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j3x44
01-04-2010, 03:49 PM
Does any know where to purchase a three inch aluminum adapter plate; that is used to convert a rifle with a accessory rail into a benchrest rifle. Thanks,

fcholmes
01-04-2010, 03:53 PM
Don't know how good it is, but I came across this one day randomly browsing.


http://www.champchoice.com/prod-Whidden_Aluminum_Fore_End_Plate-3766.aspx

I just noticed it is out of stock too, sorry.

Pieter.45
01-04-2010, 04:02 PM
Cicognani in Italy makes a very nice one in carbon.I have one and am very pleased with it.Very light yet very sturdy.

You can find it here:
http://www.varidecicognani.com/2009/scheda.asp?idp=3&idsp=81&ids=62

You can mail them in English,don't order online.Once they receive the payment they ship.Very correct in service.

crb
01-04-2010, 04:19 PM
I like to use delrin. It's surprising how long it takes to whittle out something nice and the piece to fit into the rail takes even longer than the glide plate. This is something I made for myself and I don't offer them FS. Sorry.

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n260/raayjayy/glideplate.jpg

tiny68
01-04-2010, 04:27 PM
I purchased a Whidden plate from Champion's Choice this summer. Very pleased with it. Mounted to a SSS LVT stock and tracks the bags very well.

Tim

george in KY
01-04-2010, 05:00 PM
http://www.mwerksllc.com/plates-anschutz.php
http://www.mwerksllc.com/mwimages/foreend.plates/top2.jpg

Old Sidewinder
01-04-2010, 05:37 PM
Sinclair sells one, a buddy of mine has one and really likes it. Tom c, tell them about the adapter.

ShadowChaser
01-04-2010, 05:44 PM
http://www.mwerksllc.com/plates-anschutz.php
http://www.mwerksllc.com/mwimages/foreend.plates/top2.jpg

I also have a couple of Jeff Madison's www.mwerksllc.com adapter plates and recommend them highly...
http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/CapeRadio/AA%20S400MPR-FT/DSCN0367.jpg
http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk270/CapeRadio/AA%20S400MPR-FT/DSCN0366.jpg

The one shown is on an Air Arms S400MPR match rifle and I have a nearly identical one mounted on a Winchester 52D, both guns used interchangeably in a von Ahrens one piece rest...

Happy Shooting,
Mitch & Shadow...

alegazmoz
01-04-2010, 06:05 PM
I now have one of those on order thanks to you .....
:)

Snoman
01-04-2010, 07:13 PM
ShadowChaser

On the Jeff Madison adaptor plate how long is it and
how does it ride in your rest and is your rifle still balanced
with it attached. Thats nice

Thanks

ShadowChaser
01-04-2010, 10:13 PM
ShadowChaser

On the Jeff Madison adaptor plate how long is it and
how does it ride in your rest and is your rifle still balanced
with it attached. Thats nice

Thanks

The adapter plate for the AA S400MPR shown in the pictures is 7" long and makes the gun incredibly stable in a von Ahrens or Pappas style rest. As to balance, the plate adds about one half pound to the forearm which to my feel has little effect on balance and if anything, the added weight improves the guns stablity. Its a win-win solution as I see it and I've had several other shooters shoot this gun in benchrest matches and they always end up with a grin...

One hint, I use a very light coat of spray teflon dry lubricant on the sliding surfaces of the aluminum to increase its slipperiness and make it super smooth in the gun guide...

Happy Shooting,
Mitch & Shadow...

j3x44
01-05-2010, 08:32 PM
Thanks for all the info that was posted; it was very helpful.

Snoman
01-06-2010, 01:38 PM
Ditto ! ! ! ! !

Thanks ShadowChaser

Rock63
01-07-2010, 12:41 PM
If I wanted to make my own plate where would I acquire the T nuts that fit inside the full length rail of a 40x ?

wlb
01-07-2010, 03:05 PM
I've made several T-nuts for accessory rails by filing the head of a carriage bolt to fit.

blades
01-07-2010, 03:38 PM
I have done the filing trick in reverse full size nut filed down to fit. That way the screws come up from the bottom and cinch it tight.

ShadowChaser
01-07-2010, 03:49 PM
If I wanted to make my own plate where would I acquire the T nuts that fit inside the full length rail of a 40x ?

I would contact Jeff Madison at mwerksllc.com, most likely he has them in stock and would know what fits what...

Happy Shooting,
Mitch & Shadow...