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#1 Desert Fox

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:22 PM

I've always wanted to build a portable shooting bench. I finally did using materials from scrap steel tubings and black pipe. All I needed is the top and I'm all set. This came out nice and pretty sturdy.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:28 PM

it looks really good . need a field test soon . . . . . . .

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:58 PM

DF...why 3 legs and not 4?

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 08:08 PM

Very nice. I like the three legs much better than four. Mine is a lot easier to set up on uneven ground.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 08:14 PM

DF...why 3 legs and not 4?

Rob, Your shooting position is more natural behind the single leg. I copied the design from Stukey.

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Very nice. I like the three legs much better than four. Mine is a lot easier to set up on uneven ground.

Rim, I have up to 2 inch of leg hight adjustment .

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:28 AM

Rob, Your shooting position is more natural behind the single leg. I copied the design from Stukey.


Tripods are more stable as well. Three points of contact don't rock around.
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 04:55 PM

Finished the top today. I will give it a whirl tomorrow.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:50 PM

Very nice!!!!

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:02 PM

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These are two I built. closest is made from EMT tubing, the one in back is from old folding table legs. although I wish I had made it with three legs, these have been very stable to shoot from. I carry a couple of wooden door stop wedges to level with. I like the carpeting you finished your top with tho. I usually put 25 lbs of sand bags on mine to keep it from wiggling. DR

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:49 AM

That is sweet!

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:52 PM

Nice job.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:51 PM

How much does it weigh DF? Im sure that the pipe carries some weight. But if it works, the end result is worth it.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:34 PM

Grant,
I have the welders if you want to make one.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:42 PM

I appreciate thet Tom.. and may take you up on it. Im sure its a heavier stand than what I am used to shooting at squirrels. :good:
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:09 PM

How much does it weigh DF? Im sure that the pipe carries some weight. But if it works, the end result is worth it.

Grant, the whole thing weigh probably around 65 to 70 lbs. I will weigh it when I have a chance. I built it as an all around portable shooting bench that can be carried afield and at the same time sturdy enough for extreme long range shooting.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:02 AM

Nice looking table, and a lot cheaper that Stukey's I'm betting.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:59 PM

Yup! Stukey wants $500 for his. Mine did not cost me a dime. These are scrap metal from work that I put together. :yahoo:
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:21 AM

Very nice! I love building things with "found objects"! My late grandpa was king at it, I swear that man could make stuff out of nothing. I miss hanging out and welding stuff with him. I made some plate targets out of rebar and old plate steel I found on the side of the road.

I really like your idea! Guess I'll have to make myself one.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 04:03 PM

Starting making these a few years back. Since I move around a lot when I shoot ground squirrels this is easy to maneuver. My latest project is making a battery powered version.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:50 PM

Graystone, hey I like that! Ed



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:43 AM

Starting making these a few years back. Since I move around a lot when I shoot ground squirrels this is easy to maneuver. My latest project is making a battery powered version.
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I like that, got any kind of plans or instruction you are willing to share? Nice job.

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 04:59 PM

The danged picture is so small you can't even really see it.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 06:53 PM

Cool looking platform. A ride around one would be cool.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 03:58 PM

Graystone, hey I like that! Ed

Thanks Ed, I appreciate that.

 

 

I like that, got any kind of plans or instruction you are willing to share? Nice job.

I have generic assembly pictures I'd be happy to share. Spent all afternoon trying to use Photobucket only to get a message that my extension isn't allowed on this site. If you'd like the pictures perhaps I could PM them to you.

 

 

The danged picture is so small you can't even really see it.

 

 

Got some learnin' to do!

 

Cool looking platform. A ride around one would be cool.

 

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 07:32 PM

Mine too, But a 1300 GSXR Hayabusa isn't great to hunt squirrels from.. lol


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 05:53 AM

Just think about it Grant,
You could shoot them at 180 mph.
I still think you are nuts for going that fast any way.
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Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:07 PM

Mine too, But a 1300 GSXR Hayabusa isn't great to hunt squirrels from.. lol

HI this is what I meant when I said Suzuki. My two wheel ride is a 1300 vtx.

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:20 PM

A friend of mine used to have one of those little death traps, scared the crap out of you on the highway but was really handy for hunting and shooting. Kind of like the "rat patrol" for those who remember that far back. Not that we would have ever shot from a vehicle, of course.

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I got one of those little death traps lol. You got to die of "sumting". Ed



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:40 PM

Here is a larger picture of greystones rolling shooting bench. Looks pretty nice.

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