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Old 10-10-2019, 09:27 PM
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When you put the 1712 back in the stock, did you torque the screws back to 30inch Lbs?
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Old 10-13-2019, 06:01 PM
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I did not check the torque, embarrassed to say, I have a torque driver (Wheeler) that I've never used.

I spent yesterday upgrading my shooting system. I had a bunch of left-over lumber and TREX boards so I found a DIY plan on the net and set to work. My 9-year old grandson got a kick out of helping.

Here's a picture. You'll see the new Vudoo Crow and the Anschutz McMillan on the bench. Also dragged out my spotting scope because there is NO WAY my wife is going to go down two sets of stairs and into the backyard to fetch my target (and I'd never ask, she does more than plenty).

I love the bench. It was great fun building. I don't like the seat much. It is comfortable enough but I'm looking for some type of retro-fit swivel adjustable pedestal that I can insert in this wooden structure. If anyone has idea I'd love to hear it!
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Old 10-13-2019, 06:54 PM
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Nice setup there.

Regarding the seat, other than putting some padding on it, try and pickup a second hand swivel stool or an office swivel chair, being height adjustable they make shooting more comfortable.

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Thanks!

I just cut 3" off each leg. Now it fits me and all the other Lollipop kids! When someone taller than me, a 6 foot GIANT, I could set it only wooden blocks.

Now I need some hooks and trays attached to the side, and a 2-4 vertical rifle rack (DIY) separate from the bench (I don't want to be banging barrels moving around on the bench).

Then, I'll dig up my old BREAD 8-Track and player, CB antennae , and be good to go.

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Most comfortable seat that I use for benchrest is a drummers stool. Go to a music shop and test them out. Height adjustable as well.
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I bought a keyboardist seat, it's padded, adjustable height and very stable.
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I just cut 3" off each leg. Now it fits me and all the other Lollipop kids! Thanks
If you have a router or good old sand-paper, round off the bench top and all edges, it stops clothing getting snagged and its safer for the lollipop's.

A piece of old tarp will protect it from the weather.

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Old 10-14-2019, 10:36 AM
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Great suggestions all!
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The drummer’s chair (“Throne” in the business) works very well. A cheaper option is a pneumatic garage work stool. The detract is it has wheels, but it will work for sure. I bet your shooting will improve with the bench. Be sure to report in,
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You'll see the new Vudoo Crow and the Anschutz McMillan on the bench. Also dragged out my spotting scope because there is NO WAY my wife is going to go down two sets of stairs and into the backyard to fetch my target (and I'd never ask, she does more than plenty).
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You need to leave that Vodoo in the house when you shoot your Annie.... You will embarrass the Vodoo... LOL

I didn't know there was another "old Wildlife" guy who played with wood construction.... Ya done good on the bench. Hope there are no lefties in your group..... LOL again.

Nice stuff, Just sayin.
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Old 10-14-2019, 07:22 PM
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Funny you mentioned lefties. I'm a left-eye dominant person. I shoot a bow and shotgun left-handed, but rifles and handguns righty.

But the funny thing, now that it is history because I didn't laugh right away, is that I built the top first. Then I installed the legs.

When I turned it right side up, yep, you guessed it. It was backwards for a full-leftie. I had to dismantle almost the entire piece and re-organize to righty. Good thing, like Foghorn-Leghorn, I keep my feathers numbered for just such occasions!
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