Rests

Discussion in 'Benchrest' started by chobson, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. chobson

    chobson Member

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    What rifle rests are you guys typically using on the UK circuit. I've seen a few and varying on-line. Cheers Chris
     
  2. thebaron

    thebaron Member

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    Front pedestals

    Cicognani are popular and SEB if you like a joystick type

    Caldwell Rock is a budget heavy weight rest
    John
     
  3. Brian O

    Brian O Member

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    As TheBaron says the most common ones are the SEB range and the Cicognani, from personal experience my findings are:

    SEB original very stable but not enough movement to cover the full postal BR22 target

    SEB NEO very stable and enough movement for the full card heavy to transport

    SEB MINI almost as stable as the NEO easily transportable, not used it to shoot comp card yet but specs suggest it should be capable of covering the full card.

    SEB Joypod great for club use, unbelievably lightweight but not legal for the bench rest competitions I compete in.

    I was able to get all my SEBs from Fox Firearms the European importers

    Cicognani very very heavy to transport but easily covers the full card and very accurate in use. Unfortunately very difficult to get hold of them since Intershoot stopped supplying them. I picked mine up second hand.


    I personally prefer the micrometer adjustment method of the Ciconani rest though the engineering build quality on the whole of the SEB (joystick control) range is exceptional

    feel free to PM me for any further info.

    Brian
     
  4. gdavison

    gdavison Active Member

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    Great info in teh above post TY .. could I ask why the Joypod is not legal ?
     
  5. Amonra

    Amonra Member

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    I use a Caldwell Firecontrol joystick front rest. It's nothing special but does the job acceptably well
     
  6. mater

    mater New Member

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    To give the SEB more range, loosen the front bearing and move it flush with the outer casing, you should be good.
    Also , make sure the the front stop is all the way forward.
     
  7. paul.w

    paul.w Member

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    I use a Seb coaxial front rest now. Before that I use a lab jack off ebay.
     
  8. mrgeoff

    mrgeoff Active Member

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    Lol, I bought a Cadwell the rock Jr.
    Its very stable with my 9015 on it, I made a new top plate for it out of Birch, vinyl on top.
     
  9. crossword

    crossword New Member

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    Geoff ,
    Same rest here , I stuck some rough surfaced rubber onto the flat metal plate the pad is strapped to in order to prevent the pad slipping . The rear rest is part of a two pad set from China . I have filled it with some vermiculite granules , sold for garden use & insulation . The Caldwell is heavy & stable being a tripod .
    Guns HW 100 & Walther Rotek RM8 . I bought the Caldwell as the Walther does not lend itself to a bipod . Bipod bought for the HW100 & OK but Caldwell seems good for both .

    Regards Andrew .
     

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