Anybody use a Caldwell Rock Jr. rest?


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BoilerUP
March 11, 2012, 02:11 PM
I'm in need of a decent rifle rest that works better than the sand socks I'm currently using, and curious if the Rock Jr. is good kit or if I should spend 2x the money for a Rock.

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Samclrk
March 11, 2012, 02:18 PM
I have one.It`s good..It don`t have lateral adjustment.Unless you`re doing benchrest compitition,it`s not needed.I use mine under a thirty pound .300 Win.Mag. .No problems.

Well Now
March 11, 2012, 04:59 PM
Yeah, I have one too. I like it because it's compact. If you want to take the gnat of a fly's butt at 200 yards, go with a lead sled type of rest, otherwise for halfway decent shots, it's pretty good.

SGW42
March 11, 2012, 04:59 PM
I have one. It is nice, but also a "get what you pay for" exchange.

It's just big enough to not fit well in my medium size range bag, but I can get it in there. The bag it comes with may or may not fit the forarms of your rifle. It's too wide for my Hawkeye but fits the Boyds' Classic stock. It's fitted with velco straps that I could not get tight enough to prevent easy lateral movement. So I put some duct tape under it so as not to worry about it, and gives me second thoughts on buying extra bags with wider/narrower notches.

I thought Caldwel was American but was disappointed to find that it was made in China. It's also cast iron, so does not take to rain well. Honestly, when I go to the range, it's a coin flip as to whether I pack up the Rock Jr. or just use the range's rests and bags.

Furncliff
March 11, 2012, 05:39 PM
I went from a home made rest to the Rock BR (birthday gift). Not tempted to go back. It goes to my shooting spot with me every time along with the bunny ears style rear bag from Protector. I've heard good things about the JR, I'm sure it will meet your needs. I tend not to use the lateral movement option. Give some thought as to what size front bag your rifles will need, I think Caldwell gives two options. I eventually needed to buy both.

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Edit to add Midway has a sale going at the moment on some Cal;dwell rests.

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ACP
March 11, 2012, 09:08 PM
I've had the Rock Jr. for several years. It's serviceable and well-made. I finally tossed the sand-filled front rest it came with (started leaking at a loose seam in the stiching) and replaced it with a Protektor front bag.

If I had to do it all over again I'd spend the extra money and buy the Rock BR like the gentleman above. Either that or a set of Protektor leather bags.

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