Re: Shooting Rest -- Caldwell Lead Sled
You sound way off base to me, complaining about BR competition when this is LongRangeHunting. I'm in it for long range hunting, not artificial shooting (no offense to the BR crowd). My friend Sandow put it best, the closer you get to unlimited, the closer you get away from shooting and towards artillery.
I can shoot any of my guns hunting and not notice the noise or kick - but when I'm doing load build up on my new semi-custom 300, 338 & 375 Kirby/Lilja RUMS, I'll be on the bench where my primary goal is to get good data (ie, minimize human error).
I wear ear plugs covered up by external ear muff hearing protectors - I don't feel this double hearing protection reflects in any way negatively on my hunting skills, ethics or shooting validity - either does a tool that aids in load build up.