If someone tells you that you need an exercise bike..say OK

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  1. etcher1

    etcher1 New Member

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    The electronics gave it up.

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    After looking around the internet and forums, I decided I needed as shooting bench. After stripping the recumbent bike down this is what I came up with. Had to do a little whittling on the front post. It is very stable.

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    Here it is with the fold out arm for rifle shooting.

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    Here it is with the rifle

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    Any comments or suggestions welcomed.
    Thanks for look'in,
  2. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That is cool. Way to use your brain.
  3. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    flippin GENIOUS!
  4. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    You could have left the pedals on to increase your heart rate. :D


    Nice.
  5. raven818

    raven818 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Forced myself to ask. What is the Lever looking piece in front of the trigger guard?

    It's so nice to have opposing thumbs. :) Nice work.
  6. JLA

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    Thats an old crossman BB gun. I have 1 just like it but not gold.
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    Bindernut Well-Known Member

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    Actually that's a Sears Ted Williams 799. AKA a fancy version of the Daisy 880. Sears also sold a plain-jane 799 that looks identical to the regular 880.

    I've still got my old Daisy 880 sitting in the shop down at the farm. The seals are pretty well hammered out but it'll still push a pellet out 200-250fps, which is enough to knock down a mouse or bird if we can't get em chased out the doors. An 880 in good shape will beat the pants off of any of the Crosman 760 variants.

    Back to the bench...
    Nice job of reworking some junk into something useful!!!
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  8. raven818

    raven818 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Killer looking BB Gun. I've got the shoot-your-eye-out Red Ryder, for the squirrels that drive my dogs nut in the back yard.
  9. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    I loved my ol red ryder, shot lots of birds and squirrels with in in my youth.
  10. oneoldsap

    oneoldsap New Member

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    That's the best use of an excersise bile I've ever seen ! You weren't born in new england were you ?
  11. etcher1

    etcher1 New Member

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    No just an old hillbilly.
    I need to quit play'in with my junk and get to reloading some more, that way I can use my stuff.:D
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    raven818 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Uh :eek:
  13. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    Made for a NICE portable shooting bench, awesome.
  14. etcher1

    etcher1 New Member

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    Not THAT junk the other junk.
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