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    brawler1588
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    I am looking for a good bench table rest to be able to set up and sight guns in would like it to accommodate a variety of sizes rifle and bullpups if possible. I have the Caldwell Steady Rest NXT and it's just not doing it for me would like to see some other recommendations without spending crazy money either I know quality comes at a cost but don't have $200 to spend on a rest. Thanks all

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    bubblerboy64
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    Buy a pair of banquet folding table legs from Home Depot and cut a piece of plywood.   

    MTM on Amazon has several as well.  

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    Skip-in-WV
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    Lots of plans/examples on the internet.

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    Houli
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    Home made, very sturdy, under $100. Have no doubt next one will be cheaper in cost, lighter in weight and just as sturdy.

    This is a great design and a fun project to make. 

    Cheers

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    earthsculptor
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    I am looking for the same….i think Houli's design looks like a good one.

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    brawler1588
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    I usually use a folding table I am looking at more of which rest like deadsled  type products to use while sighting and or shooting from the bench or table.

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    Houli
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    Sorry brawler, I was too quick to respond. What ever benchrest assistance you choose one that is not to in cumbersome would be my choice as I like the having a more natural feel. I've got away from one type of sled for just that reason and have found shooting bags to be a good compromise for me, your mileage may differ.

    Cheers

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    JKaplanwit
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    I picked up the Muddy Ultra-Steady Bench of Amazon this fall.  I've only used it a few time due to winter, but it is comfortable, steady, foldable, lightweight, and fits all my rifles.  It's not adjustable, but I'm 6'-4" and it fits me well.  It's not the perfect table, but I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. 

     

    https://www.amazon.com/Muddy-Ultra-Steady-Shooting-Bench-MSB100/dp/B07BX4DNDL/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=muddy+bench&qid=1578685916&sr=8-3

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    DonC
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    Mine is the most expensive Black and Decker Workmate with plywood shaped top for right and left. Owing the Wormate is enormous. It's a great thing to have around the house. Lots of uses. Very portable and sturdy.

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    Quad82
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    I picked this folding table up at Home Depot. It is very adjustable. The legs are connected side to side and can be raised or lowered from one end or the other. So it works on uneven ground. I have a 5 gallon pail with a swivel seat that works pretty good. I have a couple solid rest at my range. Bu t it’s nice to just throw this one in the car or carry it. 

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    cmatera
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    I was shooting off that same plastic table this morning.  Works well enough for me.

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    mr.grimm
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    I made these for my shooting buddy and I. VVery portable and stable. Mine is the one with the VETERAN on it

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    Peskadot671
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    Building your own is much more enjoyable and you can build it to your specs.  I bought this stowaway/foldable horse from Home Depot and had some scrap hardwood planks from an old water bed.  I drilled some holes on the top of the horse and bolted the planks to it.  I cut some Philippine mahogany 2×4 and placed it horizontally and bolted the planks to it.  The height is adjustable by the legs and each leg can be individually adjusted if you're on uneven ground. It kind of overkill (My middle name) but it is really solid.  I built this shooting table about 5 years ago and I haven't thought about another one.  It works for me.

    Here's some old pics I dug up;

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    Bigragu
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    I really like the Caldwell stinger as its perfect for bull pup style guns.

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    sonny
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    Peskadot671

    Building your own is much more enjoyable and you can build it to your specs.  I bought this stowaway/foldable horse from Home Depot and had some scrap hardwood planks from an old water bed.  I drilled some holes on the top of the horse and bolted the planks to it.  I cut some Philippine mahogany 2×4 and placed it horizontally and bolted the planks to it.  The height is adjustable by the legs and each leg can be individually adjusted if you're on uneven ground. It kind of overkill (My middle name) but it is really solid.  I built this shooting table about 5 years ago and I haven't thought about another one.  It works for me.

    Here's some old pics I dug up;

    I like the drummers stool, any pictures from under the table. how is it secured to the horse.

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    Peskadot671
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    sonny

    Peskadot671

    Building your own is much more enjoyable and you can build it to your specs.  I bought this stowaway/foldable horse from Home Depot and had some scrap hardwood planks from an old water bed.  I drilled some holes on the top of the horse and bolted the planks to it.  I cut some Philippine mahogany 2×4 and placed it horizontally and bolted the planks to it.  The height is adjustable by the legs and each leg can be individually adjusted if you're on uneven ground. It kind of overkill (My middle name) but it is really solid.  I built this shooting table about 5 years ago and I haven't thought about another one.  It works for me.

    Here's some old pics I dug up;

    I like the drummers stool, any pictures from under the table. how is it secured to the horse.

    I'll take some pics when I get off from work.  When I made this shooting table 5 years ago, I forgot to take pics of how it was secured lol.

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    Scouty
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    I'm going to use a Worx Jawhorse as the base for my shooting bench.

    I like it because it is three legged which I think works better with the typical offset/staggered shooting bench layout. 

    I also found good reviews on actual DIY sites & I liked that I could easily remove the top from the built-in clamp & use it for any of my various DIY projects. 

    I know the OP mentioned budget & I think the Jawhorse is usually over $100. I got mine significantly cheaper but maybe the OP can justify the cost if the saw horse will have more use than just a base for a shooting bench.

    Hopefully the picture attached. I just started cutting the top today. There are two, ~2" strips of 3/4" plywood pocket holed to the underside. The forward one clamps into the Jawhorse mechanism, the rearward one holds the top level.

    With my bench tucked back into this hallway I can shoot over 27 yards, all indoors, with just a Duct Seal backstop. Once I build a thicker mulch trap it should be right at 27 yards. Maybe 80 feet depending on how deep of a backstop I build. 

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    cmatera
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    I have one of those Jaw Horse things too.  Very handy for so many household projects and good for a shooting rest.  I actually clamped an Outers Varminter rest into the jaws and shot off that.

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    Scouty
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    cmatera

    I have one of those Jaw Horse things too.  Very handy for so many household projects and good for a shooting rest.  I actually clamped an Outers Varminter rest into the jaws and shot off that.

    If you happen to have a picture with that gun rest clamped in place I'd like to see it. If there is a rifle on the rest, even better. 

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    Scouty
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    I'm going to use a Worx Jawhorse as the base for my shooting bench.

    I like it because it is three legged which I think works better with the typical offset/staggered shooting bench layout. 

    Another Coronavirus isolation boredom project.

    I've been using the above bench for a while now and it's a bit tight getting around the bump out area if I need to change targets or get in the closet behind it. I also needed a place to store pellets, magazines and my FX Chronograph. So I hatched a plan to use up more of the scrap plywood in the garage.

    I build a cabinet of sorts with two drawers.

    Open the back drawer and there is a plywood extension piece stored inside.

    Both drawers open, extension piece sitting on bench top. Extension piece has spacers underneath.

    The spacers underneath the extension piece rest on top of the drawer sides of the front drawer.

    In place in closed position. That's a Gamo break barrel. The longest airgun I own.

    Open position.

    Right now it's just held together with pocket hole screws. If I decide it's the right setup I'll take it apart, sand and re-assemble with wood glue. Will seal it with something.

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