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DTrain
June 14, 2011, 02:01 PM
What do you guys think of this rest? I am just your average rifle shooter/hunter and looking for decent solid rest to make sure my hunting rifle is accurate and dead on and to let me know that poor accuracy is more the result of the idiot behind the trigger and not something up with the rifle :)

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/remington-shot-saver-bench-rest.aspx?a=359240

Chinny33
June 14, 2011, 10:14 PM
looks good, but you'll need to find a way to stabilize the buttstock, using sandbags, especially if your using the rest to sight in a rifle. you want everything you can possibly do to make sure you are not moving the gun. Caldwell makes pretty good stuff, with prices ranging across the board.

Ideal Tool
June 14, 2011, 10:39 PM
Hello, DTrain. 6lbs. seems kind of light..I have seen guys at our range using light rests like this, and with anything with substantial recoil, the feet tend to lift off bench when rifle recoils. Their a bit more money, but in the long run...and face it..your only going to have to buy one of these once.I feel the Hart, or Sinclair rests are much better for serious accuracy testing.

.300 Weatherby Mag
June 15, 2011, 01:07 AM
Hello, DTrain. 6lbs. seems kind of light..I have seen guys at our range using light rests like this, and with anything with substantial recoil, the feet tend to lift off bench when rifle recoils. Their a bit more money, but in the long run...and face it..your only going to have to buy one of these once.I feel the Hart, or Sinclair rests are much better for serious accuracy testing.

Love my sinclair rest...

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g1/Husky507/006.jpg

PawPaw
June 15, 2011, 06:34 AM
For the average hobbyist that rest will suit you fine. I've got one similar to that and we use it quite a bit.

I paid about $40.00 for mine and it's earned a permanent spot in the shooting box. No, it's not a $200.00 rest, but sometimes it's easier to justify $40.00 than $200.00. That rest and a couple of sandbags should be sufficient.

I make sandbags from the legs of old blue jeans and fill them with lizard media. They work great.

Picher
June 15, 2011, 08:10 AM
I have a Hoppe's rest and the Remington is very similar, but improved somewhat in that it has a locking T-handle and mariner wheel instead of a lock ring. That allows the rest top to be raised without removing the rifle and turning the whole top. It's a significant improvement.

I have two Hoppe's rests and they're fine for shooting my .270 Win and many smaller calibers. One's been used for 30 years or more. I would assume the Remington one would be better.

I also use baby powder on the bags to allow rifles to slip instead of grabbing bags and tipping the rest. Smooth leather or Cordura bags work better than rough leather.

My competition benchrest rest with windage top is a Hart/Hohen, but I haven't bothered to get a new top for sporter shooting. The Lighter rest works fine.

Palmetto-Pride
June 15, 2011, 11:32 AM
Man if you want a great rest for sighting in a rifle this one is hard to beat IMO....
http://www.shootersridge.com/products/shootingrests/tabletoprests/deluxeriflerest.aspx