Front rifle rest.

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What have you folks came up with for a front rifle rest? Looking for ideas using some wood.

I usually use a bipod but to have an option would be nice. Don’t really want a full rest, just something for the forearm.

Post your pictures and ideas please.

TIA.
 

Joe Link

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Do you have any examples? I’ve used sandbags, rolled up blankets, even my range bag before, but I’ve not seen anything made of wood.
 

11Charlie

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I can take a picture this tomorrow at the range. We built some out of 2x4's abd 2x6's and then put small sand bags on the top. They actually work really well.
 
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Yes, I remember that picture. That’s close to my idea, something simple. I have access to a thick rubber I could use for the top. I would add a handle for carry.

I have plenty of shooting bags.

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Let’s change the subject.

What would you buy in a manufactured front rifle rest? They vary from high to low. Basically well made to cheap. Down the road purchase, can’t find them used.

I like the Sinclair line. Pricey and heavy. $325-$399. 17 pounds.
Second choice is the Protektor. Aluminum, $195-$295. 7 pounds.

Would you get one with windage adjustments?

Any other choices?

TIA
 

DB Wesner

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Let’s change the subject.

What would you buy in a manufactured front rifle rest? They vary from high to low. Basically well made to cheap. Down the road purchase, can’t find them used.

I like the Sinclair line. Pricey and heavy. $325-$399. 17 pounds.
Second choice is the Protektor. Aluminum, $195-$295. 7 pounds.

Would you get one with windage adjustments?

Any other choices?

TIA
You might be better served to start a new topic/new thread. Just a thought.
 

Dyjital

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I tossed up my sweatshirt at the range for a guy who needed a rest so we could boresight his AR-15. He kept looking at me like I was crazy for stripping it off really quick to help him.

He did not know how we are on these forums. We help one another out.

old shirt, double stitched and full of rice works good too. You can even use an old wool sock and use something like leggings as the inner liner to help hold the rice in. All sorts of things you can use if you are creative enough.
 
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I like this one because of weight. (7 pounds) They make a model with wind adjustments. On the fence because I can make adjustments with the scope and they are a $100 more. Seems high to me.

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