This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com
Accu-Tac has released a new heavy duty version of their aluminum bipods. The new bipod is called HD-50 and it is designed for rifles chambered in .50 BMG caliber. Because of the heavy weight of .50 BMG weapons and high stresses associated with the recoil of the .50 BMG round, Accu-Tac has incorporated some design changes into the new bipod’s construction.
The design of the bipod has been reinforced to withstand the harsh recoil of .50 caliber rifles. Particularly, the center hub and arm lock lugs of the Accu-Tac HD-50 bipod have been enlarged.
It is possible to adjust the length of the legs to nine different positions with the minimal height (fully collapsed legs) being 7″ (177.8 mm) and the fully extended length being 10″ (254 mm). When the legs of the bipod are at 90-degree angle the minimum stance is 13.5″ (342.9 mm) and the maximum stance measures 17″ (444.5 mm). Closed position width and length are 5.5″ (139.7 mm) and 9″ (228.0 mm) respectively. The bipod weighs 27.5 oz (780 grams).
Here is an excerpt from Accu-Tac’s press release describing the cant adjustment of the new bipod:
This bipod has the ability to cant and has a very sturdy throw lever. The lever allows you to adjust the tension and enhance the ability to lock the canting motion into place.
Just like other Accu-Tac products, the HD-50 bipods are also made in the USA. The bipod is made of 6061 T6 aluminum with hard coat anodized finish. It comes only in black color option. The new bipod is listed on the company’s website at an MSRP of $430.