In the market for a good benchrest


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WardenWolf
April 24, 2013, 11:43 PM
Well, as the title says, I'm in the market for a good benchrest to help me sight in my rifles. I mostly just need something that will hold the rifle steady while I adjust the scope. The problem is that I have some oddball rifles like a PSL that don't readily fit cheap models, so I need something that's adjustable and can hold it.

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Reloadron
April 25, 2013, 05:00 AM
While I have never used them there is the Caldwell Lead Sled family of rest (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/152664/caldwell-lead-sled-rifle-shooting-rest). I have been using a WICHITA - PRECISION RIFLE REST (http://www.brownells.com/shooting-accessories/shooting-rests/rifle-rests/precision-rifle-rest-prod16137.aspx) I got years ago with the associated bunny bags and that has worked well for me.

Ron

WardenWolf
April 25, 2013, 02:00 PM
Fair enough. Oh well, I guess it's buy once, cry once. It'll save me a ton of money on ammo, at least, if I don't have to waste nearly as many shots messing with it. It wasn't so bad when I was just dealing with .223, 7.62x39, and 7.62x54R, but now that I'm dealing with 8mm Mauser and .308 it gets expensive very fast.

Reloadron
April 25, 2013, 04:37 PM
Fair enough. Oh well, I guess it's buy once, cry once. It'll save me a ton of money on ammo, at least, if I don't have to waste nearly as many shots messing with it. It wasn't so bad when I was just dealing with .223, 7.62x39, and 7.62x54R, but now that I'm dealing with 8mm Mauser and .308 it gets expensive very fast.
There are other less expensive rest out there I only gave a few examples. Based on what I have seen you get what you pay for in these animals. Outers and Allen Company make some that cost less. I have an old Outers, not even sure where it came from.

Ron

bill3424
April 25, 2013, 05:29 PM
I've used Caldwell in the past and is what I currently use. No complaints.

lightman
April 28, 2013, 02:16 PM
You can spend as much or as little as you want for a rest. The little orange Outter's has served its purpose for me, until I started shooting BR. My new rest cost as much as a good rifle. Look at a few catalogs, like Sinclair or Midway and then decide. Lightman

Walkalong
April 28, 2013, 08:45 PM
How good do you want. You can spend $100 or less, or as much as you want.

Stoney Point (http://www.sinclairintl.com/shooting-rests-bipods/shooting-rests-tops/shooting-rests/adjustable-front-shooting-rest-prod54680.aspx)

Caldwell Rock (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/412484/caldwell-rock-front-shooting-rest)

Caldwell BR (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/348661/caldwell-rock-br-competition-rifle-front-shooting-rest)


Sinclair Lightweight (http://www.sinclairintl.com/shooting-rests-bipods/shooting-rests-tops/shooting-rest-accessories/sinclair-benchrest-style-lightweight-rest-prod38097.aspx)

Sinclair Gen II All Purpose (http://www.sinclairintl.com/shooting-rests-bipods/sand-bags/front-bags/sinclair-generation-ii-all-purpose-windage-rest-prod38378.aspx)

Sinclair Benchrest (http://www.sinclairintl.com/shooting-rests-bipods/shooting-rests-tops/shooting-rests/sinclair-competition-shooting-rest-br-prod39322.aspx)

I have an older Bald Eagle front rest I shot Benchrest with, but I use a Caldwell Rock at the range. It works just fine. I have shot some little groups with it. I wouldn't use in in a Benchrest match, but it's a nice little rest that will do well by you. Midway puts them on sale from time to time.

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