The Range Systems Sight-Bloc

   10.27.17

The Range Systems Sight-Bloc

The other day, I received a PR email with the subject line, “Replace Your Leaky Old Sandbags With A Sight-Bloc.” Well, leaky sandbags are no fun, so I decided to check it out–wondering what the heck a Sight-Bloc is anyhow.

(Image: © Range Systems, Inc.)
(Image: © Range Systems, Inc.)

Turns out, it’s a shooting rest made of recycled rubber combined with a proprietary substance that binds it together to create tough, durable material. Check out this page for some info on the material.

(Image: © Range Systems, Inc.)
(Image: © Range Systems, Inc.)

Back to the Sight-Bloc. It looks like it could be useful. Here are some specs from the manufacturer:

  • Made from recycled rubber
  • Will not deteriorate, freeze, or become waterlogged
  • Stable and repeatable rifle rest
  • Re-positions to three heights: 4, 7, or 9 inches
  • Made in the USA
  • SKU: RB5031
(Image: © Range Systems, Inc.)
(Image: © Range Systems, Inc.)

It’s not actually a new product. AO published a review of it (under a slightly different name) a few years back.

I’ve saved the kicker for last: The MSRP of $49.99.

(Image: © Range Systems, Inc.)
(Image: © Range Systems, Inc.)

Folks, I’m all about durability and toughness, which everyone seems to agree this thing has. But I’m also a fan of value, which seems curiously absent. $50 for a hunk of rubber?

Is this thing crazy-expensive or am I just a cheapskate?

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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