Sierra 7 Bipod Review

Sierra 7 Bipod Review

Developed by Army Marksmanship Unit shooter Daniel Horner, the Sierra 7 bipod attaches to any mil spec rail using a quick detachable latch.  The bipod features pan, tilt, multiple legs positions and is made in America.

Does it work well?  Horner and his teammate used it to win the 2012 International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Georgia.

I ordered the Sierra 7 bipod used in this review from Brownells (100-013-079).

Bipod operation is intuitive.  The pan and tilt features both have locking levers that move from free to lock with just 3/8 of a turn.  The bipod will tilt 30 degrees in each direction for a total of 60 degrees of travel.  The bipod will pan 45 degrees in each direction for a total of 90 degrees of travel.

The legs can be deployed and raised by applying inward pressure and rotating them.   The spring loaded legs telescope by depressing a small latch located on the legs.

Remington Model 700 243 and 308 switch barrel rifle with AICS AX 2.0 chassis system, Nightforce F1 3.5-15x50mm scope and a Sierra 7 Bipod.

Remington Model 700 243 and 308 switch barrel rifle with AICS AX 2.0 chassis system, Nightforce F1 3.5-15x50mm scope and a Sierra 7 Bipod.

Bipod shown with legs locked in low position.

Bipod shown with legs locked in low position.

Bipod legs locked perpendicular to rifle.

Bipod legs locked perpendicular to rifle providing 9″ in height.

Front view of Sierra 7 bipod.

Front view of Sierra 7 bipod.

Sierra 7 bipod locking levers.  The levers are easy to access and allow the shooter to lock the pan and tilt features.

Sierra 7 bipod locking levers. The levers are easy to access and allow the shooter to lock the pan and tilt features.

Right view of the Sierra 7 bipod.

Right view of the Sierra 7 bipod.

Shooting with the Sierra 7 bipod is a real pleasure.  Locking the legs forward in the low position, the rifle is similar in height to a Harris BR.  Locking the legs down, the shooter has ample height (9″ with the legs retracted, 12″ with them deployed) for nearly any field conditions he may encounter.  The leg locking mechanisms works well and the bipod is quick to deploy.

The only downside is that a rail is required to mount the bipod.  If your rifle only has a QD stud, you are out of luck.

This is one heck of a bipod.  The Sierra 7 provided a rock solid base for precision shooting.

The Sierra 7 bipod is available from Brownells (100-013-079).