BALS MK-2 Gen II Sniper Bean Bag with Stock Pack
Featured in the July 2009 issue of American Rifleman
18 lb Cast Iron Rifle Rest with micro-adjustable feet? Check.
- 2.5 lb Corn-filled Sock for a Rear Stock Bag? Check.
- Humping either of these items with you into the field on a real world mission?
NOT SO CHECK.
In the precision rifle world, there are a lot of Rifle Rests that are full of promises, but at the end of the day, you have to ask yourself which ones will be with you to help you make the critical shot in the field. Now you can always count on one benchrest item being with you all the time- the Sniper Bean Bag from BALS.
The MK-2 Gen II Sniper Bean Bag from Ballistic Adjustment Leveling Systems, LLC. (BALS) is the answer for precision marksmen who want the functionality of a Rifle Rest, without the inconvenience and hassle of having to carry one and store it everywhere they go. This Patented system allows for simple installation onto a wide variety of factory stocks, including aftermarket stocks from Manners, Bell & Carlson, McMillan and HS Precision.
The rifle bean bag on the MK-2 Gen II is incorporated with a newly designed Stock Rifle Pack platform that reduces weight and bulk. Featuring Hypalon technology and shock cord lacing, we managed to reduce around 25% of the weight on the Rifle Stock Pack from the MK-2 Gen I version. The new Gen II features an updated storage pouch that secures 5 extra rounds in elastic loops on the inside of the pouch. Finally, the Bean Bag is now removable- allowing field replaceability when damaged, or to facilitate the use of a larger bag (available Fall 2013).
The Bean Bag still stores conveniently up against the rearmost part of the stock for effortless carry, and it can be silently deployed for immediate usage. When released, the rifle bean bag can lay horizontally or vertically via a slider, to maximize the range of adjustment. Whether in storage or operational mode, the rifle bean bag neither interferes with off-hand shooting nor the shooter's cheek weld.
The MK-2 Gen II Cheek Rest has 1 layer of integrated foam like the Gen I model, and additional height to the comb can be added by simply stacking strips of 1" or narrower One Wrap under the platform (comb lift kits will also be available Fall 2013). The MK-2 Gen II Sniper Bean Bag with Stock Pack is proudly made in the USA with the finest materials and manufacturing available. The rifle bean bags are filled with lightweight waterproof poly-fill, and constructed of 1000 Denier Cordura.
Whether you are on a dog hunt or using your rifle professionally, a Bean Bag or Rifle Rest can't help you if you forget to bring it, or can't set it up in time. We like to say that a Rifle Rest on the gun is worth ten on the bench. The MK-2 Gen II will provide years of valuable service and finally give your rifle the one thing it really needs... BALS.