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Portable shooting Benches - How many use a bench that rotates?

 
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Old 12-29-2009, 01:59 PM
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Portable shooting Benches - How many use a bench that rotates?

Describe the type of PORTABLE bench you use or that you would like to use.

Size of top, pivoting or not pivoting, etc.
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Old 12-29-2009, 05:49 PM
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re: Portable shooting Benches - How many use a bench that rotates?

[QUOTE=Len Backus;343385]Describe the type of PORTABLE bench you use or that you would like to us
the word portable, is about like beautiful, its a personal thing. to some, portable is anything that can be moved. to others, like me for example its smothing small and light, fully adjustable to the terrain, and can easily be carried for long distances. i doubt you would find more diverse opinions and examples than are here in pa.
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re: Portable shooting Benches - How many use a bench that rotates?

I don't have a picture of just the bench but you can see it. It has adjustable height and the table will pan and tilt. The seat was made from an office chair so it can go up and down in height on command as well. The bench is made from an old heavy duty cinema tripod head and some red neck engineering. It is about 50 # and 40 of it is the tripod head. I got the idea from Kevin Cram. His is much lighter though with equal rigidity.

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re: Portable shooting Benches - How many use a bench that rotates?

No photo at the moment but - my portable bench is made of double 3/4" ply and is shaped for rt or lt hand use. It has three legs which is MUCH better in the field than the 4 legged benches, IMO anyway.

I use cast iron threaded pipe flanges to attach the legs and have the flanges mounted on a slight angle so the legs pitch outward when inserted. Legs are made of threaded iron pipe. A smaller diameter iron pipe is inserted in the outer pipe and a T handle lock was threaded through the outer pipe and used as a lock so that the legs can be adjusted for length. If all legs are fully extended you can shoot off the bench while standing. This comes in very handy when shooting over tall vegetation.

Mounting brackets were designed and attached to the table bottom for storage of the legs when not attached. Notches in the sides of the table will allow a rifle to safely rest against the bench without blowing over. A hole or two in the bench top will allow for an umbrella to be installed when shade is needed.
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re: Portable shooting Benches - How many use a bench that rotates?

These are the plans that I used to make my table, just made the top a little bigger.
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Pics of my bench. Top is 32in. wide X 40in. long with cutout sides.
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How many use a bench that rotates?

Thanks, guys.

How many use a bench that rotates?
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Re: Portable shooting Benches - How many use a bench that rotates?

I use a coyote jake's bench that rotates. Basically a central post design that the seat swings around and the table rotates independently on the top of the central post. Other than unloading the thing and setting it up it is very good IMO.
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