How Do You Build a Shooting Bench?


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Free do-it-yourself plans for shooting benches are available on AccurateShooter.com, where you can choose from a variety of styles and options. Renovation-Headquarters.com also has 14 different shooting bench plans available for download.

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How Do You Build a Shooting Bench?
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Different styles of shooting benches found on these websites include benches made from wood and steel, as well as designs that are portable or fold up for easy storage when not in use. Shooting benches feature a large flat surface to support the firearm, some of which include a seating surface at the back, and a strong, sturdy base to reduce movement. The purpose of a shooting bench is to provide a solid surface to practice precision shooting, where even the smallest amount of movement can cause a shot to miss. Using shooting benches during hunting usually provides a more comfortable experience.

Shooting benches are relatively simple to make for the intermediate woodworker, and require basic power tools such as a table saw, jointer and thickness planer, along with a decent amount of space for assembly. Use a level to ensure your shooting bench is built with a flat surface. You can usually put together a solid bench for less than $100 and a weekend of your time.

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