Legacy Portable Shooting Bench Review

Now that the bench was set up solidly it was time to check my 100 yard zero. I set up my 7mm Dakota with my Atlas Bipod BT10-LW17 and a LRH Rear Shooting Bag. Then I sat down on my stool and got ready for some shots. I was absolutely solid and comfortable on the bench and was able to rest both elbows on the bench which added to my stability. I had plenty of room for my ammo box and notebook plus my rangefinder on the wide front part of the bench to the left of my gun.

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My three shot group size was 1/4” and showed that I needed to adjust my zero up one click on my Huskemaw Blue Diamond 5-20x50 scope. I was pleased with how the bench performed for this critical task. Based on the size of my group, I confirmed that the bench is extremely solid and stable.

Next I wanted to use my LabRadar chronograph to check my muzzle velocity. Using the LabRadar's Bench Top Mounting Plate I was able to set it down to the left of my rifle with plenty of room to spare. I quickly was able to confirm my velocity and was ready to shoot some steel.

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I drove around the large farm field and set up steel targets in two locations on the side of the hill surrounding the field. Then I drove back to the bench and ranged the targets at 347 and 464 yards. The 347 yard target was fairly low on the hill and I was able to shoot it without needing to raise my muzzle up very much. The 494 yard target was higher up on the hill so I needed to angle my gun up higher.

I could have extended the legs on my Atlas bipod, but the BT10-LW17 version is an older version where the legs can spin. (the newer BT46-LW17 does not spin). I found that when extended and shooting on a bench top, the legs would spin causing the feet to roll forward when I loaded the bipod. If I kept the bipod down at its shortest height the feet would not roll out. So, I chose to extend the legs on the Legacy bench to get the height I needed rather than extending my bipod. Because the legs extend so easily, this was no big deal at all.

My steel shooting session went very well and the bench was a pleasure to shoot off of. I must admit that I have rarely used a portable shooting bench in the past. I typically shoot prone when out in the field. And when at the range I use one of the permanent benches.

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The Legacy Portable Shooting Bench is such a pleasure to use and it is so solid and stable, that I may end up buying one for myself. The fact that I can toss it in the back of my vehicle, pull it out and set it up and be ready to shoot in a couple minutes means that it would not be a hassle at all to use. And it is so solid and stable that I feel I can get prone type accuracy on it.

I will say that I was happy to set the bench up right next to my vehicle. At 37 pounds, it would be a bit heavy to carry very far. But for someone who has a good reason to carry it a ways and needs a super stable shooting platform it would be worth it. I can envision someone doing that for prairie dog shooting for example.

In conclusion, if you are looking for a portable shooting bench that is quick and easy to set up and extremely solid and stable, and if you are a fan of fine craftsmanship and products made in the USA, the Legacy Portable Shooting Bench may be perfect for you. At $389 including free shipping, I believe the price is very fair for what you get.

For more information or to purchase a Legacy Portable Shooting Bench, visit their website – LegacyShootingProducts.com.

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Andy Backus is a husband and father of two little girls. He grew up hunting whitetail deer in Wisconsin with gun and bow and over the years has been fortunate to hunt and explore most of the Western US states and Alaska. He plays soccer to stay in shape and also enjoys most other sports and outdoor activities. Andy is the Field Editor for Long Range Hunting Online Magazine and also manages the Long Range Hunting Store.