Yes it is. The guy used this set-up in competition. He started shooting more ARA and eventually let this one go. He said it worked real well. He sold it because he found a good used one piece rest that I guess he likes better. The rear rest he said cost him $80.
The Cooper is going back tomorrow. I'm really going to have to get me a better more designed bench gun for shooting USBR targets though. I have been thinking about a used Anschutz 54, 40X or 52D. Now I just need to get the money.
Jeff, In all honesty the Marlin 17VS will out shoot the Cooper for consistant smaller groups at 50yds I do believe. I'm without both Marlin 17's. My 17VS is still waiting on the stock to be made for it. My 917V had to go back to the factory again for the 3rd time. I'm miserable right now. But at least I'm cool and got AC and RFC! That's a 1-2 punch!
Boy.......you have got a slick set-up now! Love that rear rest and can hardly wait till Scott gets my Fudd top out to me!!! Sounds like you are sorta "gunless" right now?Mine and "Dales" buddy had to send his Marlin .17 in also.It suddenly gained headspace and the firing pin no longer hit the rim.Less than 1,000 rds.Well....anyway,enjoy the new rest and stay cool."Dale" and i are shooting our very first ever ARA match this Sunday[supposed to be about 102 deg. with 75-85% humidity.] Later Amigo
Actually I think he will kick my butt. I have had about all the good cards I think that I am going to get for a bit. He still has them to come. It is all about peaking at the right time. I think he will, and I already have. Anyway, that is my excuse and I am sticking to it!
The Horton rest was made by Paul Horton. He just made about a 1/2 dozen or so for himself and some of his shooting buddies. I just so happen to buy this whole package off of one of his buddies that had one of his rear rest and he included it in with the Fudd rest. That's how I lucked into it. He told me he had $80 in the Horton rest. You can't buy them. But you can try contacting him. He lives I believe close to Linn MO which is close to Jefferson City. Charlie Peters on Benchrestcentral.com can tell you more than I can on the subject.