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Shooters Bench
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buck    Posted 05-05-2002 at 19:12:36       [Reply]  [No Email]

Was doing a little ground hog hunting lately and couldn't hit a thing. time to zero the 22-250 so I always used the picknick table but don't have it as rotted down. Was thinking of planting 3 post. 1 for seat and
2 for the table but thought I may need the 4th to have wider seat for spotter but was also thinking that a seat to straddle would be more stable an allow for body adjustment so to say. I have sand bags and adjustable shooting tripod to use on the table. Anyone got any thoughts on this. BTW these ground hogs are in the horse pasture.

rhudson- all things to excess    Posted 05-06-2002 at 20:14:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
the inlaws and us use to do a lot of shooting (before the kids were born). we made a concrete table slab (4" thick) for right and left hand shooters. covered with outdoor carpet and set on three post set 3 foot deep. like i said excessive, but very sturdy.

when my wife and i were dating, i found out that she could not hit the broad side of a barn with my bench rifles. i had to stop making fun of her when she tried my goverment 45's. she's deadly accurate with a handgun.

Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-07-2002 at 11:07:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I taught my wife how to shoot. She can hit a pack of ciggeretts at 50 ft no problem with her Ruger SP-101 38cal. So I have the high capasity mags and just get most of them in a 6 inch group same result just more bullets. Mark H.

rhudson    Posted 05-07-2002 at 14:10:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Have you considered the problems we have created if we ever make them really mad? i guess i'll beg for three steps head start.

Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-07-2002 at 16:48:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have! She was followed once going home from work and got pined in a parking lot by this Van in the City. That's when I thought it might be nice if she could use one so I taught her. She told me she don't want no levers, safteys or buttons on her gun. She wanted it to just have a trigger to pull. That's why I got her that one! I like it to. Uses hydra shock +P+s in it. Did not want a Saturday Nite Special for my Lady! Mark H.

buck    Posted 05-06-2002 at 17:52:46       [Reply]  [No Email]

Thanks muchly for all the info I appreciate that.

John in Maryland    Posted 05-06-2002 at 16:51:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just take time to get the seat height the way is most comfortable to you and you hit the most. Especially when sighting in rifles from a bench, the height of your seat can be critical in zeroing a rifle, and makes it much quicker. Gotta love them 22-250's! They are a groundhog's worst nightmares-400 yards, no problem!

RayP(MI)    Posted 05-06-2002 at 15:16:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
I set a couple of fat cedar fence posts in the ground, and topped it with a small pallet - 2 1/2 x 4 feet. A slab of plywood on the ground and a solid chair make up the rest.

TimC    Posted 05-06-2002 at 14:14:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
You could always add a brace to the rear table/post to lean into so your torso is propped up.

Baggsy-Wy    Posted 05-05-2002 at 21:58:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
How about a cheap portable? I use a big folddown Workmate bench with a board in the middle for maximum width...shoot along it not across it. Sand bags and a blanket or two, and an old folding chair (get a nice one for your spotter). I just started my 11 year old on an old model 600 Remington 243 today on it and he shot pretty good out to 150 yards with it. I called it quits while he was still hitting and not starting to flinch...he was pretty proud and so was his Pa!

Ludwig    Posted 05-06-2002 at 11:09:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
I like this better than a fixed table. At our Rod
and Gun Club we've got a couple fixed tables
and the frost heaves them something awful.
I also don't like to have the spotter sit on the
same bench as me, and especially not lean
on the same table. Even sitting still people
shake alot.

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