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Old 11-18-2007, 09:22 PM
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Shooting Bench Design- I Need A Good One ?

Howdy all,

Just wanting to build a well priced solid shooting bench that is portable. Could someone show me a design that they have been happy with that meets the above requirements ? Also needing a good lead sled or 2 point shooting rest. Which one would you suggest ??

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Old 11-18-2007, 09:38 PM
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Theres a guy over on SH selling portable benches that are reasonably priced,but Im sure the shipping to Australia would be killer.Good design to look at though.

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Old 11-19-2007, 12:42 AM
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Thanks for your pics ! That sure looks like something simple that could be put together fairly cheap. Many thanks again !
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Old 11-22-2007, 12:20 AM
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I don't know if it would help you out but I have a shooting table I built for prarie dogs that cost me about $30 and a couple of hours of work I have some pictures somewhere but all it consists of is;

Set of fold up legs (buy them or just swipe them off a broke table)
2' x 4' 1/2" piece of plywood
2" x 4" x 6'
A few screws and some cutting on the tablesaw I stained and put some poly on it. So far it has been thrown in the back of the truck and beat around and still seems to be pretty dang stable. I'll dig around for the pics if your interesed and don't mind a little sawdust. Later,

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Old 11-22-2007, 01:05 AM
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I don't know if it would help you out but I have a shooting table I built for prarie dogs that cost me about $30 and a couple of hours of work I have some pictures somewhere but all it consists of is;

Set of fold up legs (buy them or just swipe them off a broke table)
2' x 4' 1/2" piece of plywood
2" x 4" x 6'
A few screws and some cutting on the tablesaw I stained and put some poly on it. So far it has been thrown in the back of the truck and beat around and still seems to be pretty dang stable. I'll dig around for the pics if your interesed and don't mind a little sawdust. Later,

Kirk

Kirk,

Would love to see it !! Thanks

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Old 11-22-2007, 07:56 PM
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Let's see if this works!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...ingtable11.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...ingtable10.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...tingtable9.jpg

I think I have a couple more somplace! I just snapped these so you could get an idea I have dimensions if you would like. Later,

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Old 11-22-2007, 11:45 PM
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I tried a bunch of different ideas and finally decided on the following.

I bought a Stanley Fat Max saw horse (collapsible and has telescoping legs). ($35 at home depot).

We designed a top that would simply bolt-on using 2 carriage bolts and wing nuts. The top is 36"x24" with a corner removed to allow access for right handed shooters. As the brace piece is secured upward, it makes the sawhorse hinge much more rigid.

The table is incredibly stable and weighs a total of 29lb's. We didn't even finish the top, as its just the prototype. We could probably remove a couple pounds, but its very light considering how stable it is and how small it stores. It is actually more stable than the permanent bench we had been using.

It can be used from 32" height to 40" height. It can also be setup to slope up or down; or be setup to be level on a side hill. If anyone wants more detailed measurements, let me know what you need and I'll measure it up for you.


It breaks down and hauls easily. The top is shown with the brace piece mounted in its storage position.


32" height


40" height


Setup for shooting on an angle


Closeup of mounting


Closeup2 of mounting




Hope that helps,
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