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I used this link to make what I think is the best bench around
cost me about £30 (UK Pounds)
I made mine for right hand shooters only,heres a couple of photos with my Nesika 7mm WSM sat on it
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I have been using a Big Shooter for three years and I am very happy with it. The bearing can get a bit stiff with the dust and all out in the field, I honed mine out a couple of thousands with a cylinder hone and keep the parts cover with plastic bags when stored in the trans port bags. Its help alot this year. Seems I get a lot of dust in the bed of the truck and it migrates through the cordura bags. Other than that the bench is stout and serves me well, I'm 6'2 300# and there is zero wobble with this bench. It can also be set up in the bed of the truck for quick moving around the fields.
A couple of my friends have the BR Pivots (pre-Caldwell) and they are nice benches , very heavy but well made. The price was considerably more than the Big Shooter.
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I have a working protoype of a portable bench that I am working on with a friend of mine.
It has a 1" Birch Plywood top that swivels 360* AND tilts up or down about 15* (you can aim the rifle with the bench top adjustment).
It accommodates left and right hand shooters.
It has a swivel seat that is adjustable for height that swivels with the table top.
It has three folding legs that are individually adjustable so that you can get the bench plumb and level (so that when you swing around you don't go sliding off the seat).
The bench can have the legs adjusted for seated or standing use.
It breaks down into two pieces for transportation.
It is VERY stable.
It is heavier than the average commercial bench though.
It is capable of handling an AR-50 rifle.
We also have an adjustable bench mounted fore end rest as well.
For more views look at link below.
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I finally am putting the finishing touches on mine...just waiting on a Ludwig Drummer's seat I picked up for cheap!
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I've had a 360 degree rotating bench for years built by Bob Jourdan. I've added a 4th leg and like the added stability. You can configure the top to your own likes and it's as durable as a Mack truck. They are very reasonably priced compared to many of the others.