cleaning cradle?

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  1. TrxR

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    What do you all use for a cradle or vise for cleaning you benchrest or fclass rifles with a 3 inch forend?

    Thanks
     
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    Robot parts...
     
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    That PMA unit is hard to beat.
     
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    An old Caldwell front rest and a old rear bag. Less clutter for me and easy to store.
     
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    There is cool factor added when your sweet new shootin iron is displayed in a cradle
     
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    Sinclair/Brownells has a nice cradle that lays flat when you remove the wing nuts.
    Ben
     
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    I actually have one that Jim Carr (Teele1) made as a Saturday project. It actually has a wood vise to hold the rifle with a downward flow to the muzzle. Works well for cleaning and many other things to do with a rifle. Thanks Jim.
     
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    mikeeg02 Michael Glantz Gold $$ Contributor

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    I bent and welded this up out of aluminum to save weight and put wood sides on it. Needed a range box and a way to clean in the field. Use it at home too. works great. I can get more pics if you'd like tonight.


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  12. TrxR

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    I would appreciate that if you get the time.

    How long are you guys making these?
     
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    mikeeg02 Michael Glantz Gold $$ Contributor

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    I'll get some measurements and pics tonight when I get home. I ended up making the forearm wider to support 4"ers. I glued leather to the wood to prevent scratching the stoc .
     
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    Robot parts?:D OK, I did the yokes on a Prototrak equipped Bridgeport. Too hard using a hacksaw and files.

    When I made these twenty years ago I also made a sporter rifle model which gets used near daily.

    The BR one measures 15" long on yoke centers, the sporter model is 13.5" on yoke centers.

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    I make these for benchrest rifles. People seem to like them.
     

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    mikeeg02 Michael Glantz Gold $$ Contributor

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    Mine is a little wide. 16"x20". Its long enough so the trigger hangar pins it to the tail of the stock. And the forearm is held up. I wanted to be able to put cleaning products in the middle so the rifles can sit in the cradle without moving them. Since I rarely use the air duster, or baby powder. Since it's all welded, I had to make the compartments big enough for mtm cases and bottles. Then the big one for misc.

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    Another vote for the PMA! It is light yet hold position on a table courtesy of the silicone rubber tubing on the 'feet' and it is small enough to be easily stored. I put a little locktite on the fasteners during initial assembly three years ago and I have not had any loosen yet.
     
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    Jim Carr (Teele1) has a nice looking cradle made out of aluminum. Real sharp looking!
     
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    Nice stuff how much and where are you located, could not see an ad in the ad section
     
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    I am located near Kansas City, MO. I have not advertised, but I have built and sold several to fellow benchrest shooters. I sell the solid oak ones for $80 plus shipping and the painted ones (made of solid aspen wood) for $70 plus shipping. I build them to hold short range benchrest rifles with 3” forends. If you have any other questions, just let me know.

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