Home Made Gun Vise


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Matt018
January 6, 2011, 03:53 PM
I would guess this is the appropriate place for this thread. So I decided insted of paying 50 bucks for a gun vise i would make my own out of scrap lumber, It is a little rough but fits my need perfectly. What do you guys think?

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788Ham
January 6, 2011, 09:39 PM
Hey Guru1911,

Looks like the kid's gonna outdo you on your homemade suggestions!! Keep it up Matt, ol' Guru will probably be asking you to run these ideas by him before posting on here!! LOL Works for me Matt, thanks for being on the forum here, us old guys like to be shown up.

Matt018
January 6, 2011, 09:44 PM
Thanks for the kind words, and homemade stuff is pretty fun, especially when it works haha.

Jim K
January 6, 2011, 11:32 PM
Well, I am not any kind of guru, but I don't think that setup will hold the gun steady enough for any serious work. The rear stock clamp is too shallow and that tie-down won't hold it against any real pressure. Same for the front clamp.

There is nothing wrong with a home made gun vise if it works, and the price will be right, but I suggest a bit more study of the ones on the market. They are made the way they are for a reason, not just to get more money from the buyer.

Jim

Matt018
January 7, 2011, 07:47 AM
Actually i thought the rear would be too shallow to but actually the clamp hold the gun hery securely the only wobble i git would be from that old table it was on.

GURU1911
January 7, 2011, 08:16 AM
Oh snap !!!---that was a kick in the "guru's" crotch---oouch

thanks for the humor---the laugh was good for me this morning.

Matt: Whatever works for you so long as it is safe for you & the firearm, will cause no damage to the weapon, & satisfies the need you have, then use it---i congratulate you for this example of creative out-of-the-box thinking. Atta-boy matt. Git-er-done young fellow. Even us old guys can learn something new if only we are willing to listen to the youngsters.

Matt018
January 7, 2011, 09:38 AM
Thanks Guru, I'm actually already thinking of how i can improve upon this, maybe some kind of screw with a pad sort of like on an old c clamp, have one side fixed, but I'm not sure if that would damage the finish....

Ruger GP100 fan
January 7, 2011, 09:03 PM
Thanks for your post and pics,Matt018. I have been thinking about building one,too,and with the high quality photos I can get lots of ideas from your build. I have some oak that is well over 100yrs old and plan on using it for both a cleaning stand and a reloading block that can hold 50 rounds instead of 40 like the one that came with my Rockchucker.

Matt018
January 7, 2011, 09:08 PM
if you are making a block like that i would reccomnd a drill press to make the block more uniform.

Ruger GP100 fan
January 7, 2011, 09:13 PM
Will do. I don't understand why a 40 round block.:confused:

Matt018
January 7, 2011, 09:52 PM
Yea seems odd kinda like the 7rd magazine in the marlin up above...

ngnrd
January 8, 2011, 01:44 AM
Will do. I don't understand why a 40 round block.
Maybe because 40 rounds is two standard boxes?

Matt018
January 8, 2011, 11:06 AM
Maybe because 40 rounds is two standard boxes?

Makes sense for rifle ammo, but he may be referring to pistol which comes in 50rd boxes.

Ruger GP100 fan
January 8, 2011, 10:14 PM
I'm loading 50-round rifle boxes,too.

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