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bench rests/sand bags

Looking to upgrade from my homemade sand bags to something "more professional" with better fit and function. What style front rest do you prefer? A tall front bag only or an adjustable metal rest with small bag?

Any recommendations would be appreciated.
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Re: bench rests/sand bags

I think this is a nice rest for the money.

http://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/.../productId/763
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The more solid the rest the better results you'll have. I recommend keeping the front bag as short as possible. There is a reason rules at major competitions limit how close the bag can be to the support.

Sinclair has a few nice rest available.
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Re: bench rests/sand bags

Agreed, its like an investment. I have been using same rest since the 80's.
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I bought a Caldwell few years ago just to have a second rest for a particular reason. Had trouble with the adjustment due to a plastic piece broke. They stood behind it and made it right.
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i bought a Bulls bag for up at the camp we all like it better than standard sand bags. It really holds your gun steady. i got it on line. Bullsbag.com
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Re: bench rests/sand bags

I've always used Protektor leather bags made in Galeton, PA.

I have a Caldwell adustable front rest, but generally just use a Harris bipod and rear bag, when bench shooting.

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I like the Caldwell Rock Rest in front and a good solid owl ear bag in back.

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Re: bench rests/sand bags

Do yourself a favor, try someone else rest then go back to your bags and see if your gun shoots the same! My experience they don't! Think the bags simulate the same recoil absorption as your shoulder. Maybe it's just me but off a solid rest my guns shoot 6-8 in. higher! Try it !
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Re: bench rests/sand bags

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Do yourself a favor, try someone else rest then go back to your bags and see if your gun shoots the same! My experience they don't! Think the bags simulate the same recoil absorption as your shoulder. Maybe it's just me but off a solid rest my guns shoot 6-8 in. higher! Try it !
A small difference in POI may be expected depending on different rests and shooting positions. Nothing to the degree that you are experiencing though. There must be something wrong with your setup.

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