Gun vise recommendations?

GH41

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Mar 18, 2014
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This all you need for your proposed use.
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Apr 29, 2009
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I was more thinking about something like a parrot vise or Brownells multi vise. Something where I could tilt the rifle or rotate it or level it. Right now I'm using a standard bench vise with rubber jaws. I wasn't so much looking for a barrel vise. Although, I do like the barrel vise from 21st Century.


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Waorani

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I've got a vise similar to the Parrot/Brownells but rarely ever use it because it really doesn't hold anything very well. A simple gun cleaning stand is what use for tinkering/scope mounting/etc.
 

Wannashootit

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Sep 3, 2010
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This is on my bench for "non-vise" applications you listed:
http://www.btibrands.com/product/best-gun-vise/

Bench vise with padded jaws should take care of everything else. It's important when mounting a bench vise for smithing to do it in a way that will allow you to hang a barrel or barreled action vertically off the edge of the bench. This eliminates needing a "horizontal" convertible type like the parrot style. The ones made today are cheap junk, snapped one in half in a matter of weeks and I wasn't even pushing it. The old Wil-Burt vises are nice (eBay) if you want the parrot style.
 

Waorani

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Parrot vice from Grizzly, exact same unit as the multi from brownells, 1/4 the price.
And 1/4 (or less) the quality. Not a fan of the style but I was at the place that used to make the Brownells vises and definitely far superior to the Shop Fox chicom copies.
 

Dutch260

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Apr 10, 2017
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This is on my bench for "non-vise" applications you listed:
http://www.btibrands.com/product/best-gun-vise/

+1 for the Tipton's Best Gun Vise also. For what you described this vice is perfect or at least was for me. You can even go a step further than that one and get the Ultra Gun Vise which is what 's currently sitting on my workbench. It is a bit pricey but that thing is built like a tank.
 
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And 1/4 (or less) the quality. Not a fan of the style but I was at the place that used to make the Brownells vises and definitely far superior to the Shop Fox chicom copies.
And which metering device did you use to conclude that, precisely?