OK forkie, as promised, here is the Mother of all Rests!
This is a side shot of the rest. It has two front positions for the pedestal top. ONe for the MOAG and one closer for every other gun! It can be raised with coarse adjustments in the front, fine in the rear, and super coarse by lifting the entire middle bar and pushing a rest pin through several holes in the center bar allowing it to hold a rifle rock steady at 45 degrees or more! Oh, and yes, that is a damn 50 bmg behind the MOAG but the MOAG shot circles around it at 900 yards. Maybe the 50 needs one of these rests!
Here is a pic of the front. The legs can be also moved up or down for more adjustment or for leveling.
This is the rear cradle which takes ALL the recoil out of the MOAG. It anchors any rifle down with it's 45 pound weight. You can actually now watch the big 300 grain bullet fly from the muzzle all the way out to the target with ease. The 50 hours fabrication time that Brian B and our machinist had into it definetly paid off!
With this rest, Brian B and I were able to fire 45 rounds in a dynamite shoot this past weekend with no more than 2 inches of vertical spread at 900 yards. The big downfall to super magnum cartridges with long barrels is known as the "magnum effect" and it was a problem before the creation of this rest. But now, the magnum high or low flyers have been eliminated allowing us to see the full potential of this potent round!