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Offline smoakingun

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Portable shooting bench
« on: November 12, 2012, 03:32:37 PM »
Has anyone thought to use some kind of portable shooting bench on the line? We had a woman in a power chair this weekend who could not get up and down. Fortunately we were at a range that had fixed benches she could roll her chair up to, then a couple of sand bags and a rest to put the rifle on and she was set, but it made me wonder what I would do if I were on a line without a rest available?
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Re: Portable shooting bench
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2012, 04:37:13 PM »
First, don't assume that just because someone uses a chair, manual or power, means they need to use a rest.  If they have sufficient upper body ROM and strength, I suggest they rest both elbows for prone, one elbow for sitting, and no elbows for standing.  If they can rest elbows on their chair, great.

As far as a portable shooting bench, someone posted plans and a video elsewhere on the forum.  I suggested that they post it here but that idea was nixed.  I can't remember where it was posted.

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Re: Portable shooting bench
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Re: Portable shooting bench
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2012, 03:03:38 PM »
Also try back issues of American Rifleman, Popular Mechanics and Instructables.com or Google 'shooting bench plans' or equal, you'll get more info than you ever thought possible.

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