Fitting a bipod to your rifle may not always be a straightforward process due to the wide variety of makes and models that create incompatible mount connections. A bipod adapter may be necessary, but the problem is working out which one you require.

Bipods may be used on any make or model of rifle to improve stability and, consequently, shooting accuracy.

The thing is, bipods are built with a variety of mount options, some specific to certain types of rifles yet incompatible with others.

As an example, a Harris bipod may mount directly to a rifle’s sling swivel stud and, if you’re using a rifle with a swivel stud installed it’s an easy process of mounting it for a solid connection.

However, not all bipods have this type of mount. If you bought a Magpul bipod that uses the M-LOK mounting system, you can’t directly mount it.

This is where a bipod adapter is required.

A swivel stud to M-LOK adapter enables you to turn the stud into an M-LOK connection which then means your M-LOK Magpul bipod will mount quickly and securely

Connecting the best quality bipod to your favorite rifle doesn’t have to be an issue no matter whether it needs a Picatinny rail or a Keymod connection and your rifle has neither.

All types of bipod mounts can be quickly and easily catered to by buying a bipod adapter and installing it – either by doing it yourself or taking it to a gunsmith for a quick upgrade.

With mounting options such as a Picatinny Rail, KeyMod, M-LOK, RotaPod, Sling stud among others, there is a plethora of adapter combinations necessary.

We have put together a selection of bipod adapters proven to perform strongly for hunters who have mounted their bipod to their preferred rifle.

Swivel Stud to Picatinny Rail Adapters

Caldwell Swivel Stud Picatinny Rail Adapter

This adapter is quite a versatile piece of equipment because it adjusts to align with the barrel instead of the stock by adjusting the tension of the front and rear T20 screws.

It has a curved fore-end style profile to match up perfectly with the bipod.

On top of these nice features the adapter also boasts a sling stud so you can still attach a sling while it is in place.

The adapter measures 3” in length, is made from durable, lightweight aluminum and features a molded rubber pad so it won’t damage the fore-end when its attached.

It has an MSRP of $24.95

Get more details by visiting the Caldwell website.

Weaver Swivel Stud Picatinny Rail Adapter

This is a standard swivel stud to Picatinny Rail adapter that connects straight to the swivel stud. It results in a 7 slot Picatinny rail in place of the stud.

With this version of the adapter you effectively lose the sling capability when the adapter is in place.

It has an MSRP of $16.45

Find out more details by visiting the Weaver Optics website.

GG&G Swivel Stud to Picatinny Rail Adapter

This adapter enables you to attach one of GG&G’s heavy duty bipods on your rifle or any similar make, for that matter.

It is precision machined from 6061-T6 billet aluminum with a steel locking mechanism and Type III hard coat anodized in a matte black finish.

It has a V-shaped contoured base to fit different sizes of stock forearms. Its length provides 5 slot locations.

The adapter includes a swivel stud so you can still use your sling while the adapter is in place.

It measures 2-7/8 inches long and weighs 2.4 oz.

This is one of the highest priced adapters you’ll come across but that’s due to the high-end quality of the design and manufacture.

It has an MSRP of $59.25.

Get more information by visiting the GG&G website.

M-LOK to Swivel Stud Mount Adapters

Badger Ordnance Low Profile Harris Mount MLOK

This adapter replaces the current mounting plate and thumbscrew for Harris Engineering swivel style bipods.

It provides a robust interface that will withstand high powered recoil without failing.

It is made from 7075 T6 Aluminum and Type lll Hard Coat Anodized and is supplied with all the hardware required to mount.

It weighs 1.8 oz and has an MSRP of $73.00.

Get more information by visiting the Badger Ordnance website.

Magpul M-LOK Bipod Mount

This is a straight forward and very effective adapter that enables Harris-style stud mount bipods to attach to M-LOK compatible hand guards and fore-ends.

The adapter measures 2.33” in length and is machined from Mil-Spec-anodized aluminum.

The hardware required to attach directly to M-LOK slots is included.

It has an MSRP of $22.95.

Get more details by visiting the Magpul website.

Guntec Adapter for M-Lok System

This adapter is very similar in appearance to the Magpul mount with the M-LOK design catered for in an adapter made from lightweight aluminum.

It presents a steel stud so that your AR-15 will be able to accept and mount Harris-style bipods that require a sling swivel stud.

This adapter has been proven to be durable and reliable over long term use. You can be confident that any bipod that mounts on a sling stud will be solidly mounted using this adapter.

It has an MSRP of $34.95.

Get more details by visiting the Guntec USA website.

Guntec Adapter for M-Lok System

This adapter is very similar in appearance to the Magpul mount with the M-LOK design catered for in an adapter made from lightweight aluminum.

It presents a steel stud so that your AR-15 will be able to accept and mount Harris-style bipods that require a sling swivel stud.

This adapter has been proven to be durable and reliable over long term use. You can be confident that any bipod that mounts on a sling stud will be solidly mounted using this adapter.

It has an MSRP of $34.95.

Get more details by visiting the Guntec USA website.

Picatinny Rail to Swivel Stud Adapters

Blackhawk Sportster Picatinny Rail Adapter

This adapter will attach to any firearm with a standard Picatinny rail to provide a swivel stud that a Harris-style bipod mount will attach to.

The adapter measures 2” in length and the swivel stud tightens or can be unscrewed to completely remove it, if you’d prefer.

This is a solidly constructed mount that attaches very easily resulting in a reliable mounting option.

It has an MSRP of $16.45

Get more details by visiting the Blackhawk website.

Harris PRA Adapter

This adapter is manufactured for Harris Bipods by MIM Manufacturing. It provides an interface between the Harris bipods and a Picatinny rail. Note: PRA stands for Picatinny Rail Adapter.

The adapter clamps to the Picatinny rail using two hex screws.

Made from 6061-T6 aluminum with a Mil-Spec hard-coat anodized black coat, it measures 2-5/8” in length and 1-1/4” wide, weighing 2 oz.

The company also has a rotating adapter with quick release and non-quick release options available.

It has an MSRP of $29.00.

Get more details by visiting the Harris Bipods website.

GG&G Harris Bipod Adapter

Although this is called a Harris bipod adapter, it can be used to mount any bipod requiring a swivel stud with a tight fit.

The adapter fits any Weaver or MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail and includes a counter sunk locking cross bolt to stop snags.

It has a clamping side bar recessed in for a smooth look and a solid clamping engagement.

The design ensures full surface contact with the Harris bipod interface for a tight fit.

It has an MSRP of $31.35.

Get more details by visiting the GG&G website

American Defense AD-BP Harris Bipod Adapter with QR Picatinny-Style Mount

This adapter converts any Picatinny railed forearm to allow any bipod requiring a swivel stud mount.

It is precision machined from 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat T3 Mil-Spec anodize.

It uses a patented quick detach Auto Lock Lever system so that either in-spec or out-of-spec rail systems can be fitted with a tight lock.

This is a high quality, reliable adapter made by one of the most reliable parts companies in the country.

It has an MSRP of $90.00.

Get more details by visiting the American Defense MFG website.

KeyMod to Swivel Stud Adapters

Harris KMBA Adapter

This is an adapter that converts the KeyMod handguard to a swivel stud to enable Harris-style bipods to be mounted.

The adapter is a combination of 6061-T6 aluminum and stainless steel construction with a Mil-Spec hard anodized black coat finish.

It comes with a hex wrench to assist with installation and measures 2-5/8” x 1-1/8”.

It has an MSRP of $32.75.

Get more details by visiting the Harris Bipods website.

Guntec KeyMod Adapter

This is an American-made lightweight adapter designed for use on the AR-15 to mount Harris style bipods tightly and securely.

The adapter is made from aluminum and is solidly built to ensure durability and reliability to handle repeated recoil shock.

It has an MSRP of $34.95.

Get more details by visiting the Guntec USA website.

XAegis KeyMod Bipod Adapter Mount

This is the value for money option KeyMod adapter to provide a sling stud link for mounting bipods.

Made from precision machined aluminum the adapter attaches directly to the rail with raised edges at the sides for a seamless fit.

It measures 2.36 inches in length and 0.96 inches wide.

The adapter comes with a set of screws and the hex wrench for easy installation.

It has an MSRP of $9.99.

M14 / M1A Sling Swivel Adapters

Harris M14 / M1A Bipod Adapter

This adapter will work on any M1A or M14 rifle with a wood or polymer stock.

There have been concerns that the thread is too long and it may come in contact with the gas tube. If this turns out to be the case you can either grind down the thread or place a small washer between the adapter and the stock.

It consists of a stainless steel bushing with black-oxide stud. When properly installed it will provide a snug fit with any Harris swivel stud mount bipod.

It has an MSRP of $18.95.

Get more details by visiting the Harris Bipods website.

All of the major bipod manufacturers now offer a comprehensive selection of adapters to mount their bipods to rifles with previously incompatible systems.

After all, it’s in their interest to be able to be used on any rifle.

It is definitely worthwhile to browse the list of adapter offerings found on the Harris Engineering website, the Magpul Industries website, the GG&G website and the Accu-Shot (Atlas) website.

No matter whether you need to put a bipod on your M1A, AR-15 or any traditional shotgun there is an adapter that turns what was previously a time consuming task into a very simple one. And these adapters are very cheap too.

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