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Old 12-07-2019, 11:16 AM
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Default Makin' a gun rest

Not sure if it's a fabbing or gun thing, so let the controllers of mighty
algorithm move it as needed.

For a while I wanted a gun rest so pulled together some scrap to make it happen. I wanted to make it all adjustable. The front and the rear post
can slide along the main rail. The square tubing do not fit real tight but
as I checked with a 1/4" bolt from the side on the posts secures it pretty
good. Since the tubes are 14 gauge I brazed on a 1/4" nut on the side
and drilled through the tube wall and threaded it all the way through.
The posts on the slides are offset from center and removable for quick
turn around for longer shorter guns. The turntable came in handy to weld
the posts on the slides. Still need to make the front forks and the rear
rests. I'll have more pix when it's done and painted...
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Old 12-07-2019, 11:26 AM
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Looking good!
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Old 12-07-2019, 11:39 AM
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Nice work Walter.

Will it stand up to the 12 gauge magnum?
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Old 12-07-2019, 12:23 PM
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Nice work Walter.

Will it stand up to the 12 gauge magnum?
Heh heh, I'm hoping..
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Old 12-07-2019, 01:25 PM
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Will it stand up to the 12 gauge magnum?
I'm thinking he'll be shooting some .50BMG? Or you got a punt gun you haven't told us about?

Looks good! Probably how I would build one, also... OK as in OverKill!
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Old 12-07-2019, 02:38 PM
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Nice, looks very similar to one I made a while ago. I'd go take a picture of it, but its down at my gun range right now. I took this picture back in 2010 and its been outside at the range since then.
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Old 12-07-2019, 05:56 PM
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That came out nice looks like it will serve the purpose well.
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Old 12-08-2019, 09:00 AM
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One I helped (most of the lathe and mill work) make for the guy in the one pix. a few years ago in the High School shop we were volunteering at. The fine horiz. drive seems like a good idea. I never was into "Bench rest" shooting.
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ps If anyone wants pix of the details I have a pretty good batch of them
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Old 12-08-2019, 11:38 AM
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I'm liking the direction this is going for sure.

We've got a couple different Caldwell "lead sled" rests that have been left/donated to the range. I'm sure they'd last a lifetime in the hands of a regular shooter, but for being hand outs even in our moderate use facility they're just about worn down to their last bit of usefulness. We're not a benchrest club, but most of what we do involves helping folks sight in guns off the bench. It takes a lot to figure out how to hold some of these guys' guns in place, especially once they get all sorts of useless/stupid accessories mounted all over them.
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Old 12-08-2019, 01:59 PM
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Nice work Lew, I did not wanted to go all out..

I guess it's functional by now. I made the forks, padded them.
The height is widely adjustable so even an AR with the mag
fits on it. Put a few 3/8" thread on the bottom so it can be 3pod mounted.
Good use of an old heavy duty camera pod.
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