January 2006

Bipods: Stoney Point Stix Earns Our Vote

The Steady Stix IIís flexibility wins out; but the Roto-Tilt is also worth a look.

In rifle shooting the search for steadiness is ongoing and problematic. Every shooter in the field likes to have a a rock-solid rest from which to fire a single accurate shot, but sandbags and rests are too heavy and bulky to tote.

Enter the bipod, which provides a way to stop rifle movement without the downsides. We recently bought three units at a gun show which fit on or under a rifle with varying degress of success: the Steady Stix II by Stoney Point Products, $36; the Universal Bipod from Advanced Technology, Inc., $40; and the B-Square Roto-Tilt Bipod, $70. We reviewed each unit for function, ease of use, and steadiness while field shooting. Hereís how they held up in our evaluations.

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