Springer Bench Rest That Works!



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Springer Bench Rest That Works!
« on: March 01, 2012, 03:55:40 PM »
First of all, this is NOT my idea, I stole it from Slavia over on the AirGunHome Forum.... It was such a simple idea that I simply HAD to try it, and it worked like a charm.... This was the prototype, I have since made a more permanent one and I'll use it any time I want to test a springer from the bench, for example in finding the most accurate pellet....



It is a small paint roller that can rotate on an axle.... The forearm of the springer is laid across the roller, and when the gun is fired, it is free to move fore and aft with the recoil.... I used my left hand under the butt, and held the gun lightly into my shoulder with my right hand which had a relaxed grip on the wrist of the stock.... I shot the two 10-shot groups inside at a distance of 20 feet, using H&N 14.7 gr. FTT pellets, which are the favourite of my B-26.... The results speak for themselves.... The top group was from sandbags, the lower group shot off the roller.... I'm convinced !!!

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Re: Springer Bench Rest That Works!
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012, 04:07:34 PM »
Whoa, awesome. I made a couple of bags from a homedic microbead pillow and got great results too. Amazing what a proper hold will do...
Stay tuned ...

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Re: Springer Bench Rest That Works!
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012, 04:09:40 PM »
I've tried various bags.... also tried cradling the forearm in my hand with my hand or wrist resting on a bag.... This worked better than anything I have tried before with a springer....

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Re: Springer Bench Rest That Works!
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012, 04:17:20 PM »
OK...where did you get the axle?
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Re: Springer Bench Rest That Works!
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012, 04:20:39 PM »
It's just a piece of 1/4" brass rod, and I drilled the ends of the roller out to rotate freely on it.... In my "final" version the axle is mounted firmly in holes in plywood side pieces.... That cradle was for rotating scopes to check the optical center.... just a mock-up....

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Re: Springer Bench Rest That Works!
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2012, 04:44:45 PM »
First of all, this is NOT my idea, I stole it from Slavia over on the AirGunHome Forum.... It was such a simple idea that I simply HAD to try it, and it worked like a charm.... This was the prototype, I have since made a more permanent one and I'll use it any time I want to test a springer from the bench, for example in finding the most accurate pellet....



It is a small paint roller that can rotate on an axle.... The forearm of the springer is laid across the roller, and when the gun is fired, it is free to move fore and aft with the recoil.... I used my left hand under the butt, and held the gun lightly into my shoulder with my right hand which had a relaxed grip on the wrist of the stock.... I shot the two 10-shot groups inside at a distance of 20 feet, using H&N 14.7 gr. FTT pellets, which are the favourite of my B-26.... The results speak for themselves.... The top group was from sandbags, the lower group shot off the roller.... I'm convinced !!!

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Bob,

I am definitely going to try this out !

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Re: Springer Bench Rest That Works!
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2012, 04:47:10 PM »
The KISS principle at work.... and MAN does it work!!!

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Re: Springer Bench Rest That Works!
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2012, 04:54:14 PM »
Thanks for posting this. I gotta try it too.
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Re: Springer Bench Rest That Works!
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2012, 10:47:35 AM »
Dang! This is great and can be used in many configurations. I think that I'll try to make one like this with a thick layer of egg-crate foam rubber wrapped around a dowel and covered with cloth.

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Re: Springer Bench Rest That Works!
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2012, 12:26:40 PM »
I just use My rucksak..

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Re: Springer Bench Rest That Works!
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2012, 04:05:36 PM »
Man thats an awesome idea! I gots me a ball bearing roller from a vacuum cleaner that busted that i can use for that.
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Re: Springer Bench Rest That Works!
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2012, 06:22:14 PM »
Great idea, Going to try that. I'm using a wood T with a piece of foam pipe insulation pulled over the edge.
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Re: Springer Bench Rest That Works!
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2012, 08:24:47 PM »
Cool! I can now throw that old smelly pillow away on top of my BBQ pit. Old Grandad served me well over the years with just a pillow on top and a loose hold.
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Re: Springer Bench Rest That Works!
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2012, 09:49:46 PM »
Excellent platform to start creating ideas from.... Thanks
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Re: Springer Bench Rest That Works!
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2012, 10:01:47 PM »
Another great idea I gotta try, thanks, Bob !
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Re: Springer Bench Rest That Works!
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2012, 10:09:28 PM »
rsterne im gonna get you for stealing hhaa haha haha i seen it and was goin to try it also looks like it will work fine
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Re: Springer Bench Rest That Works!
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2012, 02:49:02 AM »
 8) Ok hold em rite there, don't make a move or you'll get whats coming to you  see..

 Whats the bright Ideal , Who started all this, its ten to twenty in the slammer for you,
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 great Ideal kid, thanks for mentioning it, I am sure you be getting a medal for this, yeah yeah that's it a medal. see
lol    ;) very cool i AM DEFINITELY GOING TO MAKE  ONE / SIMPLICITY WINS AGAIN
I am sticking with his plan  using a roller  or maybe pipe insulation around a roller we will experament..

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« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2012, 03:18:24 AM »
It's great to see examples of creative thinking applied to shooting - finding new uses for familiar objects to help us get better results. I shall definitely try this idea out as a zeroing rest. It will be interesting to see how well it works when shooting further out e.g. at 35 yards. Also, to see what happens to the POI when we switch from the 'roller' to shooting off-hand. Thanks for sharing the idea.

My current zeroing rest is a wooden platform fixed to a cheap, lightweight camera tripod.  I put a small bag filled with rice on top of the board and put my hand on top of that. The gun (a springer) rests on the heel of my hand. It gives a very stable shooting platform. See photo:

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Re: Springer Bench Rest That Works!
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2012, 01:33:12 PM »
It's great to see examples of creative thinking applied to shooting - finding new uses for familiar objects to help us get better results. I shall definitely try this idea out as a zeroing rest. It will be interesting to see how well it works when shooting further out e.g. at 35 yards. Also, to see what happens to the POI when we switch from the 'roller' to shooting off-hand. Thanks for sharing the idea.

My current zeroing rest is a wooden platform fixed to a cheap, lightweight camera tripod.  I put a small bag filled with rice on top of the board and put my hand on top of that. The gun (a springer) rests on the heel of my hand. It gives a very stable shooting platform. See photo:

Please post your results, I'm very curious.
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« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2012, 11:00:33 PM »
I built one of these rests today out of some wood scraps. I did a variation that allows for several vertical adjustments. This simple rest is really quite useful. I am still fiddling with it and plan to compare it with my MTM Predator rest.
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