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Spartan Precision Equipment is a UK outfit specializing in carbon fiber and aluminum bipods, tripods, and shooting systems designed for the hunting and tactical markets, including LE and special forces. Their unique designs employ a patented quick-release mount system that allows the bipod to be carried separately, if desired, then instantly snapped onto the rifle. Or, in the case of the tripod system, used as a hiking staff, as a bipod, or even as a tent pole setup.

I’d recommend checking out the video for the full product tour, but we’ll do the quick run-down here. A full Gear Review is in the works, too.

Spartan’s bipods are made from carbon fiber and 7075 aluminum. Well, except for the rubber caps covering up the tungsten leg points — sticky rubber for hard, smooth surfaces and a tungsten peg for digging in — and some stainless steel hardware. All-in, they weigh less than an iPhone but are extremely strong, stiff, and corrosion-resistant.

Bipods attach to rifles via rare earth magnets. The peg on the top of the bipod snaps right into the socket of one of Spartan’s mounts.

Available mount options include one that replaces a standard sling swivel, one that can be permanently flush-mounted into a stock, and a Picatinny rail mount.

Twist counter-clockwise to loosen up a leg for easy extension, then twist clockwise to lock it back down.

The Spartan 300, above, folds up underneath the firearm and is designed to remain mounted. However, it still uses the magnetic mounting system so can be popped right off and carried separately. The Javelin is designed more for hunting use and should be carried separately, connecting to the firearm when needed.

Likewise, the Kapita tripod system also employs the magnetic quick mount. Legs are easily removed to turn tripod into bipod, or bipod into monopod or hiking staff. In fact, a handle is available for the top and a flared foot for the bottom. A company is working on a tent kit that will turn these legs into tent poles.

Finally — and I didn’t get the name of this new bipod — there’s a really slick unit with some amazing articulation capability (again, check the video to see it in action). This one mounts in a non-QD fashion and has aluminum lower leg halves with notched extension points for more rapid adjustment.

We smuggled home a Spartan 300 and a Javelin from SHOT, and they’ve already been put to good use. Expect a review late next month.

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  1. About time high end carbon fibre entered the gun bipod market. Harris better step up their game. I’d pay good money for a strong and lightweight solution. And yes, I do know that up until now, strong and lightweight were mutually exclusive.

  2. Anybody know how much the 300 model is going to cost that mounts to the pic Rail and folds up so that you can keep it permanently attached to the AR-15??? I’ve been looking at an atlas and they’re about three hundred bucks so I was just wondering what the total on this model is going to be?

  3. Does anyone else find it hilarious that the Spartan 300 link goes to an Amazon site selling a King Leonidas cosplay sword?

  4. I think it a joak, I’ve been shooting off the same cheap aluminum UTG bipod as long as I’ve been using a bipod! It only cost me 20$ thumb screw and the thing is folded and in my pack. The Harris fanboys hate me. Carbon fiber good luck with that price$$$$$$. I just started using a set of Polecat shooting tripods; got a standing telescopic set and a sitting set their telescopic too, 20$ each. I like the little ball bearing keep that grab the little peg you mount to a swivel stud that hold and pivots just fine and the bipods use a picatinny none of them alone way a pound. Maybe all of them together. Not saying I won’t look at one if I encounter. Just say it’s not something I would run out to look specifically for. Besides I will have to break what I have now; before I need anything else.

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