Here's a picture of the one I have, it appears they have changed the design slightly by the other picture on their home page. http://www.lahticompany.com/operating.html
The original design appears to have been sold, or copied from the Lahti Rifle Evaluator. Looks like the one in Cabella's is $100 cheaper than I paid for mine a few years ago.
It works great, eliminates recoil and is very stable with real fine adjustments. If you put a pad on the back of it like I did mine, it works great to shoot from like any other one piece rest does, only virtually no recoil at all.
I don't use the trigger activation plunger but I still have it some place. It's basically a machine rest when it's used, nothing I can't do with my finger though... it's a really solid rest and worth the money. I bought mine when I started developing loads for my 416 WBY which has no brake on it, whick kicks a bit more than a 223 when you're sittin behind it in that thing.
I do all my drop and group testing from a normal rest after I have a good load because it will recoil differently which changes POI.
I can tell you right now that the front strap on the one in Cabella's is not needed at all. I don't even use a strap on my 300 Ultra, the 416 has a bit bigger temper though. Mine came with the rear strap only.
[ 04-14-2004: Message edited by: Brent Moffitt ]