I would like to get your opinions on a good gun vise/shooting rest combo. I'm in the market for one and figured you guys had seen them all. Are the any I should avoid and which are the best? Thanks, Joe
I don't think they make one. I have a Shoot and Clean it works fine to clean rifles but it does not work well for shooting. It would be very easy to make a cleaning rest. I would say you a need some sand bags or a bench rest and a cleaning rest.
My experience has been the gun vises make great gun vises for use in cleaning or work on the gun, but I haven't ever found one that made a good shooting ret.
A set of sandbags is what you need for shooting rest. There are any number of good combos. Of course if you want to go for big bucks there are some made for bench-rest shooting that are great, but they aren't gun vises and are only OK for that (but can be so used)
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Thanks , I appreciate the info.
I admit to idly looking at some of the combos made by MTM. More for cleaining than a true vise. And for sighting in they look pretty good. Right now I am using a tripod rest with adjustable front arm. Not as solid as bags and a bench. For a bench I use a fold up handyman vise by Stanley. Kind of primitive.
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So after taking in all the advice, and suggestions, I went to Bass Pro Shops today. I got Caldwell media bags for the range, and a Parallax Cleaning and Sighting Vice by Hyskore for my work bench. I must say after looking around a great deal this vice was the one for me. It's metal and nicely padded. It holds the rifle good and tight. Not bad for $79 bucks. Also very adjustable with a middle tower to help support weight. Joe