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Bald Eagle 1005 Rifle Rest

As I'm transitioning from speedster to slowster, I ran into a
deal at Grizzly while looking over their rests. I know quite
a few shooters at our club using these, with the occasional
Seb and Farly. Most often seen is the BE1006 cast iron model.
What caught my eye was the mark down on the BE1005 model
which is aluminum, but still fairly heavy according to the listing.
As I read it, it seemed to be a Friday before Labor Day sale.
The BE1005, 3 inch wide bag, Pa. sales tax, and shipping came to
just $200.22 !! And I said, ship it.....LOL

The Brown truck arrived last night, and there was this large box
in great shape considering it's origin is from Taiwan. Printed on
on the box states "Manufactured for Bullets.com "  Shiraz still
has some old inventory in his warehouses !!  I did get a separate
small box with the bag in it. Product of Indonesia/ made for Grizzly.
com. Seems well made, just wish it would have been a U.S. made
bag like "Protektor".  Now to look through my stored plunder, and
locate my granite sand.

I'll break open the big box this morning and give it a formal inspection.
In the mean time, and I know many on this site uses these rest, feel
free on your tips, tricks or relative dislikes. If you know me, I'm always
tinkering to improve.

Keeping my bad Kharma intact since 1952

Re: Bald Eagle 1005 Rifle Rest

Reply #1
Most people do not like the cable windage and convert the to direct drive. You're handy enough it would be easy for you. Basically take it apart and turn everything around and get rid of the jerky cable.
Dave

Re: Bald Eagle 1005 Rifle Rest

Reply #2
Shiraz had the big 50 rest on sale a while ago and I was tempted!
Dave

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Reply #3
Thanks Dave.  ;)   I have it set up and adjusted per the manual.
Filled the bag, bolted that up and put it on the scale. They say
12 lbs for the BE1005, and that's what my scale say's.  I looked
over the cable drive and it seems to run smooth going in both
directions, with minimal backlash. Going to a direct drive wheel
would not be too bad to work up but, the downside is the
distance, the way I have my rifle set up. It would be a stretch.
I'll be thinking about it though for a modified remote. There's
plenty of cats around to skin.....LOL

Now the not so funny side of the equation. I will have to hack
saw off about 1/2" of the front fore end stop, or I could just
shoot it off !!!!!  Yeah, that special wide plate I made for Franken-
Creed, gets as low as can be. Would be an embarrassing moment !!
Keeping my bad Kharma intact since 1952

Re: Bald Eagle 1005 Rifle Rest

Reply #4
@Fuj

If it's not too late don't cut it off just clock it enough to clear one way or the other. The cable delete does make it a bit of a reach but I still liked mine better that way. You're handy enough you'll figure out a better way but eventually that cable will have to go. 
Dave

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Reply #5
I got rid of my cable, if you are just going to use it off a bench you are good to go. But if you plan on shooting F-Class prone you may need the longer adjusting screws and  bases for the right height.

 

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Reply #6
@Fuj

If it's not too late don't cut it off just clock it enough to clear one way or the other. The cable delete does make it a bit of a reach but I still liked mine better that way. You're handy enough you'll figure out a better way but eventually that cable will have to go. 

I did go ahead and cut it down, but after reading your post, your
mention would work great.  My other thought, which I may end
up doing, would be to delete the front stop and use something
off my  rail to stop from behind the bag.....Still scratchin' my head
over the cable. Leaning towards some form of an angle drive, then
coupled with a universal, I could used a straight rod of any length
I want.....Then there's the motorized version !! Somewhere in my
crap I have this ancient powered angled screw driver !! Like I say....
"Never let a bad idea go to waste"......lOL
Keeping my bad Kharma intact since 1952