Meet the Skyline Precision Bipod from Warne Mfg. – SHOT Show 2019

Warne has released their Skyline Precision Bipod with a QD Picatinny mount

Warne Manufacturing has been making great scope mounts for many years. Rumors swirled at last year’s SHOT Show about a robust quick detach bipod that Warne was about to release, but that’s where the story ended. Until now. At this year’s SHOT Show Warne introduced their Skyline Precision Bipod.

The Warne Precision Bipod features one-hand adjustment for leg extension and retraction.

The Skyline features a patent-pending design that includes features like one-handed adjustment. The legs may be locked into one of five positions (0 degrees, plus or minus 45 degrees, and plus or minus 90 degrees). This robust bipod is made of 6061 T6 and 7075 T6 aircraft-grade aluminum, with steel parts in high-stress areas. There is 22 degrees of total cant available, as well as 44 degrees of total pan. The panning function may be locked out if preferred. A large knob adjusts the friction of the cant feature and it is easy to use.

Standard feet are rubber, but they are replaceable with available spikes or ice cleats

The bipod attaches to a Picatinny rail with a throw lever, and there is a tensioning nut to adjust the tightness of the attachment. The bipod’s legs extend from 6.9 inches to 9.1 inches. Simply pull on the foot to extend the leg, stopping at one of the segments. By pushing a lever the leg will retract one segment. Alternatively, pushing once and then back toward the feet retracts the leg all the way. This function takes about 15 seconds to get used to.

The Picatinny attachment version (left) is available now, and an Arca Swiss version (right) will be out in a few months

The Picatinny version of the Skyline Precision Bipod is available now for $379.99. An Arca Swiss rail version will be available in the second quarter of 2019. Standard feet are rubber, but ice cleats ($89.99) and spikes ($33.99) are also available.  Visit WarneScopeMounts.com to learn more.

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About the author: Steve Gaspar has been writing for gun and hunting publications for nearly 20 years. He is an avid hunter, staunch 2A supporter, and occasional 3-gun competitor. His favorite outdoor activities are calling predators and shooting suppressed rifles. Instagram: @sendit223 http://instagram.com/sendit223

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  • Lance January 29, 2019, 9:46 pm

    I saw this last year at SHOT. I believe it was called the Rat. I will say I was impressed. It basically had a big ball that it pivoted on close to the attachment point. I had no idea it would be$400, that killed it.

  • Robert Campbell January 29, 2019, 8:15 am

    Don’t think Harris has reason to worry…:-)

  • bison1913 January 28, 2019, 2:14 pm

    I was in the role of assuming you needed a three to four hundred dollar bi-pod for it to be effective in use. However… could this ever be more wrong! I found an awesome bi-pod which works, perhaps even out performs the more expensive ones currently out there. I figured what do I have to lose… if you are used to three hundred dollar bi-pods. The Bi-pod is the UTG Recon 360 the model number is TL-BP01… holy smokes… was I ever more surprised. Now if I need a new bi-pod this is my go to two-legger. I am happy to say the two/three hundred dollar bi-pods are now a thing of the past for me.

  • Wild Bill January 28, 2019, 12:00 pm

    Wow. I was interested until I saw an almost $400 price tag. I really don’t see what makes these things so great. I have played with an Atlas and it was nice but not nice enough to get me to spend $300. I guess my Harris bipods which have worked well will continue work well for me. They are sturdy even on my 18 lb 338 Lapua Magnum.

  • BILL BRONAUGH January 28, 2019, 7:18 am

    Hell James I would have sold you a brand new one, with box and papers for considerably less

  • KCsmith January 28, 2019, 6:32 am

    Warne has been making riflescopes for years?

    Nope.

    • Steve Gaspar January 31, 2019, 7:32 pm

      Scope mounts is how it reads.

  • James January 28, 2019, 5:58 am

    I was kind of excited when I heard that Warne was making a bipod, hoping it would be in the $150-200 range. Guess that was wishful thinking, here we go again with another almost $400 bipod! If I want to spend $400 on a bipod I just get an Atlas or Accu Tac or a Sierra S7! Seems there is no middle ground in good bipods, you either get the elite group or stuck with the Harris style bipod. Maybe there are quality bipods in the middle price range but I haven’t seen any. If this seems like a rant it is because I just spent $300 on a Sierra S7 that I found on sale last week! ON SALE!!!

    • Peter Brown January 28, 2019, 10:16 am

      Ditto, the Accu Tac. It’s a bipod clearly designed with (capital F) Function and steadiness. The SR5 is the best bipod I’ve owned. It cost me something under $200 plus spikes. Ice cleats are not available from Accu Tac but I’ll live.
      Scopes….Warne scopes must be on the shelf with hen’s teeth. Are they made? Scope mounts, yes.

    • Wild Bill January 28, 2019, 4:20 pm

      The Harris made bipods works quite well actually. Especially for those out there who see spending $300-$400 on a bipod as a bit foolish. My 9-13″ Harris is sturdy enough to support my 18 lb 338 Lapua with no issues.

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