Deer Blind Rifle Rest: Kopfjäger’s Ambush Rest Kit
Having a stable rest in a deer blind can sometimes be tricky. Kopfjäger looks to solve that problem with the Ambush Rest Kit which provides a precise shooting rest while inside your deer blind.
The Kopfjäger Ambush Support Assembly is a stabilizing arm designed to mount effortlessly to the interior wall of your box blind. Used in conjunction with Kopfjäger’s Reaper Grip and a bipod, the Ambush’s innovative design frees up valuable space in your deer blind, eliminating the need for a tripod or shooting sticks.
When hunting from a deer blind, the Ambush kit takes the weight of the gun from the shooter. This makes it easier for young hunters or those with disabilities. However, every hunter can benefit from the added stability. No more resting your barrel on the edge of the blind.
Besides the innovation of the Ambush Support Assembly, what Kopfjäger is known for is the Reaper Grip. The Reaper’s curved grip anchors your rifle to the rest and is angled to secure both tapered and straight stocks. The Reaper Grip’s hinge block features pan rotation and tilt range of a combined 109 degrees (21 degrees up and 87 degrees down). This locks in your rifle and allows for you to shoot hands free.
Key Features: Kopfjäger’s Ambush Rest Kit
Why This Matters
Admittedly the price seems high for a shooting rest for a deer blind. However, there are some things to think about before dismissing Kopfjäger’s Ambush Kit.
If you look at the individual components, the price point isn’t out of line. The Ambush, which is just the arm minus the Reaper Grip and bipod, sells for $99. You can attach your rifle rest to the Ambush such as the hog saddle or similar products if you don’t own a Reaper Grip. If you already own a Reaper, then swap it over to the Ambush and add a bipod, and you are good to go.
The Reaper Grip retails for $329.97 and works great, but again if you already have a rest that you use for shooting sticks, then you can attach it to the 3/8”-16 camera thread adapter on the Ambush.
Bipods vary in price, but we can assume at least $50 for anything with decent quality realistically you are looking closer to $100. Most people have one laying around or on another rifle that can be used.
The sum of the parts for the kit is $100 for the Ambush, $329 for the Reaper Grip, and $50-100 for a bipod. Add that up, and you come to the $499 price of the Ambush kit. While the Reaper Grip is a great rest, it is also the most expensive part. If you want to piece it together, you can use another component like the Hog Saddle combined with a ball head and build your own system using the Kopfjäger’s Ambush.
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Jeremy Mallette is co-founder of International Sportsman, and an avid hunter and outdoorsman. His father taught him to shoot at age six, and he received his first firearm at age eight — a 1942 Colt Commando .38 special revolver. Jeremy enjoys collecting unique firearms, and shooting them.