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Old 04-22-2013, 12:31 PM
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Favorite rest for benchrest shooting

What is your favorite rest to use for benchrest shooting and why do you like it?

I'm unhappy with my current bulls bag shooting off the steel top tables at my range. I get a lot of "high" flyers where there might be one shot 4" high at 100 yds. It's the symptoms you get shooting off a hard rest.
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:55 PM
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Re: Favorite rest for benchrest shooting

I have a Farley rest, but if you are not competing might be a tad expensive. But since I have one that is what I use for testing all my rifles Solid and has a joy stick to make adjustments.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:06 PM
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Re: Favorite rest for benchrest shooting

I have a Caldwell front rest with the bubble level. it's fully adjustable. then I use a rabbit ear leather rear bag. works good. I also like that it's portable.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:21 PM
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Re: Favorite rest for benchrest shooting

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I have a Caldwell front rest with the bubble level. it's fully adjustable. then I use a rabbit ear leather rear bag. works good. I also like that it's portable.
+1 I use the exact same setup, I also built a portable bench I can take to the field.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:06 PM
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Re: Favorite rest for benchrest shooting

Here ya go.

Caldwell Rock BR Competition Front Shooting Rest 440907 FREE S&H 440907. Caldwell Shooting Accessories.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:20 AM
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Re: Favorite rest for benchrest shooting

For you guys using mechanical rests, do you clamp the front bags to your forend or do you let it freely move back and forth on the front bag?
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:39 AM
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Re: Favorite rest for benchrest shooting

Let the rifle move
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