First things first: I don’t accept free review products from manufacturers so that I can remain objective, and to be sure that I’m testing the exact same product that you will be buying, as opposed to a “special” product enhanced by the manufacturer with the purpose of obtaining a flattering review. All shooting rests review are either:
1) Bought by me personally at an online or local store(80% of the reviews)
2) Rented from shooting clubs that I do my training
3) Borrowed from friends and colleagues
I shoot at least 50 times (usually much more) from each gun rest to get a feel for its performance and to try and spot any obvious mechanical faults or comfort/safety issues. Moreover, I use many of the shooting rests on a regular basis, and have very close competitors friends who do the same and with whom we regularly compare notes and then I update my reviews to include newly acquired facts.
I try my best to have all the reviews follow very similar formats so that once you have read one of them, you are prepared to properly navigate and understand all of our reviews. I pay particular attention to include:
1) Ease of assembly
5) Comfort, ease of handling
6) Quality of materials
8) General assessment of accuracy and performance
9) Recommended suitable accessories (bags,weight bag and type)
The process above results in what I believe to be the most comprehensive shooting review resource on the web, written by actual competitor, hunter and “plinker” (as opposed to many of the reviews found online and which were written by beginners who often don’t have the necessary experience to judge the quality of a shooting rest).
I hope you enjoy the results of my work.