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#1 Karl

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 04:56 PM

I picked up an old school desk and seat in one. It is perfect for a shooting bench.What I am trying to figure out is the best style of top to make. What is your favorite design and why? All ideas and opinions are welcome!Thank You, Karl
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 05:13 PM

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 05:29 PM

Very good idea! I would start with making the top... flat with the ground. I would do this by adding that piece of plywood on top of what you already have. Make it big enough so you can cut out the side you are going to shoot from. Leave enough material to extend back where the butt of the gun will end up to make it comfortable to shoot a rifle with a scope. This extenstion is so you don't have to sit so close your ribs are pushed into the board in front of you. This will leave you a *space* underneath to store ammo and stuff. This school seat is a great idea. I will be on the look out for one myself. Tanks. Murph.

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 06:12 PM

Posted ImageWorks good for me. I would make that cut out a little deeper. I think that is 6 inches deep. I would go more like 8 inches deep next time.

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 06:31 PM

FirstBadger, what do you think?

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 06:59 PM

if you watch the vid, i am really beginning to like their shooting bench as either left or right can use it. me shooting left and my son shooting right it would be ideal.
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 07:42 PM

How you going to make it ambidextrous?

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 09:32 PM

Posted ImageThe top is similar to Red's above but the cutout is a little deeper.

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 09:43 PM

Have you tried it yet?

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 06:40 AM

Posted ImageThe top is similar to Red's above but the cutout is a little deeper.

Great looking shooting table! Im thinking that being attatched to the vehicle its for private land only? Looks very functional!
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Posted 17 July 2010 - 06:44 AM

How you going to make it ambidextrous?

Notch it out on both sides.

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 07:38 AM

Great looking shooting table! Im thinking that being attatched to the vehicle its for private land only? Looks very functional!

That's not even legal for private land in California. Remember any sort of shooting platform must be separated from the vehicle like on a trailer.

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 10:34 AM

Thanks John.. but thats where it gets sticky,, I was told by F&G that a trailer made into a shooting table is ok on public land as long as its not attatched. I also asked him about Private land with no public access. He said that you could leave it connected. I wish these rules could be written where you dont need a lawyer to translate.
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Posted 17 July 2010 - 11:35 AM

It's not really sticky anymore this is the law.http://www.californi...d...st&p=186374

Carrie Wilson a CDF&G Biologist has a weekly Q & A column in the Modesto Bee. In October this question and answer was printed."Loaded Guns on Private Property Behind Locked Gates?Question: When hunting on private property that is located behind locked gates from the nearest public road, can hunters be cited for having a loaded rifle (unexpended cartridge in chamber) in a vehicle? While I always remove the cartridge from the chamber of my rifle when I get in my vehicle for safety reasons, I thought from a legal perspective a loaded gun in a vehicle was unlawful only when “on or along a highway, or other way open to the public” as specified in Section 2006 of the California Fish and Game Code. I don’t plan to change my habits of unloading a cartridge from the chamber when I get into a vehicle, but want to make sure I am reading the code properly. Thanks. (Christian K.)Answer: You can legally have a loaded gun in a vehicle as long as you are on private property behind locked gates with no public access. For obvious reasons, though, this practice is strongly discouraged due to safety concerns. Many hunter accidents have occurred due to loaded firearms in vehicles. And remember, despite the provision here allowing for a loaded gun, you are still not allowed to take an animal by discharging the firearm from a vehicle — even if you are on private property."


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Posted 17 July 2010 - 02:27 PM

Thanks soo much for the answer John... My phone call to F&G now shows me that it is worth nothing. The Warden said noting to that effect.. Thanks for keeping us clear on this subject. :smiley-innocent-halo-yellow:
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Posted 17 July 2010 - 02:39 PM

I used to do it to Grant. Now I won't because I see it in print.

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 04:27 PM

I used to do it to Grant. Now I won't because I see it in print.

Yeah, me too. Anybody want to buy my SAV ?? Between this and the no-lead ban, it kinda puts the squirrel shooting on the back burner.

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 04:34 PM

Yeah, me too. Anybody want to buy my SAV ?? Between this and the no-lead ban, it kinda puts the squirrel shooting on the back burner.

Don't worry about shooting out the jeep if you have to go threw a few locked gates to get to your squirrel place no one will bother you.

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 02:14 PM

I guess wether its lawful or not comes to mind. And what is posted here is read by others that are not friendly to our cause... God this state sucks...
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 04:29 AM

Thanks for the input!I will post pics when I have time to complete.Karl
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 03:33 PM

Yes, more photos.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 05:43 PM

How you going to make it ambidextrous?

if you look at the vid the shooter is basically in the center of the table and it extends down each side of the shooter. instead of the shooter sitting off to one side.
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