At the NASGW show in San Antonio, Warne Scope Mounts was showing off its first bipod. Hitting the market at some point in 2018, this high-end bipod looks to be strong competition with other units popular for precision rifle competition, hunting, and tactical use. Warne is packaging new, unique, and useful features into this bipod at a competitive price.
In the video above, Justin from Warne walks us through the features and functionality of their newest product.
Like most nice bipods leg angle is individually adjustable, locking very solidly via slots in a steel disk.
Leg length is step adjustable in ratchet fashion, which is nothing new, but this Warne unit has tricks up its sleeve. Simply pull down on the foot and the leg extends. Click the locking lever inwards and the leg will shorten by a single notch. Click, click, click; three notches. Push the locking lever downwards towards the foot, however, and the leg retracts all the way up under spring power. Very cool.
A thumb wheel on the back (shooter side) of the bipod’s QD mount controls tension on a ball joint. This allows for about 20 degrees of both panning and tilting and for locking it down at any location.
The bipod’s feet are swappable, and Warne will be offering spikes and other styles.
A locking lever QD mount will be included. MSRP is targeted at $250, which, yes, is a lot for a bipod but it’s quite competitive with Atlas and others in this space. Worth mentioning: it weighs a lot less than you’d guess by looking at it.
Another slick product from Warne — one that’s available now — is their ANGLEYE rings. These 30mm or 34mm scope rings allow the user to adjust scope angle for long distance shooting. Dial in anywhere from 0 MOA to 90 MOA of elevation, greatly extending the capability of a scope’s internal adjustment without sacrificing the capacity to quickly re-adjust for non-extreme-long-range shots. They also ship with three height inserts so the same rings will work on different types of rifles with varying cheek rest heights.
Also on the “coming soon” list, Warne will be manufacturing a rail-mounted, position-adjustable DOPE card holder. This provides long range shooters with a handy place to put ballistics data for various range and wind holdovers.