Shooting Bench Modifications

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Here can be a thread about all the mods that has been done to shooting benches, if you are like me, it seems that i get something and as soon as I use it i needs to be modified for what my needs are, so i started with a Birchwood Casey swivel shooting bench
but it was too short so I added 8 inches to the front , then added a 1/2 rubber to the top 3X4 ft bought it at Tractor supply then added swivels on the legs like you see on a ladder it gave me a 3-inch footprint instead of 1.5 inches , then i split the tube for the table and made it so you have 2 inches of travel , so I should be good for any angles to level out the table , so the other mods i did was add a slide in tray on the right side , added a 12 volt fan , i use a air pump to cool my barrels if they get too hot , a lot of my shooting is suppressed , my air pump is a 110 / 12 volt that you use to blow up an air mattresses , on the power for the fan & pump I use either my Dewalt or Craftsman's 20 volt batteries , I use a 7-70V 30A PWM DC Motor Speed Controller Switch Control 12V 24V 36V 48V 30 Amp to control the power it takes the 20 volt batteries down to 12 volt , the batteries can last all day and my big batteries can go for a couple of days easy . I also added an umbrella and on the left side there is a 1/2-inch rod that swivels out of the way, on that I use arca clamps and mount my range finder, camera or spotting scope. so, here's some of my mods, at my home i built a shooting shed 6X8X8 it's powered by 12-volt lights and fan and i use a solar panel to keep the battery fresh, I can move the shed with a tractor as needed with forks as i built it on a 6X8 skid. hope this gives others some ideas on mods on their benches. I would rather have than have not .
 

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Here can be a thread about all the mods that has been done to shooting benches, if you are like me, it seems that i get something and as soon as I use it i needs to be modified for what my needs are, so i started with a Birchwood Casey swivel shooting bench
but it was too short so I added 8 inches to the front , then added a 1/2 rubber to the top 3X4 ft bought it at Tractor supply then added swivels on the legs like you see on a ladder it gave me a 3-inch footprint instead of 1.5 inches , then i split the tube for the table and made it so you have 2 inches of travel , so I should be good for any angles to level out the table , so the other mods i did was add a slide in tray on the right side , added a 12 volt fan , i use a air pump to cool my barrels if they get too hot , a lot of my shooting is suppressed , my air pump is a 110 / 12 volt that you use to blow up an air mattresses , on the power for the fan & pump I use either my Dewalt or Craftsman's 20 volt batteries , I use a 7-70V 30A PWM DC Motor Speed Controller Switch Control 12V 24V 36V 48V 30 Amp to control the power it takes the 20 volt batteries down to 12 volt , the batteries can last all day and my big batteries can go for a couple of days easy . I also added an umbrella and on the left side there is a 1/2-inch rod that swivels out of the way, on that I use arca clamps and mount my range finder, camera or spotting scope. so, here's some of my mods, at my home i built a shooting shed 6X8X8 it's powered by 12-volt lights and fan and i use a solar panel to keep the battery fresh, I can move the shed with a tractor as needed with forks as i built it on a 6X8 skid. hope this gives others some ideas on mods on their benches. I would rather have than have not .
WOW really nice!!
Do you use that Fan putting it in front of the muzzle to estimate windage on a calm day?
 
How do you like the rear lab jack?

I have been considering trying one of these when out prairie dog shooting, instead of always adjusting my front rest. Pretty cheap to try.
What size is yours?(4x4,6x6,8x8)
 
Thanks for the info. Just Ordered it to try out. Just spent a week on a rotating Caldwell table shooting prarie dogs at various elevations. When shooting down hill I was finding my rest wouldn’t go low enough so I was adding padding under my rear bag. On the ride home I was looking at these online and thought it would be better option.
 
sounds like a good plan , when you get it
take out the threaded allen head inserts in the threaded collars
and put blue loc tite on all of them , thats why i had to replace
the top rod on mine because the insert came out and the rod would slide out
back/forth ,, ..
did you have a good trip ?? I'm leaving 6-13 for a trip in SD for a dog hunt
 
Thanks for the tip.

Yes we had a good trip. Had a couple great days of shooting but then had to battle 20+mph winds the rest of the week. No rain all week though so that’s good. Managed to get wind at our back as much as possible and move if the wind shifted. Hunting a private ranch in central Wyoming. Longest kill shot this year for me was 985yds, shooting a 6br with 105’s. Shot a few in the in the 800 range as well. Glad I got those shots in early cause after the wind came it woulda been tough.
Much better than being at work…lol

Good luck on your trip!

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