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Introducing the New and Improved Legacy Portable Shooting Bench

Introducing the New and Improved Legacy Portable Shooting Bench

By Wade Loudamy

This is Wade Loudamy, founder of Legacy Shooting Products. I am a long time competitor and precision enthusiast. I grew up reloading, hunting and shooting and began competing in BPCR silhouette in the mid 90ís. I have now come full circle, back to precision bolt guns, and long range precision shooting is my passion. My love for LR precision shooting led me to fill a need among shooters for a bench that is both portable AND stable. Those two attributes donít always go hand-in-hand when searching for a portable bench, but our Legacy benches have achieved that, and include many other design features LR hunters/shooters can appreciate. Since we began offering Legacy benches online in 2016, we have also added left handed models and an ambidextrous bench that has proven quite popular.

Introducing the New and Improved Legacy Portable Shooting Bench

We are introducing another enhancement to our quality portable shooting benches that will surely be appreciated by long range precision shooting enthusiasts. Legacy benches have been available since early 2016 and Andy Backus of Long Range Hunting did a thorough field review last year. Now we have further enhanced this great product with newly designed CNC-machined leg sockets. This article will review this newly enhanced design that makes this portable shooting bench even more stable and easier to set. Andyís previous review highlighted the field use and main attributes of the bench, while this article will cover the unique features of the bench and specifically the new leg/socket design that sets the Legacy bench apart from anything else on the market. Please visit our website at LegacyShootingProducts.com.

Background & Purpose
Many shooters find prone shooting easy and the preferred field position for great stability. In the field, a hunter must learn and achieve proficiency in prone and other modified positions to make a clean shot at potentially long ranges on a game animal he pursues. Training in prone should be mastered first and then other shooting strategies can be added for shooting game in a variety of scenarios. This type training is offered by some great outfitters and training companies on this site. These shooting strategies are invaluable to the LR hunter or the PRS competitor. But there are many reasons why LR enthusiast may want or need a quality bench, and that is where Legacy Shooting Products has filled a niche.

Introducing the New and Improved Legacy Portable Shooting Bench

Few of us shooting long range have access to an 800 or 1,200-yard range. There are few ranges across the states that offer that kind of distance, so many shooters set up on private or public property to shoot at targets placed ďway out yonder.Ē This is a great way to develop loads, practice shooting in the wind and being able to confirm elevation settings. Reading the wind and knowing its effect on the bullet path requires diligence, patience, and many hours of load development and testing.

No ethical hunter would take a shot on game without having practiced extensively, shooting at distances he anticipates taking a game animal. He must know the true effects of the wind and conditions not only on a ballistics program, but he must shoot at those distances to confirm those values and his ability to precisely place a bullet into the vitals of the game animal he pursues. This requires extended shooting sessions and lots of rounds down-range to determine the best load and how it performs at distance.
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Often the terrain is very uneven or the vegetation has grown high, which makes the prone shooting position ineffective. If you canít see your target, you obviously canít hit it, so a solid, portable bench is a great tool for shooting in such scenarios. Also, there are many who simply canít shoot long strings of fire in the prone position due to neck or back problems.

Shooting from various positions in the field while pursuing a game animal is limited to one shot (hopefully) but competing or working up loads involves lots of shooting often for several hours at a time. These stresses to the neck and back are not tolerated by many shooters. As the designer and maker of Legacy Shooting Products, I am also a Physical Therapist, specializing in neck and back conditions. My background in orthopedic therapy and knowledge of muscle and skeletal pathology contribute to the innovative design of the Legacy benches.

Some of the competitors I shoot with would suffer with neck or back issues after extended periods of prone shooting. They needed a quality portable bench, but those commercially available were either too flimsy, or simply were too heavy. There were some home-built units seen on the firing line, but many of those also had similar shortcomings. Furthermore, not everyone who shoots this sport has the resources or desire to spend a weekend or two in his garage building a bench that may or may not satisfies his needs once completed.

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