The other day I was about to start reloading and well, I wasn’t sure if my balance scale was giving me an accurate reading. It’s a Redding and was made awhile ago, probably as old as my car but not as old as my guitar. It’s a Gibson. It’s a really good guitar and I generally mess around with some jazz stuff on it. It’s pretty good for just about any style of music, but I’m getting a bit old to be playing rock nowadays. So anyway I was heading down to get some fertiliser for my tomatoes, and thought , what if my balance scale is off a little? Maybe I should get a digital scale and compare the two. So I got some fertiliser, and some blood and bone, I’m not sure if dynamic lifter is any good once they’re planted, the tomatoes, the last lot I planted didn’t go so well. I think maybe they needed more sun. I planted them a while back when it was cooler. Maybe it’s best to wait until things warm up a bit. It’s spring now so I’m hoping to get a good yield, the Italians say tomatoes are good for your prostate or something , I don’t know about that, we never talked about those things back in my day. So I got home and decided to get on the inter webs and purchase a digital scale. So I could compare it to my balance scale. It’s a Redding. It’s pretty old, older than my car. The digital scale seems to work really well, it’s easy to use and has proven my old balance scale accurate. And my powder thrower as dodgy as I thought it was. Git some
Fits my Adler b230t perfectly. And the foam is really easy to cut to shape. There’s no powder coated latches anywhere I could find only glass reinforced nylon.
Overall it’s a really great case for the money BUT do not remove the foam and place it on a floor mat for cutting shapes out of, it attracts hair and lint like a giant soft spongey magnet. Never do that.
I wonder if I can purchase more foam inserts for other rifles or a take two on the first pet hairy attempt
Both bags appear to be well made and of good sizes, and to be able to fill them with your choice of media is a good thing, I filled mine with rice. I think the only improvement with them would be the folding of the filler with extra velcro to make a triple fold once filled & closed to have a better security of the flaps, much like a quality duffle bag type handle, other than that, a great product.
OK...it works. 'Does what it says on the tin' sort of thing.
It's fine to use for sighting in a rifle, or setup out in a paddock somewhere for a spot of plinking or varmint shooting.
I have just started in rimfire benchrest and thought this rest might be OK to start with (and intending to upgrade it one day when I'd saved a few more $$).
It's cheap and cheerful. 'Made in China' with all their usual care and skill (which means it's a tad rough around the edges).
If you want a precision rest then this is not for you. I've already sold mine (to a hunter who just wants to check out his reloads).
I just assembled it, looked at it, and realised it's not what I wanted. Sold it on the same day.
But it may be exactly what you want.
It will do the job, and probably a lot better than an old sandbag rest will.
It's worth what you pay for it. I wasn't disappointed at all, just that it didn't really suit my purpose.
I have now paid more than 10x the $$ just to get a 'starter' level benchrest front rest.
Just for throwing in the truck to take the kids out for a bit of shooting training, or to check out your rifle sights then this Smartreloader rest is OK.
Solid, easy to setup. yeah...it's fine for general use.
Great product to assist in the accuracy of your shot, especially with the rear bag. being able to pinch for fine tuning has helped in great groups at 200m, 300m, 400m and 500m. Tend to use the bipod at 300m and beyond.