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    New Front rest:

    I saw one of the coolest front rests this spring @ the Crawfish Shoot in Jacksonville. It is made in Europe, quite light, smallish, joystick run by a sliding handle on a hardened part of the rest. Very positive and easy to use. A bit pricey, heck, a lot pricey but the thing is reallllly nice.

    Don't know if it would take the thumping of 30's but likely would and is fine with RF rifles.

    The lad who sells them lives close to Jacksonville and perhaps he will chime in here but I'm still tempted to spend some of the Nursing Home's Money.

    Pete

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    Thats the NOTA rest.
    Ken Hicks at SPAWeapons.com sells them.
    Ken is an awsome guy to deal with!!!!

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    That rest is pretty cool!

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    I recently sent my 2007 JJ rest in for refurb. I had bought it used and the original owner had made mods to it. Had Jon return it to original configuration. Used it yesterday at a VFS match and was shooting a 30BR. When I was putting the rest away, I noticed that the top would rotate under moderate pressure. I don't remember it doing this when I sent it to Jon. Came across this post after I returned home and went to Kens web site and looked at a video of the NOTA rest and saw that the movable top was a feature of the rest. So, that's got me wondering if Jon did that to my rest when he did the refurb, or it was always that way and I didn't notice it, or it just got loose and needs to be re-tightened. Got to call Jon and see what the truth is. I can see the rationale for allowing the top to rotate when it is moved sideways as it would seem to keep more consistent pressure on the sides of the forend of the rifle. Probably not a big factor in group shooting. Thoughts anyone?
    Last edited by adamsgt; 05-27-2018 at 01:38 PM.

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    I don't like the top to rotate. That said, I've never seen any harm caused by a rotating top and believe it to be beneficial when score shooting a big rimfire target.

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    My Hayes will rotate a little if I loosen the upper elevation knob. I lock it back up before I shoot, though. I don't want it moving when shooting. Centerfire doesn't require as much horizontal travel as that rimfire target. Hard to believe the little bit of horizontal rotation needed will affect he grip all that much. Maybe you have the front bags too tight to begin with.

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    It was nice to meet you on Saturday.

    Quote Originally Posted by adamsgt View Post
    I recently sent my 2007 JJ rest in for refurb. I had bought it used and the original owner had made mods to it. Had Jon return it to original configuration. Used it yesterday at a VFS match and was shooting a 30BR. When I was putting the rest away, I noticed that the top would rotate under moderate pressure. I don't remember it doing this when I sent it to Jon. Came across this post after I returned home and went to Kens web site and looked at a video of the NOTA rest and saw that the movable top was a feature of the rest. So, that's got me wondering if Jon did that to my rest when he did the refurb, or it was always that way and I didn't notice it, or it just got loose and needs to be re-tightened. Got to call Jon and see what the truth is. I can see the rationale for allowing the top to rotate when it is moved sideways as it would seem to keep more consistent pressure on the sides of the forend of the rifle. Probably not a big factor in group shooting. Thoughts anyone?
    Looking forward to the next shoot!

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    I would look at the lenzi rest from Italy
    Pmt sells them I have 3 now . They are a work of art
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou Murdica View Post
    I would look at the lenzi rest from Italy
    Pmt sells them I have 3 now . They are a work of art
    Very nice looking rest! I can only afford the pics, though!

    I have been eyeing that rest on PMA's website. It looks very good and I've heard good things about it. I didn't think a rest could be smoother than a SEB but that's what I hear about the Lenzi.

    What I still don't hear, is how much my scores will improve, though. If it'll help, I can turn loose of the money but I'm not into spending on things that don't make a positive difference. I save that for wasting on other stuff that doesn't help...usually.

    All kidding aside, very nice looking rest, indeed.

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    Jj

    I still really like the JJ rest. Simple and built like a tank.

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    What stock is that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lou Murdica View Post
    I would look at the lenzi rest from Italy
    Pmt sells them I have 3 now . They are a work of art
    Lou,
    Who's stock is that? let's see some more pictures of it.

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    I have an older Bald Eagle 'Y' rest.
    Still works fine for varmint shooting.

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    It is made in Finland and is available for $1,550 at SPA weapons in the US:

    https://spaweapons.com/products/nota...onal-benchrest

    Hi, I'm new here and to BR in general and I was told that joystick bi-axials are not the be-all end-all in rimfire benchrests.

    Thank you, Zen.

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