Discussion in 'Ammo, Reloading & Accessories' started by Podmonkey, Jun 4, 2019.
I am thinking about getting one of these.
I like that its compact.
check out what bench rest shooters use .. might be compact .. BUT!! met a shooter at the range here .. his rest was built off a car/truck brake rotor . heavy but hey it works .. had 3 adjustable bolts off the rotor to the bench . .. you could use a truck rim .. lol ..
I bought it. $91 from Amazon. On Amazon its pictured with a bolt gun, I assume so as not to frighten the liberals. Well Beezos, you cocksucker, I'm using it with my AR15 and my even scarier AK47(Galil)!
when you get it take a photo and goback to amazon and leave a photo/video review for them LOL ..
It actually seems pretty sturdy, no plastic but steel and aluminum. Well, the hand wheels are plastic but even those seem durable enough. It's easy to set up, just plop the rifle in and tighten the clamp. Very stable, can't wait to try it out.
Looks like it would make a great base to mount scopes clean and light work. Hmmm I just may get one.
$91 on Amazon. It's pretty compact too, wouldn't take up much real estate on a shooting bench, that and the fact you can swivel it about like a pintel mount when it's not locked down is why I bought it. It really is like a mini M122A1 tripod, but for bench resting rifles:
That's pretty cool and I take it you can get on the rifle comfortably without any awkwardness (looks like it)?
Any slop in it once you lock it down?
I actually won't know till I go to the range and get it on the bench. Tell you what though, I can get behind it prone nice and comfortable. This thing may actually have a field application.
Once you honk down on the hand wheels it's quite solid and stable. And the nice thing is you can lock down specific axis of movement while leaving others free and use it kind of like a bipod. The more I mess with it the more I like it.
I also like it's not all out, totally cheating like with a led sled. You still need to mount the rifle, it still feels like you are part of the process.
I like it. Looking forward to hearing how it handles live fire. I could see (for me for my purposes) this actually being more useful than a bipod.
I certainly hope it's more useful than a bipod. I would have just bought one of those instead.
I gotta say I looks awfully cool sitting on the floor with the Ace clamped in it.
Nice. Looks like the 240b tripod I had to begrudgingly carry. Would work great for fixed defensives too.
There does seem to be some uses along those lines. I dunno how well the clamp will hold yet.
I thought I read something about an Mlok attachment though
Up on the roof with the Maglite?
I am in to hear your review. I was recently looking at this turret or the Stinger rest mostly for zeroing scopes at the range.
Stinger rest is probably more stable, this one looks more versatile.
I really like this. Put you AK on this with a drum magazine on a rooftop and you almost have an M60.
Doesn't have a lot of depression. Much like an actual MG tripod it provides a stable but limited field of fire.
So this thing worked out okay. As you can see I needed to prop up the front a little to give me the elevation I needed for the the hundred yard line.
Couple a three things-
-@STS556, I can't see this thing as being as stable as the Stinger rest. Where it excels is by providing freedom in traverse and elevation for tracking plinking targets in rapid succession.
-There is a lot of flex in the rest, once you dial in the elevation at the rear you can throw it off by putting more or less of your weight behind the rifle. Also no matter how hard you crank down on the wheels you still get motion in that axis, but it does become heavily damped.
- In overall stability I say its similar to testing off a perfectly adjusted sandbag, front and rear. However we all know how fiddly it can be to fluff up those bags just right for that specific elevation. With this you can dial at in and it stays there...... for the most part. You also have the otpin of coming of the rear platform rest tongue it as a free swiveling mount which worked great for quickly tracking the polyurethane cube target thingy I brought out.
So it does a good enough job I suppose despite not being rock solid as I hoped.
The biggest issue I had with it is the Galil kicked hard enough to constantly shift out of position in the clamp. No such issue with the AR. If they really do have an MLok attachment that would be worth looking into.
Thank you for that info. Looks like it is going to be the Stinger for me. I still think the turret would be cool to play around with, like coyote hunting down into an open field.
wouldn't the recoil just move the whole thing then with the Galil .. ??
That would be fine, I wouldn't have to constantly loosen, re-set and retighten the clamp after every shot at least. To be fair I did start to really reef on the clamp wheel and this mitigated the problem to a degree, requiring readjustment after 40 rounds or so. Also understand that you still seat the rifle into your shoulder pocket as you normally would.
Oh yeah, the Streamlight on the Galil has given up the ghost, totally inop. Couldn't cope with the muzzle blast I guess. I will replace it with a proper Surefire.
No Idea how I'm going to get off though since the hex screws holding the light in the mount are all stripped out and I can't get at the mount screws with the light in the way.
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