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jrgreene1968 08-16-2019 10:33 PM

Rear bag
 
What rear bag are y’all using? I’ve bought several through the years and really haven’t found a one size fits all , and hate carrying half the gun room with me to the range. At the moment I’m using a Caldwell br with a Greenlaw top front rest

Wyocaddis 08-17-2019 12:35 AM

have two of these one Cordura, one leather

https://protektormodel.com/collectio...e-bee-rear-bag

esk808 08-17-2019 03:48 AM

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jrgreene,

I have these three rear bags/rests and alternate them at times.

Pic #1:
ABRA mechanical rear rest, made by Joe Chacon. Delrin rear spool, infinitely adjustable. Delrin spool width doesn't quite fit my Kelbly BRFB stock though.... fits my other wood stocked rifles ok .... Almost always gets your rifle back to the same POA on the delrin spool.


Pic #2:

Left:
I think I use the SEB Bigfood more than the others, so I might gravitate to that bag because it's big and heavy and doesn't move at all. Slick ears are ....slick.... I also use a dead bottom if the rear area is uneven, or if I need more rear height to aim downwards to the target.

Right:
Edgewood Minigater (tall) with slick ears. It's a toss-up with the SEB as far as being stable. Also with a dead bottom for uneven benches or to get more height.


Get the slick ears, it's only a few more bucks for whatever brand you get.... it's worth it.
Get heavy sand from Brownells..... because it's heavy.......

jrgreene1968 08-17-2019 07:32 AM

Thanks for the replies. I have seen those mechanical rear rests, but never used one. I do like the idea of that, looks like the tracking would be way better. I did a quick search on google, and it don’t look like anybody has them in stock. Can I ask where you bought yours?
Also, where does a person buy the Seb Bigfoot? I’ve looked online and see lots of reviews etc, but nobody selling them. Thanks

Edit: I emailed Ernie and got a reply right back, got a Seb Bigfoot with 3m ears ordered from him 🙂

esk808 08-17-2019 05:30 PM

Joe Chacon's mechanical rest can be found here, and sometimes Killough's carry them.

https://autobenchrestassociation.com...chanical-rest/

The rest is stable and slides back to POA really well.

Be forewarned that the "factory finish" is rough, and it takes a few nights of elbow grease with Flitz paste to get it nice & shiny like mine.

The ABRA rest seems to be out of stock now.... try and email Joe Chacon at [email protected]. I emailed Joe Chacon when it was out of stock, and he said he gets them quite regularly and consistently......... I got mine in about 2 weeks. The price is the same as when I got mine in April 2018... so there's no increase.


Ernie is personable and dependable. I got mine through Ernie. You'll get your SEB Bigfoot real soon. You'll see that the slick ears are ..... slick !

jrgreene1968 08-17-2019 10:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by esk808 (Post 11577897)
Joe Chacon's mechanical rest can be found here, and sometimes Killough's carry them.

https://autobenchrestassociation.com...chanical-rest/

The rest is stable and slides back to POA really well.

Be forewarned that the "factory finish" is rough, and it takes a few nights of elbow grease with Flitz paste to get it nice & shiny like mine.

The ABRA rest seems to be out of stock now.... try and email Joe Chacon at [email protected]. I emailed Joe Chacon when it was out of stock, and he said he gets them quite regularly and consistently......... I got mine in about 2 weeks. The price is the same as when I got mine in April 2018... so there's no increase.


Ernie is personable and dependable. I got mine through Ernie. You'll get your SEB Bigfoot real soon. You'll see that the slick ears are ..... slick !

Thanks buddy, I’m gonna send a email on that mechanical

Gizmo60 08-19-2019 06:14 PM

Have both a Protektor and Seb bags.

IMHO I think the Seb Baby Bag is the better, or it suites my rifle better.

https://www.1967spud.com/shop/f-clas...gs-slick-ears/

Giz :)

grg 08-19-2019 06:38 PM

Esk808,
I take it the mechanical rear rest is all aluminum? I want to build one like it. Thanks

esk808 08-19-2019 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by grg (Post 11579853)
Esk808,
I take it the mechanical rear rest is all aluminum? I want to build one like it. Thanks

Main parts are aluminum. Some brass parts as you can see, as well as iron screws, delrin spool, etc.

If you had one of these rests in front of you, I think an above-average machinist could make one.............

esk808 08-20-2019 10:48 PM

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ABRA rest

esk808 08-29-2019 02:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jrgreene1968 (Post 11577379)
Also, where does a person buy the Seb Bigfoot? I’ve looked online and see lots of reviews etc, but nobody selling them. Thanks

Edit: I emailed Ernie and got a reply right back, got a Seb Bigfoot with 3m ears ordered from him 🙂


Make sure you post something here after you get your SEB Bigfoot from Ernie.....

Also, please tell us your efforts to obtain an ABRA rest from Joe Chacon...............

esk808 09-19-2019 08:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by esk808 (Post 11590913)
Make sure you post something here after you get your SEB Bigfoot from Ernie.....

Also, please tell us your efforts to obtain an ABRA rest from Joe Chacon...............

jrgreene,

Did you get your rests?

ILIKE1022 09-19-2019 09:40 PM

http://i.imgur.com/FYgM4q1.jpg

Protektor midears 3/8" spacing between bottom of the ears

I also have a Joe Chacon rear rest like pictured above.

ILIKE1022 09-19-2019 09:42 PM

http://i.imgur.com/Sgl5ehQ.jpg

ILIKE1022 09-19-2019 09:48 PM

http://i.imgur.com/3LKanTo.jpg

Shot this from that setup. That is just a cheap Caldwell Rock front rest with the 4" slick silver front bag. Can I do it again? I doubt it. But once is good enough for me.

http://i.imgur.com/hd014nM.jpg

esk808 09-22-2019 02:31 PM

Handsome rifle !

Who's stock is that? Nice color...........

ILIKE1022 09-22-2019 03:44 PM

Tom Meridith

Blaser 09-23-2019 02:15 AM

my setup
 
https://photos.smugmug.com/Guns/i-cq...rest%201-M.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Guns/i-jm...4/M/rig1-M.jpg

Ernie B 10-27-2019 06:57 PM

WOW!

grg 10-27-2019 10:41 PM

That is some amazing equipment!

marks_a18138 09-26-2020 08:47 AM

what a killer setup

esk808 09-29-2020 11:43 PM

Make sure you order the correct width of the spacing between the ears.

The left is "3/4" and right is 3/8" between the ears.

The "3/4" is best for Shehane or other BR stocks with square-bottomed stocks, whereas the 3/8" is best for narrow "V" shaped stocks

https://i.imgur.com/ppsAK88.jpg

gkcs 09-30-2020 01:58 AM

I have used an Edgewood rear bag for several years now. It replaced a Protektor which had badly slumped/bulged in the sidewalls.

I have since also had a SEB Bigfoot but it drove me nuts due to constantly leaking Zircon. Maybe normal sand would have been less of a problem. Since sold.

I am a big fan of Edgewood bags which are superbly made. Have had no issues with the shape changing over time. Unfortunately expensive though.

Also have several front rest bags from Edgewood.

esk808 09-30-2020 02:09 AM

"I have since also had a SEB Bigfoot but it drove me nuts due to constantly leaking Zircon. Maybe normal sand would have been less of a problem. Since sold."

Sorry to hear you had such a problem.

These bags were bought from Ernie last year and the wider one, 2 months ago. I filled them with Brownells/Sinclair heavy sand, which is think is chromite.

Never had a problem with leakage. Maybe better quality control.

Maybe finer grains of zircon than heavy sand which leaked through the seams?


Edgewood makes the best front bags, especially the one with super tall ears... with slick material....the best I've used.

marks_a18138 10-07-2020 08:35 AM

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I love my new Joe Chacon rest for the CZ457 MTR...Perfect and the 215 cost is inline with any of the SEB or Edgewood rear bags.


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