Can someone recommend a good gun rest/vice?


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gfanikf
November 15, 2012, 07:28 AM
Looking for something that ships via Amazon Prime, can handle a slug gun and an M1 Garand, and isn't that much money. Only going to need it for sighting in and if its a vice I might use it for cleaning.

Thanks!

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Reloadron
November 15, 2012, 07:49 AM
My that much money and your that much money may not be the same that much money.

On the range when sighting in or bench shooting I use a WICHITA - PRECISION RIFLE REST (http://www.brownells.com/shooting-accessories/shooting-rests/rifle-rests/precision-rifle-rest-prod16137.aspx) and like it. I use a bag on the front and bunny bag on the rear to support the stock. For general cleaning I use a cheap cleaning holder. (http://www.champchoice.com/prod-MTM_RIFLE_HOLDER_FOR_CLEANING-1366.aspx?) Your call on what works for you. There are also some nice lead sleds out there for shooting.

Ron

gfanikf
November 15, 2012, 08:20 AM
My that much money and your that much money may not be the same that much money.

On the range when sighting in or bench shooting I use a WICHITA - PRECISION RIFLE REST (http://www.brownells.com/shooting-accessories/shooting-rests/rifle-rests/precision-rifle-rest-prod16137.aspx) and like it. I use a bag on the front and bunny bag on the rear to support the stock. For general cleaning I use a cheap cleaning holder. (http://www.champchoice.com/prod-MTM_RIFLE_HOLDER_FOR_CLEANING-1366.aspx?) Your call on what works for you. There are also some nice lead sleds out there for shooting.

Ron

Yeah, I was looking to spend around $70-80 +/-. Now the cleaning holder looks very nice and I think Amazon stocks that.

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SlowFuse
November 15, 2012, 10:13 AM
For a shooting rest I use a Lead Sled Plus. I got the Plus model because I don't have to bother with filling up sand bags. It uses a standard 25 lb cap weight. If I'm shooting a magnum I use two 25 lb weights and it doesn't move. I'm content with it.

For a cleaning rest/vise I use the Tiptons Best Gun Vise. It works with lever, bolt, pump and single action rifles and shotguns. I have used it to clean/work on AR and AUG type rifles and even handguns. This is one of the most used pieces of equipment on my bench. Before I was using a jaw type bench mounted vise with leather inserts and I still managed to mar a slide on a Sig while changing sights. After that I decided I needed something better.

Jaxondog
November 15, 2012, 02:09 PM
The Led Sled without a doubt if you do a lot or are serious. But Caldwell also make's one out of plastic that is hard to beat in my book. It is called "Matrix" by Caldwell and it cost me $49.95 last year at Dick's. It is a pistol rest and a rifle rest and will break down into two part's. Can't beat it for the money.

mljdeckard
November 15, 2012, 02:16 PM
I just got a Matrix as well, first time ever shooting handloads from my 22-250, no weights, less than 1". I suppose you CAN do better, but for the price?

gfanikf
November 15, 2012, 03:16 PM
The price on the Matrix is fine, but it's reviews on Amazon seem a bit middling, perhaps I will go up a bit.

I'll have to figure out which Lead Sled I want.

Anyone ever use a Stony Point?
http://www.amazon.com/Stoney-Point-Shooting-Bench-Anchor/dp/B001NRHRV4/ref=pd_sbs_sg_6

Pacsd
November 15, 2012, 08:50 PM
I got a store credit for the lead sled I bought. I took it back after it caused my 1979 700 stock to crack and knocked the scope loose on my 7mm-8. The salesman THEN told me they had a few other returns for the same reason. I also found this to have affected other folks that reported this on another forum.

arizona98tj
November 15, 2012, 11:15 PM
The rest I use does not absorb any of the recoil. I value my rifles too much to do otherwise. This isn't the first thread I've ran across where folks have broken a stock using some kind of heavy duty doesn't move rest.

merrill
November 16, 2012, 12:58 AM
I too like and use a Lead Sled; however, I notice that the point of impact is higher when I use a bipod. This makes sense because the rifle doesn't rise as much during recoil.

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