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Can someone recommend a good gun rest/vice?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by gfanikf, Nov 15, 2012.

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  1. gfanikf

    gfanikf Member

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    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.

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    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 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. Your call on what works for you. There are also some nice lead sleds out there for shooting.

    Ron
     
  3. gfanikf

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    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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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Lead Sled

    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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