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 Post subject: Best or favorite " Gun Vise for cleaning"
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:59 pm 
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Been looking at gun vises to hold a couple different guns I have as I clean them.
I'm leaning toward this one called a "Tipton® Best Gun Vise"


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Do not need to pattern from, just hold gun or barrel secure.
Don't need any fancy trays, because it will be mounted to bench.
I would like to stay around $100 -$200
Any help would be appreciated
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 Post subject: Re: Best or favorite " Gun Vise for cleaning"
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:38 pm 
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Do you do any wood work? I made one from some oak scraps and a couple of brass hinges, that clamps in my bench vice. Works well; used a picture like yours as a pattern.

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 Post subject: Re: Best or favorite " Gun Vise for cleaning"
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:26 pm 
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The Tipton gun vise shown in your post seems to be the most versatile one on the market. According to Tipton's literature, it will accommodate break action shotguns, AR-15 types, and handguns, as well as, bolt actions, pumps and semi-autos. I've looked at a couple brands with prices starting at $50.- and going up to $150.+. One brand offers a choice of wood types which look great but, the design is not adaptable to a variety of action types.
Since you say that you have a couple of different guns that you would want to use the vise with, the Tipton or something like it would seem to offer the versatility you need.


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 Post subject: Re: Best or favorite " Gun Vise for cleaning"
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:41 pm 
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Man that looks good. Nylon too.
Something like that could possibly be used for other (unforseen) projects.
Did a quick Google search and Optics Planet and another place has them for $99. shipped!
Good reviews too.
Regards, Pete


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 Post subject: Re: Best or favorite " Gun Vise for cleaning"
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:08 pm 
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I don't know if this is any good but the price is right: http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/MTM302-1.html


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 Post subject: Re: Best or favorite " Gun Vise for cleaning"
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:06 pm 
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doppelflinten wrote:
The Tipton gun vise shown in your post seems to be the most versatile one on the market.


I agree because it's so adjustable. They are not the least inexpensive gun vice. The Tipton's are good products that are made well. I have the standard Tipton that I like quite a bit. I got it a few months before the Best came out, other vise I would have went with that one.


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 Post subject: Re: Best or favorite " Gun Vise for cleaning"
PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:34 pm 
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The only thing better than the $100 Tipton Best Gun Vise in my opinion is to get it for $80! Wait until you get a Cabela's catalogue with the "spend $100, get $20 off" code. With Christmas coming up in the not so distant future, I'm sure they will have another one of these promotions soon.

One of the best $80 you can spend on the shooting sports.


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 Post subject: Re: Best or favorite " Gun Vise for cleaning"
PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:44 pm 
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Thanks to all you guys, your replys helped sell the wifey on getting this for me at christmas :D
Hope I can help you !


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 Post subject: Re: Best or favorite " Gun Vise for cleaning"
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:48 am 
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Got it for $99 with free shipping. Cabelas is out of stock and when the $20 off comes, they will charge you $20 to ship it. Best deal I could find was $99 delivered from http://www.opticsplanet.com/
and it shipped fast too.


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 Post subject: Re: Best or favorite " Gun Vise for cleaning"
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:19 pm 
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I've got the gun vise from Midway USA. It's not fancy, but it holds everything from my Rem 700 ADL down to my son's H&R .22. It was about $50.00 when I got. Nothing fancy, but it's my favorite because it's the one I have. It also wipes down easily if you spill Hoppe's #9 all over it (don't ask why I know this).


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 Post subject: Re: Best or favorite " Gun Vise for cleaning"
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:54 pm 
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I've also got a Midway Gun Vise. It works well and didn't cost much. I've had it for perhaps 15 years........ maybe longer.

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 Post subject: Re: Best or favorite " Gun Vise for cleaning"
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:57 pm 
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When i search Midway gun vise, it comes up Tipton.


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 Post subject: Re: Best or favorite " Gun Vise for cleaning"
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:14 pm 
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I have two. One made from wood, is left over from my High Power rifle days. We always used a cradle for cleaning our M14's. The other is the Midway cleaning kit that look like a tackle box. That has the cradle brackets that hold the barrel, and plenty of room for all the other cleaning gear: rods, patches, jags, Ed's Red cleaner, wipeing rags. I just got a smaller wood box kit make by Kleen Bore for travel use. I previously had a Tipton. I got it free as a product tester. I liked the versitility of having all the other stuff included in the kit.



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