The Sierra 7 bipod was designed to give the modern sniper, who is employing larger calibre more accurate rifles, a suitable support. The concept was developed by Daniel Horner who is a very experienced, top level competitive shooter as well as a being an active duty Soldier. Daniel listened to snipers from every facet of the Army and Department of Defence to find what they needed in a bipod. He used that information to build a bipod that met those needs exactly. Everyone agreed it needed to be rugged, reliable, have a smooth pan and track feature, a smooth tilt feature, tension adjustment until lock for both, and have absolutely no 'play' from any of the features.
Like most revolutionary gear (red dots, modular forends, muzzle-breaks, enhanced scope rings, match grade barrels ect.) this bipod was tested in competition to prepare it for combat. Two prototypes were use by Daniel and sniper partner Tyler Payne to compete in, and win, the 2012 International Sniper Competition in Fort Benning, GA. Daniel asked for input from the world class snipers at the competition, and made a few final adjustments to ensure that you, as the end user, would get exactly what you need. What came about was the final edition of the S7 bipod...
One of the revolutionary features of your S7 bipod is the pan feature. This was created to be as precise and with no play in any direction. The smoothness of the tracking ability cannot be overstated. This makes engaging moving targets, and transitioning from target to target much easier. By using the tensioning lever on the rear of the S7 the tracking feature can be tensioned from free to locked, or anywhere in-between, in 3/8 of a turn. There is total of 90 degrees of panning, 45 degrees in each direction as shown below. There is a rugged stop on each side to ensure that your rifle will always be supported.
S7's tilt feature is second to none. The bipods rotates smoothly regardless of how much tension is applied to the mechanism. The tilt tension is adjustable from completely free to completely locked in 3/8 of a turn; with an infinite amount of tension adjustment in-between. There is a total of 60 degrees of tilt, 30 in each direction as is shown below.
The legs on your S7 Bipod are machined to allow for the maximum amount of strength and precision. By making the outer tube from steel we were able to make a leg that has virtually no play. However, keeping in mind the types of environments that you would be operating in there is enough room for dirt and debris to fall away, as well as a powerful spring to push the inner legs out.
Your S7 Bipod will come with your choice of 2 types of feet, the standard rubber that you are familiar with, and/or a set of Raptor Claws.
The rubber feet are a time proven option. They are rugged, tested, and reliable. You can expect that they will not slip or slide when you need them the most.
The Raptor Claws are a S7 original. These feet have been designed to enhance your shooting position when 'loading' the bipod or trying to grab onto any type of footing. With the S7's legs locked in the 45 degree position, the Raptor Claws attached, and the bipods 'loaded' we are able to watch our own trace regularly. This is something that many of us have been trying to achieve for years, and have finally been able to accomplish.
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