In 2011 my brother-in-law and I hunted Zimbabwe with PH Len Taylor. Over the campfire and a few sundowners, we discussed the pros and cons of bipods versus tripods. Len is a big proponent of bipods because he feels they are a second or two faster to set up and in some cases,that can make the difference between going home empty handed or with a great trophy. He challenged us to build him a bipod that would be rock steady and virtually indestructible and these bipods are our answer to that challenge. We scaled up our 5/8” connector and wood shafts to a full 1” for tough as nails durability in a flex-free platform.
The bipods measure 65” when assembled. The top and bottom sections for both sizes are no more than 40” when taken apart. We use a ¼” diameter industrial strength shock cord through holes drilled in the tops to fasten them together. With a little practice, you can have the legs taken apart in under a minute so you can use the top section alone for shots from the kneeling or sitting position. The bipods are designed to fit into an airline approved gun case when taken down and come in a thick canvas carrying case.
The connector screws together by hand and has extra-large threads to ensure that it will lose mud and dirt quickly with a light tap against your shoe sole. We hard anodize the precision milled, solid aircraft aluminum connector in a non-reflective matte black finish and we turn each shaft to fit flush with the connector so it is a consistent diameter from top to bottom. When the sticks are used from the standing position, the pointed bottoms are quiet and will securely post in a variety of terrain from sandy to rocky.
We offer kiln-dried Ash, which is the same domestic hardwood used for baseball bats. In this diameter it is very rigid without the added weight of Hickory. We rub a dark brown poly stain on it to make sure it blends in with your surroundings.
They come with thick rubber tops to protect your stock while shooting and a thick canvas case for protection during air transportation.
We hope you enjoy using them as much as we enjoy putting them in your hands!