Winter Project: Nice Portable Shooting Bench

NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior MemberPosts: 4,244 Senior Member
Saw this at the range today and the guy was nice enough to send me the info ...



http://www.realitysurvival.com/survival-resources/free-shooting-bench-design-plans/

... I’m gonna have a decent project making a couple of these thought maybe somebody else might need a project when the weather gets bad.
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  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,385 Senior Member
    Neat design. I question how steady the top
    And rest would be with the way they are attached. If I didn't already have a portable bench, I'd make something similar.
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • AxeAxe Member Posts: 356 Member
    Looks pretty good to me. My range is in a gully, or the base of the apalacian mountains here. It gets very windy here, and I'm thinking these tables will not hold up to the wind. Our benches are all 2"x4"s and pretty permanent. I would definitely like to make them and try one.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 13,764 Senior Member
    I have one that's similar....plenty steady once I get my sandbags on it and plant my ass on the little seat....also readily converts for left handed shooters...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 1,236 Senior Member
    Looks good...I have a bench from TowerStools in Faith SD that I would trade for nothing.
    "Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,115 Senior Member
    I'm looking at making a compact, portable bench to take to the SE shoot. I have a solid bench at home but we only have a 100yd range and when I get a chance to shoot at longer ranges, I want to capitalize on it. Last year at Jerry's, I was having so much fun shooting longer distances that I probably spent more time on CPJ's bench using Jerm's rest than they did. Next time I plan to have my own bench and rest. I'm looking for something that folds up small as I already tote a bit of stuff up there.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
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  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,385 Senior Member
    Fisheadgib wrote: »
    I'm looking at making a compact, portable bench to take to the SE shoot. I have a solid bench at home but we only have a 100yd range and when I get a chance to shoot at longer ranges, I want to capitalize on it. Last year at Jerry's, I was having so much fun shooting longer distances that I probably spent more time on CPJ's bench using Jerm's rest than they did. Next time I plan to have my own bench and rest. I'm looking for something that folds up small as I already tote a bit of stuff up there.
    Harbor freight sells a folding work bench similar to the one I used for my bench. It's not near as heavy made as mine, but mines a black and decker from the 1970's. But it should be stiff enough once you put a solid top on it. Also jamming the feet into the dirt steadys even mine up a LOT. I had considered putting some pointy feet on mine.
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,385 Senior Member
    Here's the bench.
    https://m.harborfreight.com/folding-clamping-workbench-with-movable-pegs-47844.html?utm_referrer=direct%2Fnot%20provided


    Looks kinda flimsy, but I'm guessing one could add some support to it.
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,031 Senior Member
    My new neighbor who bought the 65 acres adjoining our place has set up a 600 yard range with a permanent shooting platform that's built like a bridge- - - - -about 10 X 20 feet of it! I'm hoping he will make it available to us at next year's shoot!
    Jerry
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,031 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Looks kinda flimsy, but I'm guessing one could add some support to it.

    If you can find an original Black & Decker Workmate bench, it's on the same design but much sturdier. I use one at the York shoot with a 2X3 foot plywood top clamped into the built-in vise to hold my shooting box and act as a stand-up rifle rest during "range cold" times.

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    Just looked- - - - -there are several of them on Ebay, new and used.
    Jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
    ASK-HOLE Someone who asks for advice and always does something opposite
  • shushshush Senior Member Posts: 6,260 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    My new neighbor who bought the 65 acres adjoining our place has set up a 600 yard range with a permanent shooting platform that's built like a bridge- - - - -about 10 X 20 feet of it! I'm hoping he will make it available to us at next year's shoot!
    Jerry

    Here is a range to have next door Teach :jester:;

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    Jayhawker wrote: »...But seriously Shush....

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  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,115 Senior Member
    I'd like to make something as stout as the one that Farmboydeuce took a couple of years ago but a little smaller and with folding legs.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
    .
  • shushshush Senior Member Posts: 6,260 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    If you can find an original Black & Decker Workmate bench, it's on the same design but much sturdier.

    I have had one for years, very good bit of kit.

    cjp wrote: »..... Oh dear God, I've admitted to liking something Limey.I'll never hear the end of this.

    Jayhawker wrote: »...But seriously Shush....

    Big Chief wrote: ».........walking around with a greasy butt ain't no fun, though!

     


     

  • kansashunterkansashunter Senior Member Posts: 1,256 Senior Member
    Fisheadgib wrote: »
    I'm looking at making a compact, portable bench to take to the SE shoot. I have a solid bench at home but we only have a 100yd range and when I get a chance to shoot at longer ranges, I want to capitalize on it. Last year at Jerry's, I was having so much fun shooting longer distances that I probably spent more time on CPJ's bench using Jerm's rest than they did. Next time I plan to have my own bench and rest. I'm looking for something that folds up small as I already tote a bit of stuff up there.
    That would be nice. Then we could have one for the adult sized people and cpj's for the children.
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,385 Senior Member
    That would be nice. Then we could have one for the adult sized people and cpj's for the children.
    :adds$$$$torestcost:
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 5,935 Senior Member
    Fisheadgib wrote: »
    I'd like to make something as stout as the one that Farmboydeuce took a couple of years ago but a little smaller and with folding legs.

    The top of mine was just an arbitrary size that decided on based on my wants and more importantly the material I had on hand. Folding legs would be doable, it would just take some figuring to make a repeatable solid mechanism.

    I used threaded materials because I had them on hand or could procure them for cheap. Basically I took two or three different designs I saw on the web or YouTube and adjusted them to my materials and know how.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,385 Senior Member
    I got everything for free. That's why I made it the way I made it.

    Fify
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 5,935 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Fify

    Ok yeah that.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13

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