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J Walker
02-14-2008, 03:27 PM
I shoot ground squirrels at long range using a bipod. I now plan on shooting from a revolving bench and am unsure what the best and most accurate rest would be. I have 3 rests in mind. One is made by Jim Carroll (Carroll's Ultimate Precision Shooting Rest), the second is made by Target Shooting Inc. (Model 1000), and the third would be a conventional front rest and bags (Sinclair, Bald Eagle, etc.)
Any thoughts on this would be much appreciated.

Jim

alinwa
02-14-2008, 09:49 PM
I've got several portable and revolving bench and trailer setups........I find the VarmintMasters BR Pivot to be a solid rotating bench, I've got factory and custom tops.


IMO the best setup is a wider custom top which wraps around your body, top will have some cupholder holes and random holes with screen bottoms to catch and hold pencils and empties and stuff..........with the custom tops I've tried sliding wrapped bars, swivel-mounts bolted thru the tabletop, conventional BR front rests (Hart, Sinclair, Farley) and sandbags like Nader mentioned.


My unequivocal vote is for the stack of sandbags and a soft rear squeezer bag. The only addition I'll add is that you'll really like a folding front bag like the Uncle Buds Bull Bag ( http://www.unclebudsbullsbags.com/pages/6BULLBAG.6.html )or the like. there are some realy nice bags out there. Also a stack of 6"X6" hunks of plywood and such......

I would NOT recommend a BR front rest nor a BR 36 or 45 power scope.


Ha'FUN!!!



al

J Walker
02-15-2008, 11:56 AM
alinwa

Thanks for your response. One question on using shooting bags, will I be able to see my shots? I shoot a 223 to 700 yards & a 6BR to 1000 yards and I must be able to see my shots.

Thanks again

Jim

J Walker
02-15-2008, 04:34 PM
alinwa

Thanks for your response. One question on using shooting bags, will I be able to see my shots? I shoot a 223 to 700 yards & a 6BR to 1000 yards and I must be able to see my shots.

Thanks agai

Jim

I did a bit of research on the bull bags and got some positive feedback on using them. The Uncle Buds Bull Bag seems to be a good choice. I was thinking of the 1801-Pro-Series Model. Any thoughts to this bag or are there better bags to be had.

Thanks again

Jim

alinwa
02-16-2008, 01:43 AM
Nader,


They don't have to be filled with sand ;)

Jim,

The cradling effect of the wrap around bag is awesome for spotting your own hits.

al

Greg 79 F150
02-16-2008, 09:03 AM
I shoot ground squirrels at long range using a bipod. I now plan on shooting from a revolving bench and am unsure what the best and most accurate rest would be. I have 3 rests in mind. One is made by Jim Carroll (Carroll's Ultimate Precision Shooting Rest), the second is made by Target Shooting Inc. (Model 1000), and the third would be a conventional front rest and bags (Sinclair, Bald Eagle, etc.)
Any thoughts on this would be much appreciated.

Jim

Ever considered taking your accuracy/equipment skills to the next level, in to the world of BR shooting ?

chino69
02-16-2008, 09:56 AM
My choice is the Harris type 'S' swivelling bipod modified with a Pod Lock lever and Tank's large lock screw; peen the ends of the screw to keep it from falling out going from set up to set up. I have two Harris bipods set up this way; one is the 9" to 13" prone type the other goes up to 34" and can be used sitting or prone as in tall grass. I use a Doggone Good rear tapered bag or a Doggone Good bag designed by Darrell Holland. The tapered bag is wedge shaped and is easy to adjust your elevation by just sliding your stock up or down the incline. There is not a critter or scenario I can't adapt to with this set up. This combo. has proved successful on groundhogs, crow, fox, and coyote. These items can be carried to your area without much hassle.
Chino69

J Walker
02-21-2008, 12:12 PM
alinwa/Nader

I have decided to try a Uncle Buds Bull Bag UB 1505 or 1705 but have found none of their dealers have any bags in stock. When I called Uncle Buds web site I am getting no response to my phone calls. Does anyone know if they are still in business.

Jim

alinwa
02-21-2008, 12:41 PM
Well I dunno!


Try some of these guys.


http://wisconsinvarminters.com/bags.html

http://www.varmintmasters.net/Shooting__Bags/shooting__bags.html

http://www.dog-gone-good.com/

http://www.stoneypoint.com/products/ac_markman_bench_rest.html


The Dog Gone bags are cadillac quality.


al

vmthtr in green
02-23-2008, 11:36 AM
For years I have used a Sinclair windage top on a Hart base for shooting prairie dogs from a bench. I tried a bipod and got to much bounch. I bought a bag from http://www.dog-gone-good.com/ and really found what I feel is the best shooting system for the way I shoot. I am using a regular rear Protector bag with the meduim front, (wish I bought the Large and wish I bought it filled) It hold the gun steady, no bounce and it is very easy to move around to change to a different BDART.

Mike