Shooting off uneven terrain will greatly affect your accuracy when using a bipod. That's why it is important to use a bipod that has a cant adjustment feature to make the necessary compensation and level your shooting platform.
One of the features that a lot of serious shooters are looking for, particularly hunters who prefer to use a bipod, is a bipod that has the ability to cant. The reason for this is that the majority of locations in which you want to set up on is set on uneven ground. A bipod with the ability to cant from side to side makes it possible to create a level shooting platform on uneven ground.
A bipod that cants up to 20 degrees on either side opens up a far wider range of shooting positions to choose from.
Companies such as Harris Bipods refer to this functionality as swivel and have allocated their bipod models with an ‘S’ to indicate this feature. However, the swivel of a Harris is the cant of the Atlas and other brands.
Listed below is a range of bipods that all contain the cant functionality and have been proven to be solid, reliable shooting platforms for hunters out in the field. We have listed them together just below with some of the basic specifications provided with a more complete descriptive review available further down the page.
Our List of Bipods With Cant Capability
Make / Model
9 - 13"
9 - 13"
6.7 - 9.12"
7 - 10.25"
6.3 - 10.3
6 - 9"
7 - 9.25"
4.75 - 9"
Description of Bipods with the Cant Feature
Now that we have been able to browse through our list of bipods that can cant or tilt 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.
Caldwell XLA Pivot Bipod
- Aluminum construction
- Spring loaded legs
- Cant:+/- 10 degrees
- Height Ranges: 6”-9”, 9”-13”, 13”-23”
- Weight: 13 oz
Level of Cant: + / - 10 degrees each side; 20 degrees total
This goes to show that even the lower priced products come with features that can be found on the more highly regarded models. This is a bipod that can mounts from the sling swivel stud and is a strong design, made from lightweight aluminum.
The legs are spring loaded for quick deployment and are notched for easy setting at various heights. They will remain solidly deployed once locked and they end at a rubber foot for a more stable base.
The pivot feature of the bipod means that the shooter will be able to compensate for any uneven ground by up to 20 degrees. The lower portion of the bipod is the part that pivots independently from the upper stock mount which enables the levelling to take place quickly and smoothly. It has a tension knob that can be used to adjust the resistance of the pivoting motion.
Examined here is the 9 – 13” height bipod as a comparison against the other bipods examined above. This is considered a good option when moving out into the field in hunting situations. This bipod is also available with a height range of 6 – 9” and 13 – 23”.
Champion 40856 Bipod
- Magnification: 10x
- Pivot bipod
- 4 height ranges
- 6" - 9"
- 9" - 13"
- 13.5" - 23"
- 14.5" - 29.25"
- Weight: 16 oz
Level of Cant: not specified
This is a compact bipod that is also lightweight and easy to use. It is a pivot bipod that, according to the manufacturer, will enable the platform to be adjusted for uneven terrain however it does not state how much it will cant, nor does it give an idea about locking the bipod once it has been pivoted.
The bipod has a height range from 9 inches to 13 inches and the telescoping legs are spring loaded to quickly deploy. It can be mounted to the sling swivel stud of most bolt action rifles.
Although the model that has been examined here has a height range of 9” – 13”, it is also available with the cant capability in 3 other sizes: 6” – 9”, 13.5” – 23” and 14.5” – 29.25”.
UTG Heavy Duty Recon 360 Bipod
- Tension Adjustable 360-degree Panning
- 5 Posi-lock Positions
- Offset Picatinny Mounting Deck
- Non-slip Rubberized Foot Pads
- Swivel Stud Kit for Swivel Stud Mounting
- Cant/Tilt capable
- Height Adjustment range:6.7" - 9.1"
- Weight: 18 oz
Level of Cant: not specified
Versatility is the aim of the game with this bipod with a number of options helping you to set up your shooting platform to closely meet your shooting needs.
This starts with the ability of the multi-axial base of the bipod to cant from side to side so that it can be adjusted to keep it on an even plane. In addition it offers the ability to pan through 360 degrees and all of it can be controlled by front and rear tension adjustment screws.
Unfortunately the company manual does not state the extent to which the tilting takes place.
The bipod is constructed from aluminum providing lightweight strength with a square steel cross bolt as part of the mounting system for a solid mount using a Picatinny Rail. In addition it comes with a swivel stud kit so that it may also be swivel stud mounted.
The legs provide adjustable height ranging from 6.7” to 9.1” and the legs are bidirectional folding legs with 5 locking lengths using a Posi-Lock Thumb Wheel to keep them in a stable position.
As far as value for money goes, it would be difficult to beat this bipod when looking for a solid, reliable hunting bipod.
Vanguard Equalizer 1QS Pivoting Bipod
- Aluminum alloy construction
- Picatinny rail system
- Buffer spring
- Cant: +/- 5 degrees
- Pan: +/- 30 degrees
- Adjusts 7” to 10.25”
- Weight: 11.3 oz
Level of Cant: 0 to 5 degrees
This is a bipod that is made most specifically for prone position shooting. It comes with a small degree of cant to compensate for small variations in the surface and the metal spiked feet that can be converted to rubber will help provide a level and stable base.
The Picatinny rail system means that it can be quickly mounted on any Picatinny rail. The legs can be quickly deployed with the Pull and Position leg adjustment system making it a quick process in setting it up to meet your specific needs.
Shock and vibration are dealt with through the inclusion of the buffer spring. As well as a pivot tilt range from 0 to 5 degrees it also has a swing angle of -30 degrees to +30 degrees.
Magpul M-LOK Bipod
- Mil-spec hard anodized 6061 T-6 aluminum construction
- Knurled tool-less locking knob
- Legs adjust to 7 x half-inch locking positions
- Soft rubber feet
- Cant: 50 degrees total
- Pan: 40 degrees total
- Height adjustment range: 6.3” - 10.3”
- Weight: 11 oz
Level of Cant: 50 degrees total
This is an outstanding value-for-money bipod that comes with a number of features that you will only find in the top of the line makes and models. It is constructed from Mil-spec hard anodized 6061 T-6 aluminum and injection molded polymer. This not only gives it strength but also a great feel in the hand.
When the bipod is not deployed it can be folded neatly under the barrel in a compact 2.3” deep and 3.3” wide configuration.
In order to get the greatest precision with your shot the bipod platform is able to cant by up to 50 degrees and it will also pan over a 40 degree range. There is a knurled locking knob placed between the bipod legs that can be easily accessed for easy adjustment between shots.
The legs can be adjusted to any of 7 positions that are spaced at half-inch intervals and they can be locked into each position independently. The feet end with staggered soft rubber that will hold the surface securely. These feet can be changed with almost any of the replaceable feet in the Atlas range.
Harris HBRS Bipod
- Cant to adjust for uneven ground
- Height adjustment range: 6” - 9”
- Weight: 13 oz
Level of Cant: not specified
The Harris range of bipods is the most widely regarded by hunters around the US and are the most frequently recommended to others. They benefit from a lightweight design but a sturdily built and will stand up to heavy use in a wide range of conditions.
The HBRS is a swivel model where the shooting platform tilts from side to side to compensate for uneven terrain. It is a compact unite and the legs adjust independently through a range of 6” to 9”.
The bipod has a swivel stud sling mount that will quickly enable it to be mounted to the rifle. If you wish to attach it to a Picatinny / Weaver rail, it will be necessary to get a sling stud adapter.
If you prefer a larger bipod that will cant you should go to the Harris HBRMS model.
GG&G Standard XDS Bipod
- 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum construction
- 4130 steel components
- MIL-STD-1913 or Weaver dovetail rail mount
- Grip tight foot pads
- Cant: +/- 25 degrees
- Height adjustment range: 7” - 9.25”
- Weight: 11.5 oz
Level of Cant: +/- 25 degrees, 50 degrees total
This is a heavy duty bipod that is suitable for a wide range of rifles with the emphasis being on those at the upper end of the power spectrum.
The bipod is constructed of Mil-Spec 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum construction and the steel components are made from 4130 steel. The entire piece has a non-reflective matte black finish as per Mil-Spec.
The bipod has a cant feature that will provide up to 25 degrees of cant to the left and right and it is tension adjustable with a tool-less knob.
It can be mounted to any MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny or Weaver dovetail rail without an adapter. When it is deployed the legs can be adjusted between a range of 7 inches to 9.25 inches and they are fully adjustable with a thumb nut to tighten them when the preferred height has been found.
The legs end with grip tight foot pads.
This is a bipod that offers all of the best features possible for use in the field under the harshest and most trying of conditions.
Accu-Shot BT10 V8 Atlas Bipod
- T6061 aluminum construction
- Hard anodized
- Soft rubber feet
- Picatinny rail mount
- 5 leg positions: 0, 45, 90, 135 and 180 degrees
- Cant: +/- 15 degrees, 30 degrees total
- Pan: +/- 15 degrees, 30 degrees total
- Height adjust range: 4.75” - 9”
- Weight: 11 oz
Level of Cant: +/- 15 degrees, 30 degrees total
The BT10 V8 model is the lowest priced bipod in the Atlas range that has the cant feature applied. It is constructed from T6061 aluminum and is hard anodized to create a durable finish.
The bipod is able to cant by up to 15 degrees to either side providing you with a possible 30 degrees of movement to compensate for uneven terrain.
The legs are stainless steel and are notched so that they lock solidly in place at one of 5 positions. The height of the bipod ranges from 4.75” at its shortest out to 9 inches. The legs have a knurled grip area to make moving the legs even easier.
It will mount directly to any 1913 Picatinny rail and the mounting process is completed using a low profile 2 screw clamp assembly.
While the listing of bipods that have been examined on this page is not exhaustive it gives a good summary of the range of makes and models that are available. As an example, Harris Bipods provide a selection of bipods that will cant to compensate for uneven terrain, as will the majority of the Atlas bipods. The one you end up deciding on should come down to the intended use you have for it and your comfort level as far as price goes.