Front Rest to start with?

Discussion in 'Benchrest' started by JerryD, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. JerryD

    JerryD Active Member

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    Just shot 3x25yd cards to get an average for the summer benchrest league at CTSA, as a number of the airgunners are now shooting BR against the 22LR folks. Immediately noticed that the table is too high, seat's not right, buttplate in wrong place for BR (using my FT rifle for now.....) but very unhappy using stacked up wood blocks with a pad on the top.

    We have other benches that are slightly better for height, and I can play with layers of closed cell foam to get the seating position better, but would like a better rest. Had a look at the Caldwell Rock: a bit expensive for now just starting out.

    Any ideas for a decent front rest with adjustment at a not too horrible price, say under a ton?



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  2. paul4be

    paul4be Why do I bother????????

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    Tenner for a scissor jack and make one??

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    That's awesome!
     
  4. retroruss

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    I use a 15cm x 15cm lab jack off ebay
     

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  5. JerryD

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    like the scissor jack idea: looks solid, as well as being cheap - think I have one of those somewhere in the trashpile known as "the garage":D. I'll have a go over the weekend and see what I can muckle up.


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    Hope that wasn't strimmer wire dangling out of the muzzle ?:eek::D
     
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  8. Conor

    Conor Never been banned from sales Staff Member

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    Nicely spotted, and it is!
     
  9. C.Eaton

    C.Eaton Confirmed Anschutz Nut...

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    In the same boat but using rimfire.
    This is only the smaller labjack, my plan is to see how this goes as it's very portable and if necessary get it's bigger brother for the front and then use this for the rear.
     

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  10. crossword

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    Caldwell the rock Jr . £54.95 on ebay + post ? Heavy & stable screw jack . I stuck some rough surfaced rubber on the metal platform as I thought the Velcro would allow the bag to slide on smooth metal .
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    Lab jack, there great bit of kit!!
     
  13. Stanners

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    Hi, Hello to all, newbie here. I have ordered a lab jack from eBay and a sand filled front rest to fix to the top, all in £20. I have a newbie question. Been plinking a few Months and fancy entering target competitions but cannot physically do HFT, so looking at Bench Rest. I will be using an Air Arms MPR FT .177 with a Falcon FFP scope. My question is about the front rests shown on this thread, they appear to not have sand filled front rests on top.
    Two questions
    Isn't this against the rules?
    Does the weight of front stand and bag have to be added to rifle & scope and be under the weights stated?
     
  14. Paul_T

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    Hello Stanners
    It all depends on the rules of the comp you are shooting. If the comp uses the NSRA rules they don't allow the front rest to have a sandbag on top and no rear rest. There is also no weight limit.

    The WRABF rules are different there are weight limits for the LV/HV classes and different rules for the front/rear rest.
     
  15. Stanners

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    Hi Paul, thanks for the info. I clearly need to read the rule books instead of speed “reading” glances.
     
  16. Paul_T

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    TBH there are a lot of rules and it doesn't help that there are 2 distinctly different styles of benchrest shooting in UK clubs.
    At our club we shoot the NSRA style, but I think the WRABF style is more popular now due to the US influence.
     
  17. Stanners

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    I need to find out where the clubs are. I’m in Leicestershire and a member At Kibworth Shooting Ground but their competition guy has retired without replacement yet (new owners as well). I shout at Thurlaston and it’s is listed as a club but no one has mentioned Benchrest or field target despite me asking. Any ideas of other clubs around Leicester?
     
  18. Stanners

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    Apologies. I just realised I hijacked your bench rest thread.
     
  19. Paul_T

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    Have a look at the club map looks like there are a few clubs near you.
     
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