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Old 09-16-2012, 04:43 AM   #11
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It looks like a HEAVY stable table, but maybe you can tilt it up on a couple of cinder blocks when you're not using it so's the rain & melt can run right off it.
I'm putting wheels on the front two legs tomo to move it around bc it's pretty heavy so there's 2 inches but im prolly gonna keep it in the shop u see in the back ground and wheel it out and shoot from there til I get a range


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Looks pretty sweet. Hope it works out well for you.



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Looks like nice work! I prefer a movable seat as it helps me adjust for hight of rest / bi-pod and fluctuations in my own comfort, but I'm sure the solidity of your design has its own benefits. Enjoy!

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I'm putting wheels on the front two legs tomo to move it around bc it's pretty heavy so there's 2 inches but im prolly gonna keep it in the shop u see in the back ground and wheel it out and shoot from there til I get a range
I’ve also been contemplating a shooting bench design. The one at our fish & game club was a chain sawed picnic table. It didn’t have wheels, so people dragged it around. It finally gave up the ghost this past month. I found heavy metal wheels in our local farmers supply store that would stand to be left outside.

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Looks like nice work! I prefer a movable seat as it helps me adjust for hight of rest / bi-pod and fluctuations in my own comfort, but I'm sure the solidity of your design has its own benefits. Enjoy!
I remember seeing a round metal seat that was adjusted by spinning it around a large metal screw like a piano stool. Has anybody seen anything like this anywhere? Where?
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:34 PM   #15
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I made a quick shooting bench from scrap myself.

I had saved the cut-offs from building my deck. I used the Trex cutoffs for the table top.

The treated lumber and trex has held up well in the PNW rains..

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I remember seeing a round metal seat that was adjusted by spinning it around a large metal screw like a piano stool. Has anybody seen anything like this anywhere? Where?
There's several still made. Cheap enough to cannibalize the seat and strut to integrate into your own frame.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60155602/


Bench looks great, btw! If anything throw a little cushion on the ply seats to make it a little more comfy for shooting.
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I remember seeing a round metal seat that was adjusted by spinning it around a large metal screw like a piano stool. Has anybody seen anything like this anywhere? Where?

Brilliant Idea for vertical changes but sometimes I want to alter whether I'm more to the side or more directly behind the rifle, not just vertical changes. Still a good idea to use one of those style stools.
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Get a used office swivel chair. You can do the same thing with it. They are cheap and available. Piano stools are not cheap and hard to find.



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