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is this the only way to fly, i have heard this is the best rest to shoot big magnums out of all the others, anyone have one??
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They are on sale right now and the reviews are all very positive on them. One guy says he shoots his .458 Lott a bunch from his.

 I can't show the site, they also sell optics and are a competitor. Their optics prices are always much higher than SWFA, though.

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yeah think i know who you are talking about.
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i have one pyro and love it.very steady,solid and reduces recoil to a minimal.i shoot magnums and 3.5'' turkey loads with no problems with recoil.i also never add any weight to mine because i have heard this can cause damage to guns as this transfers nearly all the recoil to the gun itsself.it has two adjustments,front and back.front adjustment has alot of travel and back adjustment is for fine tuning.both only adjust vertically.i do alot of shooting,[just back from shooting} and i really injoy the sled.all you need is good sturdy platform to put it on and your ready to shoot some very tight groups.

 

 

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i have been thinking of buying one and based on all the great reviews from several sights i figured i would ask around here then go buy one if the trend continued here.
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Originally posted by ronnie ronnie wrote:

i have one pyro and love it.very steady,solid and reduces recoil to a minimal.i shoot magnums and 3.5'' turkey loads with no problems with recoil.i also never add any weight to mine because i have heard this can cause damage to guns as this transfers nearly all the recoil to the gun itsself.it has two adjustments,front and back.front adjustment has alot of travel and back adjustment is for fine tuning.both only adjust vertically.i do alot of shooting,[just back from shooting} and i really injoy the sled.all you need is good sturdy platform to put it on and your ready to shoot some very tight groups.

 

Excellent point and I would have to agree, though not all recoil energy.



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so the guys who add 50# of shot arent doing themselves a favor is what you are telling me
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im saying your not doing your gun a favor. really cant see why anyone would want to add that much weight.if you sight in your gun with that much weight with no recoil when yoou shoot it out of the sled your point of impact is going to change -not that much but it will change.

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thats what i meant, i dont need to strap any of my guns down i just want a rock solid rest to shoot off

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tahque ,notice i said nearly all recoil not all recoil.
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or am i looking at the wrong tool for the job? i have always used a hoppes bench mounted rest and some sand bags for shooting but i saw the lead sled and thought that looks a lot more steady.
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pyro , i have used the hoppes rest before but the sled is a little more solid and built better.also i still like to shoot off just sand bags for this is the tried and true method.
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Yes I have one (the older version now on sale) and it works very well HOWEVER, if you have a
wood stocked rifle of heavy recoil DO NOT use more than 1 bag of shot on the sled or
you may split your stock. It is also advisable to put the sled on a piece of wood with a
laminate surface so it can slide a bit. It does not work well for short folks as it increases the LOP by +1
inch. You will also need a boat cushion under your butt as everything is higher than with normal bags.
Also watch the padding on the butt as it is crap and can fail over time thus putting more stress on your buttplate
and hence stock. All that said it does allow me to shoot 40 rounds of 375 H&H at a sitting with no bruises or other ill
effects. The new model is superior in that it is longer and allows the foreend support to move out.
For real boomers, like 470 doubles, the British style standing bench rest is superior and a lot
easier on the stock.
What we really need is a progressive hydraulic version of the sled like a field piece has. But towing it to the range
might upset the local "protect & serve" crowd.
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yeah i like the hoppes and bags too, but thought just like everything else, there might be something better out there.
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300 wsm is all the bigger a rifle i shoot so its nothing that kicks to bad like a 465-500 nitro
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yeah i imagine they wouldnt like it if you touched off the howitzer that close to town
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pyro thats what i just got thru shooting on mine was a 300wsm.trying out some different ammo.you will not have to worry about recoil with 300wsm with the sled and no weight added.also adding a good reccoil pad ,like sims,will help make it a little easier on the gun in the sled.
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With one bag in the 308/30-06/300mags. it really comes into it's own. the rifle is
not getting beat up and the felt recoil is like a 223. No flinch =s better shooting.
I even use mine for 22 RF as it is very "repeatable" unlike bags where you have to
diddle around a bit for each successive shot. Varmint foreends are a problem
as the front rest is a bit narrow.
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my 300 wsm isnt to bad after about 5 shells in a row you do tend to put it down and shoot something else for a bit
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Originally posted by ronnie ronnie wrote:

tahque ,notice i said nearly all recoil not all recoil.

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id give anything to be that age again .all i needed back then was pellet gun and something to shoot at.life was so simple .know what i mean.
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i felt very strange the day after i graduated from high school i dont know if it was normal or not but i lost all structure to my daily life, and that felt weird. now its not so bad i do miss a lot of the people in my class though.
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That was the life and I sure didn't need a lead sled for my Sheridan Blue Streak 5mm in 1970. I was lucky because mine came with a Williams 5A peep site. It still works on the yard and shed invaders to this day.

The comment about the wood stocks and led sleds interests me. Asphunter, have you experienced this split? These are some really good tips, BTW.

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i have heard that about wood as well, but i have also heard that replacing the butt pad helps too.
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