What Is A Fulcrum & Why Will it Make You Shoot Straighter? ~ VIDEO
U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- A fulcrum is a support about which lever pivots. In the case of Accuracy Solutions logo, the old man has his board (lever) pivoting on top of a mountain (fulcrum).
This illustration is very similar to a playground toy most are familiar with, a seesaw, except for the position of the fulcrum.
The reason the old man slides his lever over towards the far end of the lever is to gain maximum leverage so he can “Move the World”.
This same principle can be applied to the shooting world. An existing device that most shooters own, a bipod, is nothing more than a fulcrum and the rifle a lever. Instead of the pivot point being at the point of the triangular shape, like the seesaw, its pivot point (resting point) is where its two legs touch the ground. The pivot point is at the base of the triangle in this case because bipods are rigid at the point of attachment (except for canting correction) whether a sling stud or pic rail install.