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Old 07-14-2013, 04:33 AM   #1
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I'm making a shooting bench out of metal, I wanted a heavy solid foundation for some long range shooting. I figured Ii would post some picture of the build as I go along. It's my first shooting table to make so I'm guessing on the hight of the top. Good thing working with metal if its to tall or to short I can cut and weld to fit. Its going to have 3 legs, thinking this would be easier to stabilize then 4. Also the seat will be adjustable to go up and down and closer or farther from the bench.

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Old 07-14-2013, 04:36 AM   #2
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Castor, just wanted to follow along with your build.

i agree, that three legs are usually much easier to stabilize than four. they are more forgiving on uneven ground if the bench is going to be portable or moveable.

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Thanks, go figure everyone leaves when you need their help the most but I managed to get the legs braces on. All the corner will be rounded off.

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If you noticed I didn't weld on the threads of the pipe. I'm planning to be able to put the shooting rest braces inside the pipe and any hardware like bolts, pins etc.

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The corners of the braces will be rounded off. They are made to fold up on to the pipe when transporting it or storing it. The height right now is 41 inches and the legs are 31 inches long. Might be too tall but if it is I'll cut some of the pipe off and make it shorter. I will do that after everything has been done and have a couple of opinions on the height from different shooters perspective.

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Looks like a good project have fun and good luck.

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This what I've managed to get done today due to company coming over. Its starting to take shape.

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Looks like a great project. I may be doing something similar.

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If you do T, make sure to use grade 8 bolts. I shear one today and ended up on the floor bouncing on it to test my welds. (Cheap bolts), I'm planning on using pins for easier and fast set up.

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Just looking at it it doesn't look like that configuration will support a medium weight man and still be stable. Have you been putting weight on it as yoy progress?

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