Bipod - If someone else will be holding the sticks while you set your rifle in them. Tripod - If you are hunting alone and want the sticks to stay in position on their own while you set your rifle in them and/or want the added rigidity of a third leg.
Engineered to Deliver
The new Fly’s Eye® Bipod is engineered to deliver unmatched support with twice as many points of contact as traditional shooting sticks. The innovative pivoting head clamps onto the top sections of our two-piece aluminum connector which anchors the rear support arm. This new model offers best in class overall performance due to this intuitive rugged design; ability to change the point of impact to a material degree (50' at 100 yards) without repositioning the sticks; compactness when taken apart; light weight; and quietness — all backed by the only unconditional lifetime warranty in the business. Like all of our other shooting sticks, these are hand-crafted, one-at-a-time, in our Ohio workshop and are the only product of its type made in the USA.
No expense was spared to build the best product possible.
The pivot head utilizes an investment-grade aluminum casting sleeved with an indestructible polymer that fully encases the stainless steel pivot ball. The rear support arm can open up to 30 degrees and this creates a 20” span between the two points of contact. That length is ideal for double rifles, single shots and bolt actions.
Two different versions of this pivot head were prototyped for extensive testing before we perfected it and filed our patent.
The new one-piece suede leather bridge top does what ordinary two-piece circular tops cannot; it encircles most of your rifles' fore end which permits you to lean into the sticks and flex the legs in the direction you want to shoot (see video) without your fore end coming out of them. To accomplish this you must keep some downward pressure on both the front rest and rear support arm. This flexing of the legs will allow you to move the point of impact either way a total of approximately 50’ at 100 yards to follow moving game without repositioning the legs. Please be careful not to over-flex the legs as they may lose purchase if you try to change the point of impact more than the amount referenced above without repositioning them. When you fold the sticks up to walk with them, the leather bridge top is held in place by the scissoring action of the two short wood portions at the top.
If you do not have the extra few seconds to deploy the rear support arm, or are taking a close shot and do not need it, you can use them as traditional shooting sticks.
When we tighten the larger screw on the pivot arm, it constricts the aluminum sleeve and the indestructible polymer that lines it to secure it to the top section of our two-piece connector. You do not need to adjust it and that one screw alone is enough to secure the pivot arm. However, we always like to over-engineer our products so in order to provide additional security, we have added a smaller black set screw that is sealed in place with Loctite® at the factory.
The rear support arm “V” is designed to go behind the pistol grip of the rifle. Do not put it directly behind the trigger guard as they are not designed to be used from that position.
When in use, the spread between the bottom legs on the ground is 3’-4’ depending on whether you are on the shorter or taller end of the height distribution for the size you purchase. This spread is required to allow the rear support arm “V” to spread out far enough to securely hold the rifle stock behind the pistol grip.
We orient the support arm differently for left and right handed shooters; please ensure you select your preference when placing your order.
Disassembled (for transport)
5' 5" - 5' 8"
5' 9" - 6'
6' 1" - 6' 3"
* Contact us if you need a longer size
* Bipod Base Model: Oak shafts without a carrying case start at $419 * Fully Loaded Model: Extra-rigid hickory shafts, leather bridge tops, anodized matte black metallic parts, and heavy-duty canvas carrying case is priced at $469. Save $30 versus adding these items individually.
Using Your Sticks - Setup Procedures
Note: Always keep your finger out of the trigger guard until you are ready to shoot.
While what follows may sound complicated, once you watch the video below you will see how intuitive it is to make the adjustments described.
Spread the legs of the bipod 3-4’ apart, adjust to your proper height and then plant the sharpened bottoms in the ground.
Grasp the rear support arm and pull it back towards you. The rear support arm is designed to stay where you put it so it will require a few pounds of force to open or close it. Lean the rear support arm against your chest so your hands are free to unsling your rifle.
Place the rear part of the stock just behind the pistol grip in the rear support “V” and the fore end in the front leather bridge sling.
Moving Point of Impact - The new one-piece suede leather bridge top and rear support arm do what ordinary shooting sticks cannot; it allows you to lean into the sticks and flex the legs to change your point of impact left or right (see video) without the front or the back of the rifle coming out of them. To accomplish this you must keep some downward pressure on both the front rest and rear support arm. This flexing of the legs will allow you to move the point of impact either left or right a total of approximately 50’ at 100 yards to follow moving game without repositioning the legs. Please be careful not to over-flex the legs as they may lose purchase if you try to change the point of impact more than the amount referenced above without repositioning them. If you want to change your point of impact up, simply maintain control of you rifle and lean away from the sticks. If you want to change your point of impact down, simply maintain control of you rifle and lean further into the sticks.
How does the Bridge Top Stay On - When you fold the sticks up to walk with them, the leather bridge top is held in place by the scissoring action of the two top wood portions.
Advantages versus other models
Intuitive design that is easier to adjust; there are no buttons under tension that all have to be pushed in at the same time, or sleeve you have to carry to make them longer or shorter.
Heavy-duty construction and two points of contact make them extremely rigid
Lighter weight: Less than 3 pounds.
Quieter: No hollow aluminum tubes to conduct sound.
Compact: Shorter when taken apart; the longest section of our XL model is only 38” long.
Nothing affixed to your front sling swivel which makes it difficult to carry or sling your rifle.
Covered by the only Unconditional Lifetime Warranty in the industry with local spare parts inventory if you lose or damage anything.