Lenzi Joystick Benchrest – Skeleton Base with 3 inch Front Bag – BLACK
Skeleton base and with top and bag for 3″ wide flat stocks – Black (Please note, for production reasons rests will be all black or maybe Black with Silver (Clear) in future)
The Lenzi joystick front Benchrest is made in Italy by Alberto Lenzi who has more than 20 years experience in formal Benchrest competition himself. With help from Stuart Elliott (AUS) who has some 45 years Benchrest Shooting experience around the world and in every single form of the sport and has won many World Championships. Also Gary Costello (UK) with his many years of F class shooting experience including World Championships. They have worked together with Alberto’s machinists to produce a design and a final form which achieves the ultimate.
It features unsurpassed joystick operation with the widest/highest movements available to traverse any target. Including the difficult and wide WRABF Air Rifle score target at 25m. In our opinion is the best, most beautiful Benchrest ever produced. It is a joy to use and just enhances the pleasure of owning fine tools that deliver on function. Maybe like driving a Ferrari? No coincidence they are made in the same town in Italy. Maranello.
This Benchrest is made to be used in various competitions where official Bench Rest Shooting exists. 25m and 50m Air Rifle. 50m, 100 and 200m Rimfire. 100, 200, 300 Centrefire Benchrest group shooting, 500, 600 and 1,000 yard Long Range Benchrest. F class competition. (F class feet are available as option). In various forms it will handle rifles weighing from 3KG to 30 kg and front stock width from 2.25″ to 5″ (5.8 to 12.8cm)
All components are machined from solid Aluminum, Stainless steel and Delrin. Some commercial screws too but NO cast parts. The rest is completely assembled and a counterweight system is simply screwed on and adjusted as required or if desired (this can be left off altogether). An additional counterweight can be purchased separately. Also for heavier rifles an internal uplift spring kit can be added too so the weight is spread instead of all be on the counterweight (purchased separately).
Aluminum parts are anodised for protection and nice appearance. The other parts are stainless steel.
Large foot print layout (29x33cm) makes it very stable on the bench. Over all weight including counterweight is approx 9.5kg
The new base section is a skeleton alloy unit which looks very nice. A bubble level is fitted also. The center carriage is easily height adjustable and ambidextrous of course. The mounting columns can be re-positioned in different 4 ways and also to reversed (technically 8 position options) to allow for different shooting positions. Including shooting from the ground with the base reversed and F class feet added. (NB: F class feet kit sold separately). The handle is straight and connected to an angles shaft to allow easy positioning and even twisting for height if needed. Even the knob on the handle is a genuine #8 billiard ball of the famous Belgium brand Aramith.
Includes top quality front leather/cordura front bag to suit 3″ (75mm) wide stocks. NB. The Front Bag needs filling with sand of your choice (fine sand, heavy sand, glass beads etc). Imported without sand for a reason
The rest comes packaged in its own solid Cardboard box and weighs approx 14.2kg. Dimensions 45 x 41 x 27mm
Freight is flat rate $10 Australia wide as with all online orders!
“Buy once, cry once”
Please note: The front bag need filling with sand. (they are now shipped empty for a couple of reasons)
What is included?
Skeleton style base section and complete coaxial Benchrest unit.
Joystick handle (which is removable).
A counterweight system is included. The shaft which screws onto the front stub. Also a counterweight (1) which fits to it. An additional counter weight is an option (purchased separately)
Leather/Special Cordura type front bag. (Bag itself is empty, needs filling with appropriate sand of your choice). The bag is one piece to meet all rules and is for 3″ wide flat rifle stocks. A 2.25″ wide bag is optional for stocks of that width.
Also the operating manual is here on the TAB above called “Operating manual”. Open that Tab and click the hyperlink for a PDF document. (Description / additional information / Operating Manual)
A case is not included as there is a huge variety of needs and desires for carriage and protection. In Europe, Alberto can supply an SKB case as an option. We know that. But the cost of importing those to Australia is not viable. Stuart and Annie use the Milwaukee Pack-out Case system. We use both a single box Milwaukie and also a wheeled trolley version. Available at Tool Shops most everywhere. Two pictures added below
For Benchrest shooting these days many Rifle Ranges demand that special disc feet are used so the sharp points from any Benchrest does not damage their bench tops. Check out the BRT brand Super Feet discs for this purpose.
For an F-Class setup, the base is reversed and add F class feet kit (purchase separately). F class feet kit includes the feet (3) and one leg to replace the rear stub fine thread unit. The base can be reversed and twin posts set in either of two positions. Rear like in pictures below or more towards the middle of the base. Contact us for more information in regards to F class use.