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Old 03-29-2005, 11:48 AM
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Shooting Rest -- Caldwell Lead Sled

The Caldwell Lead Sled Shooting Rest looks like a great way to get in a lot of good shooting at the range with hi-kick guns and not get shell shocked.



The pic at Midway is much better but a bug in our Forum software won't render it.
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Old 03-29-2005, 12:39 PM
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Re: Shooting Rest -- Caldwell Lead Sled

Guys are getting too far from shooting their rifles. If you don't want to shoot your rifle give it to me. F-class has turned into benchrest or worse. Some of these guys with a big trolley full of gear are a joke. They can set up and put a bullet in the target, but they haven't shot anything.
Nothing against anyone here, I'm just thinking about this year's season about to start.
I try to shoot off a blanket with a bipod, and get beat by people with guns on rails!
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Old 03-29-2005, 06:50 PM
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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.
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Old 03-29-2005, 08:24 PM
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Re: Shooting Rest -- Caldwell Lead Sled

I'm glad you posted about this BigBore, I was going to post and ask if people here have had experience with this shooting sled. To me it seemed like it might be a good idea as I'm about to embark on load developement for my new 338/378 Weatherby Accumark. I saw this advertised in one of the rifle magazines.
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Old 03-29-2005, 08:49 PM
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Re: Shooting Rest -- Caldwell Lead Sled

Just wanted to put my two cents in here. I have nothing against this rest, but I would like to mention a somewhat less expensive method of controlling heavy recoil when shooting from the bench. I use surgical tubing attached to swivel, the tubing is attached to the legs of the shooting bench. You've got a big rubber band that contains the recoil quite well along with a sissy bag even a 460 Wby can be handled from the bench. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 03-30-2005, 12:11 AM
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Re: Shooting Rest -- Caldwell Lead Sled

After reading all the glowing reviews at Midway I decided to order it. I'll post my results a few weeks after Kirby sends my guns [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:19 PM
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Re: Shooting Rest -- Caldwell Lead Sled

The Cadwell Lead Sled does a good job. Have shot off one doing load runup,sighting in rifle and target shooting for almost four years. I have since changed to a different rest. It is called target shooting.inc 1000 rifle rest and is much more solid than the lead Sled. Yes you still get felt recoil but it lets you get wrapped around your rifle in a more natural position.
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