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seronian
04-12-2011, 11:53 PM
tried the serch button cant find any

can you guys recommend a good shooting rest or rest bag

thanks.

7.62 Charlie
04-13-2011, 12:07 AM
I don't have one but the Caldwell shooting bags looks pretty good.

bigcasino
04-13-2011, 4:05 AM
there is a youtube vid about making them with old soxs filled with rice. I dont try it yet but looks good and cheap and if SHTF you could always cook it LOL

Reductio
04-13-2011, 4:25 AM
Ever heard of shooting your gun "off sandbags"?

Yeah, they work. :p

BSlacker
04-13-2011, 6:24 AM
It depends on what you are shooting and why. When shooting generally from a bench with a rifle that has an off hand or hunting type stock with narrow forend then bags work well. If shooting a benchrest stocked rifle with a wide flat forend then a bench rest type rest with bags selected to fit the stock would work best. That is the front rest. When shooting a benchrest type rifle you will want a rear rest and it will be a bag unless you have a really nice stock. Then the position in relation to the target that the rest puts the rifle in needs to be addressed this is easier with a front rest that is adjustable, bags have coarse adjustment at best.
Check Cheaper Than Dirt for bags Caldwell has some decent rest that can be upgraded later if you progress. CTD has some deals on packaged bags that will let you experiment for less. And don't use sand. It will leak out at the worst time and make a mess at least maybe scratch a nice stock or metal. Go to the Pet Store and get ground walnut hulls. Rice is light and if gets damp is a mess and packs different. If you leave the rice bags out in the garage with rice in them the mice will eat holes in your bags quick, use walnut. :)

seronian
04-13-2011, 5:05 PM
It depends on what you are shooting and why. When shooting generally from a bench with a rifle that has an off hand or hunting type stock with narrow forend then bags work well. If shooting a benchrest stocked rifle with a wide flat forend then a bench rest type rest with bags selected to fit the stock would work best. That is the front rest. When shooting a benchrest type rifle you will want a rear rest and it will be a bag unless you have a really nice stock. Then the position in relation to the target that the rest puts the rifle in needs to be addressed this is easier with a front rest that is adjustable, bags have coarse adjustment at best.
Check Cheaper Than Dirt for bags Caldwell has some decent rest that can be upgraded later if you progress. CTD has some deals on packaged bags that will let you experiment for less. And don't use sand. It will leak out at the worst time and make a mess at least maybe scratch a nice stock or metal. Go to the Pet Store and get ground walnut hulls. Rice is light and if gets damp is a mess and packs different. If you leave the rice bags out in the garage with rice in them the mice will eat holes in your bags quick, use walnut. :)

thanks for the info...looking for one right now....