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Unread 11-01-2003, 06:25 PM
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ideas for a rest

I need some ideas for a rest. It has to be under twenty pounds, very steady, and will work with a flat bottem stock. Bipods are out because there is no place to mount it to the rifle. It really does not matter the position it has to be shot, just portable and steady. I thought of a camera tripod and making a plate to put sandbags but that probably would not be tough enough, nor stable enough. Any and all suggestions please. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Unread 11-01-2003, 06:32 PM
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    Re: ideas for a rest

    Camera tripod, read about it on sniper country. Build a "U" or channel shapped platform that will adapt to it. Piece of cake. I think its a 1/4 20 thread. You can make it as light or heavy as you want. You are limited only by your imagination and your pocketbook. Don't forget to insulate it.
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    Re: ideas for a rest

    Quick huh? [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] I will try it.


    Any more?
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    Have a Harris on my varmint rig, but you said that was out, so I carry "Shooting Six" on the side of my pack, within easy reach for big game hunting. Don't like the idea of getting hung up in brush. They are very light, made by Stoney Point. Or try the "By-Fur-Pod" that Varmint Al lists on his site. Either way, good luck.
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    Unread 11-02-2003, 05:33 PM
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    Re: ideas for a rest

    The camera tripod thing works ok . I used a cheap tri pod and the results I got where the same. maybe a stronger tri pod would have performed better. I t would work ok for hunting depending on range. I would not shoot groups with it.
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    Unread 11-03-2003, 10:23 AM
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    Re: ideas for a rest

    Buttpack stuffed with a pair of cammies or a poncho liner..

    Use your weak side hand as the rear rest...

    Light and easy
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    Re: ideas for a rest

    My two cents here:

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