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Don,

I have shot them off a hard surface, concrete and very dry ground. My groups are larger than when shooting off bags, but I don't know if it is because of the hard surface or because I can't keep the gun as steady when on the bipods compared to the bags and shooting table.

On the shooting table, I can rest my gun on the bags and support myself too. Still, I can get decent "hunting" groups with my bipod.

I have a swivel model bipod and on this last hunting trip found its value when setting up on uneven surfaces.

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Bags and mechanical rests always give better results due to consistency.

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"Bags and mechanical rests always give better results due to consistency."

...And removing some of the human element.

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I use and recommend Caldwell Lead Sled in my store. We have used all the top brands and for the price you can not beat the product. It is safe and for under 100.00 were else can you get a rest that has no recoil and not hurt the firearm in the process. We have field tested this item for several months and we are still using in everyday use.

Be careful some rest are known to break you gun stock.

Troy
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http://www.huntingthebackwoods.com

tim
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another lead sled fan here. one should last you a lifetime.

tim

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I use the C&J Machine convertible with an ambi windage top. It can be adjusted for rifle or handgun use.

I did make one modification to it. I put ball rollers under by the leveling screws. It makes much easier repositioning it on my trailbench

sorry, not the best of pics
Dave

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Welcome to the site onsonek. That's quite a setup on the trailer. I notice the jacks at the back. does it flex much in the middle?

Intresting rest, looks like the rest rids on a rail to adjust it. Looks reall well made too.

Noticed your gun on another thread. That smth you have doing them, is he near you? I don't suppose he does re-bores does he?

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Hi Don,
Thanks for the welcome!
That trailer had been sitting around, till I dreamed that up. No, no flex. It use to carry a big 6 cyl. gen.. It is all 3" and 4" channel iron. and my 2" pivot pin is welded to 1/2" plate that is welded and bolted to the frame.
About the only thing steadier is, concrete on the ground!

here's a pic of it in use by some of my buds in WY. pokin fun at PD's

Sorry, I don't believe Mike does rebores. You can email and ask though.
Dave

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That is a real nice trailer/bench you got there. Bet a fellar could make a pocket full of change selling something like that to other shooters. I havnt seen many "portable" benches as nice as that. Good job.

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Thanks WhiskeyJaR
I had thought about going into the MFG. of them. Starting from the ground up, they'd be pretty spendy. But the holsters got me busy enough Big smile
Dave

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