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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


best rifle bipods for the money

Highlight: Great for prone or bench shooters.

Helpful review: Like many in the shooting community, I've dabbled with cheap bipods. It's common to opt for the more affordable version when faced with seemingly identical options. However, the Harris S-BRM stands out as a pricier but superior choice. Its reliability and sturdiness justify the extra cost, ensuring it doesn't shake apart and works flawlessly every time.
The packaging is underwhelming and looks cheap. The Harris S-BRM comes in a clear plastic bag with paperwork from Harris. Do not let this fool you; the box does nothing in the shooting world unless you use it as a target. When you get to this home, rip open the plastic, read the instructions, and put it on the gun. Here is an excellent part of a bipod: it does not need to be bore-sighted or test-fired. Once this is mounted, it is ready to use.
I mounted the Harris to my pre-'64 Winchester Featherlight 30.06 to see how it all worked, and if I loved it enough, it would stay on the rifle my grandfather gave me. After mounting it on the stock, the Harris S-BRM does not wiggle or rattle, at least in my shop.
The Harris S-BRM handed me my Featherlight rifle, which I swear is the heaviest feather I have ever carried on my shoulder all day hunting deer. Coming in about 10 ½ to 11 pounds the day I took it to the range, including the Harris S-BRM. With that kind of weight, using the Bipod makes a leisurely day of shooting at the range, but only if I used the shooting bench or prone. Being at an advanced age, not too advanced, but too advanced to lay on the ground all day.
I found that the Bipod is a great feature. It is hooked onto the gun, so it's always there. The sandbags could be used under the foregrip and one under the toe of the buttstock. With the Bipod, I did not have the bag under the buttstock.
The Harris S-BRM's legs are spring-loaded and can be extended with one hand; just press the lever, and the leg will shoot out to the entire length. This makes the deployment very fast. The legs are also notched, so they will stay positioned when set.
I bought the 6 to 9-inch height; Harris S-BRM has a 9 to 11-inch height, but I can't see that being practical on the shooting bench unless you like to sit straight up and down like a board. The bipod mount could be wiggled under the weight and length of the lever from the buttstock. I bought a better bipod adapter from Amazon and put it in stock, which seemed to fit that issue. — Smith Aaronson

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2. Magpul - Bipod for Hunting and Shooting


best rifle bipods for the money

Highlight: One-handed adjustments.

Helpful review: Magpul has a bipod on the market, and according to the ads, it is designed for hunting and shooting. By this, they mean hunting in the field and shooting from prone or bench-rest target shooting. The Magpul bipod may be the only one I have held that is built to move the outside of the legs over the support, not the other way around.
The outside of the legs, I will call the "sheath" (for lack of a better word) and legs are made of the same material Magpul makes all of their unique products with. This sheath will not reflect light like the glossy metal on nearly all bipods, nor will it make as much scraping noise over rocks and tree bark if you take this to the field for hunting.
Most everyone talks about the M-Lock style mount for the foregrip of an AR platformer or other battle rifles. I mounted mine to an old Savage Bolt Actions 30-30. Some may ask why I would do such a thing. The answer is that the stock was ruined, and I figured I couldn't break it more than it was, so I figured out a way to get the M-Lock mounted to the wood stock and set out to test the Magpul bipod. First, here is a quick word about the Savage Bolt Action 30-30. It is not as great a rifle as I was hoping. They are heavy and impossible to find parts for, like a worn-out wooden stock. The rare factor is not a thing either; they are just old guns that I picked up in a pawn shop looking for a new project to practice doing bizarre things within the shop.
The Magpul bipod allows the rifle to cant and pivot to keep on target, which is very nice, and for this price range, how could you go wrong? The mounting tension knob is vast, making it easy and fast to adjust. The downside of the considerable knob is, well, it's enormous. If I needed a slender and sleek rifle profile for a leather scabbard, let's say the bipod and mounting nut would get in the way. This would be the right choice if I mounted this on a rifle that needed to do some actual precision style shooting and save on weight and money.
The legs are not spring-loaded to fold up. It makes it very quiet when moving them into storage mode, and they will not snap into place and pinch the hell out of the web of your hand, either. The Magpul is an excellent bipod with some sleek features; it is not as rock-solid as the Harris bipod. This Bipod looks entirely out of place on my old Savage. This Bipod, I am sure, was designed with the AR platform rifles in mind, and you will not regret getting one for your rifle or carbine. — Chris Clark 

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3. Accu-Shot - PSR Atlas Bipod


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Highlight: Professional grade support for rifles.

Helpful review: If you have a dedicated long-range rifle, you need the Accu-Shot PRS Atlas bipod. The Atlas is heavier than a hunting rifle needs, or a hunter will pack around for very long. The Atlas is designed to mount directly to the gun, not poke two prongs into the front sling eyebolt. The way this Bipod mounts makes it the most stable of the bipods in this review.
The Atlas is slow to deploy, compared with the Harris or the Magpul; for that matter, it's not made for speed but to create the perfect shooting position. The legs are not spring-loaded in any way; they do not pop out when a button is pushed. You release the lock, pull the leg to the desired length, and then adjust the other. The legs also have five different positions under the gun.
Most bipods extend down and a little forward, and that's it; the Atlas can adjust the forward or rearward angle to fit the shooting position. Adjusting the legs forward or backward is amazing; this Bipod allows each leg to move the same way, independent of the other one. This Bipod can be perfectly set on a granite outcropping, and the Bipod will fit the surface; the rifle will sit exactly level and on the plane. It is impressive!
Along with the perfect shooting position, the Atlas allows the shooter to follow the target by canting and swiveling. As I said before, the Atlas is heavy not only in terms of weight but also in terms of price tag. It cost just over 350 dollars, about twice to three times more than other bipods. As I said, this Bipod is made for a dedicated long-range rifle.
I attached mine to my 7mm Magnum. The additional weight helped tame the recoil and kept the rifle on target like a champ; the only platform I have found to beat this is the Caldwell Lead Sled. The Atlas and the Lead Sled are two absolutely different setups, so if you need to move and relocate your shooting platform, the Atlas is for you. — Rick Masters

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


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Highlight: Truly field-ready hunting rifle support.

Helpful review: The Vanguard Scout B62 bipod will look to many hunters as shooting sticks. Many shooting sticks are a monopod style, fashioned after the old-world front gun rest in the early muzzleloader days. What they did was hold the front of a cumbersome gun up so it could be shot. The Vanguard Scout bipod is a cross-stick style of support.
Think of this style of Bipod as a replacement for the tree branch or rock outcrop to set the rifle stock on to get steady. The Vanguard is much better than trying the end of a couple stuck together with twine and hauling them along, but it is as simple as that example. The adjustable sticks can be just under two feet long and extend to over five feet! Talk about fitting the shooter. With height adjustability like this, the shooter can be in a seated position or a standing position to shoot.
The sticks are lightweight but very sturdy. Like my video tripod legs, I had to pull out the sticks to extend them. This was not a problem, and I was as quiet as I could make them. I feel if they were spring loaded, while faster, they would make a snapping sound that would alert the animal you're hunting, and you would get skunked. I used this setup to shoot my Marlin 444 to see what would happen. If anyone has shot the 444 Marlin, you know it is a rabid beast of a gun, punishing recoil and heavy to carry. I bought this from an estate sale, and I love it for adventures in Bear and Moose County, just in case. I also take this rifle for the elusive Sasquatch. If I see one, I will have proof of it.
The sticks handled the weight of the Marlin like they were born to it and absorbed the recoil from one magazine (tube) of rounds. With the Vanguard Scout ability to extend high enough that I could stand and shoot, this was the best way to shoot the lever gun. The lightweight and durable setup wins for fieldwork for me. I think the most used for this type of Bipod would be for our outfitter friends who have clients going to the field to shoot on guided hunts. This Bipod brings a bench shooting style of support to hunters who may not get much time at the range.
I will advise against keeping the sticks extended fully while hiking. The natural tendency to use the Bipod as a walking tick must be in my DNA. Luckily, I did not break the Bipod, but the little rubber end caps immediately came off. Losing the end caps did not affect the use of the Bipod, but it can't be good for it. If I hunted on rocky terrain instead of dirt and snow, there might become a stability issue. — Joe Baronne

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5. Caldwell - XLA Pivot Bipod


best rifle bipods for the money

Highlight: An affordable do-all bipod for every shooter's needs.

Helpful review: If you like the Harris but don't want to shell out that kind of money, you will love the Caldwell XLA. When I received this Bipod, I swear it was a mispackaging error. It looks and feels like the Harris, but it can pivot, which exceeds the Harris bipods I have used in the past.
I attached the Caldwell XLA to a Remington .308 semi-auto rifle to help with the gun's weight for a coyote hunter. The field reports are outstanding. I used the Caldwell Lead Sled to sight in rifles after bore sighting and advised this customer to use the Caldwell XLA for her bipod choice. She could not be happier with the upgrade.
With the purpose-built gun working to eliminate coyotes, we went with the longer sticks in 9 to 13 inches. This allowed her to use the pickup bed or a sit-up blind to take the coyotes. Suppose anyone has an issue with coyote hunters. In that case, she keeps her family's sheep herd healthy by dispatching the main predator harassing the herd. The Calwell XLA attaches to the front sling swivel point so I could place the Bipod and then reattach the sling so she could relocate to a different part of the grazing area to keep overwatch and carry the rifle on her shoulder easily.
The field review I got from her and her family is about the ease of use and the silence of the Bipod when it is being carried. Other bipods with retracting springs are great and sturdy, but the springs make noise when the rifle is carried; this can give the coyotes a heads-up when a hunter is in the area. The added weight to an already heavy gun can be an issue if you shoulder carry this for deer or elk hunting. However, carrying on horseback or with an ATV should not be a big deal for anyone. — Gary Anderson

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6. UTG - Recon Flex M-LOK Bipod


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Highlight: Budget-friendly aircraft-grade construction.

Updated review: A customer asked to install the UTG Recon Flex on his son's .223 rifle. His son uses a wheelchair and needs support for his range time, and the UTG fits the bill exactly. After the pistol brace fiasco, the Father and Son team decided to go with a Savage Axis in .223 and put the AR pistol in the safe until someone could determine whether the legality of the brace was valid.
The UTG Recon Flex is adjustable for different heights and shooting platform contours. The outdoor range they visit has wooden top shooting stations, and they are sometimes warped pretty badly. The UTG legs are independently adjustable and fit the gun and shooter to the table. The issues that the Recon Flex cannot contend with are cant and pivot; this was not a problem for the young man as he only does bench shooting, so the need to follow targets is not an issue for him. The height of the legs was 6 to 9 inches, so it fits his line of sight from the wheelchair.
The UTG Recon Flex does have some negative reviews, mostly assembly errors. Stripped screws and rounded-out Allen key heads are not UTG's fault; that is the person holding the tool's fault. The Bipod is made from aircraft-grade aluminum and is well-machined as well. Nothing is wrong with the device, and the hardware is acceptable. — Matt Dunn

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7. CVLIFE - Shooting Bipod with a Picatinny Adapter


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Highlight: Easy to use, adaptable and straightforward.

Helpful review: The Bipod had me excited when I opened the box. The Bipod is small, which is not bad; if you leave this attached to the rifle, it will be easy to pack around for a while. With that said, if you shoot a heavy recoil rifle, this is not the Bipod for that application. The mount is included, and it is the old school; it is also a cheap way to mount this to the front sling mount. The Bipod is made from all metal, including aluminum. There are zero plastics until you reach the end of the feet, and they are covered with a hard rubber-style "shoe."
I attached this to my wife's Savage bolt action rifle in .223. This combination is no longer part of my shooting gear as she will not give it back, which says a lot about its suitability. My wife uses her rifle mainly for target shooting. If this Bipod was going to the field for hunting, you may be disappointed. The mount is solid, and there is nothing outside the adjustable legs to work with canting. If your rifle is heavy, this may also not be right for you. If you have a lightweight gun and want to spend a little money for a better and more solid bench rest, this is the one.
The springs are good and stiff without being hard to operate. The legs snap forward and hold their position very solidly, at least when new. The adjustable legs are simple: Push the lever or button, whatever it is called, and the legs will move smoothly.
The mount for this, like I said, is on the chap side, built from aluminum and solid, but it pokes a pin through each side of the front sling mount. After you place the pins in the holes, screw the only knob until it is tight, and you are done. With this simple mounting style, you could install and shoot this for time on the range, then take it off to shoot some prairie dogs, so that part of the mount is fantastic.
My overall review and suggestion for this Bipod is positive. What I think I will do when I get a new one is put in my range kit and use it for sighting in scopes and steady resting rifles at the range. Everyone who shoots a gun should have one or more of these bipods. They fit everything and are quick to remove if you don't want to leave it in place. The best part of the CV Life 6-9 inch bipod is that the build quality is high, and the price tag is low. — 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: Simple and lightweight.

Helpful review: The Feyachi Tactical Bipod is new to me; this model comes with a barrel clamp that piqued my interest enough to press the buy it now button. The only time I have seen a modern rifle use a barrel-mounted bipod was in the military, which was way back in 1990, so it's not so modern. The barrel-mounted or barrel clamp was designed to support the rifle and increase accuracy, but not to precision levels, making it quicker and more accurate fire for Infantry troops.
I put the Feyachi Tactical Bipod on my modified Norinco SKS. Luckily, I have many removable magazines of different lengths for this modified gun. Anything over the 15-round mags will rub on the bench top. Like the SKS, the Feyachi is a simple product; there are no springs to add weight or complication.
The legs fold down and hold pretty tight. The legs do give some wiggle, but not much, and that may be built in such a recoil that does not shake the Bipod apart, or it may be the mass production plant that gets parts close enough to work mentality. Either way, the Bipod has no problem holding the gun all day, making shooting more enjoyable. I used mine to attempt sighting a red dot on my SKS. I discovered that the Bipod did its job, the red dot was doing its job, and the mount for the red dot was not doing it. The Bipod made the task of troubleshooting the mount and stuff much easier as it did the job of holding the gun in place for me.
The barrel clamp was a neat experience to try; for a battle platform rifle, I suppose this is OK. For a quick fix to a wobbly day at the range, for a new shooter trying to get past the initial learning curve, this may work great, and it is fast to use and take off the barrel and stow in the range bag. I was not too fond of the barrel clamp and did not plan on putting it in the range bag. If it decides to keep the Feyachi bipod on this rifle, I will fold the legs out of the way and leave it mounted to the forearm. — David Blum

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


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Highlight: Multiple adjustments and affordable.

Helpful review: The Xaegistac bipod was my choice to place on my pigeon-killer air rifle. The air rifle I put this on is my Stoger XM1 S4 super pigeon killer; I added that last part. I find using high-powered air rifles for vermin control great, and the Stoger is noise-banned by the factory, so no one knows what I am up to unless they see me.
Putting the Xaegistac bipod on the Stoger is a breeze, and using the Bipod is easy and fun. The legs have five adjustment levels, so they will work in almost any shooting position. The Bipod also has five pivot areas to make an even more adaptable support. The pivot functions also let me follow the vermin as they walk away from breakable stuff in the background to the killing fields of my backyard lawn.
The Xaegistac bipod is mounted to the air rifle because the build quality is not as high as I would like for a firearm-mounted option. This Bipod will do the job, and mounting and dismounting it is easy. If that is what you can afford, mounting one will not set you back hours of complicated work, more like 10 minutes.
This is not a wrong choice if you want to get a bipod just to see if you are into the bench shooting game. If you like bipods and wish to upgrade to a better-made unit, put this on an air rifle or a .22 Long Rifle gun and use it for the fun, low-to-no no recoil guns in the locker. — Gary Anderson

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