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by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on April 23, 2014
I was very excited to get the new BE1006 heavy cast base rest. But it didn't take long not like it when I started adjusting and looking over the elevation. The threaded rod threads are very coarse and wobbly, no real smooth fine adjustment. Then the windage cable is fighting the top rest to turn it back (counter clockwise) off square. Also the adjusting knob at the foot of the stand for windage is in conflict with the elevation break. I was very disappointed for as fare as I'm concerned my old Caldwell BR that I got for 150 bucks works better. Look else ware, I read once, don't monkey around with 2-3-4 hundred dollar rests, spend the money ounce, well this one is going back.
Pros: Heavy
Cons: Elevation adjustment, poor widage control...
Would recommend: No
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great rest

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on April 15, 2014
just used it for the 1st time the other day for my 500meter fly shoot (benchrest) and i must say i was impressed.
unpacking the rest from new easy as it comes all set up and just need to adjust and tightened a few things and install the a top sand bag. Cast iron base is nice and heavy/solid on the bench. adjustments are made with ease and the complete unit is stable when set up (not like my old Caldwell one which moves when set up).
love the windage knob being down by front foot and makes for quick adjustments between height and windage and best of all no more stretching to get windage knob like on my old rest.
will be using for F class open also and cant see anything being a problem
Pros: easy to set up, solid construction, position of windage adjuster
Cons: because its a cable that goes from windage knob to base plate when adjusting its not a smooth action but for fine adjustments it great...
Would recommend: Yes
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