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Under $30 Homemade Shooting Table

Discussion in 'Shooting Chat' started by slas, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. slas

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    I've been needing a decent shooting table and have been looking at several of the online homemade examples. I decided to check Harbor Freight the other day and they had a metal sawhorse with folding and adjustable legs for $28, just what I was looking for. My buddy had a piece of wood laying around his shop and within 30 minutes I had exactly what I'd been wanting. Tested it out today and couldn't be happier with it. The adjustable legs make it perfect for the field. It has a handle so you can fold it up and carry it out. I'm going to go ahead and do some finish on the wood, even though I really don't need to. If you're looking for a decent portable shooting table I can't think of a better and cheaper method than this one.
     

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    Nice idea. :thumb:
     
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    Very nice -- two thumbs up!
     
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    very nice Love the little chair.
    I have 2 foldable sawhorses..Used them Never.
    got them for a couple bucks each at an estate sale.
    May need to see if I have some decent wood
     
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    Well done!
     
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    Much better than what you had been using. I need to build one like that.

    How's that Creed shooting?

    Here's mine, although it's not portable like yours.
     
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    I've considered getting one of those Black & Decker "workmates" (or a maybe cheap Harbor Freight knockoff) for shooting and other small projects.
     
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    Do you lay on the table when shooting?
     
  9. steelfingers

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    Great. Can you give me the the dimensions of the table top and thickness? Did you bolt it down recessing the heads?
    The crap thing I'm using now sucks.
     
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    Total length of the table is 46 1/2 " long. The skinny part of the table is 11 1/2" wide, then at 21" inches in the width expands to 20 1/2" wide. I did recess the bolt heads.
     

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