The base of the rest is cast iron which adds a good amount of weight for stability. Everything else is steel (no plastic anywhere) and overall it feels pretty solid.
In addition to being able to adjust the height via the main wheel, the metal feet are also adjustable and can add a good two cm to the height and allow you to level the rest on an uneven surface. I also appreciate that it came with a little plastic level in the box.
Really well. The rest was stable and didn’t rock or move around. The handle locked everything up tight and I really couldn’t have asked for more for the price.
I can 100% recommend this rest if you can find it for a good price. However, it becomes a less certain thing for the $100 that it is available for online. It is a solid, if basic rest which serves well for a casual shooter who is not taking part in serious competition shooting.
At $100 it’s main competition is the Caldwell Rock Jr which may appeal from a branding point alone and has near identical features.
I love that style of rest. I got one for my bday a couple of years ago, usually my go to rest (unless I’m using a bag due to uneven surface). Tip, pull the bolts up. They just need to engage with the bench to prevent sliding.
Good review. Heaps of people hang shit on Smart Reloaders stuff, but all seem to be doing the wanker thing, oh a friend of a friend who’s a very experienced… All first hand experience and experience of people I know very well point to solid entry level kit, that works at fraction of the price
I want a range of indestructable bags for these type of rests. Its always the fron sling stud that ends up shredding the bag. Ive gone through a couple. Guess its time to make one…Tourbon, make one for like $3.20 because I cbf making a leather one!!!
Its hard, I want to support my local LGS, but they make it so hard to rationalize spending money there where other places are so much cheaper.
I’m also a believer in the thinking that durable products should be made to a standard that prioritize a long service life over initial purchase price.