Gun vise recommendations?

GH41

Sergeant
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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Sabinal, TX
www.BrushyHill.com
#4
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

Back to the Island
Feb 14, 2017
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#5
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

Gunny Sergeant
Sep 3, 2010
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www.biggorillagunworks.com
#6
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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Feb 14, 2017
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Auburn, AL
#9
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

Online Training Member
Apr 10, 2017
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#10
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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