To get the most out of your Browning BLR rifle it pays to find the best possible bipod. On this page we list and review 6 of the best bipods recommended for use on the Browning BLR rifle.
The Browning BLR is considered by some to be the most advanced lever action rifle on the market. As one of the best short/medium range hunting rifles it can be improved even further with the stability provided by a good quality bipod.
The downside to using a lever action rifle was the reduced stopping power and accuracy it provides. The Browning BLR bucks this trend and also adds great handling and control.
The BLR has been in the Browning line for many years and is consequently available in more calibers (a current total of 14, from .223 Rem. to .450 Marlin).
When using higher caliber ammunition it will be necessary to use a sturdier bipod and these have been examined too.
Listed below is a selection of bipods that feature strongly in recommendations by hunters. We have added a list of the main specifications of each as well as the company’s MSRP. Further down the page is a more detailed review of each base.
List of Bipods Suitable for the Rifle
Make / Model
6 - 9"
6.3 - 10.3"
7 - 10"
5 - 9"
5.9 - 7.3"
4.1 - 7.5"
Description of Bipods Recommended for the Rifle
Having had a chance to browse through the bipods most regularly recommended for the rifle we will take a look at a more detailed overview of each.
Each of these brief bipod reviews aims to provide you with extra information about the bipod that is not otherwise immediately apparent in the summary list such as special unique features. It should also help you in working out which would prove to offer you the greatest value in terms of its effectiveness.
Harris HBRS Bipod
Most Recommended Bipod for the Browning BLR
The Harris HBRS bipod sits at the top of the list of recommended bipods for the Browning BLR for two reasons: price and functionality.
This bipod is part of the highly regarded Harris range exhibiting strength and reliability in a bipod that enables repeatable accuracy.
It is lightweight, weighing only 13oz, but will withstand significant recoil.
The legs extend over a 3 inch range enabling heights from 6 to 9 inches. They are spring loaded for quick deployment and fast adjustment. In addition, this particular model swivels or tilts to compensate for uneven terrain.
The bipod has a built in swivel stud that makes it a simple process of attaching to the sling.
This bipod is often first named by hunters when asked which would be best to use with the Browning BLR.
Magpul Sling Stud QD Bipod
Best Value for Money Bipod for the Browning BLR
The Magpul bipod has been particularly popular in recent years due to the strength and rock solid performance it provides.
Made from a combination of quality materials such as Mil Spec 6061 T-6 aluminum, stainless steel and polymer.
The bipod design exhibits significant strength in a lightweight bipod. In fact, it only weighs 11 ounces.
When not in use the bipod folds down under the barrel and its profile only measures 2.3” deep and 3.3” wide. Both the light weight and small profile when folded makes it an ideal bipod for someone who is going to be covering a lot of ground.
The legs are spring tensioned and are designed to be deployed with one hand. They extend up to 4 inches from 6.3” to 10.3”. As it extends the leg will slide and lock securely at the push of a button and there are seven places that are a half-inch apart into which to deploy the lock. The legs end with soft rubber feet that will hold to the surface without slipping.
The bipod has a knurled locking knob that allows it to move through 50 degrees of tilt and 40 degrees of pan making it an extremely adjustable option.
The functionality built into the Magpul bipod underlines its great value for money. It is an ideal platform for the Browning BLR series of rifles.
Vanguard Equalizer 1QS Pivoting Bipod
Best Bipod Under $100 for the Browning BLR
The Equalizer 1QS bipod is a good quality prone position bipod that will suit this lever action rifle very nicely.
The bipod is simple to adjust and will provide the shooter with a great deal of maneuverability with 5 degrees of pivot tilt as well as 30 degrees of swing angle on both sides.
The legs adjust from 7 to 10 inches in height and they use a Pull and Position adjustment method. This allows the legs to adjust quickly and smoothly into position.
The bipod has a buffer spring to reduce shock and vibration so you can be sure you are shooting from a solid base.
Attach the bipod to the rifle using any Picatinny rail mount system. This means if you only have the sling stud available it will be necessary to add a sling stud adapter.
Atlas BT10-LW17 V8 Bipod
Best Long Range Bipod for the Browning BLR
Acknowledged as one of the leading brands of bipods for all standards of shooters, Atlas bipods provide high quality components with many features that ensure a solid base every shot.
Many hunters using the Browning BLR have reported good results with their Atlas bipod across a range of caliber choices.
Built from 6061-T6 aluminum, the bipod has a finish that is Mil-Spec Type III hard coat anodized and also has heat treated stainless steel components.
The legs extend to give you a height range from 5 to 9 inches. There is also the option of including 3 inch leg extensions if you need some added height.
The legs adjust independently to each other. You can move them into 1 of 5 different positions and can be loaded at the 45 and 90 degree positions.
It has preloaded pan and cant of 30 degrees and each leg locks by tightening a knurled knob that is within easy reach.
This bipod mounts to a 1913 style Picatinny rail using the ADM-170-S lever.
For complete reliability and solid performance there is a great argument for spending the extra money up front and getting the best on the market.
UTG Tactical OP Quick Detach Bipod
Best Bipod Under $50 for the Browning BLR
The UTG bipods from Leapers are commonly referred to, by hunters, as a low-priced alternative to a Harris bipod.
It comes with a mount base that is fully adjustable with a quick detach lever that will lock to fit any Picatinny and Weaver rail. It also includes a swivel stud kit so that it mounts on a swivel stud.
The bipod is an aluminum construction with a steel top platform. The legs end with rubberized feet so that it provides a more stable base that won’t slip.
The legs are fully adjustable over a range from 5.9 inches to 7.3 inches with 3 extension notches that will secure its position. When finished the quick retraction button will smoothly draw the legs back to their shortest position. The legs will then fold up so they lie parallel to the barrel of the gun.
It is equipped with non-slip rubberized foot pads so that it will sit firmly on any terrain or surface.
Javelin Spartan Bipod
Lightweight Bipod for the Browning BLR
The Browning BLR is a lightweight rifle so it makes sense to put a lightweight bipod on it. This is where the Spartan Javelin makes an excellent choice.
Built from a combination of multi-layered carbon fiber and machined 7075 aluminum alloy it offers an impressive combination of strength and durability while remaining very lightweight.
The bipod comes with a universal adapter so that it mounts on any rifle with minor conversions necessary to the rifle. The bipod attaches to the rifle through the use of rare earth magnets.
There are interchangeable leg options to give the hunter the option of setting up depending on the surrounding environment. The feet are a rubber and tungsten carbide combination.
It includes a cant system that will enable it to compensate for uneven terrain and it has more than 120 degrees of smooth rotation to track the target.
For smooth functionality and minimal weight to carry, the Javelin makes a great option for use with the Browning BLR.
It makes sense to assume that the most important feature you will be looking for in your bipod is that it provides a solid and stable base from which to shoot.
This is where it’s worth paying a little extra to ensure you’re getting a quality product that will stand the test of time.
Other features such as whether the bipod locks securely into position or whether it has tilt (cant) and swivel functionality will help you narrow down your selection.
It may be necessary to also purchase an adapter to mount your bipod. This shouldn’t be a big deal because they are quite inexpensive and are easy to install.
Getting used to shooting with a bipod can take some time so it will pay to put in the hours of practice. Make sure you try it under a range of conditions that will approximate conditions you’ll likely experience in the field.