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Re: Shooting bench

Post by flashman » 19 Aug 2018, 7:00 pm

How do I add a heater to my bench ???????? :mrgreen:
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Re: Shooting bench

Post by Stix » 19 Aug 2018, 8:29 pm

flashman wrote:How do I add a heater to my bench ???????? :mrgreen:


Wear a onezee while shooting & eat a can of baked beans 12 hrs before you shoot...?
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Post by Ziad » 20 Aug 2018, 2:18 am

Careful beans means gass... and it's methane so you are likely to burn your butt hairs or miss your shot due to the forward movement upon venting of said gas
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Re: Shooting bench

Post by flashman » 20 Aug 2018, 8:02 pm

Sounds goog baked beans are the go .... 8-)
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Post by green_comet » 03 Oct 2018, 6:21 pm

Awesome idea guys!

I used this thread and this video on YouTube as a guide for making one also. I ended up getting a Kincrome saw horse, because they were very sturdy and have locking pins, and I used this Formrite sheet for the top. The piece of wood that came with the saw horse I used to brace the legs to the top and bolted it all together.

It came out pretty good, folds flat and is very sturdy, it easily held my weight 6'2" and 100kg. Total size is 1000Lx600Wx780H and it weighs about 7kg at a guess. I still need to do round some corners, do some sanding and cut a handle into each side, not sure if I should paint the top board or cover it with marine carpet.

Anyways here's pics, thanks to everyone in this thread for the inspiration.


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Post by BangBangSkeetSkeet » 03 Oct 2018, 10:17 pm

that's a tidy looking bench you've made mate, and thanks for the pix. i might have a crack at making one like it myself this weekend.
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Post by green_comet » 05 Oct 2018, 6:02 pm

Thanks mate.

I've cleaned it up a little, rounded the edges, cut out a handle and some notches in case I want to lean a rifle or two against it. Still needs a paint.

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Post by Oldbloke » 05 Oct 2018, 6:10 pm

green_comet wrote:Thanks mate.

I've cleaned it up a little, rounded the edges, cut out a handle and some notches in case I want to lean a rifle or two against it. Still needs a paint.

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But is it high enough to sit on a stool or chair and shoot?
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Post by marksman » 05 Oct 2018, 7:20 pm

nice job :drinks:
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Re: Shooting bench

Post by madang55 » 08 Oct 2018, 1:28 pm

Of course you don't mind if anyone copies it do you?
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Post by Stix » 08 Oct 2018, 7:03 pm

Mate i rekon a few of us have copied a few of us on here...so copy away...!!

The more copies there are means the less chance old bloke will have of suing me & marksman... :drinks: :lol:
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Post by Stix » 08 Oct 2018, 7:05 pm

Oldbloke wrote:
green_comet wrote:Thanks mate.

I've cleaned it up a little, rounded the edges, cut out a handle and some notches in case I want to lean a rifle or two against it. Still needs a paint.

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But is it high enough to sit on a stool or chair and shoot?
The reason I built mine the way I did was for that reason. On average about 100mm higher from memory.



Actually thinking about it old bloke...what about those cut-outs for the rifles to rest in--if its short in height might hit scope ey...?

If so maybe do bigger cut outs...?
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Post by Oldbloke » 08 Oct 2018, 8:41 pm

I just cut a couple of V shaped notches in mine.
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Re: Shooting bench

Post by green_comet » 09 Oct 2018, 8:30 am

Oldbloke wrote:
green_comet wrote:But is it high enough to sit on a stool or chair and shoot?
The reason I built mine the way I did was for that reason. On average about 100mm higher from memory.


Doesn't seem to be short to me, was spot on using my eski as the seat. :lol:

My cousin took it out over the weekend and said it was perfectly fine. I don't want to get too critical with it though, it's just something to throw in the car and bring with when we go shooting.

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Re: Shooting bench

Post by Urastus » 04 Dec 2018, 9:53 am

bigfellascott wrote:The fold up ladders and a bench top on em make great shooting benches - ones with ajustable legs are even better.


Well thank you. I've been contemplating some way to accurately sight my rifle in - my club doesn't have benches.
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Re: Shooting bench

Post by Oldbloke » 04 Dec 2018, 5:29 pm

green_comet wrote:
Oldbloke wrote:
green_comet wrote:But is it high enough to sit on a stool or chair and shoot?
The reason I built mine the way I did was for that reason. On average about 100mm higher from memory.


Doesn't seem to be short to me, was spot on using my eski as the seat. :lol:

My cousin took it out over the weekend and said it was perfectly fine. I don't want to get too critical with it though, it's just something to throw in the car and bring with when we go shooting.

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Mmmm.... Perhaps the one you bought is a bit higher than the couple I looked at.

In any case both options are pretty good.
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Re: Shooting bench

Post by Ziad » 15 Dec 2018, 12:58 pm

So yesterday decided I need a shooting bench, as my 1000L IBC is not stable enough. So got me a 10 dollar formply sheet. And 2 saw horses.

Had an hour as the wife and kids are hunting for food.... at a butcher. So started working and spied the work bench with folding legs I had lying around from the Bosch circular saw I never really used, as the saw got relegated to cutting aluminum channels. So a few minutes later I have my new shooting bench ready and painted in matt black cuz we is coolz.

So total cost of bench 10 bucks. Not bad effort

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Re: Shooting bench

Post by flashman » 15 Dec 2018, 8:55 pm

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