New Gun Vise

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    TheGoose
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    Sometimes a particular tool may not be an absolute necessity, but it makes life a whole lot easier. For 20+ years I have been using a Caldwell shooting rest in my shop to hold long guns when I work on them. I think that it is safe to say that I have used it thousands of times. It worked ok, but without a clamping system a rifle could shift or roll at a crucial moment. I finally broke down and bought a CTK Precision P3 gun vise. It seems pretty good. I will say that it took me a couple of hours to assemble it. It seems to be quite sturdy and secure. Adjusting for height and length is easy. I mounted several different air rifles in it and they all worked. Air rifles seem to be a bit oddly configured compared to traditional powder burners, but this vise handles the variety well. Including being able to clamp a scoped rifle upside down. The one potential flaw that I see is that the round dowel that the clamping screw goes into is made of plastic. I question how long it will last. When I have time I will turn a steel one on my lathe and drill and tap a hole through it. I also added a magnetic flexible led light and a level. I have already used the vise to mount a scope in my new Cricket. 

     

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    Brian10956
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    It looks like an improvement over the plastic one I have the Tipton best gun vice.  Is it worth the $144 is see it going for.My vice was $75 on sale but it’s a pain to work with

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    TheGoose
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    I paid $139 on Amazon. I definitely think it was worth it. After the initial frustration of assembly and crappy instructions it is very easy to use 

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    Houli
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    Hey goose, wished you would have known about Charly's web site, Georgia Airguns. He sells this very gun vise and I believe to be slightly cheaper but don't know shipping pricing. Only mention here to help bring attention to fellow airgunners. I would rather show support for someone like Charlie than Amazon, as I'm sure you would too. I hope I'm not speaking out of line here, as it is not my intention.

     

    Would like to hear more about it when you have had more time as I too have a Tipton as mention by another, is ok but always looking for better mouse trap. Thanks for sharing.

     

    Cheers

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    TheGoose
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    Houli, Good tip. Thank you 

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    RadioFlyer
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    Thanks Goose. Nothing like the right tool for the job. Not only enjoyed your show and tell but found it quite informative & persuasive. I have been making due for over 30 plus years with an MTM case gard portable maintenance center and have recently been contemplating the acquisition of a good vise. The flexible light addition was a great idea. 

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    kzz1kaw
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    Have the same vise and loving it. Very handy. Use it to sight in my scopes­čśÄ

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    Hawkeye51
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    Goose

    Thanks for the heads up. Looks good, and now on my short list. 

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    steve-l
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    A gun vise is a necessity if you value your gun. It is a safety thing. Yes, there are very nice expensive vises which are better of course, but even a cheap vise like the $50 specials are better than nothing and they do get the job done and will prevent dropping the gun on the deck.

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    douger
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    looks like a nice sturdy vise to work on. 

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    Revoman
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    I too have that very vise, but with the buttstock support as well.  It is well made, powder coated, welded at the seams and very adjustable….PLUS….it's made in the good ol' USA!!

    Scope mounting is a breeze, then taking it to the range for sighting in is a breeze as I remove the front 'feet' and clamp it to the shooting bench there.  Take a few shots to create a 'spot' to see and adjust the scope to the hole, then fine tune by shouldering and using sand bags after that. Easy-Peasy.

    Worth the extra cash?  Heck yeah!

    mike

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