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Posted: 1/21/2022 5:40:43 PM EDT
After three days of pain from shooting prone Monday it is time to find/build a portable shooting bench. Does anyone have a recommendation, that’s not $1k+, or plans? I am getting my son a welder this weekend so this could be a good first project for him.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 1/21/2022 11:27:25 PM EDT
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What about a tripod? About as portable as it gets. As far as benches go, I’ve seen all manner of DIY benches, but it’s always been one off stuff that people have just kind of dreamed up. I’d say that it needs to be heavy enough to be stable, yet light enough to carry, so that is a tough hurdle. Unless you’re driving right up to your shooting spot.
Link Posted: 1/22/2022 9:44:40 AM EDT
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I use a folding table, 2'x4'.  But then, I usually shoot off my deck.
Link Posted: 1/22/2022 9:53:37 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/22/2022 11:37:06 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By BoomToob:
What about a tripod? About as portable as it gets. As far as benches go, I’ve seen all manner of DIY benches, but it’s always been one off stuff that people have just kind of dreamed up. I’d say that it needs to be heavy enough to be stable, yet light enough to carry, so that is a tough hurdle. Unless you’re driving right up to your shooting spot.
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I can drive up to our shooting spots so it just needs to be portable. Agreed, heavier is better. I am thinking a metal frame with removable legs and a 3/4-1” ply top. We have a lot of metal to work with so I just need to make a decent design.
Link Posted: 1/22/2022 11:38:42 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By mi650:
I use a folding table, 2'x4'.  But then, I usually shoot off my deck.
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I have done that a few times out to 600 yds. I want to use this at 1,000-1,600 yds and I am not sure about the stability for shooting that far.
Link Posted: 1/22/2022 11:42:24 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By 3seven4:
Caldwell stable table.
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Looks pretty good. Having never shot from a swivel base I wonder what it’s like. I’ll have to try and find one to check out.
Link Posted: 2/2/2022 11:47:20 PM EDT
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The MTM High-Low shooting table works well for as light as it is.  The tripod legs are very adaptable to terrain. Table top is small.  It wouldn’t be hard to build a larger, stiffer table top that mounts to the tripod legs.
Link Posted: 2/3/2022 1:13:21 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By KalmanPhilter:
The MTM High-Low shooting table works well for as light as it is.  The tripod legs are very adaptable to terrain. Table top is small.  It wouldn’t be hard to build a larger, stiffer table top that mounts to the tripod legs.
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Thanks!
Link Posted: 2/3/2022 1:18:37 PM EDT
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I built my own. I wanted something both portable and heavy as shit.

It will fit in the back of my truck perfectly and also folds up against the wall. It has rollers on it because I keep it in thr garage and just wheel it outside when I want to use it.

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If you're familiar with sketch up I think I still have the files I can send.
Link Posted: 2/3/2022 7:13:47 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By drfroglegs:
I built my own. I wanted something both portable and heavy as shit.

It will fit in the back of my truck perfectly and also folds up against the wall. It has rollers on it because I keep it in thr garage and just wheel it outside when I want to use it.

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If you're familiar with sketch up I think I still have the files I can send.
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Cool! Looks good. Looks like a good size. No need for the file as your pictures do a great job. I am going to have my son weld it up for me.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 3/8/2022 11:20:38 AM EDT
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http://portercalls.com/portable_shooting_bench.htm

I’ve built several of these for myself, friends and family. They work great
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