Concrete shooting bench top

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  1. Joe Salt

    Joe Salt Silver $$ Contributor

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    Can't anyone just say if you build a concrete and then you don't like it, put Marine plywood on top and seal it. No need to argue.

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  2. D Coots

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    My bench, same as St Louis Benchrest. 33" high. IMG_20191017_101054005.jpg IMG_20191017_101043142.jpg
     
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  4. RED 7

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    We do not field weld 100% two or three one inch beads is more than enough to secure the tops to the posts.
     
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  5. McGraw

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    Thank You!
     
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  7. dttheliman

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    These just work

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  8. liljoe

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    Dang Coots, is that in your living room?:rolleyes:

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  9. D Coots

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    :)
    No Joe. Out in the shop about 10' from my loading bench. Good idea though......:)
     
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  10. Rich S

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    Attached are dimensions of our bench(s). The main part of each bench is close to the dimensions at St. Louis Benchrest. We just extended the front some.
     

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  11. Fast14riot

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    I've shot on some nice benches, steel cased concrete tops, steel frame legs. But, if you use a Labradar, take that into consideration for the overall length if you use it on your bench.

    Only gripe I have about concrete tops is if I forget a small towel for my strong side elbow, I have gnarly road rash after a dozen rounds. I mostly shoot prone, so I dont often think of it.
     
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  12. dogdude

    dogdude Egan O'Brien Gold $$ Contributor

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    Alex, you quite right about the Lab., I need a tall tripod too hold it , my bench is 6'' too short.
    When I sat up my benches fully with gear the first thing I put down is a moving pad from the 70's
    Very thick (could not get those pics. to attach), but get a couple of Protector #21 elbow bags..No road rash!!
     
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  13. tangocharlie

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    The obvious thing for me to consider, and I had to, from a club’s point of view, is cost. Wood tops or benches, no matter how well maintained, will need to be replaced sooner or later. With concrete, it’s one and done. We poured our own tops, used cinder blocks and mortar for legs, and we had benches.
     

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