Cheap/home made bench rest?


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Ukraine Train
November 9, 2003, 07:01 PM
Has anyone made/improvised a rest like this?
http://a1460.g.akamai.net/f/1460/1339/6h/www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/content/Item/22/13/59/i221359sq01.jpg

Or do you just use sand bags or something like that?

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STONER
November 9, 2003, 11:34 PM
I just use sand bags. However, I would like to have one of those.

Okiecruffler
November 9, 2003, 11:52 PM
or rice bags as the case may be (got tired of lugging around sand). They work very well. But I have been looking at different ways to make a cheap rest, that one looks pretty decent.

Ukraine Train
November 10, 2003, 12:11 AM
Come to think of it, I bet I could make one of those at the student garage here at school. I could get my friend to weld three pieces of 1" tube, for legs, to a 1" nut and then weld a piece of flat stock to the head of a long 1" dia. bolt and put the bolt through the nut. Then I'd just have to wrap the flat stock in duct tape or strap a sand bag to it.

Okiecruffler
November 10, 2003, 12:43 AM
Shouldn't be that difficult. That's one of the things that has kept me from buying a rest. I think that for no more work than is put into them they are way overpriced.

Vasilia Zhietzev
November 10, 2003, 12:54 AM
home made bench rest:

1 cut off pants leg filled with sand & cable tied.

The bench rest you have is pictured is quite nice, but pricey. if i were you i should ask for one for a christmas gift ...(actually i'd love santa to bring me a day off from life all expenses paid, with suitable company & a pretty new rifle, but hey, i'm dreamin', LOL)

Kharn
November 10, 2003, 10:13 AM
See if you can find small plastic beads instead of sand or rice, that way the contents wont smell funny if water gets inside.

Kharn

gun-fucious
November 10, 2003, 12:54 PM
yeah but if the SHTF you can always eat yer rice filled "sand bags"

:neener:

this Hoppes is an OK rest for the $:
http://a1460.g.akamai.net/f/1460/1339/6h/www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/content/Item/21/23/34/i212334sq01.jpg
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jhtml?id=0005833212334a&type=product&cmCat=static_product


hard to beat for 20 bucks:
http://a1460.g.akamai.net/f/1460/1339/6h/www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/content/Item/22/58/87/i225887sq01.jpg
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jhtml?id=0020901225887a&navAction=push&navCount=3&indexId=cat20793&podId=0020901&catalogCode=XD&parentId=cat20793&parentType=index&rid=&_DARGS=%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcommon%2Fcatalog%2Fitem-link.jhtml_A&_DAV=static_product&hasJS=true

other rests:
http://www.titegroup.com/new_page_10.htm

http://precisionriflerest.tripod.com/precision_rifle_rest/id1.html

Ukraine Train
November 10, 2003, 01:24 PM
Hmmm maybe I'll just swing by Cabela's and pick up that $20 one.

Steve Smith
November 10, 2003, 01:39 PM
Scissor-type car jack.

NEtracker
November 10, 2003, 02:31 PM
I use a ShootersxBag (dust-free filling). The problem with rice, is that mice love the stuff! I wouldn't mind getting one of the adjustable height Caldwell, or other brand.
Scissor jack, now there's one I hadn't thought of.

762x51
November 10, 2003, 03:54 PM
I have one of the orange Hoppes ones posted above (painted flat black with Krylon though :p ). I think I paid $27 for it and it works ok for informal stuff. For anything serious though it's hard to beat a nice solid bag.

Okiecruffler
November 10, 2003, 04:35 PM
I got 4 totally tactical felines and one stealth weiner dog. I could fill my bags with cheese and still not have a problem with mice.

bogie
November 11, 2003, 04:28 PM
Try this...

Sinclair Rest (http://www.sinclairintl.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=search&item=04-2725&type=store)

NEtracker
November 11, 2003, 04:35 PM
Wow!!
I can almost get another M1 Garand for that $$!

VG
November 11, 2003, 04:40 PM
I use two white tube socks filled with a plastic bag and sand from my kids' sandbox.

Okiecruffler
November 11, 2003, 05:00 PM
$320 for a rest to set my $40 Mosin on. That's just wrong.

gun-fucious
November 11, 2003, 06:12 PM
you can do better than that:

http://www.ransomrest.com/images/rifle2.gif
Ransom Rifle Master - Omni Series Plus
Includes Windage Adjustment Bag Plate, adjustable
End Plates, and Competition Forend Stop
$770.00

http://www.ransomrest.com/rpage.html

bogie
November 11, 2003, 06:24 PM
Yeah, but that's still mass produced...

http://www.benchrest.com/rfdrifles/

http://www.speedcoshooting.com/Pages/Products/Heavy%20Rest/HeavyRest.shtml

and now for probably the best...

http://www.benchrest.com/cgi-bin/classifieds/classifieds.cgi?db=dddequipment&website=&language=&session_key=&search_and_display_db_button=on&results_format=long&db_id=350&query=retrieval

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