The Lead Sled 3 has become the standard in weight reduction shooting rests. The Lead Sled 3 reduces recoil by up to 95%, while securely holding your gun on target. The new Skeletonized front rest secures your gun with it's non-marring surfaces. The improved rear buttstock cradle uses top of the line Shock Eliminator Technology and has non-marring cradle to keep your gun in place.
I have had the Caldwell Lead Sled for a few years now. I have one lead bag that I use with the rest. The front elevation works well and easy to use going up and down. The tightening mechanism on the front elevation always shifts the point of aim to the right when it is tighten. I was using the lead sled yesterday with my daughter sighting in our deer rifles and found the Lead Sled was not that stable, if you touched the Lead Sled the point of aim would shift. In past years I used the Lead Sled and did not notice the issues I was experiencing yesterday. The tightening screw for the elevation has always been a problem. Maybe it was user error yesterday, maybe using additional lead bags would help. I am interested if the people at Caldwell have some feedback. I have always liked the products that Caldwell produces, they are innovative and you can tell they are design by people that spent time in the field.
Took the Lead Sled to the range today for ladder testing a Winchester 300 Magnum. Loaded the pads with 100 pounds of lead shot and it was rock solid! Almost no movement after firing and only minimal adjustments required to get the scope back on target! Great rest and far superior to my last one.