Entry level bench rest rests

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  1. Jesim1

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    I'm looking at having a go at mild 25m bench rest shooting for a bit of fun, so I don't want to go mad and spend a fortune as it may end up being sold on, but equally don't want to rule myself out in terms of kit by making silly mistakes, especially if the good bit of kit is £10 more than the crap bit and I just didn't know:oops:

    I'll be using a Red Wolf in .177 and a Big Nikko to get me started and will see how I get on with that, but what should I be looking at as a front and back stand? I may have something already in my closet, but what would you guys suggest if you were doing it to start off with?

    (The category is open, so I think anything other clamping the gun is ok:rolleyes:)

    James
     
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    Believe it or not I even looked :oops:
     
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    C.Eaton Confirmed Anschutz Nut...

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    To be honest you can't beat one of the lab jacks off EBay, about £15. Just araldite a block of wood with 'ears' to the top plate and slide in a sand filled bag and you're good to go. The other advantage with the lab jack is that once compressed down it's relatively small for carting to and from to the range.
    Other alternatives are the same but for a scissor type car jack.
     
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    Snipes What could possibly go wrong ........

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    I use a lab jack with a smaller bag sat on top of it a guy made the bag at my local range, its spot on, i tried loads of others i bought a vanguard prta aim but that wasnt very good for bench rest...... its trial and error what works for one person may not work for the next.
     
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    Optics warehouse have a few to choose from. Don`t know what you`re looking to spend but there is a new range of equipment on there from "SmartReloader" and the SR300 rest at £60 looks decent enough. Have tried the Caldwell deluxe ( more expensive) and that is certainly solid enough.
    Depends which comps you are doing if these are within the rules.
    John
     
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    Thanks Guys, I hadn't even heard of a lab jack before, looks a cool idea.

    This is what I've gone for to get started with and I'll see where it goes from there, I can't believe there is stuff out there costing a grand for a gun rest :eek: I've got both of these and will try them out, thanks for all the pointers.

    James :)

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    I think that weighs in at about 28kgs ! It will save on gym membership :confused::D
     
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    I tried this model of theirs for a week courtesy of Graham and found it very stable and solid. Unfortunately the same can’t be said of our benches at the Club which bounce up and down when your neighbour coughs, so the benefit was wasted.
    I’m going to get the booths rebuilt with something other than 15mm melamine before we start taking benchrest seriously... o_O
     

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    There is always that, and - hand on hart, my best single improvement would be to exercise more and stop drinking coffee :oops:
     
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    C.Eaton Confirmed Anschutz Nut...

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    There you go, not too late for a new years resolution...
    If it helps Holly also came to this conclusion, i.e. needing to be fitter to shoot well, so he bought a natty little E-Bike and now quite happily 'cycles' round the Rock for his exercise....o_O
     
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    James I have the jock jnr. I also bought the wider bag for it as the standard bag is very narrow.
     
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