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Old 06-10-2005, 06:06 AM
 
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Shooting benches

Anyone have a good source for a good shooting bench that is portable and somewhat stable?

Maybe lookin to get one for my weekend in PA.

I'm not against building one if I had some good plans

Joe
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Old 06-10-2005, 06:19 AM
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Re: Shooting benches

I tried forever LL to buy one the way I wanted it and it couldn't be done. If it's portable it will move on you. We have steel benches set up now. No movement whatsoever. We did have wood but a couple got stolen so now the steel is so heavy a wood be thief doesn't want to throw his back out. The sad/great thing is we almost have an old runway leased which would enable us to have some 1400 yds so we will have to move these beasts.
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Old 06-10-2005, 08:04 PM
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Re: Shooting benches

Lilja website has an article on long range shooting and he spweaks highly of a portable bench made in Montana. I could never find a company that sold it.

http://www.riflebarrels.com/articles...ng_hunting.htm
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Old 06-10-2005, 08:58 PM
 
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Re: Shooting benches

WOW

Great article. Thanks a million

Joe
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Old 06-11-2005, 08:47 AM
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Re: Shooting benches

Lablover: Jim Berfield 570-748-2055 in Lochaven, PA builds and sells portable shooting tables. He makes the ones with extendable legs so you can either stand or sit. And he makes a dandy adjustable rest that he incorportates into the table. I really like mine and it is very stable. Only bad thing is that he makes them one at a time and that means you cannot just get one tomorrow unless he happens to have one a customer stuck him with. If you would happen to get one from him, PM me as I have one modification suggestion. Sam.
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Old 06-24-2005, 03:02 PM
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Re: Shooting benches

Try gunbenches.com I just bought 1 and it is very portable and OK for stability. I think the design could use some improvement, but it is better than some. Also do a search for booger bench as there are some plans on the internet for a simple build your own. I also made one of these and it is decent.

There is a thread at predatormasters.com about portable benches that has some good ideas.
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Old 06-24-2005, 03:36 PM
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Re: Shooting benches

I built a steel one. 3/8 thick plate, 36 inches wide 48 inches tall with cut out for a right handed shooter. It has folding legs which is "c" channel 1/4 thick 1.5 leg by 3 inches wide. Very stable, in fact it weighs around 400 lbs. Not to portable as it takes two rather stocky guys to move it. I used headliner spray and glued some outdoor carpet on it.
I now need a trailer to carry it, I've been using my truck but like I said need to guys to mvoe the sucker.
If I were to build another one I think i would use Aluminum as the table top maybe an inch thick and steel legs be a bit more portable but not so heavy.
You can see a partial view of it in this picture Shooting bench
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