Rifle rest

  1. Paul.

    Paul. Moderator Staff Member

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    Another shooting related stainless job, a rest for the rifle, really useful for zeroing the sights, or just for lazy shooting.
    Made from 25 x 25 stainless box section, butt and front support are lined with close cell foam to protect the stock.

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  2. awemawson Forum Supporter

    Is is heavy enough to stay still when fired? The ones I used to use were much stouter, but then that was for Lee Enfield No 4's firing 303's :laughing:


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  3. Paul.

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    A 303 might be a bit much for it, but this is a gas ram air rifle, still has a bit of a kick to it though, I tested it on a workmate at work today and it worked really well, the feet have rubber pads on them which stops it sliding about.
     
  4. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    Nice job as always, Paul.

    (Cant see the point in ‘lazy shooting’ as you put it. Might as well poke holes in the target with a screwdriver)
     
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  5. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    Maybe not the best choice of words:laughing:
     
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  6. Paul.

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    Agreed, I really made this to set up the scope, one of the reasons I don't particularly care for pre charged guns is that there is almost no recoil, too clinical for me, just like pressing a switch and a hole appears.
    The recoil on this is quite old school shooting.
     
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  7. Paul.

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    That would be a workmate of the black and decker variety, :laughing:
     
  8. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    Its a good starting point, and certainly shows up your errors. If it shoots straight in the jig, but not on your shoulder you cant blame the gear.
     
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  9. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

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    Nice work :thumbup:

    If you really want the lazy shooting approach, replace the centre pivot with a 2 axis servo and control it from the comfort of an app on your phone :laughing:
     
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  10. anto44

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    Have you got a spare drone lying around :flame:
     
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  11. Migmac

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    Nice build. Better it recoils a wee bit. I read an article about the lead sled breaking rifles due to the rifle not being able to move. I don’t use anything whilst shooting targets unless it’s something I use in the field. Bipod was the favourite for years, l now use quads sticks. It’s nearly gotten to the stage where i’m going remove the bipod and just use the quads. A very stable platform to shoot from. Every year at work we have to do a skills test to make sure we are still very accurate shooters. Two years ago we had a fun comp at the end of the day. 100m range, boys shooting prone and a fe2 of us off quads. Quads out shot the prone shooters.
     
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  12. Richard.

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    Very smart
     
  13. TechnicAl

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    I was going to ask if he was OK :laughing::laughing::laughing:
     
  14. CornishPete Member

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    Gammo maxim elite? Looks great!
    I'm currently saving for a weirauch hw97 black line with stainless barrel. Unless I change my mind again! The Walther lgu looks very nice too!
     
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  16. Rob85 Member

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    Lovely build, looks like it would handle up to a 22hornet or even a 223 rifle. I really need to get some time in the shed to put something like that together to scope up my Remington!
     
  17. Migmac

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    I would rather have the rifle on my back than on a rack. If I have to abandon the quad quickly at least I know where the rifle is and not going to get damaged. Oh, just so as people know, the rifle is always empty whilst we are travelling on the quad.
     
  18. addjunkie

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    Fair comment. Yep always empty, unless actually about to be used.
     
  19. Migmac

    Migmac Forum Supporter

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    Remington fan here, got two 700’s.
     
  20. Rob85 Member

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    Can only dream of owning one of them, unless I join a target club (very expensive). Very difficult to get a big enough permission of ground to use one. Ive just a 597 semi auto in 22lr.....the one most people love to hate, but I love going against the ruger 10/22 lovers!
     
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