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PostSubject: Shooting rest by Birchwood Casey   June 22nd 2017, 11:55 am

Just ordered this! Its new from BC and made of a soft rubber. Im using caldwell bags right now, but tired of having to shuffle the kitty litter around to get the right height. $30 I figured its worth a shot. I like the sling swivel cut out too.



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PostSubject: Re: Shooting rest by Birchwood Casey   June 23rd 2017, 7:31 am

With my 2 piece bench set-up I like a little friction-less "slide" in my recoil.  Just wondering scratch how all that soft rubber will respond to recoil?  I guess you could probably place something on the top of the rest to give it a natural recoil "feel" if needed.  Let us know what you think FG on the bench test.
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PostSubject: Re: Shooting rest by Birchwood Casey   June 23rd 2017, 7:39 am

Too fancy for me. I use a log and my shoulder.

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PostSubject: Re: Shooting rest by Birchwood Casey   June 23rd 2017, 12:11 pm

You guys have tougher shoulders then me.  When I'm at the range a Caldwell lead sled is way more enjoyable "for me".  I know it's not for everyone, but for shooting hunting loads (from any weapon) I like reduced recoil.

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PostSubject: Re: Shooting rest by Birchwood Casey   June 23rd 2017, 12:16 pm

I'm not tougher. It hurts!

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PostSubject: Re: Shooting rest by Birchwood Casey   June 23rd 2017, 12:21 pm

I shoot round balls down, along with a 7.62x54, so recoil isn't that issue. Just tired of busted bags and having to adjust them so often after each shot. This looks interesting, so what the heck?
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PostSubject: Re: Shooting rest by Birchwood Casey   July 12th 2017, 11:47 pm

Just got confirmation that my order went through. Got some targets and this rest coming in fedex, so Hopefully by mid next week I'll have a report. It will be nice not having to squish a sand bag around after each shot. I hope!
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PostSubject: Re: Shooting rest by Birchwood Casey   July 13th 2017, 6:31 am

Looks like an interesting rest.  Is the soft rubber going to be gentle on the finish of your firearm?

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PostSubject: Re: Shooting rest by Birchwood Casey   July 13th 2017, 11:26 am

It should be. I'll test the factory finishes first. My loads are pretty low recoil these days with round balls, but I will certainly put it to the test.
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PostSubject: Re: Shooting rest by Birchwood Casey   July 13th 2017, 3:35 pm

How can you beat good ole sand bags for resting a rifle steady? They are easy to adjust with a slight squeeze.

I am still using the six I made back in the late 50's. They appear to be of heavy duty muslin and originally contained #25 of lead shot. They are filled with different amounts of pure sand so rifle can be wedged in for a solid fit. No reason to try something else, the mouse trap I have works for me.

If you are worried about scratching your rifle cover bags with a towel.

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PostSubject: Re: Shooting rest by Birchwood Casey   July 14th 2017, 1:25 pm

Hell, that was fast!

I only took one shot off them due to rain, but so far, the rest fits my mountain rifle perfectly and is steady. They are indeed molded soft rubber. I almost thought is was rubber over plastic but no, its rubber.

So far, I love the way it feels and that the rear rest doesn't come up against your mouth like my bag "earred" bag rest does. Light weight and at the end of the day, the small rear rest, stores in the bottom of the front rest and snaps into place.

I'll have to do a lot more shooting with it down the road when the rain stops, but the real test will be when I drop my M44 mosin nagant down into place. It was the snazzy archangel stock which is a pain to find a decent rest for due to the stock design.
"Nest Rest" 2-Piece Shooting Rest


  • Large Rest: 6.6"Hx6"Wx5"D
  • Small Rest 4.7"Hx5.5"Wx4.5"D
  • Pieces nest and lock together to save space.
  • Soft, non-marring surface.
  • Small Rest stacks on large rest for additional height adjustment.
  • Made in USA



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PostSubject: Re: Shooting rest by Birchwood Casey   July 14th 2017, 2:04 pm

I agree with John Neslen. You can't improve on perfection.

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PostSubject: Re: Shooting rest by Birchwood Casey   July 16th 2017, 3:54 pm

@Bear Claw wrote:
I'm not tougher. It hurts!

Did I hear this correctly that Mr. Mountainman is not as hard as we all expected him to say..... Damn must of been having an uneasy moment, probably the cable went out on the TV and he lost touch ...   Rolling Eyes   cyclops

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PostSubject: Re: Shooting rest by Birchwood Casey   September 4th 2017, 7:53 am

Hey Jon, now that you had a chance to use your "Nest Rest" 2-Piece Shooting Rest for awhile,  what's your thoughts on it?  I'm thinking of grabbing a set for my self if they're working out good.  

I don't want to use my newly built muzzy's on my Lead Sled.  Those rifles are "thin" on wood when they get finished!  They need a shoulder to cushion the recoil.

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PostSubject: Re: Shooting rest by Birchwood Casey   September 4th 2017, 8:40 am

Joe, I really like them a lot. I actually found them at walmart the other week for $20! Great deal IMO.

One rifle I had an issue with was my cva wolf. I had to put a thin piece of wood to get enough height at the rear end. The wolf was a pretty small stock, but it works excellent with every other rifle I own.
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PostSubject: Re: Shooting rest by Birchwood Casey   September 4th 2017, 8:55 am

Thanks, I'll get me a set!  CORRECTION!  My wife mentioned she was going over to Walmart so I asked her to check and see if they had any Birchwood Shooting rests on their shelf.  Well....she just returned from the store and I now have a new shooting rest!  cheers  Pretty nice wife I have!

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