Master Armorer's Vise & Shooting Rest
193 West Hills Road
Huntington Station, NY 11746
"The Hyskore® Master Armorer's Vise (MAV) is the most versatile long gun maintenance fixture available any place. It rotates 360º and has 2 self centering foam padded vises that adjust to any length weapon. The vises ride on opposed sets of rails with a wide range of angular adjustment. This allows an AR-15 upper receiver to pivot away from the lower receiver with both halves firmly secured. The rails supporting the vises can be angled upwards so that any gun, even with a scope can be securely inverted for working on the underside. As a bonus, a "V" notch gun support and padded platform are furnished so that the vise can be used for 3 - 5 shot sighting in or as a shooting rest. The platform can be angled to match the drop at the heel to provide more contact area for the butt stock."
I recently returned from several days on the road to find a box from the folks at Hyskore waiting for me. I'd spoken with them before I left about another new product from this high energy company, known for innovative shooting products, and after a little rest was excited to see what was inside that colorful box.
I've said this before but I have to say it again. I'm always a little intimidated by a box full of parts and a booklet of "assembly instructions". I know and fully understand how some folks really enjoy putting things together. Both my wife and my younger son enjoy such things but I truthfully do not. I'm not very good at reading instructions and the sight of multiple boxes causes me to break out in a cold sweat!
I've learned however that Hyskore provides me with several ways to see how their products go together. First of all, they have really good pictures of the assembled item on the box, from several angles. Then there is the "dreaded assembly manual" and then (applause here) a d.v.d. included with each product and a web site on the Internet with detailed instructions.
My wife always leaves home when I start one of these projects. This time, she could have stayed! I could just look at the pictures and put everything together in just a few minutes. My best time ever for assembly!
Okay, I'm in love with this one. As far as I'm concerned they've "hit the ball out of the park" with a vise that works for any long gun shooter, for whatever purpose you have.
I clean a lot of shotgun barrels. Several years ago I wrote an article entitled, "Cleaning a Shotgun Barrel" and published it on my site http://www.allaboutshooting.com
That article has been read by literally thousands of folks and it has helped them to get better patterns from their shotguns. One question that is repeated month after month is, "How do you hold your shotgun barrel, when you do this?" The process that I recommend is very messy and involves leaving the barrel wet with solvent for as long as 20 minutes. It's always best to have your barrel inverted to allow gravity to do some of the work of removing the "gunk" that the cleaning process loosens. The MAV does this!
If I never used the MAV for anything else, it would be worth the purchase price for cleaning shotgun barrels. The good news is however the MAV really does do it all. Their claims are not just some marketing person's hyperbole but real, honest facts.
Please visit the Hyskore site and take a look at the MAV. It articulates to allow a "black rifle" to be broken down, supported fore and aft, and thoroughly cleaned and serviced.
The same goes for bolt action rifles. Just adjust the length of the vice to fit your particular gun, drop the muzzle to allow the cleaner to easily flow out and keep all the junk away from the chamber.
Want to clean a shotgun barrel? Just put the barrel retaining pads in the front, give the hand wheels a couple of turns to secure it, front and back and scrub away. The barrel stays secure and the junk flows out the muzzle!
There are many other features of the MAV that you can read more about on the site http://www.hyskore.com
It easily transforms into a very solid shooting rest with base levels and pads to hold your gun steady. To me, those are just icing on the cake.
If you're in the market for a long gun vice, regardless of the gun(s) you own and work on, I'd really recommend the MAV. It is truly the most versatile that I've seen.
If you've been looking for a long-gun vise, with many other great features, you may want to take a look at this one.