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#6859732 - 08/17/17 01:15 PM DIY rifle rest for box blind
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
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Loc: DFW
Guys,

I'm looking for ideas on how to build two movable rests for my box blind that will be completely sturdy. I've got a couple of ideas but I'd like to see if any of you have built one that works great. I feel pretty good shooting out to 150-200 yards with only a front rest but no further. This year I could legimately have a 500 yard shot, not that I'm sure I take one at that distance but I'd like to have a set that would allow me to do so if I chose to.

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#6859745 - 08/17/17 01:23 PM Re: DIY rifle rest for box blind [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Loc: Houston, TX
I use a two-legged trigger stick under the butt of my gun for long range shooting from a blind. Dog ear sand bag on the window ledge. Solid as a rock.

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#6859756 - 08/17/17 01:45 PM Re: DIY rifle rest for box blind [Re: fouzman]
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Sounds like a good idea. Thanks for the tip

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#6859811 - 08/17/17 02:58 PM Re: DIY rifle rest for box blind [Re: Deerhunter61]
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I take 2 items with me to a deer blind. A sand bag that sits on the window edge & a long wood clamp that I attaches to the open window that I can use as an elbow rest. BIG accuracy improvement! elmer
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#6860082 - 08/17/17 07:50 PM Re: DIY rifle rest for box blind [Re: Deerhunter61]
Michael W. Offline
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Build a wide window ledge and a long sand bag. Has worked great for many years. The wood workers clamp above is also a good idea.
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#6860097 - 08/17/17 08:05 PM Re: DIY rifle rest for box blind [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Have you shot out to 500 with your hunting rifle? Know your dope or aiming point? If I was gonna take a shot like that on an animal I would have to be very comfortable shooting at that distance with that weapon. Maybe use a front bag and a monopod on the rear?
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#6860168 - 08/17/17 09:11 PM Re: DIY rifle rest for box blind [Re: SapperTitan]
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Have you shot out to 500 with your hunting rifle? Know your dope or aiming point? If I was gonna take a shot like that on an animal I would have to be very comfortable shooting at that distance with that weapon. Maybe use a front bag and a monopod on the rear?
I have the equipment and have rang steel out to 1200 yds...so yes with a SOLID rest I'm comfortable. Again I'm not saying I will because I simply don't know if I will but equipment and proficiency is not the concern....

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#6860184 - 08/17/17 09:20 PM Re: DIY rifle rest for box blind [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Originally Posted By: Deerhunter61
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Have you shot out to 500 with your hunting rifle? Know your dope or aiming point? If I was gonna take a shot like that on an animal I would have to be very comfortable shooting at that distance with that weapon. Maybe use a front bag and a monopod on the rear?
I have the equipment and have rang steel out to 1200 yds...so yes with a SOLID rest I'm comfortable. Again I'm not saying I will because I simply don't know if I will but equipment and proficiency is not the concern....
gotcha any way to lay in the probe next to the stand or do you need to be elevated?
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#6862378 - 08/20/17 07:45 AM Re: DIY rifle rest for box blind [Re: Deerhunter61]
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
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So guys here is what I came up with. I attached the below with hinges to the shelf and used a 1x4 as a leg. It will allow me to use it to shoot out the two windows that allow relatively long range shots.





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#6862405 - 08/20/17 08:33 AM Re: DIY rifle rest for box blind [Re: Deerhunter61]
pertnear Online   content
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Deerhunter61, now that's an AWESOME set up! happy3


Edited by pertnear (08/20/17 08:33 AM)
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#6862439 - 08/20/17 09:07 AM Re: DIY rifle rest for box blind [Re: Deerhunter61]
QuackerJacks Offline
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I use one of those neoprene wrist cushions that people use for their hands when typing, it lays flat across a window ledge and prevents any noise

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#6862657 - 08/20/17 12:39 PM Re: DIY rifle rest for box blind [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 10/26/07
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Loc: The Island Cres
I like that!! Good luck!!
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#6862684 - 08/20/17 01:04 PM Re: DIY rifle rest for box blind [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 06/30/08
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Caldwell shooting bag on the window seal and a pair of Bog Pog shooting sticks. Rock solid and you can leave your gun in a shooting position.

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#6868447 - 08/25/17 11:36 AM Re: DIY rifle rest for box blind [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
I like your hinged shelves-neat idea! up
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#6879469 - 09/05/17 06:46 PM Re: DIY rifle rest for box blind [Re: Deerhunter61]
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I usually sit in a reclining/swiveling office chair in my blinds and shoot from there only using the carpeted edge of the window for a rest.

When I do final cold bore hunting sight in and barrel fouling, I just use a simple front rest and hold the gun like I hunt with it.
I do all my hunting from a simple front rest as there are lots of times when walking or riding you can't use a bench and full rests.

The maximum hunting distance where I hunt is a little under 300 yards.
That being said, 95+ percent of my shots are between 75 and 150 yards.
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