The MTM K-Zone Shooting Rest is Pretty Good – Add Weight To It!

Okay folks, I needed an inexpensive portable shooting rest that supported the front of a back and a rifle to keep in my shop.  I dug around a bit and found the MTM K-Zone Shooting Rest on Amazon.  It had 4.5 stars with 480 reviews.  I knew it would be plastic so some of the reviews that called it light duty didn’t bother me.  At any rate, for $39.99 and Prime shipping, I went ahead and ordered it.

It arrived a week ago and I took it out of the box immediately noticing that some assembly was required and then the included pieces caught my eye.  I noticed that a lot of the major parts were in halves and unscrewed.

 

At first I thought they were saving money and were pushing some of the labor onto they buyer.  I actually opened the instructions and immediately saw that they had left it this way for people to fill the voids with bird shot to make it heavier – YES!!!!!!!  I was all over it like hens on bugs.  I had a bunch of 7 shot in containers that I then 3/4 filled the various voids leaving room for plastic on the top.

  

A perk of having a gun parts business that makes plastic furniture via compression casting is that you have gallons of liquid plastic!!  I mixed some up, added just a touch of black dye for giggles and poured it in on top of the shot thus sealing everything up nice and sound – no irritating rattling.  Now, if you don’t have plastic laying around, you could mix up epoxy or Bondo and have very similar results.

Once the plastic cured, I then used the included screws to put everything together.  It’s pretty straight  forward with easy instructions to assemble it.  I used the rest this morning and it was nice and solid.  Sure, it’s made from plastic but it ought to work just fine for what I need.  If you are looking for a nice basic rest, check this out.  By the way, one nice feature is that you can pull the buttstock extension out and just use the front portion as a handgun rest.  Pretty cool.


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The MTM K-Zone shooting rest has a low-slung center design allowing room for tactical magazine wells and is versatile for both rifles and handguns. The K-Zone has a solid, four-foot stance to help stabilize, plus a large vertical adjustment screw for quick adjustments and a solid, no-movement hold. It’s padded with front and rear shooting pads for comfortable shooting and features strong, two-beam center adjustments for flexibility to change from full size to youth rifles. The K-Zone is designed to replace heavy metal rifle rests as it’s safe on gun finishes and is lightweight for easy range transportation. The rest weighs 4 pounds and has compartments so you can add weight with sand bags if necessary or desired. Built to withstand heavy calibers, the American-made K-Zone is perfect for sighting in any rifle or handgun.

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  • K-Zone Shooting Rest is a fully adjustable rugged rifle and handgun shooting rest
  • Precision dialed screw pedestal adjusts forearm level for exact positioning.
  • Front and rear shooting pads are made of non-marring rubber
  • Handgun pad can be adjusted for different sized pistols and removed for tactical AR-15 style firearms
  • Heavy-weight performance with lightweight design; Weighs 4 pounds; Made in USA

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