Rifle Rests for 5" 6" and 8" rifles

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by ewallace, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. ewallace

    ewallace Well-Known Member

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    Rifle Rests for 5\" 6\" and 8\" rifles

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    Most any quality mechanical rest will easily handle this weight. The problem is the 5" wide forend and that is why most choose the 50LBR or similiar stock with no larger then a 3.5" forend.

    3.5" is even big for most front rest bags that I have seen. Most will handle up to 3" wide forends and thats about it.

    With the 5" wide forends, most guys I know shooting them have had customer heads made for their mechanical rests. This can be spendy but it about the best way to get the correct equipment for these forends.

    I have never owned a 5" forend. All my 50s have been either bipod supported in front of 3.5" forends no big 5"ers.

    I would suspect getting a custom head made for a front mechanical rest will be the best way to go.

    The rear support can either be a bag or another rear mechanical rest which is very popular with the flat bottom 50BR stocks to offer easy elevation adjustment instead of having to reach across the shooting bench to adjust the front support.

    Good Shooting!!

    Kirby Allen(50)

    In 1000 yard BR it is very common to shoot rifles with 5" 6" and 8" wide forends and there are quit a few different tops and rest that will accommodate wide rifles. Bruce Bear has 2 that will handle up to a 6" forend I have one of Bruces rests it has a 2" threaded stem that the top screws in to Very stable here is a link
    http://www.geocities.com/cmsad1/baerframe4.htm

    RW Hart also has one that will handle up to 6" when I started shooting 1k BR I used one of these it has a 1 “ diameter threaded stem here is a link
    http://www.rwhart.com/store/agora.cgi?ca...p;ppinc=search2

    If that's not big enough than I would call Bill Shehane he makes one for a 8" forend
    http://www.scopeusout.com/
     
  2. 1doug

    1doug Well-Known Member

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    Re: Rifle Rests for 5\" 6\" and 8\" rifles

    thanks crow mag.

    i will be needing a rest for my Mac 50 HBR

    d-a
     

  3. BountyHunter

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    Re: Rifle Rests for 5\" 6\" and 8\" rifles

    Bruce Baer will also make extra wide forends and probably has them in stock for much less than Shehane.

    BH
     
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    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    Re: Rifle Rests for 5\" 6\" and 8\" rifles

    Thanks Crow Mag, all this info has helped out tremendously.

    Wildcat
     
  5. ewallace

    ewallace Well-Known Member

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    Re: Rifle Rests for 5\" 6\" and 8\" rifles

    Thought it would help locate some for a few guys here.
    Crow Mag