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Very nice! Looks like quality work. Do the legs fold up easily?
 

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Yes. The legs are very heavy duty as well.
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Nice work. Looks sturdy, stable, and well built.
 

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Nice bench!!
Want to build one for me?
How heavy is it ?
When I try to build something like that it ends up being so heavy that it takes a forklift to move it:D
I have different ranges on my property (different yardage) so moving it around can be a pain.
I know why don't I have more then one?
The anser is when I build with wood I end up with hurt fingers(from missing the nails when hammering them) and it takes longer then building a house and always ends up heaver then a house.
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Nice lookin bench there!!!!!
How much to make and ship me one?(just kiddin but someone here will ask!)
 

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Nicely done Donnie
 

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Weighs probably 30 pounds or so. Only cost about $75 to build as long as you can get the legs for $40 or less. You could also use galvanized pipe and galanized pipe floor flanges to make screew in legs, but it would cost about the same or maybe even a bit more, and would take a bit longer to set up and break down.
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This is the version I put together this summer.
It was in the high 80's the day my nephew & grandnephew and I went to try it out.:eek:
Great idea using the wooden sawhorse legs. I meant to show this in my video, but I forgot. I use a small inexpensive adjustable chair with mine. It works great as it allows you to change your seating height depending if you are using a rest, bipod or whatever. The chair uses a pnuematic piston to change height. I got it from Wal Mart for 20 bucks. Easier to change the chair height than it is to change the table height.
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I keep mine inside and wanted to make it easily transportable.
Removable wheels and hitch!!

 

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I built mine out of 2x4, 4x4, and 2x6 treated pine and cemented in the ground. Not portable but very stable.

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My home made bench. Legs came off a thrown away table, they fold up, and lock in position when opened. Price $0. A half sheet of 3/4" plywood, cut on both sides to accomodate right, or left, handed shooters, and a generous coat of porch paint. It weighs in at around 35 pounds, and is easy to move, but sturdy. The rest I got at Academy Sport, for something like $35. Front rest verticle adjustments are easy, and you can shoot a hand gun off it. As you can see in the picture the cover comes off to allow large capacity mags as well. The telescope has been replaced with a spotting scope.
 

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Great idea using the wooden sawhorse legs. I meant to show this in my video, but I forgot. I use a small inexpensive adjustable chair with mine. It works great as it allows you to change your seating height depending if you are using a rest, bipod or whatever. The chair uses a pnuematic piston to change height. I got it from Wal Mart for 20 bucks. Easier to change the chair height than it is to change the table height.
Donnie D
I like the way you covered your bench. I need to do that also, elbows get scraped on my top from recoil.

I like the desk chair idea. that would help short shooters.:)
 

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Thanks folks. Keep up the posts. I like seeing the different ideas people come up with for their shooting benches. Makes for an interesting thread and gives everyone some great ideas.

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Nice work Donnie

Here is a picture of my 100 yard bench taken a few years ago, the
legs are 6x6 and the rest of it is 2x8, and 2x6. As you can see it
dosn`t get moved, I think it is 12 or 13 years old now. I like to have
friends come over for an afternoon shoot. Also have a bench at 25 ft.
25, 50,and 200 yards. CHUCK41
 

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