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    Who makes a highend, quality , portable shooting bench??

    Before I spend several hundred building my own I'm checking to see if anyone builds a highend quality shooting bench that's portable . Looking for something rock solid once setup with virtually no movement . My brother will be shooting his BR gun off it as well with a rest is why I'm looking for a very solid , sturdy built rig.

    Only one I find that impresses me is a Range Bandit but its cost $$$$$$ is only thing keeping me from buying it.

    Here's a pic of it off the website.



    Can be bought without the rest etc built in it. Top is fully weather proof I believe out of Polypropylene .

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    If you have the skills just build your own. It's retarded how much things cost for minimal supplies. I spent $1000 on a freaking router table. After I brought it home and assembled it I promised myself not to do anything stupid like that again.

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    I had one built for longer range benchrest stuff (Cockcroft's stuff) to use here in North Texas at a couple of the ranges that we shoot that do not have those nice concrete benches that Mike has. I'll see if I can find some pictures and if I can't I'll take some this weekend because we have a match at Spanish Fort and I'll have it out for that. It's the best non-concrete bench I've shot off of.

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    I have a homemade one also, folding legs, got instructions off of 6mmbr.com for build. I can't find the legs anymore, came from Rockler or woodworkers supply, but you could find a suitable replacement. Pm your email if you want pics.
    Worked like a champ in a prairie dog town this summer, beats laying in friggin cactus!

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    Judd's revised shooting bench | Rifles, Shotguns & Handguns | Texas Hunting Forum

    That is the guy who made it and there is the a lot of pictures and description. With having 1.5" top it is really all I want to move around but it doesn't move and the majority of the time I don't even stake it down.

    Good luck!

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    I have one called The Big Shooter. Not sure if they make them anymore. One guy shoots a 50 off it.

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    Strong recommendation for D.O.A. I have heavy duty base (now standard) and large and small tops. Just stays in the back of my SUV and setup takes a minute. Its a real stable bench for when you need a bench. Also business is vet owned: great guys.

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    The two guys I hunt chucks with built the benches mentioned here Rugged Buddy legs. There is a video floating around on how to build the bench. The key component are the Rugged Buddy Folding Legs which you can find on Amazon at a reasonable price. With the legs you could easily design your own.

    Edit for Amazon link http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...%2Ctools%2C488
    Last edited by Quarter Horse; 10-09-2014 at 10:25 PM.

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    I built mine with a 1.5" butcher block top and 2" 14 gauge legs. It all folds up and it is as solid as can be. I'll get some pictures tonight

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    After seeing some of these I might see if the wife would prefer to shoot off a bench rather than the ground. It would make a good project building one out in the garage this winter.

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    I have one of these, it works great. Not cheap, but is very well made.

    Model 2500 Portable Shooting Bench - TargetShooting.com
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    I had an Armour bench from many a years ago that finally gave up the ghost. The angled legs and braces were still good and the key to a great bench. I had someone build me a new top that i 1/3 larger than the original and two 3/4 inch marine plywood glued together. Cost me about $250 and worth it. It is not so portable anymore as the weight is a little rough but I fire a heavy big bore off of it. It gives me lots of room for necessary support equipment as well.

    Do not build a table with non=angled legs.

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    I have the Caldwell one, while it works good the plastic top moves a bit. It would benefit from a wood top. They do make one with a wood top as far as I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quarter Horse View Post
    The two guys I hunt chucks with built the benches mentioned here Rugged Buddy legs. There is a video floating around on how to build the bench. The key component are the Rugged Buddy Folding Legs which you can find on Amazon at a reasonable price. With the legs you could easily design your own.

    Edit for Amazon link Amazon.com: rugged buddy sawhorse legs: Tools & Home Improvement
    I have built 2 of these for prairie dog hunting and am very happy with them.