The Caldwell Lead Sled Recoil Reducing Rest Shooting Rest practically eliminates recoil! The Sled reduces punishment to your shoulder up to 90% by trapping recoil energy in the frame of the rest. That makes your time at the range more enjoyable and provides for faster, more precise sight-in and load development.
The lack of felt recoil while shooting also puts an end to flinching. This prevents you from developing bad shooting habits that might cause problems in the field. Designed for all calibers but is especially effective on medium to large caliber rifles and shotguns with slugs.
Examples: .30-06 - frame only reduces recoil 66%; 12 gauge slug - one bag of lead shot reduces recoil 82%; 458 Win Mag - two bags of lead shot reduces recoil 89%.
The user-friendly portable design includes a front support that allows for smooth elevation adjustment and locks in place for ultimate stability. Filled front bag and rear padded slip cover are included. Compatible with other Caldwell brand Universal Front Bags. Durable steel construction and powder coat finish deliver lasting performance. Large front feet with protective rubber and rubber coated adjustable height rear foot. Some assembly required.
Will the Lead Sled really reduce recoil?
- Weight Approx. 16 pounds
- Length 27 inches
- Width 12 inches
- Weight Capacity up to 100 pounds
- Frame Material Steel
- Box Size 25.75 wide x 11.25 high x 4.875 inches deep
Absolutely! The Lead Sled was engineered specifically to eliminate recoil. The effectiveness of the design was proven through extensive testing. Simply watch the video and see the Lead Sled tame the recoil of a .416 Magnum to point it can't even break an egg!
Will the Lead Sled Damage my stock or my scope?
No. With up to 100 pounds of weight the rest will in no way damage a modern gun or scope. The rest basically takes the place of your shoulder and absorbs and transfers the recoil through the frame.
What should I use for weight?
Adding any weight to the tray reduces recoil. Our extensive testing has shown lead shot to perform better than sand and better than solid metal weight. We recommend between 25 and 50 pounds of lead shot that will reduce recoil to the point it is not noticeable on most rifles. For extreme magnums up to 100 pounds can be used.