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Thoughts on a Tipton gun cleaning vise

Discussion in 'Gear Talk' started by vearl, Jan 16, 2018.

  1. vearl

    vearl Marksman

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    Hello everyone,
    Thought that I would get some opinions on the Tipton gun vise.
    Who has one? How well does it work? Is it worth buying?
    Saw one at Acadamy for $ 100.
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    Google homemade gun cleaning vise and look at pictures.
    You may be crafty enough to build one from stuff you have around the home.
    100 bucks to hold my gun .. I mean no disrespect but I can find better things to spend that 100 on.

    I used a scissor jack and some tubing etc to build a lead sled that holds the guns very steady.
    I have nothing but a few welding rods tied up in them.
     
  5. okierider

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    The only con I have is it was not free!! I have used it for cleaning, leveling up for scope mounting and for shooting.
     
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    I got one a couple of months ago at Atwoods. I think it was only $40 or $50, however. I like it! Does a good job holding the rifle or shotgun while you clean or work on it. Has some nice little bins to hold parts and such.
     
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    I have one that looks like the one in your picture, don't remember where I got it. Works pretty well for cleaning - I like the ability to stabilize the butt solidly while running a rod through from the breech end. Might wish it were made from heavier plastic but it's held up pretty decently so far.
     
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    I been wanting one for years but that $100 has kept me from it. It seems like Im working on a gun at least once a week now days so....
     
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    Pokinfun The Most Interesting Man in the World

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    My wife got me a Tipton Best Gun Vise a few years ago. It is the third type of cleaning vice I have owned, one being homemade. I really like the Tipton vice.
     
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    I've got one and like it. Other companies make specialized pieces that work with it. I've got a Wheeler Engineering Mag Well Vice Block that works with the Tipton vice - really handy for building AR lowers.
     

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