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Shano Shah
02-06-2010, 12:40 PM
Dear Members,

I made shooting rest out of car jack. It cost me Rs.650/- in total.

I bought local car jack for Rs.300/-, explained the local fabricator who the made base and adjustable rear rest from the scrap at his workshop @Rs250/-. The painter was quite happy with hundred-rupee note.

It works great.

Regards
http://s4.postimage.org/PcUxJ.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVPcUxJ)

http://s1.postimage.org/CQtWS.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxCQtWS)

evilmaster
02-06-2010, 01:34 PM
lolz,, this is very nice and funny at the same time... really a nice idea.. :)

but very impractical.. im not an expert but u gotta ask urself the following questions first..

How much does it weight?
What's the size of that thing? (its very big :) )
How quick is it to set up?

All these thing would make it kind of impractical.. Im sure if you look on the internet for bipods, you can improvise your own smaller, lighter, cooler looking and much much easier to set up n down bipod.. It migh cost you a couple of thousands, maybe, cuz of the machining involved but you'll get one usefull thing.. :)

keep improvising my friend :)

Salahuddin Ayubi
02-06-2010, 01:53 PM
lolz,, this is very nice and funny at the same time... really a nice idea.. :)

but very impractical.. im not an expert but u gotta ask urself the following questions first..


Ahum. The thing is bro, that Shano Shah 'is' an expert.

Denovo87
02-06-2010, 02:05 PM
why this arrangement look funny or impractical to you evilmaster bro? you have to see the bench rest's on the internet to have an idea how big, heavy they are and most importantly how they work & what exactly we need them for (incase of rifle bench resting) :)

Great setup shano bro, can you please share the close ups of base & rear mount ? anyone interested can replicate the same for himself.

evilmaster
02-06-2010, 02:40 PM
lolz,, this is very nice and funny at the same time... really a nice idea.. :)

but very impractical.. im not an expert but u gotta ask urself the following questions first..


Ahum. The thing is bro, that Shano Shah 'is' an expert.


my dear friend.. i stated my points and based on them this doesnt seem like a practical idea unless for very special cases.. thats why i said so :)
and thats a car jack to lift cars, not guns, thats why it seems funny

evilmaster
02-06-2010, 02:45 PM
why this arrangement look funny or impractical to you evilmaster bro? you have to see the bench rest's on the internet to have an idea how big, heavy they are and most importantly how they work & what exactly we need them for (incase of rifle bench resting) :)

Great setup shano bro, can you please share the close ups of base & rear mount ? anyone interested can replicate the same for himself.


As i said, im not as expert and this is only my view :) nothing more intended here..

it looks funny cuz thats a car jack to list cars, not guns.. itg big, heavy and hard to set up... Im talking about a general situation here which would be hunting.. If you are out hunting, you want your equipment to be as light as possible, thats why ppl pay thousands to replace ther stock for a lighter one.. since you mihgt have be on foot in the mountains or anywhere, u have to carry that thing around on ur back.. thats a lot of weight.. and if u spot a game, u would want to be on the ground in not time and ready to shoot.. imagine the time its gonna tkae to set that pod up.. on the other hand, if we are talking about practice shooting at a range, then its ok.. cuz u go there in ur car/jeep, so no worries abt weight on ur back, u aren't worried for the game running away, so u have plenty of time to set it up..

and yes, i could come up with a better solution but we have to talk abt the needs first.. :)

Salahuddin Ayubi
02-06-2010, 02:48 PM
@ Evil Master,

Based on your post above, I feel there's a misunderstanding. I don't think that this rest is meant for use during hunting. It's primary purpose is to ensure that the rifle stays in place (fixed) while it is shot to check various things including but not limited to (i) accuracy of different ammo; (ii) zeroing of scope; (iii) gun maintenance / cleaning etc.

Here's an example of shooting rest from online sources

http://www.ctkprecision.com/ProductImages/p3usr1_03_600.jpg

evilmaster
02-06-2010, 02:52 PM
@ Salahuddin Ayubi,

sorry bro.. i made a mistake, i wanted to quote the replies here and i click "Report" instead.. sorry for the mistake.. i hope its not a big deal..


And yes, this is a nice solution for such things then.. :) Not hunting or on the job :)

only my humble opinion

evilmaster
02-06-2010, 02:54 PM
@ Evil Master,

Based on your message received, I feel there's a misunderstanding. I don't think that this rest is meant for use during hunting. It's primary purpose is to ensure that the rifle stays in place (fixed) while it is shot to check various things including but not limited to (i) accuracy of different ammo; (ii) zeroing of scope; (iii) gun maintenance / cleaning etc.

Here's an example of shooting rest from online sources

http://www.ctkprecision.com/ProductImages/p3usr1_03_600.jpg


put a cam on the scope and a wire on the trigger to pull and u have an automated system..

got ur point :)

KageFox
02-06-2010, 02:56 PM
Sir this is not a BIPOD, its a SHOOTING REST. A bipod is light enough for possible hunting needs, and can be folded and carried under the barrel, and can be used in the field. But what Mr Shano Shah has here is a shooting rest, whose purpose is to give the rifle a stable platform, in order to check for accuracy, often used at a shooting range for long distance target shooting. If you have heard of benchrest shooting, you can figure out the purpose of this rest. It simply removes the human handling factor from the rifle's accuracy potential.

Denovo87
02-06-2010, 02:58 PM
why this arrangement look funny or impractical to you evilmaster bro? you have to see the bench rest's on the internet to have an idea how big, heavy they are and most importantly how they work & what exactly we need them for (incase of rifle bench resting) :)

Great setup shano bro, can you please share the close ups of base & rear mount ? anyone interested can replicate the same for himself.


As i said, im not as expert and this is only my view :) nothing more intended here..

it looks funny cuz thats a car jack to list cars, not guns.. itg big, heavy and hard to set up... Im talking about a general situation here which would be hunting.. If you are out hunting, you want your equipment to be as light as possible, thats why ppl pay thousands to replace ther stock for a lighter one.. since you mihgt have be on foot in the mountains or anywhere, u have to carry that thing around on ur back.. thats a lot of weight.. and if u spot a game, u would want to be on the ground in not time and ready to shoot.. imagine the time its gonna tkae to set that pod up.. on the other hand, if we are talking about practice shooting at a range, then its ok.. cuz u go there in ur car/jeep, so no worries abt weight on ur back, u aren't worried for the game running away, so u have plenty of time to set it up..

and yes, i could come up with a better solution but we have to talk abt the needs first.. :)


evilmaster bro, bench rests are never used in hunting, these are just to use at range, you see its "BENCH REST" not stick or bipod or tripod (which are used in hunting).

Regarding the jack being a motor vehicle lifting device, since it lifts an heavy object like big cars so is quite usefull to make a bench rest with it where you need variated hights & smooth up/down movement and anything light in weight can loose its hieght with every shot fired.
Hope this will clear your concerns, and lets wait for brother shano to explain it more professionaly :)

evilmaster
02-06-2010, 03:00 PM
oh yess.. i took it completely wrong.. i get the point.. i bet hes point that gun at me by now..lol

Denovo87
02-06-2010, 03:04 PM
Sir this is not a BIPOD, its a SHOOTING REST. A bipod is light enough for possible hunting needs, and can be folded and carried under the barrel, and can be used in the field. But what Mr Shano Shah has here is a shooting rest, whose purpose is to give the rifle a stable platform, in order to check for accuracy, often used at a shooting range for long distance target shooting. If you have heard of benchrest shooting, you can figure out the purpose of this rest. It simply removes the human handling factor from the rifle's accuracy potential.


Dear KF, bipods, tripods or sticks are basicaly shooting rests but to use in the feild like hunting etc thus are light, mobile and quick setup thing, the specific rest we are seeing here is BENCH (shooting) REST.

LionHeart
02-06-2010, 03:52 PM
oh yess.. i took it completely wrong.. i get the point.. i bet hes point that gun at me by now..lol



Good for you that you get the point before its too late...... Beside this you were doing just fine by doing justice with you nick.

Best of Luck

Skeeter60
02-06-2010, 08:57 PM
Very intelligent idea to make a bench rest so cheaply and yet effective.
I appreciate your idea and the effort. Similar rests are made by Hoppes and a number of other US companies and these cost quite a bit and bringing them here needs a lot of effort to lug the weight.
In fact the smooth elevation which a car jack provides is realy nice as it can be controlled to the nth degree smoothly.
It is an effective tool to check performance of reloads and rifles with the least degree of induced shooter error.

Rotorcrafts
02-06-2010, 09:39 PM
This is downright ingenious.

KageFox
02-06-2010, 10:00 PM
Dear KF, bipods, tripods or sticks are basicaly shooting rests but to use in the feild like hunting etc thus are light, mobile and quick setup thing, the specific rest we are seeing here is BENCH (shooting) REST.

Thank you for pointing me towards the correct terminology. My bad.

Shano Shah
02-06-2010, 11:03 PM
Skeeter60

Thank you Sir it’s a compliment.

Gilani
03-06-2010, 12:02 AM
Shano shah sahib, an excellent and very practical idea :)

Shano Shah
03-06-2010, 01:01 AM
Dear Members,

I should have elaborated in detail about the rest; I realized that few members are new to this type of rests.

You can see in the fist picture the rest is placed on the table. As already mentioned by Denovo87 & KageFox in their post this type of rest is not for hunting.

As Sir Skeeter has mentioned its an effective tool to check the performance of ammo, rifle, scope etc with minimal shooter’s error. These types of bench rests make it quite easy to zero a rifle accurately. Quite convenient to the adjustment the elevation, one can bring the scope reticle precisely at the same point of aim while rifle is placed on the rest. After every fire one can rest the rifle on the same points.

Shano Shah
03-06-2010, 01:10 AM
@Denovo87

Close ups of base & rear mount

http://s1.postimage.org/Ff7e0.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxFf7e0)

http://s4.postimage.org/Rd2tS.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVRd2tS)

http://s2.postimage.org/yiHr0.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TsyiHr0)

http://s1.postimage.org/FfeIr.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxFfeIr)

Dr Hanif Malik
03-06-2010, 07:39 AM
@shano shah,sir great idea ,it ill more help the forum members:)

A R K TAREEN
03-06-2010, 10:17 AM
Shano Shah,

Nice and informative share gentleman, Thanks for sharing.

You are a genius PAKGUNNER, Hats off for you.

Regards.

Omkhan
03-06-2010, 10:53 AM
A definite creativity. Keep it up.

Aquarius
03-06-2010, 02:30 PM
Quite practical and nice discovery Shano Shah brother.. thanks for sharing...... :)

Jillanik
07-06-2010, 12:56 PM
We all appreciate this unique idea. Keep it up !

sl.qureshi
10-06-2010, 09:49 PM
Good idea Shah sb.