Shooting bench

Discussion in 'Firearm Accessories & Gear' started by carbon15man, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. carbon15man

    carbon15man New Member

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    So I just built this today what do you guys think?

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  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    NICE! very nice! good job and you should get lots of use out of it.:D
     

  3. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    Solid top? It doesn't snow where you live?
     
  4. KG7IL

    KG7IL Well-Known Member

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    I think it looks great. I like the wide stance on the forward legs.

    Hope the OSB holds up.
     
  5. carbon15man

    carbon15man New Member

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    Well I'm in north Carolina so it doesn't snow that much and I used left over material from the new chicken house we jus made built
     
  6. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    I would expect he's going put more than a couple of coats something on it. Maybe some marine concoction..
     
  7. carbon15man

    carbon15man New Member

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    Yea like I said it was left over stuff from the chicken house I'll put something on it but I'm not expecting for it to last forever a year or so until I build my range and build a bench to use forever
     
  8. Vincine

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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.
     
  9. vincent

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    I love threads like this! Great job, looks like it'll work well for ya...

    What do you have in mind for the range? Distance? Handgun/rifle/shotgun/all of the above?
     
  10. carbon15man

    carbon15man New Member

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    I'll prolly go out to about 200 yards I don't need too much and I'll shoot the 10/22 at 100 the ar out to 200 and all the other larger caliber guns I don't shoot to often so no need to try to really stretch them out
     
  11. carbon15man

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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
     
  12. kytowboater

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    Looks pretty sweet. Hope it works out well for you.
     
  13. Centurian22

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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!
     
  14. Vincine

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    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.

    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?
     
  15. KG7IL

    KG7IL Well-Known Member

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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..
     
  16. LongBaller71

    LongBaller71 New Member

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    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.
     
  17. Centurian22

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    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.
     
  18. drboompa

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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.