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cpttango30 01-01-2011 08:57 PM

Front Rest.
I am tired of lugging 50# of sand bags to and from the range and I am tired of them getting my guns all dirty.

What is the best rest for $550.


Caldwell Rock BR Competition Rifle Front Shooting Rest
Caldwell Rock Front Shooting Rest
Caldwell Rock Jr. Rifle Front Shooting Rest
Oh hell anything that says Caldwell because I have looked at these in stores and they SUCK. They are cheap and not worth internet space they are printed on.

I have looked at the Sinclair's and like them.

HOSSFLY 01-01-2011 09:01 PM

I dont know but sure ain't going to suggest a Caldwell :eek:

Hawg 01-01-2011 09:16 PM


Originally Posted by HOSSFLY (Post 412977)
I dont know but sure ain't going to suggest a Caldwell :eek:


jpattersonnh 01-01-2011 09:17 PM

A front rest??
Cabela's: Cabela's Un-Filled Shooting Bags
I filled it w/ old corn media. Recycle!!

I normally just use my range bag. Take it coyote hunting, pack up calls, ammo, mat, water. Unload and set up it works fine. I also use bi-pods, but when on a berm... lower position, the bag works great.


Edit, A few guys I know use the legs from old jeans/ canvas pants sewn up and filled w/ corn media. Can't get much cheaper!!! Why always think high tech/ more $$$$, it does not really work better!!

M14sRock 01-01-2011 09:27 PM

Old BDU Legs filled with airsoft pellets from Walmart and sown closed at the ends work well and are very light.

Hawg 01-01-2011 09:41 PM

Maybe ummmm Caldwell?:D:D:D

JonM 01-01-2011 09:49 PM

dunno if they are any good compaired to the excellent caldwell products but they are expensive:

Rifle/Pistol Rest Combination Rifle/Pistol Rest Combo - Wichita

i just use whatever is at hand at the range.

Highpower 01-01-2011 10:02 PM

How about $5.50 from the local salvage yard?
Hey - it's not a Caldwell.... :p

skullcrusher 01-01-2011 10:27 PM


Originally Posted by Highpower (Post 413023)
How about $5.50 from the local salvage yard?
Hey - it's not a Caldwell.... :p

Good gosh dang! I just slapped my forehead. Friggin' brilliant in the best sense of friggin'! :D

I have old red tab legs filled with sand. It does not bother me to take 10 steps with them in hand, but I am going to incorporate the front-wheel-drive-four-banger car jack. Thank you sir! :)

*nodding to self and muttering "effin brilliant"*

Gatekeeper 01-01-2011 10:34 PM
Nice Mauser;)

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