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#6509312 - 10/24/16 02:44 PM Front rest or no?
Dien Offline
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I've been thinking about getting an adjustable front rest for load development purposes, help eliminate user error etc.

But don't you still butt the rifle up to your shoulder and apply pressure, just like loading the bipod when using that? Either way gotta keep pretty damn still.

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#6509376 - 10/24/16 03:11 PM Re: Front rest or no? [Re: Dien]
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Not really sure as I only shoot off bipods or bags.

I bet buzz knows. He has some sort of contraption he shoots off of. I think its voice activated or something and he just sits back and tells it when to fire.

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#6509389 - 10/24/16 03:17 PM Re: Front rest or no? [Re: Dien]
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Harris bipod on the front, bag in the rear, is all I use. If you want to cheat a little during load development, get the bipod to push up against a piece of wood, or angle iron that's fastened down, and use a large vee style bag in the rear.
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#6509443 - 10/24/16 03:45 PM Re: Front rest or no? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Harris bipod on the front, bag in the rear, is all I use. If you want to cheat a little during load development, get the bipod to push up against a piece of wood, or angle iron that's fastened down, and use a large vee style bag in the rear.


How much do you push it?
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#6509502 - 10/24/16 04:24 PM Re: Front rest or no? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Depends on how stout the stock is, and how well the action is married to the stock. Last one I shot for load development, I didn't load the bipod at all. Just got it to touch a barrier.
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#6509512 - 10/24/16 04:28 PM Re: Front rest or no? [Re: Dien]
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Look into a good butterfly bag. These style bags will cradle the entire forearm and/or under the chamber area. They offer the leadt amount of movement with good support to hold the rifle firm with minimal movement.

The problem I find with a lot of hunting rifles is that they are unbedded and/or the forend has contact with the barrel. Any forend pressure (from like a bipod) will cause shots to move around and open up groups. These butterfly bags help with this to minimize pressure to the stock, and allow for a very sturdy shot.
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#6509560 - 10/24/16 04:58 PM Re: Front rest or no? [Re: jeepercreeper]
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Originally Posted By: jeepercreeper
Not really sure as I only shoot off bipods or bags.

I bet buzz knows. He has some sort of contraption he shoots off of. I think its voice activated or something and he just sits back and tells it when to fire.


I use 3 different ones cuz I'm anal, rear support is just as important as the front. Yes you shoulder the rifle, need cheek weld to be consistent and trigger pull consistent. The key is do it the same every time. I hate giving too much advise I'm not that good of a shooter cuz I don't practice what I preach.

stay away from the cheap stuff or just use sandbags

This is the Caldwell Fire Contrl , rear bag is by Bald Eagle. The Caldwell Rock is good too, remember, u get what u pay for




Sinclair front rest




Bald Eagle


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#6509777 - 10/24/16 07:27 PM Re: Front rest or no? [Re: Dien]
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Dang Buzz, that's a real range you got there.
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#6509804 - 10/24/16 07:41 PM Re: Front rest or no? [Re: Dien]
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long time of collecting "stuff"

There is a Caldwell Rock Competition front rest for sale in the classifieds here

Not sure your budget but there are a bunch WAY better than what I got, look around on the benchrest forums. I paid over a grand for this custom made rest by Randolph Engineering. I sold it when I got out of .22 benchrest





And there is the good old BOGPOD

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#6510235 - 10/25/16 05:33 AM Re: Front rest or no? [Re: Dien]
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Better shoot quick! She's about to blow out of there.
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#6510471 - 10/25/16 08:28 AM Re: Front rest or no? [Re: Dien]
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I use an all metal and cast iron tripod rest made by Sinclair International. Has precise windage and elevation adjustments for fine tuning after you're set up. Has a stop that I put the nose of the fore end against for every shot.

I use a leather sand bag in the rear and another flat bag for my elbow.

Like this...The $399.99 heavy right handed version with windage adjustment.

http://www.sinclairintl.com/shooting-res...-prod57001.aspx

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#6511280 - 10/25/16 03:57 PM Re: Front rest or no? [Re: Dien]
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that's a great rest ^^^^^^^^^
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#6511385 - 10/25/16 04:47 PM Re: Front rest or no? [Re: Dien]
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Loc: Justin, TX
I use a Caldwell Full Length Fire Control Rest.
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