Frequently Asked Questions:
- Which Atlas Bipod do I need for my rifle?
All of our Atlas Bipods will work for you as long as you can place a 1913 style Picatinny rail onto your rifle. Once you have placed a Picatinny rail onto your rifle, you will be ready to mount any of our Atlas Bipods. Choosing which Atlas Bipod will be best for you depends on what you are wanting and needing in a bipod. Compare Atlas Bipods.
The BT10 (two-screw clamp assembly) is our standard bipod that will attach directly to a Picatinny rail by two, slotted-head screws. This will be a more permanent installation to your rifle.
The BT10-LW17 includes a quick-detach lever. This allows you to put on and take off the bipod quickly as you may want to use it with multiple rifles.
The BT10-NC (no clamp; it does not have the means to attach to a rail) is designed for our customers who would like to use their own quick-detach lever. You would still need a lever to be able to attach the bipod to a Picatinny rail. You may also use the BT10-NC if you are needing to use our BT19 (AI) or BT21 (TRG) spigots.
The PSR models are the BT46-LW17, standard height including the quick-detach lever, and the BT46-NC, standard height with no clamp. Also, the BT47-LW17, tall including the quick detach lever, and the BT47-NC, tall with no clamp. If you need a little more height in your bipod, we recommend the BT47.
The 5- H models are the BT35-LW17, which includes the quick-detach lever, and the BT35-NC with no clamp. A general guideline with rough caliber estimates suggests that for firearms up to .30 Cal we recommend either the V8 or PSR Atlas Bipods. For larger, heavier big bore rifles like a .50 Cal, we recommend our 5- H Atlas Bipods.
The CAL was developed for shooters that do not desire the Panning feature found in the V8 and PSR series. The CAL models are the BT65 two-screw clamp assembly, the BT65-NC with no clamp and the BT65-LW17 which includes the quick detach lever.
- What is the difference between the V8 and PSR Atlas Bipod models?
When the Atlas was selected for the USSOCOM Sniper Rifle system, the Precision Sniper Rifle (PSR) Atlas Bipod was created in response to feedback received from Military testing. These changes include non-rotating outer legs, fore and aft pivot limiting bosses (two pegs that help keep the muzzle level when loading a rifle to the bipod) and a 40% stronger inner leg. All models still include 15 degrees +/- of preloaded Pan and 15 degrees +/- of preloaded Cant. The five leg positions are 0, 45, 90, 135 and 180 degrees. Compare Atlas Bipods.
- What is the difference between the V8 Atlas Bipod models: BT10, BT10-LW17, BT10-NC?
The BT10-NC (no clamp; it does not have the means to attach to a rail) allows customers to install their own lever or other attachments options: ADM-170-S, ARMS 17S, TRAMP from Badger Ordnance, LT271 or the BT10-NC, which will mount directly to our BT19 (AI) and BT21 (TRG) spigots. Compare Atlas Bipods.
- Is there an Atlas Bipod that can attach directly to a sling stud?
At this time, we do not offer a bipod that can attach directly to a sling stud.
- How do I add a quick-detach lever to my BT10 model?
You can send your BT10 to us for an upgrade and we will convert it to include the ADM-170-S lever. It will be $60.00 for the lever and $60.00 for the conversion for a total of $120.00. If this is something you are interested in doing, we will issue you an RMA number. You could also use the BT43 leveraged rail. Follow this link for more information: BT43 Leveraged Rail
- My tension knob is, too, tight. How can I loosen it?
It can be common for the tension knob to be a little tight at first. After use it should start to loosen up.
- What is the process for coating a bipod?
Follow this link to learn more about the process of coating a bipod: Coating an Atlas Bipod.
- How do I adjust the ADM-170-S lever to fit tighter to the Picatinny rail?
- How do I tell if I have an authentic Atlas Bipod or a Counterfeit?
The best way to make sure you are getting an authentic Atlas Bipod is to order through an Authorized Dealer or directly from B&T Industries. If you suspect you may have purchased a counterfeit product, you may send us a photo of your product and we can confirm if it is a genuine B&T product or a counterfeit. Please, send this information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visibly, there are six main ways to distinguish between an authentic Atlas bipod and a counterfeit. Please, reference the image below. The bipod on the left is an authentic Atlas bipod, while the bipod on the right is a counterfeit/copy/fake/knockoff (ccfk). To identify an authentic Atlas, look at the overall quality of machining, surface appearance, fit and finish. In particular, the Leg Bolt (1), Position Plate (2) and Position Button (3) on an authentic Atlas has heat-treated stainless steel components, which is characterized by the dull finish versus the shiny, reflective chrome-like plated surface on a ccfk leg bolt (1), position plate (2) and position button (3).
The Position Plates (2), on an authentic Atlas Bipod are machine cut from a solid sheet of stainless steel then heat treated, while the counterfeit’s position plate is stamped out of a sheet of an unknown material then plated with a shiny, reflective chrome-like finish.
The overall finish (6) on an authentic Atlas Bipod is comprised of 6061-T6 aluminum that is Type 3 hard coat Mil-Spec anodized. This process hardens the surface making it extremely durable and therefore difficult to corrode or scratch, while the ccfk’s overall finish (6) is comprised of an unknown material, appears as a shiny black and easily scratched. Authentic Atlas vs. Counterfeit: material and finish
Current production, authentic Atlas Bipods will have a ridge on the collar (5), while most counterfeits will not. It is extremely important to note that the early versions [V7] Atlas Bipods do not have a rim ridge on the collar. For this reason, an accurate distinction cannot be made by looking at the collars alone and other features must be taken into account. However, if it is “new in the box” and does not have this ridge, it is a ccfk. In addition, authentic Atlas bipods come in a clear plastic bag with a yellow instruction card. Ccfk’s often come in a box.
It is also important to note that an authentic Atlas will have an arrow and “ATLAS BIPOD PATENTED” engraved on one side of the base (4), while the counterfeit will either have the same words, a variation of those words or none of those words stamped onto the base (4).
Follow this link to discover how you can turn your counterfeit into credit towards an authentic Atlas bipod: Wright Project
- Which model of Accu-shot Monopod do I need for my rifle
Image 1 represents a rifle buttstock with a straight surface that parallels the rifles bore and would accommodate our PRM style of Picatinny rail mount monopods: BT12, BT13 and BT31. Shown is the Magpul PRS which has a built in Picatinny rail, but a Picatinny Rail can usually be mounted to any such style stock that has the basic lines as illustrated by the red lines.
Image 2 represents a traditional rifle buttstock with a downward sloping angle that would accommodate our original Sling Stud mount monopods: BT01, BT04, BT05 and BT06.
For further instruction, please do not hesitate to send us a photo or link to a photo of the rifle you plan to use with our monopod. This allows us to see exactly what your rifle looks like in order for us to give you the best recommendation. Compare Accu-Shot Monopods. Please, send this information to email@example.com.
- How do I determine which height of Accu-Shot Monopod would be best for my rifle
Follow this link to our monopod sizing and application page: How to best size an Accu-Shot Precision Monopod
- Why does my BT01, BT04, or BT06 get loose even with the set screw tight? How can I fix it
Below is an image of one of our BT01-BT06 monopods that WAS INSTALLED CORRECTLY but worked loose due to the set screw NOT engaging fully on the flat surface of the swivel.
Adding a washer under the sling stud resolves this.
We have these washers and can provide them at no cost.
A proper setup will show a simple brass colored circle in the flat area seen as a red circle.
Mounting and Usage:
- What do I need to mount an Atlas Bipod
All that you need is a 1913 style Picatinny rail placed on your rifle to mount any of our bipods. Compare Bipod Rails. B&T Industries L.L.C. strongly recommends a competent Gunsmith to do all modifications to any firearm. Watch this video to learn how to install a rail onto a synthetic stock.
- Which Picatinny rail do I need for my rifle
You can send a photo or link to a photo of the rifle in question. This allows us to see exactly what your rifle looks like in order for us to give you the best recommendation. Please, send this information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Compare Bipod Rails. Compare Monopod Rails.
- How do I mount a Picatinny rail to my rifle
It depends on what your rifle already includes. For detailed information, you can send us a photo or a link to a photo of your rifle to email@example.com. B&T Industries L.L.C. strongly recommends a competent Gunsmith to do all modifications to any firearm. Watch this video to learn how to install a rail onto a synthetic stock.
- Is hardware included with the Picatinny rails
Hardware is not included with the Picatinny rails, unless it is shown in the photo. Compare Bipod Rails. Compare Monopod Rails. B&T Industries L.L.C. strongly recommends a competent Gunsmith to do all modifications to any firearm. Watch this video to learn how to install a rail onto a synthetic stock.
- Do we have an adapter for a Key-mod or M-lock rail
At this time, we do not offer an adapter for either a Key-mod or M-lock rail.
- Is there a Picatinny rail that does not need two attachment points
The Picatinny rails that we offer need two attachment points to be able to mount the rail to your rifle. B&T Industries L.L.C. strongly recommends a competent Gunsmith to do all modifications to any firearm. Watch this video to learn how to install a rail onto a synthetic stock.
- What is the shortest length needed for a Picatinny rail to be able to mount an Atlas bipod
- Are there instructions or videos about installation or function of B&T products
There is an instruction card that comes with all of our products. Video tutorials are on our Tutorials page.
- How do I mount my Accu-Shot Monopod
It depends on what Accu-Shot Monopod is right for your application. We plan to create a video soon. In the mean time, you can send a photo or link to a photo of the rifle in question. This allows us to see exactly what your rifle looks like in order for us to give you the best recommendation. Compare Monopod Rails. Please, send this information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warranty, Repair and Exchange:
- How do I get my B&T product repaired
You can send a photo of the broken item with an explanation of what occurred. We will reply with RMA information so you can send the broken item to us for the repairs/adjustments needed. Please, send this information to email@example.com.
- Can I exchange a B&T product for a different B&T product
You can exchange your current product for a different product. Follow this link to our exchange program: http://www.accu-shot.com/Exchanges.php
Discounts and Special Pricing:
- Do you offer a Military/ LEO discount
Yes, we offer a Military/LEO discount for 10% off of anything that we make. Please, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with proof of your service to qualify.
- Does our Military/LEO discount apply to blemished products
Yes, our Military/LEO discount applies in addition to our blemished products.
- Do you offer a industry discount
Yes, we offer an industry discount to manufactures in the firearm industry. Please, contact email@example.com to qualify for details.
- Do you have special pricing deals
First, we expect all our dealers to maintain Manufacturers Advertised Pricing [MAP]. We do offer special introductory pricing on new products. And occasionally, we offer Blemished Products at a greater discount with those subscribed to our Customer Newsletter.
(Blemished Products are normally 15% off when available. They are 100% functional, but did not meet our quality control standards. Each unit’s cosmetic appearance will vary. Inventory of these products will also vary.)
- When will a product be back in stock
Our products are in constant production, however, at times demand outpaces production. This results in a back order status. We work hard to get these items back in stock as soon as possible. Please, check with our Authorized Dealers as they will have available stock before B&T Ind.
- How do I become an Authorized Dealer
Thank you for your interest in becoming an authorized dealer. We need is two of the following three items: FFL, business license, tax ID. Please, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we have these, our dealer application will be sent to you. We fully support our dealer network no matter their size or volume of sale.
- Do you offer next day shipping
Next day shipping is not normally offered, but we do offer Express shipping, the fastest service from the United States Postal Service. Check with USPS to determine how quickly the delivery can be made from our Zip Code, 67202, to your Zip Code. The transit timeline depends on the delivery location from 67202. Generally it is 1-2 postal working days.
- Do you sell firearms or ammunition
No, we do not sell firearms or ammunition.
- Does B&T ship internationally
Yes, we do ship internationally. Please, be advised that international orders may be held up to 90 days for processing before shipping and up to 10 weeks in customs. All leave and holding times vary depending on location.
We always suggest you support your local dealer. Please, visit our Authorized Dealers page to see if there is an authorized dealer in your country.