Title: home made gun rest
tackit - December 1, 2011 02:37 PM (GMT)
I wanted a heavy gun rest not a lightweight so I used 3" square tube, some 1" all thread, 1" solid rod, 1/4" plate and 1/8X 1 1/4" sq tube to build one
The stock holder I bought out west someplace, the guy told me it's the same one the US Army uses....
To take the slop out of the threaded rod I welded a nut to the underside of the top plate and used another nut for a jambnut.
I tightened the jamb nut until all slop was gone and it had a snug feel, then I tacked the jamb nut to the welded nut. There is no slop in the althread rod's threads whatsoever.
It has six 5/16 adjustment holes one inch on center for holding a gun's forearm...
The small plate seen below the tubing is threaded for the adjustment knob
I'm guessing it weighs 15-20 lbs.
tackit - December 1, 2011 02:43 PM (GMT)
OH yeah, to get the flashing out of the square tube I cut a 15 degree angle on one end of a piece of the 1" solid rod for a cutting edge.. Then I drove it through the 1 1/4" square tubing.
It took the flashing right out, the 1" solid slides through the tubbing as if the flashing was machined out.
For the tightening rods: I drilled about a 1/4" down into the 1" nut's faces or flats and silvered brased the rods in.
JT Metalworks - December 1, 2011 07:42 PM (GMT)
Nice looking rest you built.
tackit - December 1, 2011 07:58 PM (GMT)
Thanks Jim. I couldn't see spending $100 for one that wasn't as heavy.
Franzę - December 2, 2011 03:02 AM (GMT)
Tack, you need to find some garage sale golf clubs now.
Them parts golfers call heads make wonderful knobs for the adjusting screws and mindscrew the competition.
If yor really want to mentally screw with other shooters load a windex bottle with some blue beverage and tell them how you had to switch cause it was high dollar alcy or ammunition.
tackit - December 2, 2011 03:19 AM (GMT)
Good idea on the club heads for knobs. I'll keep that in mind.
Franzę - December 2, 2011 06:00 AM (GMT)
BTW Tack if you're going to play with removing the spur from square tube you really need to make a broach. It'll be something to play with the mill on long winter nights.
tackit - December 2, 2011 08:52 AM (GMT)
Interesting franz, can you send me an e-mail with the particulars. thanks