Anyone use a Tipton Best Gun Vise?

Anyone use a Tipton Best Gun Vise?

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    Anyone use a Tipton Best Gun Vise?

    Like the title says, is the Tipton "Best Gun Vise" (Tipton Best Gun Vise) a worthwhile addition to my supplies?

    I am currently looking for some sort of vise/stand that would be beneficial to have for mounting scopes, assembling lowers, ect... as well as cleaning and routine maintenance.

    Granted, I am sure having a vise on my 600 pound, rock solid reloading/workbench would be the best plan, but with my current living situation, that is not an option.

    If there are better options out there in the <$100 range, I would like to hear about those as well.
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    I do. It's sitting right behind me. It's a great gun vise for under $100. You can work on pistols, rifles, and AR variants with it. I've used mine quite a bit and I'm very happy with it. It's good for what it is. Just remember that plastic has limitations and you'll be fine.
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    Yeah, the plastic construction does concern me a little bit.
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    I don't own one, but I regularly use a borrowed one. Completely satisfied!
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeye .45 View Post
    Yeah, the plastic construction does concern me a little bit.
    Don't go ape with a hammer or try to stand on it and you'll be fine. Go check out the amazon reviews for it, too. Those will give you a lot of information.

    I did a lot of research and this is the best one money can buy for a reasonable price. It'll do everything you need for it to do.

    Four and a half stars average from all these reviews is pretty darn good.
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    I have one. The only thing I use it for is mounting scopes.
    I use this one much more for general gun holding and cleaning Amazon.com : Tipton Gun Butler : Hunting Cleaning And Maintenance Products : Sports & Outdoors
    The "vise" is a joke, but it will hold a rifle level for scope mounting, provided you don't torque on the rifle too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAcanis View Post
    I have one. The only thing I use it for is mounting scopes.
    I use this one much more for general gun holding and cleaning Amazon.com : Tipton Gun Butler : Hunting Cleaning And Maintenance Products : Sports & Outdoors
    The "vise" is a joke, but it will hold a rifle level for scope mounting, provided you don't torque on the rifle too much.
    Yeah. I wouldn't try to torque an AR barrel in a plastic gun vise. But I do a lot more than PA with mine. I've gutted and customized my 10/22. I've done mods to my Springfield XD Tactical. And, of course, I've used it for cleaning. The sliding L piece lets you do just about anything from a long handgun barrel to a rifle action removed from the stock.

    Like I said, I've got no complaints and you'll really like it, as long as you don't have unrealistic expectations. Like tightening an AR barrel to torque specs in that vise.

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    Had one for years, mostly use it to clean ARs. Completely satisfied.

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    Not for that price IMO. You can find something just as functional for half that easy.
    Honestly and thinking about the pic from your link. How many folks don't bother to pull the front pin on their AR and clean the upper half and lower half separately?
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    You can do either with the Tipton, JD. Move the middle if you keep them together it rest part of the rifle on it for support if you've pulled the pin

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    I've had one for 3-4 years now. I use it regularly for cleaning my AR and mounting a scope on my M1A. I could probably use it for other rifles and shotguns - just haven't thought of it when I'm cleaning them. It's more than durable enough for those types of operations, and I'm very satisfied with it.
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    I considered getting a "vice" for maintenance and cleaning but I already have the Caldwell Matrix rest. It's not a great shooting rest but it works well for periodic maintenance, anything that doesn't require a vice block or reaction rod.
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    Since they are currently on sale for $64 from Amazon, I ordered one, which showed up last week.

    The construction seems okay, but I am not going to trust that vice to hold anything I have to put a lot of torque on. I think for cleaning, mounting scopes, boresighting, maintenance ect... it should work pretty well.

    I do like how adjustable it is to allow for working on a very wide range of guns.
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    I just built a wooden cradle to hold my rifles while cleaning. If I really need a vice, I've got a large industrial Wilson vise bolted to my bench. Plus 2 barrel vises and a receiver vise (I change out my own rifle barrels).

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    I saw someone said the Tipton was concerning being plastic. Do you think the CTK steel one would be better. I saw a couple good reviews on them https://gunscleaner.com/best-gun-vis...enance-center/ but the CTK are a little more expensive. So if the tipton is fine I probably wouldn't spend the extra money.

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