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Good for rifle..not so much for handgun
on June 28, 2013
Well I had a really hard time deciding how many stars to give this. I reload all of my own ammo for both .40cal and .223/5.56. Whenever I work up a new load, I like to obviously see which set of loads per grain count is the most accurate. I usually load 5 rounds of each grain count for ladder testing. When it comes to accuracy, there can be a lot of determining factors. The biggest is shooter's error most of the time, whether it be pulling, pushing, slapping the trigger, anticipation, etc. The one thing that can take out almost all of the shooter's error is a good quality bench rest. Once you know which load is the most accurate, you can really crank em out and then it is all on the shooter from a standing position.
That is the whole reason I purchased this stand. It did work really well for my Ar-15's. However it did not work well for my Glock 22(full size) or my Sig P226(full size). The recoil would just push the gun way back and even move the stand. There was no way to get a consistent shot group with this happening. Now I don't know about other handguns but I can tell you how it worked with these two. Revolvers might be a different story but I cannot confirm that as I don't own any revolvers.
Conclusion: For the price, and if you are only using it for rifle, it is a pretty darn good stand. It is really easy to assemble, and has a good adjustment for the front sights. If you are planning on getting this for a handgun, I suggest you look elsewhere. It did not meet my needs but I will keep it anyways for my rifle.