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Old November 14, 2007, 01:45 PM   #1
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What type of gun rest?

Which rest do you use when developing a load? I normally shoot off a bipod but I'm going to be developing a load for my .308 and I would like to use a rest of some kind to eliminate any shooter error.

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Old November 14, 2007, 02:24 PM   #2
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I almost always use a bipod. Light and easy to transport, not like those tripod type benchrests that cost like $200. Sandbags are heavy and awkward to transport. I use a beanbag under the rear of the gun however.
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Old November 14, 2007, 02:43 PM   #3
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Sandbags,, when developing a load........
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Old November 14, 2007, 04:29 PM   #4
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If you decide to get one and want a nice one, look at Sinclair. A guy had one at the range and that thing was awesome. Aroud $200 he said. Don't get the dirt cheap ones like I did. You just end up replacing them for a better one. I did that twice. Now I have a Caldwell Rock. It's nowhere near as nice as the Sinclair plus its made in China which I generally avoid.
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Old November 14, 2007, 07:32 PM   #5
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Caldwell sells a rest that supports in the front and the rear. And it is way open wide in the center and even a FAL with magazine or an AK with a 30 round magazine will fit in between it. About $40 and has a cutout in the lower middle that a sandbag could be placed to hold it firmer to the table/bench.
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Old November 15, 2007, 07:06 PM   #6
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Thanks for the input, I might try the bipod with a sandbag at the rear or look at the sinclair. I agree on the avoidance of chinese made product and I think we should all take a look at where our products are made.
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Old November 15, 2007, 07:46 PM   #7
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Listen to shepherddogs

Sinclair Int. is the place to go and look at the better grade. There also very good to work with.
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Old November 15, 2007, 09:17 PM   #8
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I hit Sinclair every few months and looked at their display rest. It appears to be a top quality piece - $249 - $328.
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Old November 15, 2007, 09:27 PM   #9
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I have a Cadwell BR under the pointy end and a Protector bag filled with silica sand under the blunt end. Sorry I can't recall the protector model but it has big ears and a solid leather base.
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Old November 15, 2007, 11:46 PM   #10
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If you really truly want to know what the round is doing and you don't want ANY human interference, you will want to look at the Lead Sled, which I believe is made by Caldwell. If you are going to be using your rest for BR shooting or long range varmint shooting, Sinclair is definitely the place to start looking.I buy from them often for BR equipment and supplies, but I do not believe they stock the lead sled, though I don't know for sure. They do stock some items that the general shooting public use, though quite often you can find the same or similar items for less money at Midway USA or Graf and sons.

One very good shooter error eliminator that Sinclair stocks that you will not likely find at the other places is the offset anti cant device. Put one of these on your scope and you might eliminate a very common problem that causes flyers. Few people outside competitive shooters use them and they are probably the ones who need it most. I like the offset model because I can see it clearly without moving my head and ruining my cheek weld.
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Old November 16, 2007, 09:26 PM   #11
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Depends on how many greenbacks you are willing to let go of. Serious performance aint cheap. Depending on your budget, somewhere between $20 and $1,000 and beyond. I prefer Sinclair rests.
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