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    Just starting out doing 50 metre bench rest shooting with my Savage MK2 BTVS and decided I need
    a decent front rest like a Caldwell Rock BR.
    My only problem is I don't want to pay that sort of $$$ for one so I started making my own from some bits of ally and stainless I had lying around, plus a 3/4" nut & bolt from Bunnings.
    This is my attempt so far, and I'm just waiting on my front rest bag to arrive so I can start on the the top section which will have windage adjustment.
    The base has both coarse and fine height adjustment, and levelling adjustments.
    Agricultural yes, but functional and cheap

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  • #2
    Looking good. I'm taking keen interest cos I am about to take on the very same project. I'm cheating a bit in that I'll be putting a Shadwell top on it, but I need/want to make the base myself.

    You may say it's "agricultural" but I would have to say it's looking pretty damned good, If I can finish with something looking like that I'll be very pleased.

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    • #3
      Well done mate, there's nothing like building your own equipment - looks great.
      Whacking Varmints is my passion!

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      • #4
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        • Dingo745
          Dingo745 commented
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          Held up making the top section waiting for the bag I ordered to arrive so I can get correct measurements.
          As usual it takes forever to get here from the USA, plus a bad time of year for postage.

      • #5
        This is a benchrest ! I built it for the club use --rags [ Rough as guts ] prototype suits either handed shooter and is portable for big bore ranges.





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        • fishphillott
          fishphillott commented
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          Originally posted by NoFerals" post=37112
          This is a benchrest ! I built it for the club use --rags [ Rough as guts ] prototype suits either handed shooter and is portable for big bore ranges.




          certainly no light weight bench NF

          NF Edit : did not want it to blow away in a dust storm there fish and it does not move if you lean into it a bit with your breathing.
          When its jacked firm it sits on three supports --wheels off the ground and level too

        • El-Skippo
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          Originally posted by NoFerals" post=37112
          This is a benchrest ! I built it for the club use --rags [ Rough as guts ] prototype suits either handed shooter and is portable for big bore ranges.





          Bloody hell NF ...... don't do thing's by half :lol:

          Cough up NF....where's the artillery piece, that goes with it.....
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        • Dingo745
          Dingo745 commented
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          Originally posted by NoFerals" post=37112
          This is a benchrest ! I built it for the club use --rags [ Rough as guts ] prototype suits either handed shooter and is portable for big bore ranges.





          Now that is one sturdy outfit. Might not fit in our club's shooting bays
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      • #6
        nice work NF.
        just needs an esky for the ginger beers.

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        • #7
          Good looking based there Dingo, but what is important is this,

          http://drgreenlawmachining.com/new_adjustable_bag_windage_top

          If you could copy it, good, otherwise might cost around $250-$300 delivered.

          If your "serious" about benchrest shooting, then no one uses Cadwell anything in a "real" competition like the IBR, RBA....etc. They are good for starters and club based competitions, but that's it.

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            Originally posted by beemer" post=37166
            Good looking based there Dingo, but what is important is this,

            http://drgreenlawmachining.com/new_adjustable_bag_windage_top

            If you could copy it, good, otherwise might cost around $250-$300 delivered.

            If your "serious" about benchrest shooting, then no one uses Cadwell anything in a "real" competition like the IBR, RBA....etc. They are good for starters and club based competitions, but that's it.
            Oooooh! You name snob

            That left hand rest looks like a Caldwell base with a Shadtree top. The top is a bit short of $500 from BRT, but has a lever adjust (if you're into that kinda thing).

          • Dingo745
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            Yeah I looked at their stuff and the Caldwell Rock BR and this is what I came up with for a total outlay of about $30 including the Caldwell bag.
            The real benchrest snobs spend well over $1 K on a SEB NEO Co-Axial Front Rest or similar

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          • #9
            Well my homespun front rest got a test drive today.
            I was happy with the results that I got with the new rest and my Savage MK2 BTVS using CCI std's

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