Shooting Benches --- Show me yours



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Shooting Benches --- Show me yours
« on: September 28, 2013, 12:23:38 PM »
I't time to have a dedicated shooting bench and stop using tables or what not to shoot off of. I've been down at shop Cutting and Welding on what ever I could find in the scrap pile to build a shooting bench. I'm just not happy with what I'm coming up with. So far it looks like a Yugoslavian Turnip separator. Need some more/better ideas.   
I see that Cabela's has one on sale for $99 that actually doesn't look too bad.... don't know how strong or stable it is.

How about at peek at what you are using in the way of a Shooting Bench?

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OK.. here is my scrap pile bench:
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Re: Shooting Benches --- Show me yours
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2013, 02:03:15 PM »
LOL Dave!   That's a ton for sure!
I was just gonna mention, that if you have a "Workmate" portable work bench, you can make a top, with a bottom rib on it, to clamp onto it, and makes a stable platform, that don't take much space.
But you've got a lot on your plate with what Dave loaded u up with! ;)

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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2013, 02:21:01 PM »
I't time to have a dedicated shooting bench and stop using tables or what not to shoot off of. I've been down at shop Cutting and Welding on what ever I could find in the scrap pile to build a shooting bench. I'm just not happy with what I'm coming up with. So far it looks like a Yugoslavian Turnip separator. Need some more/better ideas.   
I see that Cabela's has one on sale for $99 that actually doesn't look too bad.... don't know how strong or stable it is.


How about at peek at what you are using in the way of a Shooting Bench?

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I bought that Cabelas bench last time it was on sale (Timber Ridge). It's very sturdy and I love it.
Opens quickly and folds up very thin for storage. I comes with a pretty nice carrying bag too. They are not always in the box, but it's listed on the the website. Ours didn't have it inside so we asked and they ordered it for us.
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Re: Shooting Benches --- Show me yours
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2013, 03:16:41 PM »
Here is mine:



Here is how to do it:

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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2013, 04:33:35 PM »
TNX Retatcdude.. Nice looking bench. I wanted to see what folks were actually using... I had done a search, and did indeed see many various plans and commercial benches... but there is nothing better than finding out just what the Air Rifle Crowd is actually using. I was hoping to see if anyone was using a sort of Hammock arrangement at the front of the bench to lay the forend of the gun into. I suppose it would be akin to using a pair of Sticks. Any how... thanks for the photo... I'll post my scrap pile bench as soon as the paint dries. I guess it will work until I decide upon something else.

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Re: Shooting Benches --- Show me yours
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2013, 05:43:37 PM »
I like to use one of those plastic sawhorses that they sell at Lowes or Home Depot. Mine have a tray underneath for pellets and all the other junk that we need, and they fold up flat and take up hardly any space at all. Just fold up towel and lay it across the top and get to flinging lead!
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Re: Shooting Benches --- Show me yours
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2013, 06:01:11 PM »
Mr. Snakebite:
About the bench from Cabelas you mentioned in the first post. I forgot to mention that the forearm on the front of that bench is "Y" shaped at the top with a spongy roller on each arm. It actually works well with springers! Kind of like a paint roller rest.
It's easy to take out to if you want to use bags or whatever.
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Re: Shooting Benches --- Show me yours
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2013, 06:40:09 PM »
Tnx Tater... I looked at the video that RETATCDUDE posted. Those Rugged Buddy Saw Horse legs look pretty neat.  The Bench rest that I just made is not portable at all. It all welded together from the scrap pile.. and will stay here at home. However.. I just might have to either get those legs, or that rest from Cabela's. A portable rest might come in handy next month in Colorado, I think there will be a lot of time spent with the spotting scope and a portable rest would be nicer than the hood of the truck.

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Re: Shooting Benches --- Show me yours
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2013, 07:36:48 PM »
here's a very stable bench I made following this guide  http://www.airgunarena.com/index.php/Shooting_bench_plans_-_wood







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« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2013, 08:39:45 PM »
COOL! That ought to handle just about anything that you decide to use it for. I'm thinking it could easily handle two KEGs for the "After Shoot" party!  ;)

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« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2013, 09:30:02 PM »
TNX Retatcdude.. Nice looking bench. I wanted to see what folks were actually using... I had done a search, and did indeed see many various plans and commercial benches... but there is nothing better than finding out just what the Air Rifle Crowd is actually using. I was hoping to see if anyone was using a sort of Hammock arrangement at the front of the bench to lay the forend of the gun into. I suppose it would be akin to using a pair of Sticks. Any how... thanks for the photo... I'll post my scrap pile bench as soon as the paint dries. I guess it will work until I decide upon something else.

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Benjamin Trail NP XL1100 (home tuned by muwah with Tuna trigger)
Stoeger X-20 RAMmed by Gene and Tuna trigger
Winchester 1000SX .177 (semi-tuned by muwah)
Winchester 1000B RAMmed by Gene
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« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2013, 09:59:23 PM »
Mr. EZ.... Thanks for the links. It might be nice to find one that uses a swivel mount... like a Ack-Ack gun so I can cover the entire back yard from one location! Seriously, the way things are laid out around here my various target ranges are all in different directions, so as to avoid "Things", like trucks, tractors, trailers, Green Houses, Shops. I have to move the bench if I change ranges.   :(

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Re: Shooting Benches --- Show me yours
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2013, 10:09:05 PM »
Interesting idea. Take the plans for the heavy bench, modify it to a horse shoe or "U" shaped bench. Add a boat swivel seat and there you have it.
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Benjamin Trail NP XL1100 (home tuned by muwah with Tuna trigger)
Stoeger X-20 RAMmed by Gene and Tuna trigger
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« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2013, 12:14:45 AM »
Tnx Tater... I looked at the video that RETATCDUDE posted. Those Rugged Buddy Saw Horse legs look pretty neat.  The Bench rest that I just made is not portable at all. It all welded together from the scrap pile.. and will stay here at home. However.. I just might have to either get those legs, or that rest from Cabela's. A portable rest might come in handy next month in Colorado, I think there will be a lot of time spent with the spotting scope and a portable rest would be nicer than the hood of the truck.

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We were in Wyoming last month shooting prairie rats with those benches we made. 750 prairie dogs (me) in two days and 3 coyotes. They do very well in the field. AMAZON has the legs. Order 34" length...
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Re: Shooting Benches --- Show me yours
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2013, 02:30:43 AM »
It never occurred to me to wonder about a Yugoslavian turnip separator until I saw a photo of one.  And they double as a shooting bench.  How handy.  Does the Yugoslavian army use them for sniper practice, too>

Seriously, for a shooting bench I just use a workmate.  I have a paint roller supported by pvc pipe (three straight sections and a couple of nineties) which I clamp between the jaws.  I can move it to whatever height I want and tighten the clamps.  To complete the ensemble I have a cheap plastic lawn chair.  It's not elegant but it works for me.
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« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2013, 11:54:06 AM »
used the buddy legs. super easy to build. I added som carpet for the elbows. My Barska spotting scope is mounred on a RAM Mount camera system
I put a shingle under one leg as a leveler
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« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2013, 12:01:28 PM »
sorry wrong pic in posting top one is incorrect
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« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2013, 12:02:45 PM »
changed out chair to a folding stool for more portability
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« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2013, 12:10:19 PM »
made mine ... sawhorse legs fold underneath .. it is fairly light but enough heft not to move much when i shoot.  i also have a composite one i purchased, while lighter it wobbles
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