Shooting bench

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by Jim1611, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Jim1611

    Jim1611 New Member

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    Thought I'd post a picture of my shooting bench. I made a wood form and poured the bench top out of concrete. It's got rebar in it to reinforce the top and also tie the legs in. They are welded to 1/4" thick plates that were put into the bottom of the form. It sits on three concrete pillars. Around that I made a 10' square patio out of local creek rocks. The 4 corners have concrete pillars on footers that I plan to build a roof over next year sometime.
     

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  2. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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    Very cool! Great work. Thanks for sharing with us.
     

  3. Mandy

    Mandy New Member

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    Nice stand, I love it............
     
  4. Jim1611

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    Thanks guys. :)
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    jim that is a very nice shooting bench! well done. you can come over to my house and build one anytime you like, just in case you need more practice!
     
  6. Jim1611

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    Thanks axxe55. I still have the form :D
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    that really is a well made, nice looking bench. it should give you many years of shooting pleasure and also your great grandchildren will get to use it!
     
  8. Jpyle

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    Thats an awesome piece of work there...man how I envy you folks that can build a private range on your own land.
     
  9. kenhesr

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    I LIKE!!! Thats a GREAT set-up :)

    What am I look'in at Jim, 100 yds out to the backstop?? Kinda hard to judge from the pic.

    I don't think I'd even need to shoot to enjoy it. With a setting like that, give me a cold one and I can just TALK guns for hours. ;) Ken
     
  10. lastcast

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    Nice Work!!!

    All you need now is one of those portable tents to keep dry and not get sunburn, open on all sides and of course, the Bar-B-Que and ice chest.

    Great place to spend time. Congrats!!:D:D

    Lastcast
     
  11. griffin81

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    That thing looks great. I'd like to see picture of the top from looking downward at it.

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  12. Jim1611

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    Thanks. I wanted to make it to last. I figure as I get older I won't want to be fixing things, or too old to even be able to!!:) This past weekend my grandson and his dad used it for a couple of hours. That's one reason I made it, for other folks to use. Sometimes it gets allot of use.

    Thanks!

    Thanks. I hope to never live where I can't have somewhere to shoot.

    Thanks. It is the backstop. I made a retaining wall about 4 feet tall into a hillside. Gives me a good level and flat place to sit targets. I've got visions of sitting there and talking guns too. :) Gonna have a roof over it next year hopefully so I figure that'll be a great place to hang a porch swing.
     
  13. Jim1611

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    Thanks. I plan to put a roof over it next year, open on all sides like you mention too and have a place where we can stand our guns too.

    Thanks. Sorry it took me so long to get the picture, I just did see the last two post today. Got almost all of it in the picture by standing on a step ladder on the tailgate of my truck. If you want any measurements let me know. I can sketch something up.
     

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  14. griffin81

    griffin81 New Member

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    Thanks for the pics that's a awesome shooting bench

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  15. Mack Bolan

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    best shooting set up ever.....

    Wow, if any shooting bench/setup were to make into Home & Garden magazine, that should be the one. Awesome job, making civil engineers jealous without even trying....i just like looking at it. I have to add the property provides an ideal setting for that also...but still....

    Thanks for sharing too!!
     
  16. Jim1611

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    Thanks for the kind words guys. I really enjoyed building it and now using it.