View Full Version : My first try at making a rifle rest

April 14, 2011, 08:55 PM
I bought a rest for sighting in my scopes but I could not use it on my 10/22 since all I had was a 25 round clip. And my AR had the same problem since all I have is 30 round clips . So I went looking thru the scrap bin at the local junk yard and this is what I came up with. It's not the best looking one I have ever seen and my welding skills are horrible but its pretty stout and seems to work well. Plus I can put any mag in my guns I want now. Let me know what you guys think.


April 14, 2011, 09:06 PM
Thats great!! Finally a use for scissor jacks!! Thats a great idea and I'm already planning to copy it in some fashion :D. Does it jump around much?

April 14, 2011, 09:23 PM
Very very cool, how much did it cost you? I had the same problem, but I bought 10 rd mags instead :P

April 14, 2011, 09:29 PM
It dosen't jump around at all but so far all I have shot off it is .22 and.223 . The base is 12 inch wide c channel steel . All togther it weighs about 40 pounds without a weapon. I am going to try it with the mosin m44 tomorrow.
we will see how much it moves then.


April 14, 2011, 09:33 PM
The scrap yard charges 20 cents a pound I think there was about 35 pounds of metal in it. so theres about 7.00 in metal and I already had the bags I got them at walmart last year. and I swiped the velcro from my wifes sewing room


Ideal Tool
April 14, 2011, 11:04 PM
How come ya gotta tie down a little .22?

April 15, 2011, 07:13 AM
Again, great design. Let us know how it holds up to the Mosin.

April 15, 2011, 07:18 AM
That looks great, I'm kicking around ideas for a new rest and wanted to incorporate a elevation adjustment as well.
I am leaning toward a fixed butt end and an adjustable front.
I was kicking around the idea that a couple of attic door springs could keep the unit under constant tension and remove any looseness too.

April 17, 2011, 06:18 PM
Well I got a chance to shoot again today and the rest did great with the mosin. We also used it on a black powder .50 cal. of my friends it did fine with that as well.


April 18, 2011, 09:01 AM

Rube Goldberg would be proud of you!:D. That must weigh quite a bit but, if it works, it works.

April 22, 2011, 03:13 PM
Good job.
I'm a home made, DIY enthusiast, also.
And, if you get a flat tire on the way home from the range, you're all set.

April 22, 2011, 09:39 PM
Nice job!!!!!!! With that wide C channel, you have room to add weight like they do for the expensive lead sled and it probably wouldn't move even shooting one of the African calibers.....

Don't let your wife find out you swiped her velcro:D:D:D