What else besides sand bags and the RR Machine?

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What else besides sand bags and the RR Machine?

Post by Tim:H11 on Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:04 pm

I'm looking for an alternative to sand bag resting my pistols for testing - I'm not fond of the method. It's aggravating at times. I don't have the budget for a Ransom Rest. Is there an affordable solution between a Ransom Rest and sand bags? I have my own 50 yard distance now at home.
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Post by Magload on Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:24 pm

I use this rest https://www.amazon.com/1003626-Hyskore-Parallax-Pistol-Sighting/dp/B0007LOX8C/ref=sr_1_4  and have modified the rear of it so my shooting hand can rest where the clamps are.  It you search Amazon using Pistol Rest you will find many to pick from.  Don
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Post by Wobbley on Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:32 pm

Try a higher power scope than your usual optic still from the sandbag rest.  The gun may not function but you’ll see your shots better.  Probably won’t be any better than a proper machine rest, but it’ll be better than off the bench as most people do it.

Maybe something like this?  
https://www.opticsplanet.com/leapers-2-7x44-30mm-long-eye-relief-scout-rifle-scope.html

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Post by Magload on Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:45 pm

I agree off a bag or a rest a scope with cross hairs will help a lot.  I use this 4x https://www.amazon.com/Simmons-ProHunter-Truplex-Reticle-Handgun/dp/B0002BTLMA/ref=sr_1_5  but also have that scope in a 2-6x.  Don
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Post by james r chapman on Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:49 pm

I often use a 6 power with a gripmount on the 1911.



works well enough.

otherwise, a modified Lee handgun rest has worked well.


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Post by Tim:H11 on Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:49 pm

Wobbley wrote:Try a higher power scope than your usual optic still from the sandbag rest.  The gun may not function but you’ll see your shots better.  Probably won’t be any better than a proper machine rest, but it’ll be better than off the bench as most people do it.

Maybe something like this?  
https://www.opticsplanet.com/leapers-2-7x44-30mm-long-eye-relief-scout-rifle-scope.html

I'm not currently using a pistol scope at all. I'm just using the red dot on my gun. Maybe I should buy a low budget price pistol scope for the sake of sand banging guns?
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Post by Aprilian on Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:51 pm

How did you modify the Lee?
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Post by james r chapman on Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:56 pm

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Re: What else besides sand bags and the RR Machine?

Post by chopper on Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:43 pm

Jim what make is your grip mount?
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Post by james r chapman on Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:12 am

chopper wrote:Jim what make is your grip mount?
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Re: What else besides sand bags and the RR Machine?

Post by Slartybartfast on Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:46 am

At my previous club, they had a heavy base tripod that looks something like what is used for supported pistol to sight in pistols.

Use your regular stance and rest the front of the pistol on the top of the tripod.

Never used it, so can't comment on whether it works well or not except that other club members kept telling me I should sight in my pistol that way.
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Post by Magload on Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:13 pm

I used to think I could sight in my pistol with a rest, or sandbag but have come to understand that that is only good to get the gun close to sighted in.  It is a good way to make sure you are grouping but my off hand shooting does not match my rest shooting POI or group size.  Today I could have used one of those tripods it was just one of those days when this 70 year old arm just didn't have a lot of strength.  Don
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