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Old May 9, 2008, 11:32 PM   #1
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Gun Vises

I'm interested in purchsing a gun vise.......either a Tipton or MTM (GV30), but haven't decided which one. They both are about the same cost, so money isn't the issue.

Need your opinions on these two gun vises.

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Old May 9, 2008, 11:54 PM   #2
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I've never seen the need for a vise except for making repairs or mounting scopes, etc. A good solid work bench with a regular 4" vise and pads for the jaws is all I've ever used.
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Old May 10, 2008, 12:02 AM   #3
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I bought Tipton's basic gun vice and although it's great for cleaning rifles it just don't cut it for mounting scopes. It just cannot hold the rifle level - especially if the stock has a high comb or cheek piece. The basic is now relegated to clean up duty at the range and I've replaced it in my den with a Tipton's Best gun vice and its well worth the extra $50! It just lacks the little cubby holes for cleaning solvents etc. I guess they were both designed for different purposes.
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Old May 10, 2008, 04:34 AM   #4
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I have two Tipton gun vises. Don't know anything about the other one, so I can't cmt on it.
I get a whole lot of use out of them, for barrel cleaning, scope mounting, ring lapping, and opening up barrel channes on stocks to free float barrels. They earn their keep.

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Old May 14, 2008, 08:54 PM   #5
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Thanks to all for sharing your opinions.
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