How to Build a Gun Rest for Sighting

by Lauren Wise

Building your own gun rest for sighting helps save you money, and also assists you in creating a gun rest that is more personal and fitted to your style. Gun rests are mainly used to provide the most accurate shooting possible, whether it is recreational shooting, military gun exercises or hunting.

Decide what size gun rest you wish to make. This depends on the type of gun you want to use in the rest.

Use the ruler to measure out the canvas material. First, measure out the size of the gun. Then, double these measurements onto the canvas material. Cut the measurements as straight as possible.

Create the fabric into a small pillow. Fold it in half and sew up three of the sides. Leave one side open to stuff in the sand filler.

Add the sand to the canvas pillow. Stuff it in a solid manner so there is not a lot of give to the gun rest. Once full, sew up the fourth and last side of the gun rest.

Items you will need

  • Gun
  • Sand filler
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread
  • Canvas materials