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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Shooting Bench Ideas? Reply with quote

ahhh but also did you notice it was the boy in the snow... old age and trechery wins out again!! I dont sit in the snow anymore...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:41 am    Post subject: Re: Shooting Bench Ideas? Reply with quote

hunterjoe21 wrote:
wildswalker wrote:
Morax wrote:
wildswalker wrote:
glockman55 wrote:
Hunterjoe, I do have my own range, but I would like it portable so I can move to different yardages. The one I have is too short for me, it works but I am looking to upgrade. Permanent would be easier to make. My range is used for handgun training mostly, but I do have the yardage to get about 150 yds. for Rifle shooting. Thanks for the ideas, Keep em comming.

Wouldn't a fixed bench @ the "0" yard line and a movable target frame make a lottamore sense?

I thought the same thing before, until i shot off a portable, and it is nice to have the ability to move the thing around, and if it is small enough and or light enough you take it out of the back of the car set it up sit yer butt and pop ghogs and or call in the yotes for a lead pill feeding!!

Coincidentally, the bench is attached to a 10X12 heated building, reloading bench, phone, electric, sat TV and internet. I can justify it as used nearly exclusively as a testing facility and is of little use for general riflework.

Ya got more stuff in your "testing facility" than I have in my house!!

I suppose you have little sliding windows to shoot through when it gets REALLY cold?

Guilty as charged....almost.

We do a fair bit of tinkerin' in the Shack.

Load Development, Reloadin', Bow Work, Arrow Buildin', Gun Smithin', Knife Makin', Leather Work....Man Stuff in general.

Even got a little space in there for the cabinet that stores our campin/huntin gear in the off season. Back packs, bed bags, tent, camp stove, cookin' gear, fire kit, first aid kit, lantern, axe, saw, knives, ect.........

There's a shooting bench in there somewhere, so's I'm thinkin' we're still on topic.....kinda. (grins)

(edit for spelling)

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:53 am    Post subject: Re: Shooting Bench Ideas? Reply with quote

Morax wrote:
ahhh but also did you notice it was the boy in the snow... old age and trechery wins out again!! I dont sit in the snow anymore...

The Boy....turns 12 next month and I'm fairly certain he is giddy over the prospect of goin' along Deer Hunting this fall. In order to do so he's understood the rigid training program he's endured since the age of 4 has been necessary to satisfy my expectations of him as a Rifleman, Hunter and Woodsman.

He's not only grown accustomed to Field Work with a rifle but shares in the loading chores and has done his own load development.....all the while setting a perfect example for his younger sister and brother.

Those MPAJ photos were of a test I required of him to ad lib in the field with his own interpretation of the MPAJ principles...less a shooting bench or much else comfy.

His style and hit for hit performance made the grade.

He's going huntin'................
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Shooting Bench Ideas? Reply with quote

Awesome setting! I wish I have access to similar backyard!
But, where is the beer fridge? Very Happy

Where I live, I can't even bring the gun to the car without cover.
The neighbours will have heart attack if they see a real gun,
let alone firing one.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Shooting Bench Ideas? Reply with quote

There's a time for drinkin'...around the fire after a long day in the mountain, or after a long days work......

But never mixed with beer fridge in my Shack.

The neighbors here, would come looking to see if something was wrong if they DIDN'T hear gunfire at my place..........................
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Shooting Bench Ideas? Reply with quote

I only use a bench to zero scopes and test new loads. Portables are better than nothing to me but not by a lot, I have a disadvantage that precudes the light benches from doing me much good; my heart beats!

I can shoot between breaths but I just can't ignore the bumping of my heart. Therefore, my own small 100 yd. range has a concrete bench top sitting on four power pole legs stuck 3 1/2 ft. into clay soil. It shows no pulse shake, even when using my 24x scope and 40x rifle!

I just pull out the large plywood box that I keep stored in my "target" house at the pasture when I shoot pistol at shorter ranges .
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