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lead slead #7033693
10/31/20 04:33 PM
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i need to get a shooting rest ..... whats the best for the money??


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Re: lead slead [Re: Hydropillar] #7033721
10/31/20 05:14 PM
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sand bag in front and a sock with rice for a squeeze bag in the back

for the money sand bag and sock are really cheap

other options from less to more expensive

a good web sling

if you want it more mobile a back pack stuffed with clothing

a Harris bi-pod and the sock of rice also work well


the thing about lead sleds is your gun doesn't shoot the same way when in your shoulder , how every you hunt is how you want to sight in.

if and bags are inconvenient to adjust the bench rest guys use a front rest and rear bag

the caldwell jr front rest works nice a smaller version of what the benchrest guys use , they also have the larger versions of it https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1015052687?pid=682659

the larger rock rest with rear bag

if your trying to shoot groups for load development the stock resting free on the rest or sand bag and in your shoulder with a rear squeeze bag be it sock or commercial will give you the most repeatable conditions in the field over a pack


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Re: lead slead [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7033741
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Originally Posted by GREENCOUNTYPETE
sand bag in front and a sock with rice for a squeeze bag in the back

for the money sand bag and sock are really cheap

other options from less to more expensive

a good web sling

if you want it more mobile a back pack stuffed with clothing

a Harris bi-pod and the sock of rice also work well


the thing about lead sleds is your gun doesn't shoot the same way when in your shoulder , how every you hunt is how you want to sight in.

if and bags are inconvenient to adjust the bench rest guys use a front rest and rear bag

the caldwell jr front rest works nice a smaller version of what the benchrest guys use , they also have the larger versions of it https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1015052687?pid=682659

the larger rock rest with rear bag

if your trying to shoot groups for load development the stock resting free on the rest or sand bag and in your shoulder with a rear squeeze bag be it sock or commercial will give you the most repeatable conditions in the field over a pack

agree with everyting you said.....i still want a good one to set in and shoot a few rounds to check my accuracy against bipod or general shooting bags ,,, over hood of truck... off a rock ect


The only place you find free cheese is in a mousetrap !
Re: lead slead [Re: Hydropillar] #7033751
10/31/20 06:04 PM
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I've had a 'bulls bag' for years , works good I think. Just a tad heavy dragging it to the range is my only complaint. I guess any bag will be heavy though . Does come with shoulder strap for carrying.


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Re: lead slead [Re: Hydropillar] #7033796
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Originally Posted by Hydropillar


agree with everything you said.....i still want a good one to set in and shoot a few rounds to check my accuracy against bipod or general shooting bags ,,, over hood of truck... off a rock ect


in that case the question is


Lead sled DFT2 ? which is better for AR type rifles Dual Frame allows the grip and magazine to go between the frame rails it also for sighting in your SBR or Braced pistol the front rest adjusts back
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Lead sled 3 ? which would save some money if you have no need for AR type rifles


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Re: lead slead [Re: Hydropillar] #7033802
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I ordered the lead sled dft2 thinking it would be top notch. Itís junk compared to a set of bags as far as Iím concerned

Armageddon gear makes some great bags

Short action precision would also be a good choice

Re: lead slead [Re: Hydropillar] #7033814
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glad i started this thread...... have bags at local gun club shooting range.... but there hardly open .... i should become rangemaster...
keep the info comeing..i like shooting off bags.....
someone tell me that got a great slead and what brand


The only place you find free cheese is in a mousetrap !
Re: lead slead [Re: Hydropillar] #7033853
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Caldwell lead sled. Sure takes the sting out of the heavy thumpers. The lighter recoiling stuff that I typically used would get a bipod and a rear bag. But, Iíve gotten rid of the guns for various reasons and use a x-bow during the firearms season and compound during archery so long as Iím not too banged up to do so.


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Re: lead slead [Re: Hydropillar] #7033901
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I've got a lead sled. Good investment I think. Takes as much "human error" out of the shooting as possible.

Re: lead slead [Re: Hydropillar] #7033944
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Believe it or not I havenít had a gun store recommend a lead sled yet when inquiring about them. Every single one has said bad for the gun and the scope, but they have a huge selection of both so buy one if I wanted too.

Re: lead slead [Re: Trappercass] #7033949
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Originally Posted by Trappercass
I ordered the lead sled dft2 thinking it would be top notch. Itís junk compared to a set of bags as far as Iím concerned

Armageddon gear makes some great bags

Short action precision would also be a good choice


Agree The dead sled I bought was also junk. Spend the money and get a good front rest and a good bag rest for the stock.

For a starter rest that I started with - https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1015139582 https://ads.midwayusa.com/product/1015252032?pid=916644


Or you can go a bit more and buy the Sinclair that I use for competitive shooting https://www.sinclairintl.com/shooti...competition-shooting-rest-prod39322.aspx


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Re: lead slead [Re: Hydropillar] #7033959
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I own a Caldwell lead sled and it collects dust. I am far more accurate with sandbags or a bipod with a rear sandbag. The Lead Sled does reduce recoil but I could of get comfortable with the increased length of pull and it just wasnít as solid

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Re: lead slead [Re: Hydropillar] #7034157
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I've heard those lead-sleds are hard on rifle scopes, but I've never wanted one to try it and find out.

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Re: lead slead [Re: Hydropillar] #7034458
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https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1015040838?pid=348661

been using that in front and homemade sand bags in the rear for years. lol found the rest in a gun shop for 60 bucks, reckon it was too heavy for most folks to fool with.


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Re: lead slead [Re: Hydropillar] #7034508
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Lead Sled is premier!


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Re: lead slead [Re: garymc] #7034543
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[quote=garymc]I own a Caldwell lead sled and it collects dust. I am far more accurate with sandbags or a bipod with a rear sandbag. The Lead Sled does reduce recoil but I could of get comfortable with the increased length of pull and it just wasnít as solid

It had been so long since I had used that thing for anything other than a gun rack on the table I had actually forgotten how awkward and uncomfortable it was to use.

So it isnít as steady as bags and it is also forces you to shoot in a position you would never use or even be able to replicate unless the gun was in the sled.

To each his own.

Re: lead slead [Re: Hydropillar] #7034553
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I don't have any problem shooting sub 1/2" 5 shot groups at 100 yds when the gun and load are right. I use an adjustable front rest and rear bag. You don't need a Lead Sled to do that. You do need to learn how to shoot and deal with recoil without flinching. The Lead Sled won't help you do that either.

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Lead sleds are hard on scopes and bases. I shoot off sand bags or a bipod. If recoil bothers you that much that you feel you need to shoot off a sled, you might consider a round with less recoil. Just my thoughts and opinions which mean nothing.


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Re: lead slead [Re: Hydropillar] #7034609
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Originally Posted by Hydropillar
glad i started this thread...... have bags at local gun club shooting range.... but there hardly open .... i should become rangemaster...
keep the info comeing..i like shooting off bags.....
someone tell me that got a great slead and what brand



not sure what your range requires , NRA RSO range safety officer is a one day training , i think it cost me $75 for the class and $30 for a 2 year registration it is 15 or 20 for every 2 years after that.


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Re: lead slead [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7034617
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Originally Posted by GREENCOUNTYPETE
Originally Posted by Hydropillar
glad i started this thread...... have bags at local gun club shooting range.... but there hardly open .... i should become rangemaster...
keep the info comeing..i like shooting off bags.....
someone tell me that got a great slead and what brand



not sure what your range requires , NRA RSO range safety officer is a one day training , i think it cost me $75 for the class and $30 for a 2 year registration it is 15 or 20 for every 2 years after that.


i think its about the same here i need to do it.... they have a nice facility


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