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Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Sypher...., Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Sypher....

    Sypher.... Member

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    What do you use and/or recommend?

    I've gotten it into my mind that I "need" to get one. This is one that I was looking at possibly getting. Price seems a little high, but....
     
  2. dh1633pm

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    I have a vise that mounts on the edge of my reloading bench. With hard foam inserts I can hold a rifle down. It is not at all like that one. But it does hold the rifle nicely for cleaning, maintenance and other chores. Can't use it for shooting though.
     
  3. troy fairweather

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    if you have a normal vise like dh said, old carpet worked good to. the tiptons work the cheap on i think is the best, i would send you one but shipping would suck.
     
  4. frogfurr

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    I bought one of these vises over 40 years ago and couldn't want for a better gun vise. The flat jaws good for holding gun parts without marking the parts. I epoxied thick leather to (2) pieces of 5/8" plywood and these leather soft jaws are 40 years old also. I more than got my money's worth from this vise.

    When working on rifles or any long gun I clamp the barrel in the soft jaws. It's adjust-ability is what I like best about it.

    https://www.garrettwade.com/ultimat...MInLewuNyw4wIVDtRkCh3JQwVnEAQYASABEgKQcfD_BwE
     
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    I have given away or thrown away all the gun-specific holders. Hate them all. Soft rubber jaws for a normal vise work fine, I use them all the time, just clamp the receiver. Carefully to not crush anything.

    Won't work for wood stocked mil/hunting guns, but nothing really does I have found.

    Do some cleaning, lots of minor work like scope mounting, etc. when in the vise.
     
  6. Sypher....

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    Thanks for all the replies so far. Unfortunately I don't have a bench or table to attach a vice to...I agree that would be the best and easiest route. I know the one I listed says you can use it as a shooting bench, but I doubt I would, just gun maintenance.
     
  7. frogfurr

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    Are you looking for something to hold the gun while working on it or something just to hold it while cleaning?
     
  8. Sypher....

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    For right now probably 90% cleaning 10% working.
     
  9. troy fairweather

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    I call these gun cradles for a lack of a better term and have never owned one. Bear in mind it's only as rigid as it's own weight. Pushing on a stiff bore brush or pushing on a screw head may cause it to scoot across the surface at the worst possible time. Clamping it to something may be required.

    I have one of these I take outdoors to sharpen mower blades on. It is heavy, rigid, collapsible for storage, and very stable:

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/BLACK-D...VISCtBh0JOAuAEAQYASABEgKI0vD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
     
  11. doubleh

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    I have a Tipton for cleaning and scope mounting. I glued cross pieces of 1x 4 in the base with goop to make it rigid. I can set it on my B&D Workmate and clamp it tight enough with positioning pegs that it stays in place. I also use the workmate when bore sighting by folding a bathtowel around the gunstock and clamping it between the work jaws. If I need someting stouter I have a 3" wilton and a versa-vise, both with soft jaws, mounted to a heavy steel table.
     
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