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      Every once in a while the Big River drops the price temporarily on items, then it jumps back up.

      Caldwell Rock BR .........130.19 shipped right now. Down almost 27 bucks.
      Yessir, I saw that on AMZN.com.:bthumb:

      Here's the link to the Caldwell Rock BR: http://www.amazon.com/Caldwell-4409...d=1341494025&sr=8-1&keywords=caldwell+rock+br

      Just bought the Caldwell Rock BR at the above link for $130.19 + Tx. sales tax - discount points! for a grand total of ~$115.
       
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      Thanks John,
      The Caldwell BR was the one I originally wanted but I was afraid that I might be making another mistake. I won't be able to justify another front rest so I want to get it right. :bthumb:
      Hey Ron- Put me down for a BIG +1 on the Caldwell BR rock. I started with a Caldwell rock, then moved to the BR. Although it is not the precision machine tool like a Fulgham or Fudd, it is a HUGE step up from the basic Rock. I love mine, its very stable and performs adequately with a piece of thin conveyor belt rubber laid over the three lobed bag that it comes with.

      HERE IT IS ON SALE for $129.

      http://www.amazon.com/Caldwell-440907-Rock-BR-Rest/dp/B000S5W78A

      That's a great deal, I waited 2 months searching for a break but gave up and paid $155 for mine. Worth every penny. Just ask Dr Heckel....

      DrGunner
       
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      Going to pull the trigger on that same setup tonight. Did you buy the rock br on amazon? Also what front and rear bags did you purchase, there's so many choices I'm scared to order the wrong ones! Did you buy directly from protektor?
      I bought my Rock BR from Opticsplanet, but it looks like Amazon has a pretty good deal on them too: http://www.amazon.com/Caldwell-4409...d=1367613955&sr=8-1&keywords=caldwell+rock+br

      The Rock BR comes with two bags for the rest top- a small owl-ear bag for stocks with sporter fore-ends and a wide, flat bag for 3" benchrest fore-ends.

      I'd recommend the Protekor #13A rabbit ear rear bag (you'll want the solid bottom) and it wouldn't be necessary, but if you want a matching leather front bag get the #2 for sporter rifles. You can order those directly through Protektor or on Amazon too.
       
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      Apologies if this question's been asked before. I'm looking to purchase a new (reasonably priced) front rest. At the moment I'm keen on the Caldwell Rock BR - which I understand may have a few limitations in actual competition.

      I've noticed a difference between the following two listings:

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000S5W78A/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

      http://www.opticsplanet.com/caldwell-rock-br-competition-front-shooting-rest-440907.html

      The tops are of different colours and dimensions. Is there a significant difference between the two versions or is it really just cosmetic? Was one an updated model?

      Any help would be appreciated.
       
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      I just couldn't bring my self to spend that much so I ordered .....

      http://www.amazon.com/Caldwell-440907-Rock-BR-Rest/dp/B000S5W78A/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1403565997&sr=1-1&keywords=Caldwell+Rock+BR+Rest



      And one of these

      http://www.amazon.com/Protektor-Model-Rabbit-Rear-Bottom/dp/B006MFYQ5C/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1403566147&sr=1-1&keywords=Protektor+Model+Rabbit+Ear+Rear+Bag+with+Hard+Bottom



      And one of these

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0030HQDMO/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1



      And the rubber feet from Caldwell



      Ended up costing $210.00 Total

      How did I do ??????

      And how about the Protector rear bag ...is that the right size for the rest.

      And the Protector bag for the rest.....Good ?

      I was up till 2 AM deciding on this stuff.......So I hope I got the right stuff.

      The only thing I might have to get another of is the Protector rest bag ...might need a wider one for some of my guns.

      Thank You All For your input before this post and look forward on hearing how I did after my orders.

      JEFF:D
       
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      I use this Caldwell in the front...
      http://www.amazon.com/Caldwell-440907-Rock-BR-Rest/dp/B000S5W78A/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1417142552&sr=8-9&keywords=caldwell+bench+rest

      On some of my rifles I use the Protecter rear bag. Lately I've started to make custom rear supports .

      I often ask for expensive target ammo as a Christmas gift. If you can get your rifle to shoot 1 MOA at 100 yards, that would be a good choice of ammo to try longer.

      You're going to need a decent spotting scope. Mine is a Nikon.
       
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      If you're going to stay on a budget I think it'd be best to get a decent two piece setup than a basic one piece. Check out the Bald Eagle and Caldwell BR rests like this: http://www.grizzly.com/products/BE1006 http://www.amazon.com/Caldwell-440907-Rock-BR-Rest/dp/B000S5W78A Paired with an Edgewood or Protektor front and rear bag (about $50-100) together and you've got a very solid setup for the range.

      One piece rests can make your shooting very consistent and are slick to operate once they are set up, but I don't think they are as flexible as your basic two piece setups and you get more bang for your buck with the latter too. There's also a bigger difference in my opinion between the cheaper one piece rests and expensive one piece rests (like comparing a Caldwell Lead Sled to a Pappas) than compared to the two piece setups. Done right, the two piece setup shouldn't give up much (if any) accuracy to the one piece and is easier to pack around too. I think you mostly see nothing but one piece rests in ARA and PSL matches is because they are more user friendly with the 25 bull targets in a shorter time limit, and it's "go big or go home" in those games so disregard the budget.
       
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      What rifle are you shooting? I have been looking at protektors to replace the rear caldwell...i woild love to know your thoughts...which one did you get?
      I shoot a 1022, 881 Marlin b/a and ordered a CZ457 synthetic. I've been using just a Caldwell front and rear bag but wanted to upgrade so just ordered the following today:
      https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006MGB13Q/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JD56CFA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 & https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000S5W78A/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

      I haven't received them yet so really can't give you an answer.
       
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