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chrispy 11-21-2011 03:21 AM

Hillbilly "Lead Sled"
I started a little project today. I am working on building my own recoil reducing bench rest. So far I have been able to make everything out of scrap I had laying around. I need to make the front rest, the rear butt holder,find two 25 lb weights, wire wheel everything and paint it. I hope to have it all done by this weekend so I can sight my gun in (the easy way) for deer season next week.
sorry for the grainy pics i will try to get some better ones

Gordo323 11-21-2011 04:42 AM

I like the screwjack, a little finer control than the POS on a Led-Sled, I was thinking of replacing mine with a small hydraulic bottle jack.
Keep us posted, I do some redneck engineering myself!:D

Marlinman 11-21-2011 06:43 AM

I made the front rest replacement on my lead sled out of the screw of a c-clamp w a foam covered metal cup welded to it. I welded a 1/4" plate to the sled after i drilled a hole through it and welded a nut on it. It works pretty well if i do say so myself;) iv fixed two ther ones the same way. Not everyone has a welding shop and a bunch of scrap steel and junk tools at their disposal though.

skipme56 11-21-2011 06:20 PM

Now I know what to do with that worthless jack! That is great! Mind if I borrow that idea?

Yunus 11-21-2011 06:47 PM

Maybe a little rubber padding on top to prevent scratches and such? Cool design.

JonM 11-21-2011 09:46 PM


Originally Posted by Yunus (Post 632945)
Maybe a little rubber padding on top to prevent scratches and such? Cool design.

dunk the top of the jack in tool dip. polish that sucker up with a wire brush angle grinder then primer it and i would rubberize the whole thing with tool dip.

dks7895 11-21-2011 10:30 PM

Nothing 'Hillbilly' about it. I can't wait to see the finished product. :)

chrispy 11-22-2011 02:30 AM

Well I didn't get much time to work on it tonight. I wire wheeled the whole thing and put the first coat of paint on the frame. It doesn't look too bad but it is going to need a second coat (maybe tomorrow). I need to fab up a holder for the butt of the gun, weld it to the top rail, paint it, and make a front bag and cover for the rear.
I will post pics when I have something substantial. And yes Skipme56 you are more than welcome to copy it.

chrispy 11-23-2011 10:29 AM

It's done, well almost. I need to put sand in the bag and sew it up. Add some bolts to the bottom of the frame to hold the weights in place. I also want to put a knob on the screw of the jack.

1982flh80 11-23-2011 02:11 PM

American Made Ingenuity
Would be really cool to sandblast and powdercoat the whole rig for a really durable finish. I'll bet that with your skill you could whip up a sandblasting booth in a minute. Good luck and thanks for sharing.

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