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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-21-2014, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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Caldwell Lead Sled

Was thinking about buying one of these. Bass Pro has them on sale this weekend. Anyone ever try one? Thought it might be a good thing for the turkey guns. Thanks

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Re: Caldwell Lead Sled

cut some old jeans legs off and fill them with sand. work just as well.

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Was thinking about buying one of these. Bass Pro has them on sale this weekend. Anyone ever try one? Thought it might be a good thing for the turkey guns. Thanks
I have one and love it

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-22-2014, 12:47 AM
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Re: Caldwell Lead Sled

Be careful, there are many reports of broken stocks, broken scopes and scope mounts as well as accuracy issues from using the lead sled. Some stock mfg's will not warranty there product if used with a lead sled.
A internet search will show all sorts of issues.
Remember the recoil needs to go somewhere so if you get one stay easy on the amount of weight you put on it.
Personally, I would put the money towards something else.

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Re: Caldwell Lead Sled

I use a homemade rest it was made by my shooting buddies neighbor and it makes sighting in a breeze. Its made of U channel and weights about 40 pounds. A 30-06 loaded hot will still move the rest but it almost eliminates all human error. Personally a rest is only useful when testing out handloads, since when your in the field its more or less an off hand shot.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-31-2014, 09:21 PM
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Re: Caldwell Lead Sled

I use one with out the lead. It rocks for sighting in long guns. Mind you that I only shoot 270,308,223,12/20 ga out of it. I don't have and hard recoiling magnum long guns.

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Re: Caldwell Lead Sled

I have the Caldwell Matrix.
Not as expensive as the sled.
Works fine and is definitely better than using sand bags.

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