"...ingenious design that cradles the weapon for an
absolutely rock-steady shooting platform."
"...grips the weapon, reducing felt recoil and muzzle lift."
Grand View OUTDOORS Shooting Rests (15" Black/Suede Shown) Wednesday, January 6, 2010 by Mark Olis
One of the most satisfying feelings is going to the shooting range and shooting well. On the flip side, one of the most frustrating feelings is going to the shooting range and shooting poorly. There are a number of factors that can affect an individual's shooting, such as gun optics not being tightly secured, shooting a particular ammunition that your rifle doesn't group well with, improper trigger pull, etc. However, if you get all of these other aspects right you still can't consistently shoot well without a good shooting rest.
In a quest to find the perfect shooting rest, I've tried many different variations. Some focus on recoil reduction, and others clamp into a vise and so on. Still, the main objective of a rest is to provide a solid, steady shooting platform.
I recently tried out several options of Uncle Bud's Bulls Bags shooting rest. The bags are filled with cat litter, which helps absorb shot vibration, which in turn can help accuracy. I tried the Bench model; the Field model, which is a smaller version of the bench model; and the X7 shooting rest bag.
The Bench and Field shooting rest models have a butterfly, four-chamber design. Each chamber is filled with cat litter. The top two chambers work like a vise-grip once the rifle is placed between them. This gives you a solid hold and the entire length of the bag is contacting the forearm of the rifle instead of two different points-of-contact. By reducing the points-of-contact the shooting rest bag is reducing the pounds per square inch of pressure at the contact point during the recoil—helping maintain better accuracy.
I used all three shooting rest designs a couple of weeks ago. Each model provided one of the most solid shooting rest I've ever shot off of. At 300 yards I was able to wring out 1 1/2-inch groups with my .270 Win. using 130 grain GMX tipped Hornady ammo.
Next time I head to the range I'm going to carry the Bulls Bag X7 shooting rest and my predator rifles. I want to be sure my gun optics are zeroed in before I align my crosshairs on an incoming coyote.
This shooting rest category makes available Five choices in our Bench style rifle rest. You can pick from THREE 15" shooting rest models with suede tops and TWO 15" shooting rest models with a Tuff-Tec/Sure-grip rubberized top. All shooting rest models come with BULLS BAG gold embroidery brand logo proudly displayed on both sides of the shooting rest.
These rifle rests provide the absolute best in on-target grouping. Competition and no other shooting rest on the market can duplicate their shooting accuracy performance. Our shooting rest weighs in at 25 pounds when filled with *media (*Cat-litter, walnut, corncob media, and polymer beads, etc.) and top out at 40 lbs with a dry playschool sand. These rifle rests are engineered with a 30/70 weight distribution, low center-of-gravity and a full 15" in length, that provide 33% more forearm support and wide footprint than our field model shooting rest.
The patented butterfly hinge action creates a gun vise-grip by locking the rifle into place and allows for a rock-steady platform used to provide a superior shooting foundation and rifle accuracy when using our shooting rest correctly on the bench. Our shooting rest design does not require any rear support that creates additional unwanted pressure points. Reduces felt-recoil and muzzle-jump by effectively absorbing harmonic vibration.
Not like a metal shooting rest, this one-bag rifle rest system will not negatively change your point-of-impact while using our shooting rest design. Our rifle rest is backed by our Lifetime Guarantee to outperform all others in Accuracy and Repeatability in precision shooting. Whether you are into long range shooting or a shooting sniper or just at the shooting club, shooting targets, we are the first choice no matter whether you call it a shooting rest, rifle rest or gun rest. Guaranteed!