There are many different bipods on the market, but how do you attach them? This is a question that we answer in this blog post. There are several ways to attach a bipod to your sling swivel; however, some of these methods may not be ideal for your application.
To find out how to attach a bipod to a sling swivel, make sure you read through this blog post!
Steps on Attaching a Bipod to a Sling Swivel
What You Need
Tools you need include a screwdriver that can fit all of the screws on the bipod, two slings, a bipod that is compatible with how it attaches to your rifle, and one sling or strap.
Step 1. Attach the strap of your rifle’s sling onto the bipod’s quick-release clamp. Make sure you do not use too much tension on this part. You want some slack for it to be easy to move and adjust while shooting without pulling the rifle off the target.
Step 2. Attach the quick-release clamp of your bipod onto a sling swivel. You can do this by removing any part that may be in the way, such as the amount or base plate on one side of the bipod’s quick release and attaching it to an existing hole for a swivel stud on the sling swivel.
Step 3. Slide the quick release clamp of your bipod up onto a rail, if you have one on your rifle’s stock or handguard, and tighten it down with the screw provided in its included package. If not, make sure there is no obstruction to how high you can place this part of your bipod’s quick-release clamp.
Step 4. Attach the bipod to your sling swivel by sliding it up and over a stud on the back of your rifle stock or handguard, then tighten down with an included screw.
What is Bipod?
A bipod is a two-legged stand that provides stability for the weapon when shooting
Bipods are used to improve accuracy, enable aimed fire from a prone position, and better control heavy recoil
There are four types of bipods: Fixed Legs; Pivot or Spring Leg; Swivel Studs with Quick Release Clamp; and Pivot or Spring Leg with Quick Release Clamp
What is Sling Swivel?
A sling swivel is a metal loop with a socket on each end. One of the sockets is attached to an object, usually by screwing it in place, and the other can be used to connect any type of rope or cordage such as a paracord
Sling swivels are often found on rifles, to provide a connection point for the sling
Sling swivels are also found on some bipods, where they allow the shooter to pivot or swing their rifle in either direction
How do I Attach a Bipod with Quick Release Clamp?
- Place one of your legs through the rear loop.
- Thread the quick release clamp through the front loop and tighten it down.
- Place your foot in the bottom slot of the bipod, then lock it into place by twisting a knob on each side to extend or retract both legs at once.
- Pull up on either leg until you reach your desired height.
Hint: it is often easier to extend the legs first, then bring them together.
- Release tension on either knob and they will lock in place automatically.
- To remove your bipod, push down with one hand while pulling up at the same time with the other leg until both releases from their locked position.
- Threading the clamp through the front loop on your left side will provide a more stable shooting platform.
- Threading the quick release clamp through the front loop on your right side with giving you better maneuverability and faster exit for follow-up shots.
- It is best to mount a bipod directly onto one of our sling swivels, which have a loop on the front.
- If you would like to mount your bipod onto one of our sling swivels with no rear loops, use either a universal adapter or a linear rail attachment clamp.”
How to Prevent Wear and Tear on a Swivel
If you’re using a sling swivel to attach your bipod, it can wear out over time. The most common cause of this is people shooting in an unsafe direction with the rifle and then accidentally pulling on their sling while trying to get down from the firing position. This will result in the swivel being pulled back towards the shooter and being pulled off.
When possible, use a sling with metal clasps that attach to the swivel as these are less likely to loosen over time due to how they are designed.
You can also try using two slings, one on each side of your rifle so you don’t have to pull on the sling.
Make sure you attach your bipod to a swivel that is compatible with how it attaches, and use only one sling or strap to pull your rifle down when getting ready for shooting.