I bought this because of its lite weight. I really wanted something lite on the far end of my rifle as I'll be carrying a 9 pound rifle. It looks like a toy and seems flimsy, but it works quite well. If I wasn't carrying the rifle, but was using it in a stationary place, I would go for a stronger, lite weight bipod. As long as it's not abused I expect it to perform and last for a long time.