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Old 06-29-2020, 07:37 AM
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If you are using a separate front rest for your rimfire benchrest, what brand/maker are you using? I may be wanting to upgrade my current rest (Sinclair), and I’m wondering what y’all are using/recommend. Thanks!
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Cowan

Made in high school trade class(bottom). Top made by Cowan. I believe the trade class gets a portion of the profits for more materials.

Don't know what affect the Covid thing had on them.
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Old 06-29-2020, 10:46 AM
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If you already have the Sinclair International rest, it's already better than a lot of others including the Cowan, jmo.
The SEB joystick rests are considered the best in the world by most experts but run
from $1,200.00 to $2,000.00+ dollars with a wait time of 8 to 14 months.
The SEB I want costs $2,200.00 so I might not be getting it.
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Cicognani rest.

https://www.varidecicognani.it/en/sh...black--P00043/

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Randolph machine makes a really good front rest. I use one of there one piece rest and it's very good. I've shot off of Sinclair and randolph front rest before moving to a one piece and the randolph is better . They wont break the bank either as a seb would. Just my opinion though.
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Plain ol' bipod for now. But I am subscribing to this thread for future ideas.
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I have a Caldwell Rock BR front rest. Certainly not the 'best', but, it works pretty well for the price.

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websurfer, use a rest 1 pc. made by Bob Mesinna for benchrest,owned a fudd front rest that my son now has... had 1 of only 3 original prototype Joe Cowen rest that my son now also has. kinda prefer the 2pc for iron sights. marty
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Front tripod is an old style Sinclair bottom and a Butch Lambert co-axial top. Edgewood bags front and rear.

Bipod I have just started using is a SEB Joypod.
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If you are using a separate front rest for your rimfire benchrest, what brand/maker are you using? I may be wanting to upgrade my current rest (Sinclair), and I’m wondering what y’all are using/recommend. Thanks!
Websurfer. Wondering what type of Sinclair front rest you have? I use a Sinclair Competition and like it. If / when I upgrade, it will be to a one piece but I’ll keep the Competition front.
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The Randolph front rest is really nice for rimfire targets. You simply turn the control knob to adjust elevation without having to loosen or tighten any additional knobs, and the top swivels as you adjust your windage. Smooth and easy to operate.
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Front Rest

I use a JJ Loh front rest. it's about 1000$ but well worth it.
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Made in high school trade class(bottom). Top made by Cowan. I believe the trade class gets a portion of the profits for more materials.

Don't know what affect the Covid thing had on them.
Trade school class gets all the $$ and decide how to spend it. Ive heard they have even bought a fellow students brother a pair of shoes.

Joe Cowan is the instructor in the shop classroom.

Years ago they had quite a waiting list.. Whuan virus??
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Old 07-20-2020, 11:50 AM
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Another vote for the Randolph Machine front rest. It can easily be converted to a one piece for very little more money, and converted back when needed with a single bolt.

Don't spend your money on a joy stick rest unless you KNOW you will like it.

http://www.randolphmachine.com/front.html

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I'm currently using a SEB Joy-Pod (love it), but if I were in the market for a more conventional front rest I'd pick up a SEB MINI.





I'm addicted to using a joy stick.
Super fast to get on target, and it can be moved quickly and precisely for that hold off point in a shifted wind. Makes all other rests seem clunky.
If you shoot prone matches (F-Class), you can run the rest while in a prone shooting position which is much more difficult to do when using a conventional from rest. (Hard to reach the controls).
The legs can be lowerd below level it you'd like, or super tall almost like a Tee-Pee.
Everything is adjustable.
Weighs 12lbs.
Cost is $860 shipped, but the wait can be months.

Smooth

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