The DFT is a better recoil-reducing shooting rest for accuracy testing than the original. Its twin tubes make the rest stiffer, and its windage and elevation adjustments help keep the gun on target with less of what a pool player might call "English"-by that we mean pressure from the shooters cheek or firing hand to get the crosshairs in the X-ring.
The DFT's improved rigidity and range of adjustment makes shooting tight groups, particularly with hard-kicking guns, considerably easier. The DFT is not meant to replace the original Lead Sled; it is an improved version of the original Lead Sled and as such is significantly more expensive.
Whether or not it is worth the added cost will likely depend on the amount, type and variety of shooting you do. If you are just looking to pattern a 3½-inch goose or turkey gun or sight-in a dangerous game rifle, the original Lead Sled is more than enough, but if you are the type of shooter determined to squeeze the most accuracy from a hard-kicking gun, the Lead Sled is undoubtedly better suited to your needs.
Available From: Midway USA, 5875 W. Van Horn Tavern Road, Columbia, MO 65203; (800) 243-3220