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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  3. mrgeoff

    mrgeoff Active Member

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    That's awesome!
     
  4. retroruss

    retroruss New Member

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

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  5. JerryD

    JerryD Active Member

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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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  6. eyewitnesss

    eyewitnesss Government Spy

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    Waldo Active Member

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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

    crossword New Member

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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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  11. paul.w

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  12. paul.w

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    Lab jack, there great bit of kit!!
     

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