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Old 02-03-2017, 08:53 PM
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I am shooting in the desert(AZ) and want some kind of stable portable table for benchrest practice.
Can anyone recommend a stable portable table for benchrest practice.

Thanks,
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Old 02-03-2017, 09:48 PM
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I made one for my airguns using a folding metal sawhorse with adjustable legs. I bolted a piece of plywood to the top of the sawhorse using pre drilled holes in the horse. Carriage bolts and wingnuts, build it like you want it.
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Old 02-03-2017, 10:12 PM
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I made one for my airguns using a folding metal sawhorse with adjustable legs. I bolted a piece of plywood to the top of the sawhorse using pre drilled holes in the horse. Carriage bolts and wingnuts, build it like you want it.
Not good at building, good at buying!

Don't want Pivot, don't want swivel, just a really solid portable platform to practice benchrest.

Looked at:

http://shootingbenches.com/shootingbench.html

https://www.heckphillips.com/product...hooting-table/

I am wondering if they are worth $600 plus?
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Old 02-04-2017, 11:13 AM
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It would seem to me that portable and stable in the same sentence is an oxymoron. I've shot BR on stable tables that were anything but portable and portable tables that were no where stable enough for reliable BR. Hard to imagine the two circles overlapping. I suppose if money was no issue, you could have something made up out of titanium or carbon nano-structure that could equal concrete in stiffness, but never in dissipative mass.

Keep us posted on what you wind up going with. Always on the lookout for more knowledge.

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PS: Here a corrected version of your second link.

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https://www.midwayusa.com/product/52...shooting-bench

I have this. Good setup and stable and reasonably portable.
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Old 02-11-2017, 09:41 PM
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1st time set up of the Stukeys Sturdy Shooting Bench.
(4x normal speed.)
http://youtu.be/siX8QNf3X0I

Nice bench.
Heavy, 80 lbs.
Expensive, $850.

Was it worth $850 NO.
Would I buy it again YES.

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wow nice bench.. what caught my eyes though is the frame rate on your video.. it reminds me of watching Charlie Chaplin
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I used to move that fast.

I like the concept behind the leg attachments. Very smart design and more importantly, I stand corrected on my earlier comment about stability. That gets it done! Not cheap as you say, but you get what you pay for...

Nice investment that should last you a lifetime.

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I know it seems like a lot of money, but what if it tightens your groups by 1/8 or 1/4 MOA? Really not a bad use of money.

And if you don't find yourself using it, I suspect it could sell for a good chunk of what you paid.
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I guess I'm late to the show, it's a rugged buddy.
Made from 2'x4' ply
$100 w/o the edging.
$140 with the edging.








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I am shooting in the desert(AZ) and want some kind of stable portable table for benchrest practice.
Can anyone recommend a stable portable table for benchrest practice.

Thanks,
As far as I'm concerned, no portable bench will be truly stable. That being said, the Stukey model is a very usable design and I really like mine. I also have a Big Shooter rotating bench and it's pretty great set up in an alfalfa field on a nice day. Those are my two favorites.
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My portable when I'm not set up on the tailgate is a cheap work table I added a piece of 5/8" plywood for a top. Its steady enough for target and tree rats, as is the tailgate both with one piece rests.Work bench folds mostly flat with two wing nuts to be taken off for folding and storing in an SUV.



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I really like the Stukey bench! The fact that the legs screw in and there are only 3 of them makes it stable. The range I used to shoot at had a similar table but the legs slipped into sleeves and were held in by bolts you hand tightened. If a shooter were lucky, the legs stayed tight while shooting. I don't have a Stukey bench now, but it's on the list.
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I am shooting in the desert(AZ) and want some kind of stable portable table for benchrest practice.
Can anyone recommend a stable portable table for benchrest practice.

Thanks,
How do you define portable?

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