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    Hi guys.
    I am looking for plans to build my own bench rest for shooting.
    this will be to use on a table or bench at a shooting range.
    so it has to be partable.

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    I made a square tubing frame and stuck a car scissor jack on the front with a metal U shape to hold the forend and a height adjustable pillar with a V on the back to hold the stock.

    Its awesome for zeroing a scope, the rifle doesn't move and the only cost was the jack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ady View Post
    I made a square tubing frame and stuck a car scissor jack on the front with a metal U shape to hold the forend and a height adjustable pillar with a V on the back to hold the stock.

    Its awesome for zeroing a scope, the rifle doesn't move and the only cost was the jack.
    Ingenious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ady View Post
    ...the only cost was the jack.
    ...if you manage to steal some square tubing...

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    [QUOTE=ady;363996]I made a square tubing frame and stuck a car scissor jack on the front with a metal U shape to hold the forend and a height adjustable pillar with a V on the back to hold the stock. [QUOTE]

    I saw one exactly like that on Saturday at the Durbanville shooting range. They guy used a small blue scissor jack on the front standing inside a U metal tube for stability up front and an adjustable pilar at the back. Looked like a V welded onto a long thick stainless steel bolt that screwed into an upright for the rear height adjustment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JS4 View Post
    ...if you manage to steal some square tubing...

    Shhhhhhh. Just happened to find some lying around the workshop at work, also found a welding rod, it was the strangest thing.

    I saw one exactly like that on Saturday at the Durbanville shooting range. They guy used a small blue scissor jack on the front standing inside a U metal tube for stability up front and an adjustable pilar at the back. Looked like a V welded onto a long thick stainless steel bolt that screwed into an upright for the rear height adjustment.
    I need royalties! I found the red scissor jacks to have less movement than the blue one i looked at.
    Last edited by ady; 17-12-2012 at 13:10.

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    Pic anyone?

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    Have a look at this video to get you started using a scissor jack:




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    Quote Originally Posted by curious george View Post
    Pic anyone?
    I'll post pics of mine when i can. I don't have it with me right now.

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    Pics as promised.




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