DIY Rifle 'sight-in' bench for <$20 matls.
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:33 AM   #1
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Default DIY Rifle 'sight-in' bench for <$20 matls.

Having a bench increases the probability that you can accurately 'sight-in' a rifle. If you can afford the materials (<$20 at the chain hardware stores) and have the necessary tools as well as the construction skills, you can make your own bench. It is also light enough for one man to carry. Then all you need is about 100 yards of open space, some targets, and a good backstop. (You are responsible for following ALL laws in your area.)

Take a look at the video. Any feedback (good OR bad) will be appreciated.
NOTE: The design of the bench utilizes the weight of a person on the seat to increase stability.

http://youtu.be/_XjIHW0tFo4

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Old 10-12-2012, 04:02 AM   #2
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very nice design!! im going to have to make one for my dad. he has nothing but the back of a 4 wheeler to site in with.

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Hi Jon,

Thanks for the kind words. If you can wait just a little bit, I'm re-working the design to improve stability when no one is sitting on the seat. I'll let you know when the new design is ready.

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I would like a copy of the blueprints for the bench also. It looks great.
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This is the NEW drawing. It is a picture about half-way down on the right. Click on that to open a .pdf file and you can download it or print it from there.

Sight-in bench drawing
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Here is the one that I did from the plans that you provided. Need to get a piece of carpet for it. What I did on mine is used 2 1/2" hitch pins to go through the wood and then I drilled another hole up front to secure the legs in the down position. This way it will fit in the trunk/backseat of my car. I'm going to look for somewhere to add a carry handle to it.

Thanks for the idea and the blueprint to work from. Only took a couple hours to get done.
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While your at it get some new insulation for the garage door gets cold in there

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Don't know why the pic is upside down.

I do need some insulation. Got a heater for the garage this year. Have to keep the heat in.

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Here is the one that I did from the plans that you provided. Need to get a piece of carpet for it. What I did on mine is used 2 1/2" hitch pins to go through the wood and then I drilled another hole up front to secure the legs in the down position. This way it will fit in the trunk/backseat of my car. I'm going to look for somewhere to add a carry handle to it.

Thanks for the idea and the blueprint to work from. Only took a couple hours to get done.
Looks GREAT! I hope you get as much enjoyment from yours as I have from mine.
(P.S. I just grab the long brace just in front of where it crosses the short brace. It seems to balance pretty well there.)
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VERY nice design- and thank you!

For carpet- visit carpet shop, ask if they have any discontinued samples- many shops sell them for a buck or two. I keep a couple for use as a doormat for the tent when camping. They are about 2x3.

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