Shooting off your house’s deck

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  1. blackbrush

    blackbrush Well-Known Member

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    OK, for those who don’t live in the city…

    There has got to be a better way to get a better rest.

    The only augment I have used is a sandbag, but I would like to see photos of someone’s “deck rail bench” contraption/setup to get ideas on how/what to construct.

    Suggestions?
     

  2. royinidaho

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    I don't have a 'deck' but the kitchen window when open with the screen and the kitchen table against the wall is quite convenient. When the wife isn't home.:)
     

  3. nfhjr62

    nfhjr62 Well-Known Member

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    Need pictures of your deck shooting area
     
  4. Chas1

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    Roy, your a brave soul, betta not let the misses catch ya. My wife would kill me, that and the neighbors would probably blow a gasket.:)
     
  5. blackbrush

    blackbrush Well-Known Member

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    Really! I'm serious...

    All I can conger in my pee-brain is some type of hooks that will keep everything from coming back into me.

    That leaves the "only leg" remaining.

    One has to be able to move the sitting stool or chair so the whole enchilada (a Texas term) with you...

    If you can watch Oprah and click off a downrange target a 500 yards, you guys have got something on the ball...

    And bye the bye, doesn't your wife know what spent gun powder smells like?
     
  6. trebark

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    This should have been posted in the 'humor' section!

    I envy you!
     
  7. Chas1

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    He's probably got a fan behind him blowing the smell out the window:D. What I really want to know is what warning system Roy has in place that gives him enough lead time to put the fan up, put the screen back in place, close the window and get the gun, ammo etc into the appropriate room before the Misses walks through the front door.

    +1 this should be in the humor section...Thanks Roy.
     
  8. winmag

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    I guess I dont see too much humor, exept in the case of pulling it off without his we wife knowing. I thought everyone who lived outside city limmits shot varmints out thier window or off thier deck. Ive done both.
    Ive found that a ''hide'' made from reading pillows, and blankets about 15 feet inside the sliding door is the best way to whack birds stealing dog food.
    And the mini fridge is a great portable shooting bench when sage ratts are in the pasture. Just get a camp chair, and an extention cord and roll er out onto the deck. Not to mention the fridge works well at keeping your...........''lunch''.......cool.
    Am I way off here? I seriously thought everyone shot from thier own home. Heck we used to get all cocky shootin sage rats till grandma would grab a 22, step out onto the deck, and tell us to pick a branch on a tree that needed trimming out there a piece. Then shed shoot and show us boys up and go back inside. Either Im reading this post all wrong, or most of you guys need to move away from the city where you can enjoy the simple things. We all shoot from our houses in Eastern Oregon.
     
  9. Oliveralan

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    I imagine a LONG gravel driveway? My parents property where I shoot off the deck, I lie on the table. We have a long (gravel) driveway so when I here the car off in the distance I gotta quickly dismantle everything, go grab a coke and just sit down. Then my parents come and are asking what I'm doing just sittin there like an angel. :D
    I've nearly shot through the railing with my 22 one time... Got lucky and the safety was still on and then I notices that the scope cleared it, but the blast would have at least burned the railing and the bullet grazed it..
     
  10. Chas1

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    Winmag, it's not the shooting from the deck that's funny, it's picturing someone doing the mad scramble to clean everything up before all hell breaks loose.lol:)
     
  11. trebark

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    If I only lived in a place where this is the convetional wisom!

    My grandma wouldn't hunt 'em, nor shoot 'em, nor gut 'em and clean 'em. But she will cook!
     
  12. winmag

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    Oh, ok, sorry. Maybe he has his wife come in the door closest to the loading bench, and by the time she sees Roy, shes so ''relaxed'' from the superglue fumes that she either doesnt care, or just plain forgets what she saw.......... Roy mustve built up a pretty good tollerance to superglue fumes by now......:D. Maybe thats his secret. Or else he's quicker than we all gave him credit for.......nope, thats not it..... I distinctly remember a post about a new fangled battery cable..........I dont think qiuck is his strong suit.....its gotta be the glue:D
    Sorry Roy, I had to after that ''new gel powder post''. OK, now that were even, you can be my hero again:D.
    I gotta respect my elders, so Ill just go back to bein the young grasshopper again
     
  13. Chas1

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    Winmag, you gave me an idealightbulbIf I ever get caught by the wifey shooting out the kitchen or any window I'll blame it on the superglue fumes that messed up my head.:D
     
  14. royinidaho

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    Geez guys,

    Ya'll must be married to eastern women:rolleyes: All I have to do is make sure the muzzle brake outside. When I announce Fire in the Hole, she goes into the living room.

    As for the neighbor, my kitchen window is the same distance from the front of her garage as my shooting bench is behind it and same distance away. Deputy Sheriff has appeared a couple of times when all I had was a 270 Win and a 375 H&H. Neighbors called 'em while I was shooting the 270. The officer was impressed with my set up and popped off a couple of shots himself.

    The only trouble with the little lady was when she discovered the three dents in the maple kitchen table make by the Hoppe's rest. I now have a leather pad to prevent that.

    My only problem is set up time as all the shooting stuff is in the basement and the back area (to 1300 yds) is a crossing area for deer, elk and yotes. If it were a hunt area things would be better.

    To cure that problem, I'm put some major death chemicals to the two willow trees about 100 feet in back of the house and will remove them in a couple of weeks. I'll then be able to have command of whole distance from the family room floor via the basement door.

    I still have to holler REALLY LOUD, fire in the hole, as the basement door is right below the open (in the summer) kitchen window. Wife gets pretty up tight when the blast from the braked 270 AM or 338 RUM (I forget which it was) caused her to drop the hand mixer in the cake batter. :) I can't wait for that 375 AM to get here.lightbulb

    I really feel sorry for some of you guys. :D

    As winmag said this kind of stuff is pretty normal in some parts and wasn't intended to be humorous even a little bit.....