Home My iTrader Join the NRA Donate to CGSSA Sponsors CGN Google Search
CA Semiauto Ban(AW)ID Flowchart CA Handgun Ban ID Flowchart CA Shotgun Ban ID Flowchart
Go Back > THE CALGUNS COMMUNITY > CGSSA Southern California Chapters > L.A. Chapter
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-01-2018, 4:48 PM
ekkthree ekkthree is offline
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 222
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default shooting rest for angeles?

i was out at angeles yesterday with my new bolt gun and shot out to 100, just trying to get a feel for the gun. i do have a caldwell bag but haven't even filled it yet. given the slope out there it would not have been high enough for me to get comfortable. even at 100 i was shooting at a noticeable incline. i'd like to eventually be able to shoot at the longer distance steel but will need a high enough rest for that side of the range.
i could just keep renting the field rests but that gets old. any recommendations for a rest that has decent height adjustment? it may move a bit with each shot, but i'm leaning towards this plastic caldwell cuz it's lightweight
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2018, 4:53 PM
jimmykan's Avatar
jimmykan jimmykan is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 2,225
iTrader: 103 / 100%

The plastic base rests flex too much...

If you want to stick with Caldwell brand, I recommend the Rock or Rock Jr rest. The base is made of metal, so it's heavier, but that's a good thing for a bench rest.

If you want something lighter, use a bipod.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2018, 4:56 PM
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Thousand Oaks
Posts: 43,139
iTrader: 130 / 100%
Blog Entries: 4

You don't need a "high end" rest. A cheap, $100-$200 front rest will work just fine. In fact, I bought a Sinclair style front rest from ASR several years ago for under $200. If you want a cheap front rest, I have one out in a shed that I'd sell you. I'd have to go dig it up to tell you exactly what it is though.
NRA Certified Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun and Metallic Cartridge Reloading Instructor
California DOJ Certified Fingerprint Roller
Ventura County approved CCW Instructor
Utah CCW Instructor

Offering low cost multi state CCW, private basic shooting and reloading classes for calgunners.


Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2018, 9:00 PM
38super 38super is offline
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 117
iTrader: 0 / 0%

Could try an automotive scissor jack.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2018, 10:21 PM
vino68's Avatar
vino68 vino68 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 569
iTrader: 1 / 100%

I have starting using foam rests and like them.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2018, 9:47 PM
Sabian722 Sabian722 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Orange County
Posts: 605
iTrader: 4 / 100%

I use this one and it’s great

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2018, 10:38 AM
hermosabeach's Avatar
hermosabeach hermosabeach is online now
I need a LIFE!!
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 13,077
iTrader: 7 / 100%
Default Budget?

These last a life time.... buy once and forget about what you paid

“Science is like an inoculation against charlatans who would have you believe whatever it is they tell you.”
— Neil deGrasse Tyson
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2018, 3:49 AM
saki302's Avatar
saki302 saki302 is offline
Calguns Addict
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 6,846
iTrader: 94 / 100%

The Caldwell rock BR is a great rest for the price. Upgrade the bag and enjoy it.

Weight = stability. No benefit to using a flimsy plastic rest when a good bipod does better.

Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2018, 4:41 AM
crazychinaman crazychinaman is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: South Bay/LAX
Posts: 1,568
iTrader: 4 / 100%

Ammo can with a towel over it.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2018, 5:31 AM
jarhead714 jarhead714 is offline
Veteran Member
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: O.C. CA
Posts: 4,053
iTrader: 16 / 100%

Originally Posted by crazychinaman View Post
Ammo can with a towel over it.
Ammo can and two athletic socks filled with sand over it. Adapt, inprovise, overcome!
Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2018, 1:36 PM
RoundEye's Avatar
RoundEye RoundEye is offline
CGSSA Director, LA Chapter Leader, Captain: Shooting Team
CGN Contributor - Lifetime
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Northridge
Posts: 3,281
iTrader: 69 / 99%
Blog Entries: 6

I got these on Amazon after seeing them used on YouTube. They've worked fairly well for me thus far.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2018, 3:07 PM
ZombieLivesMatter's Avatar
ZombieLivesMatter ZombieLivesMatter is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: SoCal
Posts: 2,233
iTrader: 24 / 100%

PM sent, I shoot at Angeles too.
Originally Posted by gwgn02 View Post
G-shock, a good way to tell the time, and better way to tell the female variety you are unworthy mating material.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2018, 8:58 PM
steelholder steelholder is online now
Veteran Member
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: SFV
Posts: 2,502
iTrader: 14 / 100%

Ive tried many rests, I've stuck with the site n clean and works perfectly at the angeles tables.
WTB 3rd Gen SW also looking for a 22 pistol with 6" bbl or longer
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:29 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Proudly hosted by GeoVario the Premier 2A host., the 'Calguns' name and all associated variants and logos are ® Trademark and © Copyright 2002-2018, an Incorporated Company All Rights Reserved. and The Calguns Foundation have no affiliation and are in no way related to each other.
All opinions, statements and remarks made by on this web site and elsewhere are solely attributable to