bipod. I read articles about bipods and wondered if I really had to spend $100+ to get something of good quality. I'm happy to say that this Caldwell is excellent. It does exactly what I need it to do. It's a sturdy apparatus, and the push-button spring-loaded legs are impressive for this price range.
I don't see why I would spend more. I can't imagine another product being that much better. This does the job, and it even allows you to pivot the gun without completely resetting the stand.
One helpful note, I wasn't sure which size to get, but I'm glad I went with the 9-13". Though the measurements refer to the height of the bipod itself, that's not how high the GUN will be from the surface you're shooting from. When you swing the legs down, the bipod loses height because they're diagonal instead of vertical. My rifle actually measures 8 to 12 inches from the shooting surface to the bottom of the gun. If you're measuring to the barrel itself, it's truly 9 to 13 inches.
Keep that in mind. I'm glad I didn't go any smaller or I'd only be able to use it laying prone, and even then I'd have to keep my chin to the ground. I can use the 9-13 for anything from laying prone (propped on my elbows) to shooting from a bench rest.
MY FRIEND’S REVIEW:
I really like this bipod (13-23"). I received it 2 days after I ordered it, mounted it on my savage bolt action 22-250, and reattached my sling. It’s very sturdy and quiet. I have always liked Caldwell products I have purchased in the past, like their Shooting Rest (for sighting-in rifles) and the Deadshot Fieldpod (for ground blind hunting). The Primos Trigger Stick Bipod is awesome too, but it’s another item to carry to the stands. So I figured I would give the XLA Bipod a try. Of course, the Harris bipod is the best out there, but it’s $$$ and 1.3 lbs. I don’t need that right now. Champion bipods are good too, but I don’t like the spring return noise and the spring rattles inside the legs (1.4 lbs.). The Caldwell XLA is right for me because it's lightweight and quieter (no spring return). I included the weight because a few ounces add up when you’re walking/hunting all day. I got to test it in the field yesterday coyote hunting. I parked at the end of the road and walked 1.5 mi. to the stand. 90 seconds into the call, a coyote ran to my decoy 50 yards from me. I noticed the bipod wasn’t high enough to shoot. But I still managed to take down the deer killer. I’m ordering the 13.5-27" bipod after I’m done with this review. I’m passing this one down to my 14 year old daughter for her rifle. It'll be perfect for her!" — Leslie Chow

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6. UTG - Recon Flex M-LOK Bipod


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Highlight: Lightweight aircraft grade aluminum construction.

Updated review: "This Bi-pod went on a Anderson Manufacturing forward M-LOK rail. First the bad. It's made in China. I didn't know that, my bad, because I wouldn't have bought it. That being said, it is well made, and its design is well thought out by UTG
I like the five positions and height adjustments. It makes for a versatile Bi-pod. It does not swivel, it does not cant. This I DID know ahead of time. The legs can be shortened/lengthened according to the terrain which is good enough for me. Bi-pods should be able to swing the legs completely forward or backward out of the way. This one does, which I find very convenient. The locking nobs work very well without having to twist and spin spin spin to lock them down... very quick. Fit and finish is great and the M-LOK system is perfect. It takes its usual few minutes to attach or detach.
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING is that the Bi-pod fits attached to my rifle in my AR-15 case. It does not have to be removed. It may not fit into an ordinary rifle case. So, all in all, I'm happy with the Bi-pod and wish it was made here in the states.
UPDATE:
Still using this bi-pod. It's held up well. Most of the negative comments I read are user issues, like stripping screws and breaking Allen wrenches. Those are always user mistakes. One reviewer said the Bi-pod needs to be mounted all the way forward on the m-lok. Not true. It can be mounted anywhere on the m-lok EXCEPT all the way forward. Doing that will result in the compensator spitting flame at the rubber feet on the bi-pod, so that's an installation error as well.
The height of the item in my view is perfect. The adjustments available, and the fact that it will lock at 45 degrees forward very quickly instead of 90 degrees or including 90 degrees, make this Bi-pod very versatile. In battle situations, across a field or building to building, you'd want something quick-acting, with multiple heights and multiple position. This bi-pod provides exactly that." — Matt Dunn

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7. CVLIFE - Shooting Bipod with a Picatinny Adapter


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Highlight: High quality rubber on the bottom of the leg makes the bipods shockproof and antiskid.

Helpful review: "It's almost a clone of a higher-end product that costs over $100. For the price and features, this product can't be beat. I'm using this on a heavy barrel Volquartsen 22 LR (Ruger 10/22) with a heavy stainless steel barrel.
What's great? This is easy to attach and comes with a rail adapter. I recommend mounting directly to your sling mount or buying an MLok sling mount to reduce the height. It's sturdy without being too heavy. I had no problem mounting it. I highly recommend YouTube for tips on how to make it more secure. I made a small drill indentation where the tension screw contacts the base plate, added a drop of blue Loktite, and added the zip tie as recommended. The legs snap firmly into place.
The biggest advantage is how the legs deploy. You can pull them out and they lock into one of the cut out leg rings. No more messing with spring legs and a tension screw to try to get the legs even. To retract, just push the button and push in. Note, I also recommend mounting the legs facing forward when collapsed. This lets you lean into the bipod when shooting without collapsing the legs.
Why isn't this a $100 bipod? Well, this does not have a front swivel for fine adjustments. If you are doing any precision shooting, you are going to want to buy the UTG or a premium bipod. That being said, I'm shooting a 22 LR at 200 yards with this bipod and getting sub 2" groups. I would not recommend putting this on a lightweight rifle. There are some basic, ultralight bipods that are better for that usage. This is much better for tactical or target rifles. Also, I don't know if I'd want the added weight on a hunting rifle since I shoot offhand almost exclusively.
A FEW WORDS FROM A FRIEND:
This is a one-step-above a bare-bones bipod. You can see dozens of similar models. They are knock-offs of the Harris bipod but cost 70-80% less. Corners are cut to get to that price. I put in on a .22 rimfire rifle and it worked FANTASTIC. I then moved it to an M&P15 AR-15 and it worked as well, only it was a bit of a hassle getting an acceptable adapter to hook it up to the hand guard. Not CVLife's fault. It comes with a picatinny rail adapter but I haven't tested that. What's wrong with it? It's cheap. I mean it's not built robustly and I would expect you'd have trouble on rifles with a bigger recoil than an AR-15 in .223. The screw that holds the bipod in place doesn't look like it would hold tight, but it hasn't worked loose at all when I shot with my .22 rimfire. Installation might confuse you. Just watch a YouTube video and you'll say: "OH, OF COURSE, THAT'S SIMPLE!" And it is simple, once you've seen it done. That would be for installation on a standard swivel attachment. If you're installing on an AR-15 with the round Colt style hard guard, you'll need an adapter. Trust Me. Spend a few bucks extra and get the Harris adapter. It costs twice as much as the junk adapters you see online, but it doesn't fall apart from something as simple as folding the legs of the bipod. The reason I say this is one-step-above bare-bones is that you can adjust the length of the legs. Very handy. You'll need a lot of extension to keep the banana magazines of the AR-15 from bumping the ground. If you haven't used a bipod before, be prepared for a shocking increase in accuracy. Not as good as sandbags but a lot handier." — Tony DiMancari

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8. Feyachi - Tactical Rifle Bipod Kit with a Rail Mount Adapter and Barrel Clamp


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Highlight: Comes with a rail mount adapter.

Helpful review: "After more than one failed attempt at finding a bipod that can hold my rifle. The last two cost more than I wanted to pay. This one may not be what everyone is looking for in a bipod, but you get what you pay for. To refer to these as extendable legs would be very misleading. They are more like level adjustments, because a half inch is hardly extending anything.
That being said, these bipods are so simple! They come with everything you need to attach to a rifle, which only has the sling nut on the foregrip or even a barrel mount (if you're into that kind of stuff). Each leg has a spring loaded lever that is super easy to unlock, which locks again once the legs are swung down into position.
That's it! No massive chunk of metal attached to absurdly-complicated springs and bolts. This is all really unnecessary weight added to something you wish to be as light as possible. Just click them down, sight in and enjoy a solid platform that is as reliable as everything else mounted on your rifle. Safe shooting and keep on sending it!
MY NEIGHBOR’S REVIEW:
Really solid little bipod. Sturdy construction. The extra mounts are a great addition. Love the way it looks, none of that ugly exposed springs thing. Legs have a tiny bit of give back and forth, but not enough to matter, unless you're 300+yrd sharpshooting, and if you are, you're probably not buying this anyway. I wish the legs were a tiny bit longer, but it's fine enough for bench shooting. Glad I made the purchase.
A FEW WORDS FROM A FRIEND:
I needed the Bipod off my Accuracy International Sniper rifle for a new Browning 6.5 Creedmoor. I bought this because of the low price, but I have to admit I like it more than the Harris bi-pod I have on my browning. The legs stay in place, and provide an excellent stable platform. Highly recommended for all types of shooting. If I had rails on my Browning, I'd be using another of these there." — David Blum

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9. Xaegistac - Rifle Bipod (5.7-8 inch) with MLOK Hand-Guard


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Highlight: Ideal for both bench and prone shooting.

Helpful review: "Cut to the chase, the XAegis M-LOK Bipod is a pretty good bench shooting bipod. It has a 5-section horizontal pivot to angle the legs forward or behind the attachment point, or fold it flush with your handguard, getting it completely out of the way. It also has a quick-adjust 5-section pull out for each leg, independently adjusted, so if your shooting position platform is lopsided, this accommodates that.
That being said, it does not have fine adjustment if you want it to be perfectly leveled on uneven surfaces. If that's the case, you can always fold and flush the bipod and use a shooting bag/hand. I installed it on an AR-15, and fired off about 200 rounds of 55 grain 223. The bipod did its job very well. It's lightweight enough to not feel any hindrance, and stable enough to not wiggle around when you are holding still for the shot.
For the price, this is an excellent bipod for range sessions. It's probably not meant for fast no-drag operators operating quickly against multiple targets with ever-changing and uneven surfaces. However, if your goal is bench and range shooting, this bipod gets the job done for a very reasonable price.
MY FRIEND’S REVIEW:
I bought this alongside a UTG bipod that was quite the same. I wanted to see the difference between the two in quality. The difference in price was only about 10 bucks, but this actually is a very good bipod! It's not quite as solid as the UTG, but I have it mounted on a 458 socom and the thing works beautifully. It seems a tiny bit more loose than the UTG, but it really is quite a bit tighter and more sturdy than a lot of other brands I have used. If you want a good bipod and don't want to spend a lot of money, I would highly recommend this one. I gave it four stars simply because the UTG is just slightly better. But it seriously doesn't suffer by comparison as far as function goes. If I have to find something to complain about to make this a fair review, I'd say I wish they would have put something to dampen or eliminate the "clicks" of the legs rotating or extending. That metal "click" feels loud when you're trying to be quiet." — Kim Burris

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