Bench Rest for Target Shooting?

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Old 10-18-03, 08:31 AM
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Bench Rest for Target Shooting?

Does anyone have any plans on how to build one of these Bench Rest that might make to job easier? Thanks for any Help.
 
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Old 10-27-03, 01:03 PM
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Smile Shooting bench plans

Hey hogfan

I looked high & lo for plans for a build it yourself shooting bench but no luck. In fact it looks as if everything is already built that's for sale.

Now I don't remember when it was but I think that Rick Jamison of Shooting Times built one from plans he got, out of wood. This may be a plan that you could find doing a search of general U build it plans, & not just Gun bench plans, that I did a search for.

Well anyway I got a lot of ideas from looking at what they were selling, to build one myself. I think I would go with aluminium rather than wood for the light weight.

Good luck with your project

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Old 10-29-03, 06:03 AM
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Thanks marturo, I couldn't find any either.
 
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Old 10-29-03, 11:11 AM
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Call up Precision Shooting magazine and ask what issue had plans. They appear every few years. Some with wood tops, some with concrete. Even benches designed to be moved arond by tipping up on wheels but otherwise resting solidly on the ground.
 
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Old 10-29-03, 04:11 PM
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Thumbs up Good Idea calling PS

Hi brickeyee,

Good idea, they have some great projects in their Mag for every shooter from time to time in PS. BTW if you own Rifles this is the #1 source for getting the most out of them, @ $39.00 it's a real bargin.

I found this link, http://www.igun.com/index.html & I also posted it in our links for future use. There's so much info out there, it just has to be found.

Send SB or me a PM if you have any great links so we can post them for everyone to use & enjoy. I put so much time into making PCs work well together, that a good long search is like a jolly Holiday for me LOL

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Old 10-30-03, 01:02 PM
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I just did a google search for benchrest plans and had at least a half dozen good hits.

Some with real plans and some with detailed photos....
 
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Old 10-30-03, 10:49 PM
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Hi psprague,

Hows about copy pasting them into note pad, then copy & post in here?

Welcome to the DIY Shooting Range psprague

I'll post them in our links sticky also.

Did you just use ( benchrest plans ) as your search term?

It's the simple ones that catch the big ones.

My favorite field bench rest has to be, a small tarp with shooting mat & a Turrner sling. It's light & steady & opts for use with a Bipod.

After all those years of off hand, Sitting & Prone, I am stilling learning the bench.

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Old 10-31-03, 12:56 AM
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I've debated building some kind of rest out of planks or plywood for a while. Definately something that knocks down for storage and transport.

On the other hand, with a blue tarp, a closed cell foam pad and a couple of sandbags, the ground is a very steady platform to shoot from and already there at the range, whereever that might be.

Plans:

The classic L shaped table top (you supply a chair). Drawing with measurements:

http://www.guncustomizing.com/shootingbench.htm

Pictures of something similar but of a more permanant nature(just out of sight in the pic, I bet is a sink):

http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/...howtopic=32313

Plans for sale but could give some ideas for a shake and bake of your own:

http://www.richardscustomrifles.com/for_sale.htm
 
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Old 10-31-03, 01:33 PM
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Smile Shooting Bench Building Plans.

Thanks psprague,

I'm sure those plans will make quite a few shooters happy

All those years of shooting High Power Comp, I still find the bench a challange to learn. From training to make both Rifle & Man mesh together, a bench dictates that you touch the Rifle as little as possible. Even the way you breath is different on the bench, than the three ways you support the Rifle in High Power.

If you have been to any of the larger Gun Forums we differ in that in just 2 forums we take it all on. Hunting & Fishing & R,P,S & Bows cover all projectile launching subjects Crazy but it works.

DIY is more like a small Shooting club where everyone knows each other. Some Clubs like Oak Ridge Tn are so big they have ranges that are only shot on once a year for a Championships. With almost 2000 members you may never get to know more than a handful of Members.

Thanks again for the links & feel free to talk about what ever you want, we come from all over & love to talk Guns & Bows etc.

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Old 10-31-03, 09:08 PM
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Well, I have rifles, shotguns, pistols and even a compound bow so I guess I fit.

I shot some IPSC pistol a while back but tendonitus, other hobbies, getting married have caused me to be more of a recreation shooter.

My wife enjoys shooting (though she isn't a fan of anything that burns too much powder), even has her own 22 and spending a a day out shooting is a family event.
 
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Old 11-01-03, 07:40 AM
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Sorry! But I guess I didn't make it clear what I wanted plans for? The tripod rest that you set on the table that the front of your gun sets on? They call it a bench rest. I was just thinking about building one out of square tubing and just want to see some plans. Thanks again.
 
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Old 11-01-03, 05:22 PM
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Smile Front Rifle rest

Find a scissor jack & use 2 zoom ties to hold the front leather sand bag in place & this is what everyone is using. I went to the dump & found 3 jacks made one & gave the other 2 away. The crystal door knob I epoxied on the part where you turn to raise or lower the pad with the sand bag looks cool.

Of all the homemade front rest I have used this has been the easiest and most adjustable front rest to use with the rear owl ear sand bag. The whole rig is very steady & less expensieve then many of the plastic or metal tripods @ $60.00 & up.

So one full size scissor jack & 1 front sand bag with 1 rear sand bag a door knob & some zip ties to hold the front bag on the flat pad that pushes up on the car. Easy to make & will last a lifetime. Is this what you are thinking about? With a right or left hand you can adjust that jack up and down better than most store bought front Adj front leather sand bag rest.

I'm surprised more Shooters don't know about using the scissor jacks for adjusting their front bag. This is one of those bench shooters tricks I am learning about shooting on the bench. Shooters paint them stars & stripes, metal flake with clear coat. I think I started a fad with my old found is an old house in Ohio Crystal door knob, everyone wants one now but brass looks nice also.

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Old 11-02-03, 05:50 AM
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Thanks! Thats what I am talking about. I will be looking for one of those jacks now. Thanks so much. And what a great forum!
 
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Old 11-02-03, 10:43 AM
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Thumbs up

Well, that was easy.
 
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Old 11-03-03, 08:50 AM
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Smile Now were talkin.

Your Welcome hogfan,

Sorry I did not catch your meaning at first, you will really love this front rest, it's so easy & fun to use The only thing I had to do on mine was to remove the top piece that meets the car so I was left with a flat platform.

I see now they have caught on like wildfire @ my club, it's funny to see a guy pull in to one of our Club Swap meets with a bunch of automotive jacks & sell out before noon

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Smile bench rest plan

I have plans for a takedown bench rest / table that's made out of a sheet of plywood and can be made with hand tools in an afternoon. No hardware is needed. email me if interested @ win2836@aol.com
 
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I used some cardboard to make a template for building the base of the bench rest to fit on the front of my tractor.
(The tractor has a rounded hood.)
Once I had a base that was level, I used a box and sandbags for the rifle rest. I glued carpet to the base and also used
the rubber stuff you put under carpet to keep it from slipping.
It works great and now I can ride my "bench rest" to wherever I want to shoot on my property.
 
 

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