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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-10-2019, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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Your thoughts on Caldwell Lead Sled

I'm thinking on purchasing one here shortly. Any pros and cons? I would use it to get my son out shooting more. I was looking at the dft2 model. Any input is appreciated.
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I have the solo lead sled. It works great for me and was not that expensive. dtf2 is a good pick also. I have no trouble shooting my 300 win mag off mine.
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Maybe you shoot shoot a caliber you are comfortable with.

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I don’t own one but have shot off one quite a few times. They do work very well, great for getting kids shooting.
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Anything that gets kids shooting more is great, and this will definitely tame recoil. Don't neglect taking a caliber more suited for your boys tolerance and encourage shooting without the aid of a rest. While pinpoint accuracy from the bench does much to encourage a young lad, it's time spent shooting off hand that will benefit him in the woods.
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I have an earlier model, but the same principle. It works good for my initial sight in then I switch to bags which places the recoil on my shoulder for fine tuning for hunting...

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I have one. Love it!! I use it to really get my guns dialed in. Not because Iím not liking the kick.
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Simon, you make many good points. Another option is to load down with appropriate bullets. I started step daughters with 7 08 load to 2300fps and single shot pistol bullets. They had same point of aim at 100 yds as full loads within an inch. Killed deer great, very minimal recoil. I had them shoot a shot from a field position for every shot they shot off a bench.
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I have one I use some, but did find that with my Ruger No 1 it would not group on the lead sled. It wouldn't let the gun do what the harmonics want to. Off the sled the gun would group 3/4 MOA, on the weighted sled it was all over the place.
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post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-10-2019, 05:57 PM
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I have heard that about them if you weight them down too much? If there isn't any give at all when the gun goes boom it is hard on wood stocks also?
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