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Old 02-05-2003, 07:06 PM
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Re: Portable shooting/hunting bench

Never received any mail RedMan, try again! littletoze@msn.com
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Old 02-06-2003, 09:38 PM
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Along the lines of stiffening the setup, I used 2"x1/8" square box stock to make a triangular welded frame for my table. Then just 1 sheet of plywood bolted to the top of that is the surface. The legs are splayed just as everyone says, I took pipe flanges and welded them (using a shim to angle them) right to the triangular framework. This setup is not quite as solid as the concrete benches at the range, but so close I'd be happy to shoot off it in competition if I had to.
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Old 02-09-2003, 01:12 PM
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Another note for you guys with the benches. My neighbor who works on big rigs takes the Fan clutches out of big trucks and uses that as the swivel for the top of benches. They are REAL stout and glide so smooth because of the fluid clutch that they're a joy to shoot off of. Ask a truck mechanic to get a few when they take a dump and they'll work just fine for benches. They're just out of balance so they get replaced. If you can get a new one, that's better yet.
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Old 03-13-2003, 04:54 AM
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Re: Portable shooting/hunting bench

I built mine from a used bar tabletop. The legs are made from 2" aluminum conduit and the bases are made by cutting a 2" conduit coupling at about a 20 degree angle and then welding the cut end to a mounting plate. It is heavy enough to be stable, but can also be carried 100 or so yards without too much trouble. Really steady too.


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Old 03-13-2003, 02:19 PM
 
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what kind of chair do you use? i am getting the plans ready for a bench but not sure what to sit on. some pictures would be nice. thanks
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Old 03-13-2003, 06:03 PM
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Re: Portable shooting/hunting bench

Lot of guys use old piano stools with cushions, new drummer stools, or sinclair sells a nice one for about $90, others use the fold up wooden ones with cushions. I found a fold up cushion drummer style stool new in a store for $20. Just look around and see what you can find used at music store etc.

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Old 03-13-2003, 06:31 PM
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Re: Portable shooting/hunting bench

I usually use a 5 gallon bucket and one of those Hot Seats for a pad. I've also been known to use a folding camp chair when PD shooting.
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