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Old 09-28-2005, 10:23 AM
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Portable Shooting Bench

I have a location on my Pennsylvania farm that is suitable for 600 yd. shooting, but don't want to go with a permenent shooting bench. Who do you feel builds the best portable shooting bench from the standpoint of stability? I am interested in load development and serious practice. Thanks for your help.
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Old 09-28-2005, 11:35 AM
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Re: Portable Shooting Bench

A fellow by the name of Jim Berfield 570-748-2055 in Loch Haven, PA makes a great portable shooting bench. The bench is really designed for long range hunting but it is solid and nice to shoot off of. He incorporates a dandy rest into the design. I like to shoot standing up so even with the legs fully extended it is solid. Jim is also one of the nicest people you will meet. Hope this helps. Sam.
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Old 09-28-2005, 04:17 PM
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Re: Portable Shooting Bench

I use both heavy and light portable shooting benches to make longrange groundhog kills in PA. Without a doubt, the heavy bench is MUCH better for shooting.

No need to buy a bench because they are very easy to build. My heavy bench has a double 3/4" plywood top, 3 cast iron plumbing flanges on the bottom to accept legs and threaded pipe legs of appropiate length.

You can get fancy and angle the flanges out a bit for additional stability and design a bracket for the bottom which holds the legs when the table is taken down. You can also fashion adjustable length legs by using a smaller diameter pipe inside a larger diameter pipe and use a set bolt to lock them at any length. This really helps when the table is on uneven ground.

I painted the whole set green so that it is not obvious when I leave it afield when taking a break.
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Old 09-29-2005, 02:10 PM
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Re: Portable Shooting Bench

Check out COYOTE JAKES benches. Very steady and stable, sets up in a couple of minutes. Light enough to carry by yourself.
Highly recomment this bench, have used a lot of portable styles, commercial and homebuilt but like the Coyote Jakes the best. He has a website, think it is www.coyotejakes.com
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Old 09-29-2005, 02:15 PM
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Re: Portable Shooting Bench

Yea, what Sam said...

Where at in PA???? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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Old 10-03-2005, 11:46 AM
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Re: Portable Shooting Bench

Hey Sam,
Do ya got any pics of this bench your referring to?
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Old 10-03-2005, 12:35 PM
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Re: Portable Shooting Bench

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Hey Sam,
Do ya got any pics of this bench your referring to?

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Berfield's Bench:
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