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Old 07-24-2018, 8:37 PM
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Default Benchrest shooting rest.

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I pick my Remington Long Range this Saturday, but I need suggestions for a budget rest. I was looking at Caldwell lead sled, kind of cheesy. Any help would be gratefully accepted. Thanks A2
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Old 07-24-2018, 8:42 PM
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Well.... a good bipod and rear bag is my recommendation.

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Yup a Harris bi-pod for $100 an old sock and $2 in rice to fill the sock.
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Old 07-24-2018, 9:12 PM
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Recommend a good rear bag please.
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Old 07-24-2018, 9:15 PM
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Iíll go against the grain here & say for a BUDGET rest, the Bald Eagle windage
rests are pretty decent. I prefer the cast iron over aluminum just for the added
weight & hopefully more stability.

Lots of guys remove the cable and put a knob on the rest plate for the windage
adjustment because the cable setup does have some backlash.

That with a SEB, Edgewood or Protektor DR rear bag with heavy fill will make for a pretty stable setup.

http://www.grizzly.com/products/Rest...st-Iron/BE1006

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I went through the same question and got myself a Traust Rear Bag.

I did not get a rest because it is good only for bench.

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I went through the same question and got myself a Traust Rear Bag.

I did not get a rest because it is good only for bench.

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Youíve never shot an F class match then have you?
Rests are used prone all the time.
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Youíve never shot an F class match then have you?
Rests are used prone all the time.
You are absolutely right. Never shot a F class match, or any match for that matter.

I have seen some video and photo of the rest during F class though, just not for me. Too much stuff to drag around

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Youíve never shot an F class match then have you?
Rests are used prone all the time.
Oh I see what you mean.
Rest is not just good bench. It is good for bench and prone. I just don't do it myself.

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We just added one to our store and there is a 35% off coupon code.

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Oh I see what you mean.
Rest is not just good bench. It is good for bench and prone. I just don't do it myself.

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To be honest it's not that much gear, and you only truck it to the firing line, where you will sit all day, F class matches don't shift firing positions or ranges, unlike a PRS match where you need to have a battle belt with a mag pouches, and a dump pouch, with 29 bags strapped to it, your rifle, your tripod, binos all while not wrecking your 511 fleece

But anyway yeah you can use what would typically be considered a bench top forward rest on the ground prone, if you shoot at a range that has a sand or otherwise soft firing position, they make large diameter feet to keep the rest stable and not sink.

The whole point of this is (and i hate using the saying but) think outside the box. What you want is maximum stability when building loads. Bags are good for temporary positions that will be rebuilt after each shot. I say this facetiously but there is more truth to it then fiction, No one shoots benchrest or F Class matches off a front bag. We have every variety of rest on the firing line. from Farley and Seb Neo to the Bald Eagle sling shot, from Elite Iron Bipods, the occasional Atlas that once bought everyone hates, to the tried and true Harris. This is also not to mention the variety of rear bags by Edgewood and Protektor model. all filled with heavy sand.

The point is stability and you will not get consistent results from a bag. That said I have enough bags to fill two milk crates. some filled with Corn cob media others filled with lead shot and the best all around fill Poly Propylene resin beads Cabela's, Caldwel, and Armageddon gear, bags have there place. Load development and development of your shooting fundamentals is not one of them.

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