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Unread 09-11-2003, 10:59 AM
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Re: Shooting Rest Recommendations

Giles - Thanks for sharing your results, I use bipods too but didn't try comparing accuracy between rests and bipods

Troy - You've got mail!

Everyone else. Depending on your recommendations and Troy's offer, I'll probably end up getting either the new Caldwell or something used. Like I said, don't wanna break the bank, gotta save $$$ for reloading components

Thanks to all!
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Unread 09-12-2003, 05:54 AM
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Re: Shooting Rest Recommendations

i hope you are talking about the "rock" shooting rest and not that $25 plastic toy. that rock is pretty nice, good price too.
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Unread 09-28-2003, 10:25 PM
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Re: Shooting Rest Recommendations

TM, Joe Cowan runs a class at the Altoona Technical College (or something like that) whose main fundraiser is a front benchrest w/windage top that they make.

It's relatively light (about 8 lbs) but very well made and a bargain considering the machine work involved. Bag not included.

When I bought one from him last year, it was $180 shipped. If you want his contact info, just email me, or I could also send you a digital pic of mine.

Some guys like heavier rests, and if that's you, then take a look at the basic Wichita cast iron model. Sells for about $139 via Brownell's (or about $119 if you can buy at their 'dealer' cost), plus $7.25 shipping. Weighs 11 lbs, and does not have a windage top. See it here:
it's not about need in the USA -- it's about WANT
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Unread 09-30-2003, 10:24 PM
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Re: Shooting Rest Recommendations

Caldwell the "rock" shooting rest $79 @ Sportman Super Store Salem Oregon. Front leather bag $19
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Unread 10-01-2003, 03:55 AM
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Re: Shooting Rest Recommendations

Another endorsement of the Bald Eagle rest. I picked up the standard model a year or so ago. Not exactly inexpensive, but real quality, and no regrets whatsoever.

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