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    bouddha
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    Is a height of 32 inches pretty standard?

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    oldspook
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    “bouddha”Is a height of 32 inches pretty standard?

    
You can always cut the legs shorter or use a taller chair.   Once you are committed to a height you are stuck with it unless you want to go lower.

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    Peskadot671
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    What’s your plans to build a table? I had some old planks from a water bed laying around. I bought a carpenter’s horse with adjustable legs so that I wouldn’t be stuck with one height. It’s also easy to adjust for uneven ground. The legs fold into the housing for portability.

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    bouddha
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    Thanks! 

    I have 4 foot slab of a solid core door for the top, and will use 1 inch steel pipe screwed into 3 stanchions on the underside.  Adjustable height is not necessary, as it’s for my back yard only.  I will be using the same seat as I take to the gunrange, hence the question about table height and universality.

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    rancho
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    If you are not into building….
    Shooting Benches

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    bchboy1206
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    How did you attach the table top to the saw horse?

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    Goodtogo
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    Well if you want to see a lot of different home made benches? Mine is post #81 ;)

    http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=237054
     

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    bouddha
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    Good job!  Been on rimfire central for years!

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    Strever
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    stability is VERY important in a bench
    and this design is one of the more stable of DIY http://www.larrywillis.com/shootingbench.html
    here is a set of plans for another copy of it http://www.aeroaces.com/bench1.htm

    good luck

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    bouddha
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    Thanks, Strever!  That’s very similar to my bench project, but mine will be a bit lighter in the leg department.  BTW, I remember seeing this bench years ago on a varmint shooting forum.

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    bouddha
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    Cut off the legs to 26 inches today and shot this group with my TX-200 @25 before losing the light…

    I paid more than double ($39) for the grinder than for the whole bench!

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