New Rest

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by aandabooks, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. aandabooks

    aandabooks Active Member

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    I decided I wanted a full rest and decided to build it myself. I've spent about 2 months of messing with it in my spare time and today was its maiden voyage. Didn't get any pics of the targets but I snapped on with the Savage Mark II mounted and another of my son with the new BV.

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    Unfortunately, there are still a couple of tweeks to be made. I also discovered that I am going to need a much more stable table to shoot from. I normally shoot from the tailgate of the truck. Decided to use the Mark II that has been fired before since I wouldn't have to mess with sighting the scope. Wanted to get a feel for how the rest would perform.

    Here's one of my son shooting the BV after I had sighted in the scope.

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    Here's one of my son making quick work of a mag from the S&W M&P 15-22.

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    He's 10 and hits pretty much whatever he is shooting at up to 50 yards away. So far he's definately a plinker. Soda cans and spinner targets don't stand a chance.
     
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Your son looks like a future sharpshooter! I very much support you spending the valuable time to teach your son the responsible gun ownership that my father showed me growing up. :eek:

    *utmost respect*

    JD
     

  3. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Very nice work there on the rest. :cool:

    Ever think about mounting small leveling bubbles on each end, and one laterally to compensate for foundation stability?

    As for the boy...U. S. Army Sniper School, graduation class of 2020. One Shot One Kill. ;)
     
  4. M14sRock

    M14sRock Active Member

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    Mad skills, AND a great dad!
     
  5. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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    Nice work. I digg your rest. Thank for sharing the photos. Looks like a fun time.
     
  6. Neophyte1

    Neophyte1 New Member

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    Follow Up:)

    aandabooks: Sir, did you do a ''follow along'' picture build:) with material; and your thoughts.
    Very nice work, Follow up when you can and Thanks:)
     
  7. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    I'm available for adoption.

    Nice looking rest. In fact I think I'd classify that as a gun vise. Well done.
    Thanks for the pics.
     
  8. aandabooks

    aandabooks Active Member

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    I didn't do a follow along but I know what is in it and what I would need to do to make more. It is designed to be used with the gun either clamped in place or the platforms are wide enough that with the clamping bolts taken out, they will hold a standard set of shooting bags. Both of the platforms have elevation adjustment and the front has windage adjustment that runs on a 1/4-20 threaded rod. Everything on the rest was made by me with the exception of the 3 sizes of threaded rod that were purchased.

    Thanks to everyone for their kind comments about my son. He absolutely loves shooting and begs me to go atleast once per week. We are currently going through about 3 bricks of bulk ammo per month plus some CCI at every session. For his 10th b-day, he got a Remington 870 youth 20 gauge and took 3 squirrels, 1 rabbit and a possum this past season.
     
  9. IXLR8

    IXLR8 New Member

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    Quite an object of desire...

    That is a true work of art. Let us know when you start cranking them out for sale!
     
  10. Car54

    Car54 New Member

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    2 great jobs. One with your son, and the other is the rest.
     
  11. masterPsmith

    masterPsmith New Member

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    Great job on the rest and a great job with your son also.

    Jim............
     
  12. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Outstanding job on the Rest...and your son. I have 3 sons, all shooters.
     
  13. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    If you could make the front par by its self and a little shorter It would be a great money maker.

    Still a very nice rest.

    I wish I had the skills and equipment (Or access to equipment) to do that.
     
  14. aandabooks

    aandabooks Active Member

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    I was thinking about perfecting the rest and then looking at making some for sale. I teach HS machining and we could always use the funds generated to go back into the program for more stock/supplies.

    Next might be the prototype of a front only rest. Seems to me that would be what most shooters will want. The purpose of this one was that I want to see if I can lock a gun into it and take the human element out of the shooting. Basically find out how accurate the gun can really be. When I get the setup right, I want to be able to stand to the side of the gun and fire 5 shots to see what kind of a group a particular gun/ammo is capable of without ever shouldering the weapon.
     
  15. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    Great looking rest.I know you spent some time behind the Mill and Lathe on that.
    A big thumbs up to you on getting your son into shooting and gun safety at an early age.

    I bet you could sell a truck load of the rest,just on this forum alone!