The Bag Jack from Lyman

Bag Jack

Lyman’s got a new product that is designed to help you when shooting from a bench; it is called the Bag Jack. In simple terms, it is a scissor jack platform that can be used to raise your front bag rest. This allows you to get the perfect height for the rifle you are using regardless of how tall your bags are. If you’ve ever been at the range trying to get a bag rest at just the right elevation by using a second bag or backpack to stack the first on – well, I suspect you know what I’m talking about.

The Bag Jack is made of steel and aluminum. The top surface is 10″x10″ so most bags should fit on it without a lot of overhang. Lyman coated the top surface with a non-slip texture. A twist knob facing the shooter allows for the up and down adjustments.

Bag Jack

The Lyman Bag Jack is sturdy and weighs about 6.5 pounds. The suggested retail price of the new product is $64.98. Street prices may be cheaper. For me, this puts it in the realm of things I am willing to pay for. I own a Caldwell Lead Sled that provides a good base for sighting in a scope, etc. However, it is also big and heavy. The Bag Jack would allow me to get better use out of my shooting bags without needing to lug the Lead Sled around.

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  • TheNotoriousIUD

    I usually keep hand lotion, kleenex and some magazines in my jack bag but this could work too.

  • Seems like a really expensive solution to the problem. I just took a bunch of scrap 2x4s and screwed them together into a platform to put my rest bags on.

    Also a bipod would be a better solution, I really don’t understand why so few people use them. I only use front rest bags for zeroing and group shooting on rifles that I don’t intend to put a bipod on. Although I am thinking about getting a rail attached bipod, like an Atlas, for that purpose as well.

    • Redfoot

      I know it is probably blasphemy here, but I bought the UTG Tactical OP Bipod with the QD lever, and it has been working well on my Aero M5 and a couple M4gerys. Granted there is some flex, but I spent $40 on it, and I feel the price to performance is very good. On a side note the models with the internal spring only have not garnered favorable reviews.

      • It would last maybe a range trip or two for me.

        If you need something broken send it my way. I’ve broken things that people are claim are unbreakable. If it lasts a year on my guns it is a good piece of gear.

  • Edeco

    Sounds like a euphemism for a male athletic supporter.

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      You mean the people who gave money for the new HS stadium?

  • micmac80

    Come on people buy a proper shooting rest , this is embarasing .

  • PersonCommenting

    Well that would help with shooting an AR with traditional Caldwell and Lineman bags.