Improvisation, a forward rest

Probably the most popular caliber firearm in most of the world. Many of us have more than one. They also are very collectible and still cheap to shoot.
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Improvisation, a forward rest

Postby Aughnanure » Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:04 pm

Saw this at the range yesterday, have seen others made on disc brake hubs but this one took my fancy.
Not likely to wobble!!

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Re: Improvisation, a forward rest

Postby Niner Delta » Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:26 pm

Hey that's a cool idea, I wonder what it took to drill and tap through that hardened,
crystallized steel for the leveling bolts............... :mrgreen:

OK, I know they aren't really leveling bolts, just a 3-point system to keep the flat bottom
from rocking on an uneven surface....... :cool:
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Re: Improvisation, a forward rest

Postby Aughnanure » Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:09 am

No problem softening a hub, Vern, just light a big wood fire, throw it in and when it gets red hot or better either rake it out or let the fire burn out; the important thing is to let it cool naturally.

Here's a couple of pics of my own rest, made from scrap plywood glued together mainly.

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Re: Improvisation, a forward rest

Postby Niner Delta » Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:48 pm

That's the best looking bench rest I've ever seen, very classy....... :D
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Re: Improvisation, a forward rest

Postby Aughnanure » Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:49 pm

The spiral pattern in the column was a design inspiration, (or it may have been that the scrap wood slipped after I clamped it. :oops: )

It's been very successful as I don't shoot with a rear rest, I'm much more a field shooter, who uses a rest if he can get one, rather than a bench rester.
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