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Unread 06-26-2014, 10:48 PM
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Re: Front and rear rests:

If you shoot with sling studs sitting on the bag on the front rest, the rifle won't slide like you want it to or it may slide until the stud catches the bag and then the rest will tilt if there is enough recoil. This will also eventually tear the bag. I took my second sling studs out and now only have only one for just this reason. However, I'd guess you could get by without doing that by pulling the rest back behind the second stud. But it is better to have the two support points farther apart. I don't worry about the rear stud and have had no issues with that.
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    Unread 06-27-2014, 07:20 AM
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    Re: Front and rear rests:

    What is your budget for a front rest?
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    Unread 06-27-2014, 09:05 AM
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    Re: Front and rear rests:

    Budget wise I haven't set a top end, bottom end the Caldwell at about $200 bucks is about the least expensive I can see that would improve my system.

    The Sinclair Heavy Varmint, looks like a possibility, as well as their competition model.

    I looked at (online), and liked the SEB, and I was trying to learn a little bit before shooting you an e-mail.

    Essentially budget wise I've got good quality rifles I don't always get the most of from the bench, and improving those system issues is the goal.

    A rest that works well from prone would be a positive.
    Something that travels well, for varmints a plus.

    Is there a rear rest that is more compatible with the SEB? Are they in stock?

    If you'd like me to send an e-mail I can, or you can PM me.

    Thanks,
    Carl
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    Unread 06-27-2014, 09:14 AM
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    Re: Front and rear rests:

    PM sent
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    Unread 06-27-2014, 09:22 AM
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    Re: Front and rear rests:

    MAX Rest works well from the prone position.
    2013 F-Class Nationals outside of Raton, NM.
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    Unread 06-27-2014, 09:29 AM
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    Re: Front and rear rests:

    Great looking set up!
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    Unread 06-27-2014, 11:56 AM
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    Re: Front and rear rests:

    Might want to try shooting bags. They are way better than traditional sand bags. They work for me as they cut out horizontal movement. They can really settle a rifle down on the bench and are not as expensive as some of the high end front rest.

    These are made local to my area and are a GREAT quality product. Link below.

    Shooting bags and rifle rests, by "dog-gone-good"
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