Caldwell The Rock BR
Can anyone comment on the above rest? Looking for a sturdy rest for load testing and precision groups at 100 yards. How does it compare with respect to sturdiness when compared to premium rests? I know it won't have the features but I'm simply looking at shooting from a sturdy repeatable rest.
I use one quite a bit. The main problem I've had with mine is when you push the rifle against the stop after shooting a round the rifle won't return to the prior aiming point. After looking it over I decided the main problem was the bushing that goes between the base and the post. It's just too sloppy. I turned a new bushing for it to tighter tolerances and it's much better. Having said that, it isn't as good as a premium rest. I have a Farley on order after using one for a while. The Farley is real nice!
The base is fine, just a hunk of cast iron. The top is not good. I had rather buy a Bald Eagle from Bullets.Com
+1 what Butch said
Originally Posted by Butch Lambert
I have the bald eagle cast iron version with the Windage top. Works good, mine seams to be really steady and tight, not much wobble at all. Definitely helped me cut down on the occasional flyers I had when working up a load. Been shooting short range benchrest with it and my scores went up, not getting that flyer helped a lot. I put an add on accurateshooter and bought one new in the box unopened for 150.00 and shipping, think I got an extremely good deal on it, used ones usually go for around that. There is certainly better out there but it's hard to beat for the price. I added a whidden front bag rider to fit the bag. It's not as fast as a joystick but a good solid rest .
Originally Posted by PRS
I use the bottom only and had a Greenlaw top made and threaded to be able to use with the Caldwell base. Top is inadequate at best and I ain't that fussy.
Hart pedestal rest, if they are still made.