April 22nd, 2009

High-Quality Shooting Accessories from Joe Cowan

Machinist Joe Cowan of Altoona, PA offers some nicely-designed products for F-Class and Benchrest shooters. These products would also be useful for Varminters who use pedestal rests. To order Cowan’s F-Class rest feet or BR Loading Block shown below, contact Joe Cowan via email: cowanhaus [at] verizon.net.

F-Class Rest Feet
Cowan sells large-diameter, heavy-weight front rest feet for F-Classers. Weighing 2.2 lbs each, the 3.5″ diam. x 1″ thick feet are machined from solid steel. A large conical point is machined on the bottom of each foot to improve stability on uneven ground. The rest feet are drilled and tapped for 3/8-16 thread. The rest feet can attach directly to the threaded height-adjusting shafts on your rest. Joe also provides a machined plug screw with each foot. Cost for the 3-disk set is $35.00, plus $10 flat rate shipping per order.

Cowan F-class rest feet

Benchrest Speed Loading Block
Here’s a cool product that puts your ammo right next to your rifle’s loading port for faster cartridge cycling. The Delrin shell block is attached to a flexible, jointed “neck” allowing you to adjust the height and angle of the block. The neck is secured to an aluminum mounting bracket that clamps under the vertical adjusting screw on the rear-most rest leg.

Cowan loading block

The white Delrin shell block hold 15 rounds, with 5 slots in a top row and 10 slots in two lower rows. The shell blocks are tailored to a particular cartridge, but they can be swapped in and out when shooting different calibers. Currently, Cowan offers shell blocks for: .222/.223, PPC, BR, 6.5-.284 and Short Mag. Joe may add 22LR rimfire shell blocks if there is sufficient demand. Cost for the whole system, including cartridge block, twisty neck, and mounting bracket, is $65.00 plus $9.00 shipping. Extra shell blocks are $20 each.

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