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Old 03-06-2007, 01:40 PM
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Best shooting rest?

I am looking to get a new rest and would like some suggestions . I like the Caldwell Rock BR so if anyone has one let me know what you think. I definitly want a two piece set up but if you know of another one let me know.
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Old 03-06-2007, 02:06 PM
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Re: Best shooting rest?

here is the new rest approved for the UK military...

I don't quite know the weight or cost and I would worry about the stability under baked bean conditions or after Taco Tuesday....

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LOL.... just had to throw that on in for a laugh or two....WHOLE NEW MEANING TO THE TERM "SHOOTING BUDDY"

I think a two piece is the way to go too. I don't like the lead sled type of rests. I always try to shoot as close as I can to what the conditions will be in the field. I personally like my harris bipod in front and a good rear bag. I find that way, I have the same results in the field as at the range... just my .02
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Old 03-06-2007, 02:11 PM
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Re: Best shooting rest?

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HAHA !!! GOT IT TO GO !!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:26 PM
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Re: Best shooting rest?

Joe Cowan makes a nice solid rest (well,actually his students in his machine class makes them) and is hard to beat price wise.Last I knew (last fall anyway) the price was $210 and included shipping,but that may have gone up some since then.



Joe can be reached at jcowan1@aasdcat.com
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:34 PM
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Re: Best shooting rest?

SM,
I would call it the "Hugel Butt Pod." [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
A number of years ago Steve and I helped a newbie antelope hunter in Eastern Colorado get a doe. We met him earlier in the day and his daughter and mine were about the same age. We helped him make a stalk but he had nothing for a field rest. I kept talking to him to keep him calm and Steve assumed the position (not as intimate as the one pictured though [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]) and the man was able to down his doe with the first shot.
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:50 PM
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Re: Best shooting rest?

Three letters: S E B! Best dang thing I ever bought to improve bench techniques. Lightnig fast, zero backlash, rock solid, fully functional.

Non-coaxial: Sinclair's rest with windage top makes a good buy but Hart's might be better.
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Old 03-06-2007, 11:03 PM
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Re: Best shooting rest?

Dang GG,Seb must have got that to you pretty fast! Out of curiousity how much adjustment does the coax handle give you up and down? Ive never handled a coaxial before,and dont know how they're made inside,what exactly keeps the weight of the gun from making the rest creep down? Is there a friction adjustment on it or something?
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