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Posted: 9/19/2009 8:10:02 PM EST
A friend of mine offered me the use of some land to shoot and hunt on and after a couple of outings, realized we needed a bench for long range load testing. I didn't pay too much attention in shop class years ago but I think I did a pretty good job on it and got some good chrono results and groups.




results from the service rifle:

Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:16:46 PM EST
Wow! 200 yards with open sights? Nice groups, and nice bench, bro!
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:30:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 8:31:04 PM EST by MonkTx]
Originally Posted By Pepsi:
Wow! 200 yards with open sights? Nice groups, and nice bench, bro!


I'm not that good with a rifle. I slapped a scope on that sucker. It was my intention to use irons but that target was reduced for 50yds use and I couldn't even make it out at 200 so I went with plan B.

Link Posted: 9/19/2009 9:15:08 PM EST
Originally Posted By MonkTx:
Originally Posted By Pepsi:
Wow! 200 yards with open sights? Nice groups, and nice bench, bro!


I'm not that good with a rifle. I slapped a scope on that sucker. It was my intention to use irons but that target was reduced for 50yds use and I couldn't even make it out at 200 so I went with plan B.




But you are honest!
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 10:00:25 PM EST
Dammit all, man, details! That looks like two layers of plywood laminated together! And what are those legs, from a dinner table??? Again, details, dammitall!!!!
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 8:04:17 AM EST
Originally Posted By DaGrandPoobah:
Dammit all, man, details! That looks like two layers of plywood laminated together! And what are those legs, from a dinner table??? Again, details, dammitall!!!!


Two 3/4" pieces of plywood glued and screwed together. The legs are 1" black iron mounted at about an 18 degree angle for stability. I'll post some pics of the underside later.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 8:08:40 AM EST
I'm interested in more pics as well. I need one of those!!! Do the legs fold up for transport???
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 11:12:07 AM EST
The legs unscrew. Here's the underside:



Link Posted: 9/20/2009 11:24:04 AM EST
Cool.

Replace the screws with the largest bolts that will fit, flat washers and wing nuts and it will be even more portable. You can even rig something to the underside of the table to retain the legs for even more convenience.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 11:27:59 AM EST
Nice.

I'd put a 4th leg on the upper front left part of it for stability.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 11:36:18 AM EST
add a way to secure the legs to the under side when not screwed in place.


i am not smart enough to help just point stuff out.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:02:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By bulldog1967:
Nice.

I'd put a 4th leg on the upper front left part of it for stability.




Doesn't need it, it's rock solid.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:03:39 PM EST
Very nice.


Are they screw in legs so the bench can be broken down?

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:06:23 PM EST
Originally Posted By RRD3:
Very nice.


Are they screw in legs so the bench can be broken down?



Yep.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:07:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By MonkTx:
Originally Posted By RRD3:
Very nice.


Are they screw in legs so the bench can be broken down?



Yep.


Very nice. I think I'll go off your idea and make myself one
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:10:34 PM EST
3 of us built the exact same bench a couple of years ago before a prairie dog trip. We found the plans on the web.

Took a minute, but here are the plans


Works great even if it is a bit heavy.
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