View Full Version : Good, lighter weight joystick front rest for Pdog shooting?

10-20-2010, 10:12 PM
Hi All
Like the post says, I'd like to be ready to hit the pdog towns next year with a good joystick front rest. I've seen the caldwell job but want something of higher quality - smoother and steadier.

I shoot pdogs on my work trips and I'm loaded up with work stuff so use a lighter weight pivoting bench - the top isn't all that big so I want something lighter in weight than say a full size Farley Co-ax II.

Most of my varmint guns have 2 1/4" forends with rounded corners but I'll also want to use this rest at the range - sometimes with narrow sporting forends.

A couple of pics are attached - one of my shooting bench and one of my current caldwell front rest under a Remington. Maybe a shadetree top would work atop the caldwell base?




10-21-2010, 08:41 AM
Get a Harris bipod with notched legs and a swivel. I have both a 6-9" (bench) and 9-13" (prone). You can keep it attached to your rifle so it's one less thing to carry and takes up less room than a rest. They are lighter and cost less than most rests. I rarely use a rest any more. - nhk

Butch Lambert
10-21-2010, 02:09 PM
A Shadetree will work on a Caldwell and just about all others. It uses the standard outside dimension so you can buy several different bags to fit all sizes of fore ends.

10-22-2010, 02:13 PM
Farley Compact, it comes without a base. You could mount it directly to the bench if you wanted.


Butch Lambert
10-22-2010, 02:20 PM
I believe they are no longer available.

10-23-2010, 08:47 PM
Thanx for the info Butch. Do you sell one post alone??