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Need input on portable shooting bench

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by high 2, Mar 20, 2012.

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  1. high 2

    high 2 Member

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    Getting ready to go on my first pairie dog hunt and am looking for advice on a good portable bench. RCBS makes what looks like a nice one. What do you dog hunters use and suggest. Thanks Larry
     
  2. Rick in Ohio

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    Larry I would check out the DOA bench frist before buying that RCBS.
    I have a DOA 360* bench and I love it.

    Here is there website http://www.doatactical.com

    I have been going out west PD hunting for 20 some years and its a lot of fun all I can say.
     
  3. Rick in Ohio

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    Larry if you like to see some of my pictures from last years trip PM me and I will send you some to look at.
     
  4. 90Tshooter

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    I made my own. I used 3/4" plywood for the top and got folding legs at Menards. It's fast to set up and light to carry. I cut out a slot in the top for a carry handle. I modified the rear legs so the lower end pivots for uneven ground. I use it with a swivel top shooting bucket that I carry ammo/stuff in. With this set up I'm very mobile when using one gun. My shooting buddy bought an RCBS lightweight bench and now uses one he made similar to mine. If you want I can send you pictures. I've been out dogging 12 times and don't plan on stopping any time soon.

    Joe
     
  5. smsnyder

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRCZN8AwJx0&list=UUkYdz3irqR3ldmlbq3tD8OA&index=5&feature=plcp
     
  6. smsnyder

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    http://www.ewcalls.com/


    Great rest. I use this for my 1000 yard shooting. Portable and light b ut stable
     
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    90Tshooter, I would like some pictures

    Steve
     
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    90Tshooter, I would like some pictures too

    Jim R
     
  9. 90Tshooter

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    Here are some pictures. The rear leg assembly was modified to pivot because 4 legs don't work in the field. I use a solid rear rest mounted to the table. I cut a slot in the top to use as a carry handle. It weighs 25 pounds and folds up flat in second for transport. As you can see by these pictures it's seen some use.
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    Damn nice work 90Tshooter(Joe). I'm gonna have to steal your idea for myself now. Exactly what I have been looking for.
     
  11. Boxbirder

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    I purchased these plans and had a friend fabricate 2 of them and mounted to a trailer. I also have a DOA 360 there nice but the seat isn't the most comfortable when those little buggers are charging at you all day. Every year I can not wait to go P dog shooting and South America wing shooting, why guys get bonered up to go big game hunting and shoot 1 round af ammo is beyond me.
     
  12. shooterIII

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    90Tshooter, what are the dimensions, length and width of the top.
     
  13. tudurgs

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    I made mine from a discarded kitchen counter top. Three pipe legs threaded into pipe flanges on the bottom which are canted slightly outboard. Top coverd with short nap carpet. VERY stable, and three legs will adapt to any surface. It's not light (reducing the thickness of the top would help) but only takes lesss than a minute to screw in the 3 legs.

    John
     
  14. jim brown

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    90T, what did you use to make the swivel part?


    Thanks
    jim brown
     
  15. Rick in Ohio

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    Here are some pictures of my 360* DOA. I had DOA send me everything but the wood top and I made the top for it out of a old gym hard wood floor. I made the top so you can flip it to a right hand shooter or a left hand shooter, right now its setup for a left hand shooter.

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  16. Rick in Ohio

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    You will also need some thing like this to help keep the sun off you. I built this for my SUV to hold my patio umbrella.
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  17. halfmile

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    we make them, like tudurgs.

    15 degree cant on the flanges, double plywood. 1 inch rigid pipe legs with flange.

    very stable. Only drawback is portability,you have to unscrew the legs if you are going to another location. I have mine set up with longer legs for standing.

    I did a lot of google searches and I would advise you to do it also, very interesting stuff.


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    HM
     
  18. 90Tshooter

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    Shooter III,

    24 wide X 40 long. Cut out is 6 wide X 10 long, could be a little bigger.

    Jim,

    You have a pm.

    Joe
     
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