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Bench set-ups #79718 12/13/2010 12:03 AM
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Sorry im excited and full of stupid questions so I was thinking I would get them all out of the way. What type of bench rests do you guys use for you pistols? I plan on doing alot of practicing and want to get off on the right foot. Thanks in advance..

Re: Bench set-ups [Re: Mike Harris] #79738 12/13/2010 4:02 AM
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Using a bi-pod and a small rear bag:


Using a competition front rest (SEB Rest) and a rear bag:



Bower Rest:


More traditional front rest shooting in the field:


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Re: Bench set-ups [Re: Ernie] #79740 12/13/2010 5:29 AM
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single shot or revolver?


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Re: Bench set-ups [Re: KYODE] #79756 12/13/2010 6:29 PM
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Good question kyode.
I assumed SS, and may very well be wrong.


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Re: Bench set-ups [Re: Ernie] #79758 12/13/2010 9:20 PM
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Got me a new XPfuzzy rest like it a bunch. Still hard to beat Bipod and bag.


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Re: Bench set-ups [Re: Mike Harris] #79761 12/13/2010 10:46 PM
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BFR Revolver..

Re: Bench set-ups [Re: Mike Harris] #79764 12/14/2010 12:37 AM
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 Originally Posted By: ironmike32754
BFR Revolver..


The blast from the cylinder on a revolver will tear a bag up depending on where the gun is rested. I can't recall the name of the rest I use, but it uses a y shaped steel rod rubber coated rest for the barrel.

Did a search and here it is.


http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=892295

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Re: Bench set-ups [Re: RioHondoHank] #79765 12/14/2010 12:46 AM
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After blasting apart a few homemade and store bought sandbags with my revolver, I tried a duct tape wrap around the bags. I have not ruined one since. You would be surprised how good this works.

Re: Bench set-ups [Re: 460Encore] #79766 12/14/2010 1:11 AM
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the one i use for revolver is hard plastic, made by caldwell, and was fairly cheap. i don't think they make it exactly the same now. anyway, it seems ok.

i rest the front of the frame instead of the barrel. i never like anything touching my barrel.


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Re: Bench set-ups [Re: KYODE] #79768 12/14/2010 1:38 AM
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If you shoot a encore 12" 44mag. on bi-pods. Will it shoot different when held by hand or on a rest, like off a shooting rail in a tree stand

Re: Bench set-ups [Re: gene] #79793 12/14/2010 7:59 PM
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Nope revolvers all gone :(. All XPs now except one Lone Eagle all by its self.


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Re: Bench set-ups [Re: Mike Harris] #79799 12/14/2010 11:50 PM
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That rest from midway looks perfect. Thanks alot guys.

Re: Bench set-ups [Re: gene] #79814 12/15/2010 2:57 PM
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 Originally Posted By: gene
If you shoot a encore 12" 44mag. on bi-pods. Will it shoot different when held by hand or on a rest, like off a shooting rail in a tree stand
Any Time you hold most revolvers or SP's in a different "MANNER" you should expect a difference in the P.O.I. When working up a load I use a good rigid rest. For sighting in for use in the field I like to shoot the gun in as close to the same "MANNER" as what I will use the gun in the field. In any case, one should shoot a group in a few different "MANNER's" to assure there is a consistant Point Of Impact.

Re: Bench set-ups [Re: RioHondoHank] #79815 12/15/2010 3:06 PM
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 Originally Posted By: RioHondoHank
 Originally Posted By: ironmike32754
BFR Revolver..

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=892295


Many years ago Outters had a rest exactly like that one. I made one very similar to it and the guys at our Indoor Range liked it so much one of our members made 3 or 4 that we keep at the Indoor Range. They get used a lot when guys are sighting in new optics on their .22 Handguns, and actually work quite well.

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Re: Bench set-ups [Re: bfr4570] #79818 12/15/2010 5:41 PM
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 Originally Posted By: bfr4570
Nope revolvers all gone. All XP's now except one Lone Eagle all by its self.


Do you have some bad influences in your shooting/hunting life?


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Re: Bench set-ups [Re: Ernie] #79831 12/16/2010 3:09 AM
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I was shown my bad ways. And once you shoot a XP your done. The light comes on and you start spending more money and time than you should.:)


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Re: Bench set-ups [Re: gene] #80296 12/24/2010 12:23 AM
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Midway is always Out Of Stock...

Re: Bench set-ups [Re: Mike Harris] #80318 12/24/2010 4:16 PM
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Everytime I order midway get half of it, Ironmike go over to specilatypistols and find XPfuzzy builds some nice rest. From mild to wild (from cheap to HOW MUCH)


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Re: Bench set-ups [Re: bfr4570] #80331 12/24/2010 8:22 PM
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I will check it out. Thanks

Re: Bench set-ups [Re: Mike Harris] #80336 12/24/2010 8:51 PM
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Is the site specilatypistols.com?

Re: Bench set-ups [Re: Mike Harris] #80350 12/25/2010 5:19 AM
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