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One of those days for questions I guess. I am about to purchase a rest of Bald Eagle quality but before spending $400+ would appreciate guidance in who actually makes the finest "of them all"? I am thinking along the lines of smoothest cut threads etc. I am also real keen to have matching front and back Edgewood bags so perhaps this has a bearing on choice?
You guys seem to have answers to most things quality related.
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Sinclair makes a nice rest. I have a windage benchrest top on mine, and have used it for several years with complete satisfaction. I shoot registered BR, and I see a lot of them out there.
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I guess Farley is considered the best, about $750. You will have to wait 8 to 12+ months for it. I like the Bald Eagle the best, mostly because of the course adjustment height.
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I have used a Farley, Hart, Sinclair, Bald Eagle and like the Farley, Hart/Sinclair and Bald Eagle last. The windage adjust on the BE sucks. Didn't care for it, the Hart/Sinclair is basically same rest with different tops and I am using the Sinclair windage top. Farley is top dog, but mucho denero and a loooooooooooooooooong wait for them.
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IF you are going to shoot 1000 yard BR, then also look at the Bruce Baers model. It is a front and rear rest for heavy guns mounted into one unit and then a middle plate is taken out after perfectly aligning the two parts.
The edgewood bags for front and rear are great and worth the wait.
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Have a look at the rest made by Gary Hayes from Canada it's a 27 pound solid stainless steel work of art, and at $500 U.S. a real deal. Go to the for sale ads and check out my full race 6PPC for sale it's setting on a Hayes rest. Contact info is:
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I am new here - very nice forum!
My first post concerns front rests. If it weren't for the wait-time, I would be tempted to order a Farley. I used one not long ago, and was impressed, so this "what is next best?" thread is very timely.
I also just read another thread (here) concerning Caldwell's "The Rock BR", and according to MidwayUSA, the issue with the somewhat troublesome adjustment with a weak spring, etc., has been resolved.
By just looking at the pictures and reading the descriptions (all I have to go on) there doesn't seem to be much different among what the Bald Eagle, Sinclair and the Caldwell The Rock BR can do or their main components. If anything, the Rock BR, which at $150 is by far the cheapest, 'seems' to look better.
Any opinions as to how the Rock BR compares with the others?
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I never see the VIPERS rest mentioned. I looked for a long
time and ended up with a cowan. However when I get to longer distances this will be it for sure. Talked to the fellow and
he is very nice and built a lot of quality into it. Contact
is Bob Pastor. mailto:email@example.com. If that doesnt work
email me and I will send you the website. Cant seem to get it
from what I have.