Bench Rest Gun Vise on the CHEAP!...

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by ricdoug, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. ricdoug

    ricdoug Monkey+++

    Went to Wal-Mart today and picked up one of these. Nice inexpensive way to shoot benchrest and sight in guns. Ric




  2. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Thought at first you might have been talking about a deal like a guy I know has for a shot sight ins.

    He has a heavy vice mounted to a big block with the jaws padded to it dosent scar up the gun. Sets the gun in it with cross hairs/sights on bullseye when tightened on it then fires it. gun is in exact same position after the shot so moves sights/crosshairs to the hole and gun is sighted.
  3. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    It's not a bad cheapo unit, but it does have some limitations. Certain guns have their detachable magazines in a location that can make reloading difficult without remoing the gun from the vise mount.
    These include the Stevens/Savage bolt action .22 rifles and the Ruger Mini14.
    If the rifle has heavy recoil, the foam-lined jaws can slip loose too. Just a few things I've found using mine. ;)
  4. poacher

    poacher Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Mine works fairly well but like SW said it does have limitations. My uncle does the vice type sight in and it works well but I'm not hyper on it.
    Take care Be safe Poacher.
  5. yonder

    yonder No Despot's Servant

    So define "cheap"; how much did that toy set you back?
  6. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    IIRC, about fifteen DP's at Wally's. :)

    Plastic and foam rubber = cheap.
    Okay for sighting in a .22 rifle though. I use it more often when cleaning them.
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