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; www.lonestarfieldproducts.com.