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VRS stands for Versatile Shoot­ing System, a family of shooting rests designed by Milltech Mfg., a machine shop in Garland, Texas. The company has supplied equipment to the aerospace and defense industry for 20 years. Machined from aircraft­grade aluminum alloy and steel, VRS rests are in use by the FBI and other federal agencies.

My favorite model is the VR555T, a Spec-Rest and tripod in one. It’s ideal for use in ground blinds; in shooting houses; in prairie dog towns; and for engaging moving targets. Best of all, the design sends recoil up, not back into your face­making the VRS ideal for sighting-in big-bores.

The setup is heavy, but it breaks down to be carried in a tote bag, and deployment is quick and easy.

Decide whether you want to sit or stand and adjust leg height; drop the platform into the tripod; then drop your rifle into the yokes, bending them to accommodate stock width. All rifles-including ARs-fit snugly with plenty of room for long magazines. Make gross elevation adjustments with one knob, then, once in position, make micro-adjustments with the large knurled knob on the stabilizer. Adjust for windage by turning the lever on the front of the riser-tighten it when engaging stationary targets, and leave it a bit loose for smooth lateral movement when engaging moving targets.

Other models include the 505 Benchrest for prone/sitting/benchrest positions, and the 506 Wheelchair, which accommodates disabled shoot­ers. Contact: Lone Star Field Products (Dept.AR); 537 Easy St., Garland, TX 75042; (972) 276-3110;