Field Shooting Table suggestions

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Sam In Va, Jul 26, 2004.

  1. Sam In Va

    Sam In Va Well-Known Member

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    What kind of field table do you guys use. I've got a round one with a rotating top that works, but I'm having a heck of a time getting the wiggle outta the base where the legs attach to the base 3/4" plywood. I'm using 4 legs 1.25" threaded pipe hooked to floor flanges bolted at an angle to the under side. I can't seem to get rid of the wiggle, when looking thru the scope just leaning on the table makes the x-hair move off the target.
    P.S. I don't have $500.00 for a BR Pivot either...LOL. Thanks, Sam in Va
     
  2. Bill D.

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    I just use a four leg, non moveing table. The legs are adjustable, and the ends are spiked. So far I've got an 1100 yard rock chuck kill off this platform.

    Bill
     
  3. Sam In Va

    Sam In Va Well-Known Member

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    is it home made? Where did you find the adjustable legs. It must be stable!!! Good shootin' on that long target!! Thanks, Sam in Va.
     
  4. doc76251

    doc76251 Active Member

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    Sam,
    I would think that your motion is due to your rotating table top. Go for a fixed one and put some spikes in the ends of your legs. If needed re-enforce the bottom of the table w/ 2X4's. You may not be able to pivot any more but hey move your chair [​IMG]

    Cheers [​IMG]
     
  5. kidcoltoutlaw

    kidcoltoutlaw Well-Known Member

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    a while back in the accurate rifle mag it told you how to build one cheap and strong.
     
  6. Sam In Va

    Sam In Va Well-Known Member

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    Do you happen to remember which issue? Thanks, Sam in Va.
     
  7. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    You might need a "X" bracket on two (2) side to stop the legs from racking if that's what's happening.
     
  8. kidcoltoutlaw

    kidcoltoutlaw Well-Known Member

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    it went into great detail.i will check as soon as i can and let you know.im going to build one myself so i have to find the mag.
     
  9. Sam In Va

    Sam In Va Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Keith, I appreciate it. Sam in Va.
     
  10. BountyHunter

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    Sam

    Dave had it right. Build two 1/4" thick plates and weld your leg mountings to them. That will strengthen and stabilize the table tremendously.

    We use similar tables for 1k matches at quantico. come up 7-8 Aug and look at them.

    BH
     
  11. Sam In Va

    Sam In Va Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Bountyhunter and Dave, I'm sure that will take care of the flex. I sorta thought of that, trying to consider weight also. Probably no compromise.... either heavy and NO rocking or flex/ or lighter and More flex.Hmmmm. Happy medium? Sam
     
  12. BountyHunter

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    Sam

    A guy (Karl Young) in the VA 1k club is building the "cats meow" of portable shooting benches. It has adjustable legs and swivel top on delrin rollers (cost $250) I got one and love it.

    If anyone is interested and going to be at the IBS 1000 yard Nationals in Ohio Labor day weekend, he is taking 4-5 to sell there.

    He will not ship to anyone, you have to pick it up at a VA match or at the Nationals.

    BH
     
  13. kidcoltoutlaw

    kidcoltoutlaw Well-Known Member

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    precision shooting was the mag it was in .how to build a bench.july 2003 vol 51 no. 3
     
  14. Sam In Va

    Sam In Va Well-Known Member

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    Hey Bounty Hunter, do you have way to get in contact with Karl Young? I live 1 hour west of Richmond and could maybe go see him to pick one up. Thanks, Sam

    samandbarbara AT att DOT net
    434-589-6634