shooting table

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  1. Wlhofer

    Wlhofer Well-Known Member

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    has anybody found a light portable sturdy shooting table
     
  2. Joel Russo

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    I use this rest for shooting long range varmits and big game. It's easily portable as it only weighs approx 35 lbs. Rock solid, user friendly, and extremely adjustable.
    Local old timer made some of it, and I made the rest of it to suit my needs. I'm working on a few that will be ready for sale shortly if you are interested.
     

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    We bought one of these this year, including the storage bag, and it works very well:

    Caldwell® Stable Table

    I do not use the included stand for shooting, but rather front and rear bags just like always.
     
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    Reason I like this one I found is you don't sit on it so when you move a bit table moves. I would think seperate seat would be better guy says its $180 plus tax and shipping cool
     

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  7. rick523

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    I built this for $40.00 fits in the back of my jeep and works just fine.gun)
     
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    almost any solid device will suffice in supporting a gun as we all know.
    type of terrain plays a major roll in how we should select a shooting bench.
    for relativly flat terrain any of those shown would work at least fairly well.
    but for uneven/hilly terrain adjustable legs are a must.
    joels pictures dont do his justice in that regard.
    he was too focused on his damned gun when he took that.
    but look at the terrain under and in front of his bench.
    now picture any of the others sitting on that spot.
    also look at what the guns are sitting on.
    what angle would the other guns be pointing if they were sitting on that spot?
    what would need to be done in order to change that angle?
    how long would that take? say for example your gun was pointed at a mid
    elevation level on the opposite hillside. well you of coarse could have used
    a bipod which would have been better. but you'd be taking your eyes off the
    animal in order to make bipod leg adjustments. and or adding to or taking
    away rear bags. and possibly both.
    joel on the other hand simply winds his up or down without ever taking his
    eye away from the scope.
    now in the rare event, you failed to execute a perfect first round hit :)
    or even worse made a bad hit, what could happen? well its entirly possible
    the animal could be hobbeling down hill as fast as it could still go. and there
    you are doing what?
    want to know what joels doing? well he's still right on that animal waiting
    for an oppurtunity to shoot again right nowgun)
    and it was probably another miss :D
    for the record i never saw that bench or had anything to do with it.
    could it be improved upon? yeah it could, it could be more like mine.
    but its close, its close.
     
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    what the hell are all those trees doing standing in front of your bench like that?
    are we gonna hunt here or just take pictures?
     
  12. Joel Russo

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    There you go again...

    Same spot, just a different angle..
     

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    lightbulbgun):)