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Old 09-10-2003, 01:34 PM
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Shooting Rest Recommendations

Hello gang,

Been a while since I've posted something of my own so I thought I may open this up for comment.

I'm looking to get a new shooting rest. I've seen several that I like in Sinclair but really don't know what to get. Don't wanna spend a fortune. Just want something to shoot my 7 Ultra up to 800 yards with from my bench. Any suggestions? I really don't have a clue.
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Old 09-10-2003, 02:32 PM
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Re: Shooting Rest Recommendations

http://www.baldeaglemachine.com/mouseindex.html...IMHO These are the best rests going..

[ 09-10-2003: Message edited by: Boyd Heaton ]
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Old 09-10-2003, 03:25 PM
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Re: Shooting Rest Recommendations

I use the Caldwell front rest. Very nice and stable with some "benchrest type" features. Way cheaper then the BR stuff. You can view these at MidwayUSA, Graf&Sons and most other mail order outlets.

The bags are a very nice tough leather too. Good product for a fair price...

Jerry
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Old 09-10-2003, 04:00 PM
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Re: Shooting Rest Recommendations

I use the Caldwell front rest. Very nice and stable with some "benchrest type" features. Way cheaper then the BR stuff. You can view these at MidwayUSA, Graf&Sons and most other mail order outlets.
The bags are a very nice tough leather too. Good product for a fair price...

Jerry

I feel do it right the first time.You get what you pay for.So why not get the best.What is a few extra dollars for something you will have the rest of your life???
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Old 09-10-2003, 05:50 PM
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Re: Shooting Rest Recommendations

Mountaineer. I have a Sinclair all purpose rest for sale. It will accommodate rifles with forends up to 3.5". I rarely used the rest and it is in excellent as new condition. If you are interested you can email me at reneetroy@sk.sympatico.ca
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Old 09-11-2003, 09:41 AM
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Re: Shooting Rest Recommendations

Boyd, I did look at the "higher" end rests and found that they didn't give me any additional benefits then the Caldwell (I am talking the cast one not the plastic POS). Size and weight are about the same. Adjustments and adjustability are about the same. Stability and rigidity are about the same. The only benefit is a windage top which I don't use anyways.

Right now the caldwell is holding up well with my 40lb RUM. Pretty much says it all.

Jerry
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Old 09-11-2003, 10:51 AM
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Re: Shooting Rest Recommendations

After I compared groups from a front rest versus a bipod, I now shoot all my groups from a bipod. With my test rifle the 5 shot groups averaged 0.5" and the bipod was 0.6", not enough difference to make it worth it plus I get in more practice from what I plan to use while hunting.
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