Good Rests - Bad Rests
Some shooters consider the Caldwell Rock rest a good buy at less than $100.00. May not be the best for high recoil rifles, but with a bag of shot draped over the rear leg of the tripod it should be heavy enough.
For .22 rimfire it a GOOD rest without the shot bag. Priced at about $64.00 plus about $11.00 for the front bag from MidSouth. The cheap one piece rests and the Hoppies tripod rest are junk (IMHO)
For shooting groups, even in match competition, I consider the Caldwell to be just as good as the heavier rests when using the rimfires.
Shooting ďFor ScoreĒ where you must move the aiming point for each shot, some shooters would consider the EXPENSIVE rests with horizontal movement an advantage. I have two rests with that feature. Maybe Iím too old to learn new tricks, but I still just shift the rear bag when moving across a row of 5 bulls on the USBR target. For moving down to the next row I use the vertical adjustment.
Iíve said this before and Iíll say it again. Your best piece of rest equipment is a good rear bag with rabbit or bunny ears. If you donít have a good rear bag: GET ONE before you invest in a high dollar front rest.
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