shooting bench specs ??

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Alfred Crouch, May 26, 2009.

  1. Alfred Crouch

    Alfred Crouch Well-Known Member

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    How high from ground (or floor) to top of table do you prefer for your shooting bench to be? I am building one. I started at 36 inches and am now at 38. Can't seem to decide if 38 is too high or not. Thought I would ask what others were using. Thanks for any and all input.
     
  2. ntrl_brn_rebel

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    38" for me is just about perfect, mine is a total of 40" tall with the bench, 38" legs. I am pretty tall though, 6'2".
     

  3. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    An adjustable seat is my favorite.
     
  4. Alfred Crouch

    Alfred Crouch Well-Known Member

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    ntrl_brn_rebel, What is the hight difference between the top of your seat to the top of your bench? It seems to me this distance is probably more critical than total height of the bench. I now have 16 1/2" between the top of the seat to the top of the bench. I am thinking about raising mine up another inch to 17 1/2" inches. This would give me a total height of 39". I am 6 feet tall.

    Tyler, I don't see any way to make my seat height adjustable without unreasonable time and material input. Added material would also increase weight. I want to control weight so as to have a portable yet sturdy bench.

    Thanks for your input. Al
     
  5. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    Here's an idea for you that I borrowed from Kevin Cram. His set up is sturdier (I'm looking for a different tripod head). HD tripod head and a surveyor tripod. You can get the hole set up for under$100 and you can pan/tilt your table.
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