Home made 1 piece rimfire BR rest.

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  1. PatMiles

    PatMiles Gold $$ Contributor

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    About 6 weeks ago I stepped off into the black hole of 22 rimfire bench rest shooting. Spent a crapload of $$$ for a custom rimfire rifle, Turbo action, Muller 7 groove barrel, Harrells tuner, Jewell trigger, Lidguard stock, that shoots lights out. What a hoot!
    Shooting off my SEB Neo works but I was lusting for a 1 piece rest to shoot the rifle off of. Having a mill, lathe and a butt load of tooling I decided to fab my rest. Borrowing a friends rest to model mine after, here is what I have so far with a little over $200.00 in materials. Looking forward to shooting off of it next week.

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    Great! What a great advantage in having the tools and know-how to use them.
     
  3. PatMiles

    PatMiles Gold $$ Contributor

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    I have a good idea how to use them, thinking through the processes is key.
     
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  4. JMayo

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    Looks good.
    Yep the knowledge and the labor is why they cost 1k.
    Do you have bronze bushings where the bolts go through the post, windage and elevation ?
     
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    Right now they are just tapped 3/8x24. Figuring that there will be minimal rotation on the 3 positions I left them tapped and lubricated. If need be, I can drill and ream the holes then install bronze bushings later.
    I have about 30 hours in this project so far, still need to fab the top.
    What a hoot so far!

    Here's the rifle that will ride the rest. The rest looks familiar.

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  6. SmittyJon

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    That's a great set-up Pat. Questions: Is the stock Spalted Maple? Who made it? Thanks.

    Chris Mitchell
     
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    Not sure about the species of the wood, I was told that the stock was crafted by Brent Lidgard.
     
  8. TrxR

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    Nice rest. Not leagl in comp here but nice work.
     
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    Nice project Pat!!
    It sure is fun getting new toys.
    I really like that stock also with the light n dark grain contrast.
     
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    Not legal where? Just curious.
     
  11. TrxR

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    Our is just a couple ofblocal clubs but the rules wont allow 1 piece rests. There is also a couple of the major associations that dont allow one piece rests, but cant remember which ones.
     
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    As I said, just curious. I know the American Rimfire Association allows them.
     
  13. dogdude

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    IR 50/50 also. Unlimited
     
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    Fun making them also!
     
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  15. JMayo

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    Most club matches are two piece.

    Only unlimited in ir 50 ....the other classes require two piece.

    I've got a Arnold ..which is what that one seems to resemble.

    The crowd really frowns on lookalikes even though there is not a pat on em. Pappas has been copied by several but upgrades make them different.
    The pqp is a good example of upgrades.
     
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    I believe some classes in ABRA allow one piece rests but not all. Factory class requires two piece rests.
     
  17. SmittyJon

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    Thank you.

    Chris Mitchell
     
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    One piece rests are legal in the Outlaw Class under ABRA
     
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    Our ARA affiliated club here in Albuquerque follows the ARA rules which do allow one piece rests in both Unlimited and Sporter classes.
    Yes, it is modeled after an Arnold. I really don't think that Arnold is going to worry about an individual fabbing a single lookalike for personal use.
    I've never been concerned about what the crowd thinks.
     
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    Looks like you might need a license from the NHRA to drive that! Nice work!
     
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