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Get your gun's scope locked in quickly and precisely with the Caldwell® Lead Sled® Solo™ Recoil-Reducing Shooting Rest. A single knob controls the rest's smooth pivoting elevation system for quick and easy adjustments. The Lead Sled Solo's unique offset frame accomodates almost any rifle, including lever action rifles and rifles with detachable magazines. This recoil-reducing rest utilizes heavy duty steel construction, an integrated weight tray that holds one 25 lb. weight bag, and a heavy duty spring between the frame members to give you a stable and solid shooting platform. This design nearly eliminates all recoil on non-magnum calibers and greatly reduces recoil on all calibers. The height-adjustable front support has a durable rubberized coating that will not scratch or mar your gun and an integrated strap to easily secure your rifle to the rest. The back support consists of a welded steel brace covered with a durable rubber boot to secure the butt of the gun while protecting it from abrasions.
Manufacturer model #: 101777.
Stable, precise, easy to use shooting platform
Single knob elevation adjustment - precise and quick
Offset frame accomodates all rifles, including lever action and detachable magazine rifles
Integrated weight tray holds one 25 lb weight bag
Heavy duty steel construction
Heavy duty spring between frame pieces
Rest eliminates nearly all recoil on non-magnum calibers
Height-adjustable front support features durable rubberized coating and integrated strap to secure rifle to rest
Back support secures butt of gun while protecting it from abrasions
Caldwell® The Lead Sled® Solo™ Recoil-Reducing Shooting Rest
Caldwell got this product right!
I received the Lead Sled Solo as a Christmas gift and I'm thrilled to have it. It is just what I need without going overboard. This product allows me to sight in with confidence by taking instability factors out of the equation. It is easy to set up and easy to adjust with good ergonomics. The only downfall is that it does not have a left-right adjustment without "scooting" the whole rest. I sighted in my ruger 10/22 in just a few minutes and my buddy used it to sight in his muzzleloader today. I use a wooden picnic table to set the solo on and this system seems to work great as the table is heavy and stable. This product is a must for any shooter trying to improve the sight in process.
January 7, 2012
I purchased the Lead Sled Solo yesterday at BPS, while it was on sale. I sighted in my Mossberg 12 ga. w/ Red Head red dot sight, and Thompson Center Omega muzzleloader w/ 3-9x40 scope today. First, I was impressed with the sturdy construction of the sled, and simple assembly. After shooting ten slugs down range, I didn't notice any felt recoil, thanks to the 25lb Caldwell lead bag. Sighting in the muzzleloader w/ 100 grains of Pyrodex and Hornady low-drag sabots was also very easy. I didn't however try out a magnum black powder charge, but have confidence that it would work fine. The only complaint I have is, you cannot secure the stock to the rear of the sled.
November 26, 2011
You pay for what you get. It's a little wobbly but it gets the job done.
October 3, 2011
4 guys at our deer camp went in together and bought one of these to keep at camp. It makes sighting in simple and quick. If you sight in a few guns each year, it will pay for itself in the ammo it saves. Last year we forgot the weight bag, so in a pinch we strapped it down to the bench with a ratchet strap. It worked out great, felt almost no recoil even on some heavy magnum rifles.
September 2, 2011
I wanted to know if there is enough clearance to cycle thru rounds with out dismounting the rifle of the site. I use a marlin 336 and a Henry 22 and have had issue with other rest. I want to make sure before I buy another rest that is useless for a lever action shooter.
Not sure about a Rossi single shot specifically, but I used it with my ruger 10/22, pretty much a youth sized gun, and the process went very smooth. The only downfall to shooting a single shot gun on this rest is that if it's a break action, you have to un-velcro the barrel from the forearm rest between shots to open the breech and reload... Not terrible, but not as easy as a semi-auto or bolt action.
Yes. I shot 10 rounds of the Hornady SST 12 ga. 2 3/4", and the recoil was definitely reduced. I did use a 25lb bag of lead shot in the tray. My firearm is a Maverick 88 w/ Mossberg 24" rifled cantilever barrel.
You actually strap the entire riflle in the Lead Sled, it holds both the forearm and butt of the rifle in a consistent placement for repeated firing. The Handy Rest allows you to place the forearm of the rifle on it while you manage butt placement. The Lead Sled is much larger, heavier, and awkward; you need a larger flat surface to use the Lead Sled, but it is better for sighting in scopes.
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