B&T INDUSTRIES BT10-LW17 V8 ATLAS
CONSTRUCTION: 6061-T6 aluminum HEIGHT: 4.75–9 inches, deployed WEIGHT: 12.7 ounces
ATTACHMENT: 1913 Picatinny rail MSRP: $320
Sturdy and well-built from 6061-T6 aluminum, the BT10LW17 V8 Atlas bipod is extremely light at 12.7 ounces. It uses an American Defense Manufacturing mount for quick attach/detach. Leg deployment is done by a push button, and the legs lock positively at 90 and 45 degrees, both forward and rear. They can be locked close to the front or rear, depending on the user’s preference. There is also a cant feature (15 degrees), as well as a traverse feature (15 degrees). Even under the weight of a Ruger RPR, the rifle did not tip at full cant. The legs deploy quickly and feature graduated preloaded stops every ¾ inch. There was some play in the legs when fully extended, and the tightening knob for the cant and traverse was awkward to adjust and pretty stiff. Overall, though, if you can afford it, this is an excellent bipod for most applications.