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Old 01-01-2011, 11:35 PM   #11
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Really When I say 550 I didn't mean $5.50 I meant five hundred and fifty dollars.

I am not looking for a weekend plinker thing here I am looking for a precision piece of equipment for shooting.

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Ok, I just looked a little closer at the pic, HP. I just picked me up one of those, not the jack or snappy vest, but the rifle.
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I am not looking for a weekend plinker thing here I am looking for a precision piece of equipment for shooting.

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Ok, I just gotta say something.

wtf?

You want the thing to walk itself to the range, self level both horizontally and vertically and give you a happy ending?

Ok, gotta say something else.

wtf?

Who pays "up to" $550 for a front rest unless they are making money using it? No offense to those who would spend that much on a FRONT REST.

Then, I got this thought: at some time, one needs to get to the point in their shooting where they are honest and confident in their ability. Most of my guns can shoot far better than I can. Heck, all of them can.

Thanks for the laugh, bro.
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Yeah, I know Tango. Just kiddin a bit. Although I knew somebody would probably take advantage of the "plinker" version.

Have you looked at at the SEB rests?
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Who pays "up to" $550 for a front rest unless they are making money using it? No offense to those who would spend that much on a FRONT REST.
Skull, I take it you don't know any bench rest shooters?
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Skull, I take it you don't know any bench rest shooters?

I don't know if I do or not. I don't live in that world...maybe eventually.

All I know is that the pic of the rest that Tango posted can be made at home for far less than $500+. Now if a duder shoots competition for good ole cash, then have at it all day. I don't recall military shootists using such a device, but then again, they are confident that they can shoot no matter the rest.

Just because it looks perty does not mean it can help anyone be a better shooter.
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I don't live in that world...maybe eventually.
Neither do I. I'm not a skeet shooter with 3 thousand dollar shotguns either. I won't hold it against them though.

To me, "bench rest" is more a game of equipment than marksmanship. The only thing left to the shooter is loading the ammo consistently and being good at reading wind conditions. The rest is up to the equipment as far as I'm concerned. JMHO. But it is a game of thousandths of an inch, rather than inches. That pretty much rules out "human" control of the rifle the way I see it.

If that's what someone else enjoys doing and spends a ton of money doing it, it's no skin off my nose. Live and let live. Yeah, I could make one of those Sinclair rests at home for less than 500 bucks. If you don't count the cost of the machines, the tooling, and my time needed to do it. The Honda scissors jack on the other hand, was quick and cheap.
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I have plans to build at least 3 full on custom bench guns for varmint hunting and target shooting sometime in the future.

I just want a quality piece of shooting equipment.
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Neither do I. I'm not a skeet shooter with 3 thousand dollar shotguns either. I won't hold it against them though.

To me, "bench rest" is more a game of equipment than marksmanship. The only thing left to the shooter is loading the ammo consistently and being good at reading wind conditions. The rest is up to the equipment as far as I'm concerned. JMHO. But it is a game of thousandths of an inch, rather than inches. That pretty much rules out "human" control of the rifle the way I see it.

If that's what someone else enjoys doing and spends a ton of money doing it, it's no skin off my nose. Live and let live. Yeah, I could make one of those Sinclair rests at home for less than 500 bucks. If you don't count the cost of the machines, the tooling, and my time needed to do it. The Honda scissors jack on the other hand, was quick and cheap.
I'm not arguing by any means. Got the dough to spend on anything, then do so. Whatever makes the person happy. As far as the red type quoted...take my word for it if you will...the components to make something so similar can be purchased and made to work. Imo, any rest that can offer 3 points of base is gonna be better than anyother number of bases. 3 points make a plane. The rest is just screw machine shaft, some set screws and a plate. You don't have to machine it.
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