Old November 12th, 2020, 11:36 PM #1
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Picking a shooting rest

Hi,
What is a decent shooting rest for someone new to the hobby?
Mostly indoor shooting AR,s and shotguns.
Thanks in advance.
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Old November 24th, 2020, 10:43 PM #2
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Depends on distance and use. If its just for fun Id go cheap with a Caldwell Rock Jr. Its not the best but it beats a front bag IMO. Youll probably want a rear bag too. Its not needed but I like that pair. I got my Savage 10 to shoot quite a few 0.66 5 round groups at 100 yds with that combo. There are better rests out there if you really want to get into it. If you wanted to step up to a little finer control the Caldwell Rock looks good for the price.
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Depends on distance and use. If its just for fun Id go cheap with a Caldwell Rock Jr. Its not the best but it beats a front bag IMO. Youll probably want a rear bag too. Its not needed but I like that pair. I got my Savage 10 to shoot quite a few 0.66 5 round groups at 100 yds with that combo. There are better rests out there if you really want to get into it. If you wanted to step up to a little finer control the Caldwell Rock looks good for the price.
Thank you, I will look into them both.
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Unless you really need to strap the rifle down, a bag rest combo (front and rear bag) would be the most versatile and suit 99% of your needs.

I use a Caldwell Tackdriver : https://www.caldwellshooting.com/res...3.html#start=1

And a Universal Rear Shooting Bag:

https://www.caldwellshooting.com/res...sts/bag-rests/

I use a Lead Sled style rest for accuracy testing/ precision sighting in, but for general shooting purposes a sandbag rest works well.
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I really like my Uncle Bud's "Bull's Bag".

http://www.bullsbag.com/15_Black_Suede_s/39.htm


I also have a 'bunny eared' leather bag for the rear of the stock.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1019021697?pid=807307
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When using a Lead Sled, I find it difficult to get into a comfortable and consistent shooting position on some rifles. Recently acquired a set of Caldwell shooting bags and could not be happier for the type of shooting that I do.
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WHY a rest for shotgun , or AR @ indoor distances ?
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WHY a rest for shotgun , or AR @ indoor distances ?
This is the real question. I'm not sure I could fathom a bag for a shotgun at all.
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