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cpttango30
03-01-2009, 01:39 PM
I am looking for a rest like a sinclair or something along that line. What do you guys use?

I really like the looks of the sinclair couppled with a protector rear bag. I am looking to keep the cost around 4 to $500.

george in KY
03-01-2009, 02:26 PM
cowan makes a nice rest and money gos to the kids in the shop that make them. rest and windage top for $230 shipp't ...i have one and love it :)
Greater Altoona C.T.C.
C/O Joe Cowan
1500 4th Ave
Altoona, Pa 16602
jcowan1@aasdcat.com ...i'm not sure if this e-mail address is still right

also check on 6BR.com theres a guy making one that looks good.

HEAD0001
03-01-2009, 03:08 PM
George that is a good looking rest. How would you compare it to other rests?? How much does it weigh?? I have been looking for a good used one for a while, but this might fit the bill. Thanks, Tom.

Oleman
03-01-2009, 03:15 PM
I've been using one of these since the begining of last year. I've shot the smallest groups off of it I've ever shot in my life. Smooth and very stable.

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o155/Oleman_photos/JJLOH.jpg

Jim A
03-01-2009, 04:03 PM
I have a Sinclair. I like it real well. I have two tops for it. One windage and one universal. I have looked at other rests but have not seen anything to make me want to buy another brand. Don't be afraid to buy a Sinclair. Jim

WDSWIFT
03-01-2009, 04:09 PM
with a windage top that I like real well. I've also used a "Sling shot" ??? made by Eagle or Bald eagle that was quite nice as well. I have a Protecta rear bag. WD

cpttango30
03-01-2009, 10:09 PM
I've been using one of these since the begining of last year. I've shot the smallest groups off of it I've ever shot in my life. Smooth and very stable.

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o155/Oleman_photos/JJLOH.jpg

I found his web site but there is nothing there. How much does that run? It is a very nice looking rest.

Oleman
03-01-2009, 10:52 PM
I found his web site but there is nothing there. How much does that run? It is a very nice looking rest.

A shade over $800. About the same as a Farley. John Loh should be back home sometime this week I think. He is the nicest guy you'll ever talk to. The rest functions as well as it looks.

Rhys
03-01-2009, 11:43 PM
I've used one of the Wichita rests for several years, and just picked up a used Bald Eagle Slingshot with the windage top. That one from JJ is very nice, and so is the Viper, but both of those are about double your price range.

gonzo gunner
03-02-2009, 01:42 AM
i feel this is the best top money can buy. it has three bags. one on the bottum and one on each side. you can adjust it to fit any size stock you have. you can get it to fit a rest you already have or you can get the entire rest from them. i have one i used my old caldwell br1000 base on. i'll never need another front rest the rest of my life. for rimfire shooting it has enough adjustment to cover 2 targets side by side. great guy to do bussiness with. he backs up everything he makes and does a damned great job. i gave $189 for just the top!!! well made and simply works!!

http://www.benchrestspecialties.com/Micro-adj.htm

gonzo gunner
03-02-2009, 01:46 AM
here's mine.he sent me new bags for nothing because i messed mine up with a sling mount on a .30-06. http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p19/gonzogunner/outdoorandrestpictures003.jpg

Rick in Oregon
03-02-2009, 03:27 PM
A guy can spend about as much as he wants or can afford, but as I don't shoot BR competitively, the Sinclair All Purpose Front Rest has served me well for years for all my load workup and "BR Varmint Shooting" that I do most of the time. Adjustable for virtually every width of forearm in my safe, and just seems to do the job I intended it do.

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g66/packrat1/DSC_0095.jpg

There are some pretty impressive front rests pictured in this post, this is what happens to work for me. The squirrels around here really hate it too....;)

HEAD0001
03-02-2009, 07:08 PM
cowan makes a nice rest and money gos to the kids in the shop that make them. rest and windage top for $230 shipp't ...i have one and love it :)
Greater Altoona C.T.C.
C/O Joe Cowan
1500 4th Ave
Altoona, Pa 16602
jcowan1@aasdcat.com ...i'm not sure if this e-mail address is still right

also check on 6BR.com theres a guy making one that looks good.


The E-Mail address is still good. However the fellow told me he was sold out until April of 2010. Tom.

george in KY
03-02-2009, 08:41 PM
The E-Mail address is still good. However the fellow told me he was sold out until April of 2010. Tom.

when the word gets out.. look for a sale out ! seems like you have to wait on anything worth a dam anymore.

John Kruzan
03-02-2009, 10:24 PM
cpttango30, The Cowan rest George mentions is hard to beat for the money.
I used one until I could afford a Farley, still use it alot, especially for Prairie Dogs. They are beautifully made, very stable but not too heavy. You can even get your name engraved on it for an extra $10. good luck. John Kruzan

Rhys
03-02-2009, 11:55 PM
Look just a couple posts down CGsteve has a Cowan rest that it looks like he may be selling.

22eley
10-17-2010, 04:21 PM
I am looking for a rest like a sinclair or something along that line. What do you guys use?

I really like the looks of the sinclair couppled with a protector rear bag. I am looking to keep the cost around 4 to $500.
i bought 1 of these when the guy 1st opened up.it was better than most BACK THEN. BUT i called the guy to talk with him what a HORSES PATOO a REAL CORN HOLE of a fellow.i would NEVER buy anything new or used that he had anything to do with to this day!!.thanks john

Ole' Man River
10-17-2010, 06:32 PM
National Match Rifle Rests
http://nationalmatchriflerests.com/

I have 2, and wouldn't use anything else. Un-matched in the field or at the range.

http://photos.imageevent.com/tkerns/gophersetup/small/P8160008A-1.JPG

http://photos.imageevent.com/tkerns/gophersetup/small/P5010001.JPG

NYCSTRIPES
10-17-2010, 11:24 PM
I have been using Hart rifle rests with Sinclair windage tops for years. Not as costly as the newer rests but very stable and still competitive.
http://www.rwhart.com/2009_Hart.pdf

NYCSTRIPES
10-17-2010, 11:26 PM
cpttango30, The Cowan rest George mentions is hard to beat for the money.
I used one until I could afford a Farley, still use it alot, especially for Prairie Dogs. They are beautifully made, very stable but not too heavy. You can even get your name engraved on it for an extra $10. good luck. John Kruzan
I never heard of that one but I like the idea that it supports students.
http://www.bench-talk.com/oldboard/6932.html