Rest for Cleaning Rifles?

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    Rest for Cleaning Rifles?

    Does anybody know of a good rest that is decently priced that I can use for my rifles when I'm cleaning? Right now, I'm just using a towel laid out on my coffee table and trying to balance the gun while ramming a cleaning rod through it. It works but…it's a pain in the behind.

    I've viewed a number of different cradles and other such things, but none that I saw seemed to be worth what they were asking.

    What do you all use? Any suggestions?
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    I've got one of these that I keep most of my cleaning stuff in. Plano Shooter's Case Green Polycarbonate Camo

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    couple of 1x4's and some plywood. Problem solved.
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    I like the Tipton Gun Butler for cleaning. I also have the Tipton "vise" posted in the link above and only use it when I'm putting on a scope and lining up the reticles.

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    I use a range box from MTMCase-Gard. Works great. $50 I believe.
    http://www.mtmcase-gard.com/products...ge-box-mtm.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by yz9890 View Post
    I use a range box from MTMCase-Gard. Works great. $50 I believe.
    MTM Tactical Range Box
    Very versatile. I like the way they have made the lid removable (with the tray).

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAcanis View Post
    Very versatile. I like the way they have made the lid removable (with the tray).
    I was a little concerned that the base wouldn't be stable with an AR hanging on one end on the supplied mag well mount but I've never had a problem.

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    I made my own in about an hour, out of some scrap wood and a dowel rod... I can slide the ends to accommodate any length firearm. Cost was about $2.50.

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    Rest for cleaning rifles? Nah, I just get my usual 8 hours sleep before I start. I don't do anything special.
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    I also use the Tipton gun vise and recommend it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by usmcj View Post
    I made my own in about an hour, out of some scrap wood and a dowel rod... I can slide the ends to accommodate any length firearm. Cost was about $2.50.



    Thats what I'm talking about! With a solid base (still can be adjustable with the dowels) put eye bolts through the corners and now you have an adjustable shooting platform too.
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    I don't own it but here's what I'm considering: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000W75L32/...d=IYJAN47JIT9T

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