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Shooting Rest Needed- Which One ??

Hi guys,

What are your thoughts on a quality shooting rest for use over the bench ?? I have used the CAldwell lead sled but have not seen anything else ??

Any ideas ?

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    I have a Sinclair B/R rest with the all purpose windage top. It works just fine, the only complaint I have is having to remove the front sling stud. All of my rifles are hunting rifles not benchrest rifles. You could save some money & go wtih a Caldwell Rock BR & probably get just as good results.
    I have also used an Uncle Buds Bulls bag, bench model with very good results. Set it on a 3" to 4" thick spacer to facilitate the use of a good rear bag. I have not seen these advertised in a while, I don't know if they are still made.
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    I use a Caldwell Rock BR front rest and an Edgewood Original Gator rear bag.
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    Hi guys,

    What are your thoughts on a quality shooting rest for use over the bench ?? I have used the CAldwell lead sled but have not seen anything else ??

    Any ideas ?

    Cheers DUH


    Do you want a rest that reduces recoil or a BR legal rest for sporter weight rifles?
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    GG,

    Just looking for something to steady me up for bench work with a new 338 rifle. I have only ever used sand bags and more recently a Caldwell lead sled. I quess a reasonably priced rest with recoil reduction being second priority.

    If I remember correctly I think I saw a pic of your thunder sitting in craddle like rest with forward and rear rests ? Just want something that is reasonably priced, it won't be used for BR comps but just to practice at long range for hunting applications

    Thanks again

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    sinclair has a new lightweight rest $156 that is very good deal. Sinclair International - Specializing in products designed for precision rifle ammunition reloading and shooting

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    GG,

    Just looking for something to steady me up for bench work with a new 338 rifle. I have only ever used sand bags and more recently a Caldwell lead sled. I quess a reasonably priced rest with recoil reduction being second priority.

    If I remember correctly I think I saw a pic of your thunder sitting in craddle like rest with forward and rear rests ? Just want something that is reasonably priced, it won't be used for BR comps but just to practice at long range for hunting applications

    Thanks again

    DUH

    The rest I always use for big guns is the Benchmaster. I throw sandbags over the arms for more weight to reduce recoil even more.

    The lead sled is ok but there are no adjustable legs on it to compensate for uneven shooting benches. The gun will recoil differently if canted in the case of a lightweight big boomer.
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