I got the tripod for free and saw some idiots on line selling them with the vice/rest for like $250-$500! So, just as a matter of prinicple I wanted to see if I could make one. With a free tripod the whole shootin' match (pardon the pun) cost me $20. Took it too the range today. It'll be okay for hunting, but it's not steady enough for the precision shooting they claimed you could use it for. Mostly just a rest or center of mass shots.