Magpul has been reaching into every corner of the firearms industry, so the release of a bipod probably shouldn’t be that big of a surprise. What is a surprise, it looks like it might be pretty good for the price.
I don’t generally think of polymer and bipod as a good idea. In fact, I had to outright ban the original fore-grip/ bipod plastic combo from my range in the Army. But Magpul seems to have gone a different direction. The look is traditional, meaning it is wide enough to actually be useful. The legs have a polymer outer leg for weight savings and an aluminum inner leg for strength. The feet are removable, and compatible with other brands of feet. Up front, a knurled knob controls leg tension and is big enough to use as a barrier stop.
Is polymer tough enough to use on a bipod? I don’t know. But Magpul doesn’t have a reputation for releasing things that break, so it’s a pretty safe bet it will last. It used to be common knowledge you had to use wood for a rifle stock too. Would this be appropriate on a 338 Lapua? Probably not. But for your AR, especially when every ounce counts, this is going to be a winner. It is remarkably light, and feature packed for the price tag of $109.95.
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