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    Windage tops ?

    What is the prefered windage top for a Hart rest ?

    Thanks for any input .

    Pat

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    Thumbs up Windage Top - Hart Rest

    Quote Originally Posted by Pat B. View Post
    What is the prefered windage top for a Hart rest ?

    Thanks for any input .

    Pat
    Pat here is a pic of the windage top that recently set the new HV world record agg. It is the epitome of high tech windage tops.

    Its truely one of a kind.



    Last edited by 333smitty; 07-28-2010 at 11:27 AM.

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    Hmm, the windage adjustments are somewhat obscure --------.

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    Smitty,
    I noticed no mirage shield of any kind. Was that the way the gun was shot for the pending record? If so, would think your hot TX weather would sort of dictate a mirage shield? --Greg

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    Mirage Shields

    Quote Originally Posted by glp View Post
    Smitty,
    I noticed no mirage shield of any kind. Was that the way the gun was shot for the pending record? If so, would think your hot TX weather would sort of dictate a mirage shield? --Greg
    Greg,

    I seldom if at all see Jackie utilizing a mirage shield in formal competition all though they are quite common in the Gulf Coast region. I'm almost certain a shield was not used in his record agg at Midland. Maybe Jackie could chime in and shead some light on this matter.

    If you look closely at the photo you'll see that Jackie has a March 10x60 variable mounted to his HV to combat heavy mirage.

    Not that it matters but I've been competiting for 3+ years and have never used a mirage shield as of yet.

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    I shared the bench with Jackie the weekend he shot the record and I don't remember any mirage shield on his rifle. After he sets up his antique front rest(made from recast steam locomotive parts) and his horsehair stuffed goatskin rear bag, he mostly uses the windage appratus between his ears.

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    Dan Batko

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    you can't shoot without a farley rest jackie should know that shame shame lol
    heres a fine top http://www.benchrestspecialties.com/Micro-adj.htm
    Last edited by george in KY; 07-28-2010 at 04:37 PM.

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    That's interesting. Guess some are able to concentrate on the shooting much more than I can. When my barrel heats up, without a shield, I really get bothered by the barrel heat mirage. Then again, perhaps you have so much range mirage that the barrel contribution in negligible? We have it here in Maine but not that often or severe. --Greg

    Quote Originally Posted by 333smitty View Post
    Greg,

    I seldom if at all see Jackie utilizing a mirage shield in formal competition all though they are quite common in the Gulf Coast region. I'm almost certain a shield was not used in his record agg at Midland. Maybe Jackie could chime in and shead some light on this matter.

    If you look closely at the photo you'll see that Jackie has a March 10x60 variable mounted to his HV to combat heavy mirage.

    Not that it matters but I've been competiting for 3+ years and have never used a mirage shield as of yet.

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    Pat, I've owned several windage tops, and the Bald Eagle was the best IMO. Ron makes a good one too, that's one I never had, but others sure used them.

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    Pat, I agree with Wayne, the widage top that Ron Hoehn sells is top notch. But, I am not sure he sells them anymore. May be wrong.

    Sinclair does sell one that is pretty close. It is amazing that there are so few of the little windage tops made for the standard rests. I guess the advent of entire custom rest sort of negated the need..........jackie

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    Pat, there is a windage top in the classifieds that looks like a well made top, and the owner is willing to make modifications within reason or at a price. Check it out, price is very reasonable.

    Dan Honert

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    Not sure if Dan Honert is referring to the Dave Greenlaw top or not but it is one slick top. Dave donated one to the IBS Score National and I haven't seen it in my own hands but I'm told it is every bit as good as the standard until now, Bald Eagle. Why won't they let me get my hands on the one for the Nationals? You might also consider the Butch Lambert coax top that he sells.

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