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Hutch~n~Son Archery
07-05-2011, 03:41 PM
I was thinking of building one of these, Making it easier to zero in the rifles. What do you think of it?

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Hutch:cool:

Sharxfan
07-05-2011, 03:52 PM
Depends on how much the raw materials cost you. You can get a lead sled at Cabelas for like $70. To answer your question you should be able to zero the rifle easier but you could also do it with sandbags. FWIW.

Double S
07-05-2011, 03:57 PM
Depends on how much the raw materials cost you. You can get a lead sled at Cabelas for like $70. To answer your question you should be able to zero the rifle easier but you could also do it with sandbags. FWIW.

I agree with Sharxfan. it's all about the materials cost. If you have the material already, I'd go for it.

Sharxfan
07-05-2011, 04:00 PM
You would also need a strap for the front on the barell or it may come up on you. Also when/if you build it make sure that you can get the same cheek weld that you do when you are shooting without it or your zero will be off.

wscywabbit
07-05-2011, 04:01 PM
To really make it work like it should, you'd also have to take all the human influence out by building a remote trigger puller. I saw one not too long ago made out of syringes and medical tubing. I think it would be a fun project.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
07-05-2011, 04:14 PM
"I have all the raw materials. Except the four bolts. I think it might be worth it. I usually build all my equipment. I think I will make it.http://www.archerysite.net/vb/images/smilies/PDT_Armataz_22.gif



HERE IS SOME INFO YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE KNOWN.
A word of caution ( you may already know this), rifle/shotgun stocks are not designed to be placed against an immovable object without breakage resulting. If you tie down the muzzle you're forcing even more energy through the pistol grip, especially since yours is captured at the bottom only. This is a quote from a lead sled manufacturer "All Lead Sleds reduce recoil by essentially making the rifle part of the rest, thus adding the weight of the rest (weighted with anywhere from 25 to 100 pounds of lead shot) to that of the rifle. They must be used with the shooter's shoulder firmly behind the Lead Sled and the rifle's butt plate firmly in contact with the padded rear rest."


Hutch:cool:

Ehunter
07-06-2011, 03:21 PM
I actually saw that happen with a composite stock once. Guy had built a MASSIVE rest for zeroing his rifles. It was actually built into a table top and was part of the table. About the 3rd shot, we heard a crack, and the stock had a nice new ventillation "hole" in it. lol I'd imagine that wood would be easiest to break, then composite, then laminated wood. Just guessing there though.

cjchasman
07-06-2011, 03:24 PM
Hutch, if it is built w/ the quality that you have displayed in past projects I believe it will serve you well and probably forever. What do you think about a weight tray of framed expanded metal for the lower front of the rest? Leave the muzzle loose and shoulder the rest/butt plate. It sure help reduce recoil on the one I use. I actually put 2 10 lb. dumbells on my tray.
(no comment about dumbells...lol)

cj

Hutch~n~Son Archery
07-06-2011, 04:28 PM
Well Guys, I am going to build one. I guess when all said a done, I don't believe it will cost me over $10.00. To me it will be worth it. When I get a little time I will plan it out. Then when I get a little more time I will build it.


Hutch:cool:

Ehunter
07-06-2011, 05:56 PM
Be sure to keep us updated Hutch! I have no doubt that it'll turn out nice.

NY_Bowhunter
07-09-2011, 10:57 PM
.... yep and when you're done with it and you're sure it works as it should, you can ship it to me so I can sight in the .50cal BMG!!! LOL no ... not really ... it has it's own bi-pod!! :)