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Old 02-09-2013, 06:49 AM
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Good thread here. Seeing some of the benches other have made makes me wish I had tried harder.

I made my bench and seat using lumber from wooden pallets. Durn! Those things are hard to take apart. I made my table square, and put a 1' overhang on one side so i could belly up to the gun. The contraption on top of the table is my front support. My sandbag is a plastic baggie filled with sand and covered with a sock. I have targets at 25 and 50 yards in the pic below plus a orange prairie dog figure on a spring near the 50 yard line. When I get frustrated trying to get bullets to go exactly where I want them to, I shoot the dog a couple of times for fun.



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I got tired of running to the house during each little sprinkle. My range is L shaped. I have 100 yds to the left, and i built a small berm about 30 yds on the right side. I sometimes have 3 or 4 friends at the time over. My bench faces south, so the screens are to block the sun from eyes.



I laid it out so someone right handed or left handed could shoot.



I have a rifle rack to put rifles, and the tool box contains rugs for the bench top, as well as rest, targets, and staple guns


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Just finished mine up. The wheels on the front are from an old junk mower. They allow me to easily move it to various distances, and they tilt up off the ground when I'm where I need to be.









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My just finished portable bench.

Just finished my portable bench.








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I finally got around to putting a bench together that I don't have to break down each time. And thanks to all that I copied from other posts. And gave me a chance to get rid of the scraps from a deck job. Just put the Trex boards on the top lol.




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there is some nice looking benches , mine was free and took 5min to build ....


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Old 09-16-2013, 11:27 PM
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New Bench

Seeing as the one I built in May of 09 out of chip board flooring material would sway like the Tacoma Narrows bridge it was time to replace it. I have a couple of friends who are lefties so I made this one ambidextrous.










Of course it rained the next day so I did not get a chance to christen it yet.

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Oh this is what the old one was sporting
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:26 PM
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Latest pics. rounded the corners and added a radius where your rib cage will be in contact with the bench.







anyone in the Kalamazoo/South Haven area is welcome to drop by.

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That's awesome Rich! I'm gathering ideas as I'm building a new bench and love this. Will post some pics when done.

I'm just NW of Kazoo in Alamo Twp.
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some great benches on here! i made my first bench a couple of years ago, but the portability/stability ratio was not in my favor.
then i stumbled on these plans online:
http://www.realitysurvival.com/survi...-design-plans/

i finally finished mine last weekend. i added some aluminum channel to the feet to protect them from chipping.
comes apart and fits in the trunk of a car easily, and when set up it is as stable as it gets.

abidextrous as well, just flip the rear support around and flip the top over and VOILA!, lefty friendly.

parts needed - 1 3/4 inch 4x8 sheet of plywood


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Just finished my portable bench.








Mike
I plan to make one this fall and going to use this one as a starting reference point for the pattern/style.

Nice job.

Can you update with bottom view of your tripod layout relative to the table top.

Thanks.
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Old 10-12-2014, 05:40 PM
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Latest pics. rounded the corners and added a radius where your rib cage will be in contact with the bench.







anyone in the Kalamazoo/South Haven area is welcome to drop by.

Rich
on the rounded edges!
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Old 10-21-2014, 01:46 PM
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on the rounded edges!
always surprises me how that simple touch changes the character so dramatically.

Thanks
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Mike, I REALLY like the looks of your table. Could you post some pics of how you attached the legs and maybe the dimensions? I'm looking for plans for a new table to use shooting prairie dogs. Thanks...
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