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Old 11-12-2019, 1:40 PM
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Default Swivel Shooting Chair/Bench

I'm looking at one for squirrel shooting. Something like this. Anyone use this or something similar?

https://www.cabelas.com/product/CALD...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Old 11-12-2019, 3:01 PM
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That's the exact one my hunting buddies told me to get before a spring NorCal squirrel trip we are making. Here on Amazon...

https://www.amazon.com/Caldwell-Dead...TEGMTHWHWMXN80
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Old 11-12-2019, 9:43 PM
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Get a Stable Table from Amazon. If you sign-up for Prime, it is free shipping. It is much better for long days of shooting varmints than the chair.

https://www.amazon.com/Caldwell-Ambi...dp/B00162PRPY/
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Old 11-14-2019, 8:38 PM
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Cheaters!

I use varmints to practice with my tripod and shooting sticks (shhhh don't tell the greenies), but I am thinking about getting a bench if I can ever find someplace that has enough squirrels. Pickin's have been pretty poor the last two years.
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Old 11-14-2019, 8:55 PM
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I built this shooting bench. http://www.larrywillis.com/shootingbench.html My table top is not as thick, so it is lighter and easier to pick up and reset towards other targets. I use a drum player's stool, it is light and easily adjustable in height. You can usually buy a use one in perfect condition on craigslist for $25.
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Old 11-15-2019, 8:26 AM
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I've built several of these shooting tables, the legs fold up for storage or transporting, the top is made from double laminated 3/4" plywood. The bar stool came from a thrift store-all I did was cut it down, reinforce the seat, re-glue the legs and add soft soil leg tips.
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I've built several of these shooting tables, the legs fold up for storage or transporting, the top is made from double laminated 3/4" plywood. The bar stool came from a thrift store-all I did was cut it down, reinforce the seat, re-glue the legs and add soft soil leg tips.
Those look great, might have to steal the design.
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Old 11-15-2019, 3:51 PM
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Those look great, might have to steal the design.
Actually the basic designs are all over the internet-all I did was tweak the measurements and radii to work within the measurements of a sheet of plywood.
Did you see the carry handle in the last photo? Makes it a lot easier to lug around. Used two blocks of wood, one on each side as to not mar the table's surfaces and a c clamp, a couple of minutes of trial and error to find the level/sweet spot for carrying, marked the center and installed the handle.
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No beer holder, fail! I use a insulated water cooler with a lid for a seat and it keeps your beer cold. Shooting sticks for the gun.
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If you are shooting squirrels, get the Caldwell Stable Table and be done with it. Nothing comes close to the 360 degree rotation for squirrels. And if you are sighting in, just lock it in place and it lives up to its name "Stable" Table. Only thing I would recommend though is to ditch the plastic POS table top and build one out of wood and use the hardware from the old one. Less than $50 worth of material and hands down the absolute best purchase I have made for shooting in a while! I can give you rough dimensions if you would like too?

Oh, I also bought a really inexpensive roller bearing setup to make the spinning around super smooth. It is the Cadillac of shooting benches now.

And YES, that IS a cup holder I made for it too!!!








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