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Are lead sleds hard on scopes?

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Old 10-25-2008, 02:39 PM
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Re: Are lead sleds hard on scopes?

Originally Posted by MagMan View Post
I can only assume it was of the plastic Tupperware version as I have stuck many a rifle up against things that were way more sturdy that a Lead Sled.

The only broke stock I've ever had was from a crappy bedding job.

Oh wait there was a Weatherby Ultra Lightweight that snapped off 3" from the butt (a slip and fall).
Wooden stock actually, broke just behind the pistol grip... didnt look like it would have been any fun at all.
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:54 PM
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Re: Are lead sleds hard on scopes?

Originally Posted by KQguy View Post
A buddy of mine was telling me the other day,he heard lead sleds can be hard on scopes since they hold much of the recoil back,it puts alot of stress on the scope.does anyone know if this is true?I have alot of money invested in my scope(nightforce NXS),I don't want to ruin it!
They actually help save scopes as does anything that reduces recoil velocity.

The reason they are rough on stocks are that if two much weight is added (2 or
3 lead shot bags) weighing 25 lbs each they put to much stress on the pistol grip
area some times cracking or breaking it.

I don't use any extra weight because the sled weighs as much or more than most rifles
and the tray makes a handy place to put Ammo,scope covers,reading glasses( for old
timers) if carpeted.

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Old 10-30-2008, 08:42 PM
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Re: Are lead sleds hard on scopes?

Originally Posted by Savagebien View Post
either way i dont think lead sleds r worth a darn. a bipod and rear bag r my rest of choice, prone, or bench.
I went out and bought the new lead sled and I thought it would be "the best purchase ever" but I was dissapointed , I seem to be a lot steadier with a bipod and sandbag, but mabey im not using the lead sled properly?
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:16 PM
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Re: Are lead sleds hard on scopes?

Don't worry I feel the same way. It sits right next to the turd machine rest I have.
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