The Marlin 60 is a classic firearm that has become one of the favorite .22 Rimfire Rifles among all types of shooters for a long time. It has a simple design that has proven to be both reliable and accurate and has proven itself as an excellent small game rifle. The type of bipod that you should be looking for to complement your Marlin 60 is one that will enable you to maintain a consistent hold and then to get a supported shooting position.

We have put together a selection of bipods that have been regularly recommended by Marlin shooters as one that they have had good results with. We have listed them in price order although these prices are the manufacturer’s recommended prices which are regularly higher than the discounted price they are often found at.

Further down the page is a more detailed description of each bipod complete with features and a link to Amazon where you will be able to find discounted prices along with customer reviews.

List of Recommended Bipods for the Marlin 60 Rifle

Make / Model

Height
Range

Weight

MSRP

6 - 9"

10 oz

$16.99

8.3 - 12.7"

13.3 oz

$37.97

9 - 13"

12.8 oz

$41.99

6 - 9"

8 oz

$56.45

7 - 10.5"

11.3 oz

$79.99

6 - 9"

9.8 oz

$91.44

6 - 9"

11.5 oz

$15.99

Descriptions of Bipods

Now that we have been able to browse through the most recommended bipods for the Marlin 60 platforms 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.

AVAWO Hunting Rifle Bipod

Features

  • Hardened aluminum construction
  • Quick deploy spring loaded legs
  • Legs can be adjusted independently
  • Pivot range through 20 degrees
  • Attaches to sling swivel stud
  • Height Range: 6 - 9”
  • Weight: 10 oz

The AVAWO provides a good, stable shooting platform that is most suitable for use on the Marlin 60 due to the price at which it is available. When compared to the cost of the rifle, it is this bipod that comes out as great value for money.

It is made from hardened aluminum and has been given a black hard coat anodized finish so that it will be durable enough to withstand harsh conditions.

The spring loaded legs are capable of extending over a range from 6 inches to 9 inches and can be adjusted at half inch increments. Importantly, the legs can be extended and retracted independently of each other which means it is possible to position them so they provide a level platform when shooting off uneven terrain.

It has a pivot range that allows movement forward and backward in a motion that ranges through 20 degrees. It can be mounted to the rifle by attaching it to the sling swivel stud.

Many customers who have bought this bipod have been very pleasantly surprised by the fact that it is reliable and does not loosen after it has been locked into place. As a low-cost option it has proven itself time and again as a great value bipod.

UTG Tactical OP Bipod, Rubber Feet

Features

  • Aluminum and steel construction
  • Posi-Lock wheel
  • Panning is available
  • Quick retraction legs
  • Dual mounting system - Picatinny or sling swivel 
  • Height Range: 8.3 - 12.7”
  • Weight: 13.3 oz

This is another good quality bipod that will perform well over a number of years without costing a great deal of money.

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 8.3 inches to 12.7 inches and it features a posi-lock wheel to set them firmly into place without the risk of movement. 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 possible to pan the rifle with the bipod so that the target can be tracked.

Mounting is made particularly easy because the bipod comes with mounts that allow it to attach to either a swivel stud or a Picatinny rail.

Caldwell XLA Fixed Bipod

Features

  • Lightweight aluminum construction
  • Spring loaded quick deploy legs
  • Notched legs
  • Attaches to sling swivel stud
  • Forward collapsing legs
  • Height Range: 9 - 13”
  • Weight: 12.8 oz

The Caldwell bipods are available in a range of height ranges and can be bought either as a fixed or pivot model. In this case, for the Marlin 60, we are looking at the Fixed Bipod which will provide superior stability without adding significant weight.

The bipod is constructed from lightweight aluminum and can be deployed by pressing the button that will release the spring loaded legs. These legs are notched so they can be set to specific heights between a range of 9 to 13 inches.

When the bipod is not in use, the legs will retract and can then be folded forward so that they sit parallel to the rifle barrel to remain out of the way while being carried.

Attaching the bipod to the rifle is a relatively easy process with the sling swivel stud mount a very straightforward process.

The XLA can be bought with either a camo or black finish and, as mentioned before, is also available in height ranges of 6 – 9 inches, 13 – 23 inches or 13.5 – 27 inches.

Get more information about the bipods or other hunting products by visiting the Battenfeld Technologies, Inc website

Champion Pivot Bipod

Features

  • Rapid-adjust lever
  • Telescoping legs with spring return
  • Pan and pivot
  • Attaches to sling swivel stud
  • Height Range: 6 - 9”
  • Weight: 8 oz

The Champion pivoting bipod is a great option for varmint hunting with the ability to horizontally track a moving target. This model has a height range of 6” – 9” which is perfect for shooting from a prone position.

The bipod is compact and lightweight and can be attached to the rifle using a sling swivel stud mount. The legs extend quickly and easily and have a spring return.

As well as the ability to pan, the bipod also has a canting feature so you can compensate for uneven terrain. When you have found your position you can then use the supplied rapid-adjust lever lock to secure it in place.

Vanguard Equalizer 1QS Pivoting Bipod

Features

  • Aluminum alloy construction
  • Buffer spring
  • Metal spiked feet
  • Pivot range of 0 to 5 degrees
  • Swivel range of +/- 30 degrees
  • Height Range: 7 - 10.25”
  • Weight: 11.3 oz

This is a good solid pivoting bipod that will allow you to shoot in the prone position with its height range of 7” to 10.25”. It is made from aluminum alloy and comes with metal spiked feet as standard, however it is also possible to convert them to rubber if required.

The bipod has a Picatinny rail system for fast mount and removal. This means that it will be necessary to add an adapter to the foregrip of the rifle that will enable the rail mount to be used.

The pivot feature of the bipod allows it to be tilted from between 0 and 5 degrees to left or right. It also has a swing angle range of +/- 30 degrees. It has a buffer spring that is designed to reduce vibration and shock.

When deploying the legs it is simply a matter of pulling and positioning them into place. When on the move the legs can be folded back up and they will fold to a height of 6-⅞”.

Harris HBR Bipod 

Features

  • Spring-loaded legs
  • Easy mount to sling swivel stud
  • Height Range: 6 - 9”
  • Weight: 9.8 oz

No discussion about suitable bipods would be complete without mentioning a Harris bipod. They are by far the most popular and most trusted bipods on the market and their record as a reliable, sturdy shooting platform justifies the faith.

In this case the standard 6 - 9” bipod without any cant or swivel features is recommended. It is lightweight but sturdy with spring-loaded legs that telescope quickly and can be adjusted into the desired position.

It will mount to a sling swivel stud and this means ensuring that one has been added to the foregrip of the rifle.

The Harris bipod is the most expensive of the recommended bipods on this page but it is also the one that is most commonly in use and has a substantial range of accessories available for it.

Take a look at our more detailed review here.

Ohuhu Tactical Rifle Bipod

Features

  • Hardened steel and aluminum construction
  • Spring strung legs
  • Rubber stopper feet
  • Height Range: 6 - 9”
  • Weight: 11.5 oz

This is one of the inexpensive bipods that are regarded as Harris knock-offs and although they are considerably cheaper than the original, they still do the job, particularly if you are a novice shooter.

The bipod attaches to the rifle via the swivel sling stud and, again, this may have to be installed if your rifle does not have one. Once the stud is in place it is a very simple matter of mounting the bipod.

The legs extend from 6 inches to 9 inches and are spring loaded in much the same way as the Harris model.

The difference in this bipod is in the quality of the components and the precision with which they are made. The construction is still of hardened aluminum and steel so the bipod will certainly withstand the recoil of the Marlin.

Attaching a bipod to the Marlin 60 shouldn’t be a major issue with the understanding that some drilling and tapping may be required. A sling swivel stud will need to be installed in the foregrip of the rifle. Some care will be required when doing this because there is not a great deal of wood into which to drill.

Some people have suggested using a T-nut which will enable the stud to be screwed in without damaging the wood of the rifle. Once the sling swivel stud has been attached the process of mounting the bipod should be particularly quick.


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