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Cheap/home made bench rest?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Ukraine Train, Nov 9, 2003.

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  1. Ukraine Train

    Ukraine Train Member

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    Has anyone made/improvised a rest like this?
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    Or do you just use sand bags or something like that?
     
  2. STONER

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    I just use sand bags. However, I would like to have one of those.
     
  3. Okiecruffler

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    I use sandbags

    or rice bags as the case may be (got tired of lugging around sand). They work very well. But I have been looking at different ways to make a cheap rest, that one looks pretty decent.
     
  4. Ukraine Train

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    Come to think of it, I bet I could make one of those at the student garage here at school. I could get my friend to weld three pieces of 1" tube, for legs, to a 1" nut and then weld a piece of flat stock to the head of a long 1" dia. bolt and put the bolt through the nut. Then I'd just have to wrap the flat stock in duct tape or strap a sand bag to it.
     
  5. Okiecruffler

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    Shouldn't be that difficult. That's one of the things that has kept me from buying a rest. I think that for no more work than is put into them they are way overpriced.
     
  6. Vasilia Zhietzev

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    home made bench rest:

    1 cut off pants leg filled with sand & cable tied.

    The bench rest you have is pictured is quite nice, but pricey. if i were you i should ask for one for a christmas gift ...(actually i'd love santa to bring me a day off from life all expenses paid, with suitable company & a pretty new rifle, but hey, i'm dreamin', LOL)
     
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    See if you can find small plastic beads instead of sand or rice, that way the contents wont smell funny if water gets inside.

    Kharn
     
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  9. Ukraine Train

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    Hmmm maybe I'll just swing by Cabela's and pick up that $20 one.
     
  10. Steve Smith

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    Scissor-type car jack.
     
  11. NEtracker

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    I use a ShootersxBag (dust-free filling). The problem with rice, is that mice love the stuff! I wouldn't mind getting one of the adjustable height Caldwell, or other brand.
    Scissor jack, now there's one I hadn't thought of.
     
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    I have one of the orange Hoppes ones posted above (painted flat black with Krylon though :p ). I think I paid $27 for it and it works ok for informal stuff. For anything serious though it's hard to beat a nice solid bag.
     
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    I got 4 totally tactical felines and one stealth weiner dog. I could fill my bags with cheese and still not have a problem with mice.
     
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    Wow!!
    I can almost get another M1 Garand for that $$!
     
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    I use two white tube socks filled with a plastic bag and sand from my kids' sandbox.
     
  17. Okiecruffler

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    $320 for a rest to set my $40 Mosin on. That's just wrong.
     
  18. gun-fucious

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    you can do better than that:

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    Ransom Rifle Master - Omni Series Plus
    Includes Windage Adjustment Bag Plate, adjustable
    End Plates, and Competition Forend Stop
    $770.00

    http://www.ransomrest.com/rpage.html
     
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