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Maybe. What would that be made out of? It's a 4' x 8' table so it would be difficult to cover all of it as I have to haul it with my pickup to the bench each time.
I don't know why, but I always looked for a smooth mat. I have seen the textured ones that are more "sticky"
You could try a temporary spray on adhesive like they sell in sewing shops.
I shoot off my elbows down in the dirt with these out to 600 yards with Berger 80.5's or 82's out of a 20" 1x7 Twist Bartlein barrel and a 4.5 power $300 Vortex PST Scope
If each or any shot I fire is not a 10 or an X on the MR1 Target,,, I screwed up position or shot execution... ;-)
I have never dropped a point because of a slippery bag... ;-)
I have used this for slick benches, it worked fine for me. Inexpensive, non-marring and doesn't take up any room at all.
+1 on what Uthink Uknow and Drover said.
it's a Drawer Liner mesh material.
You don't need to cover the entire bench. I shoot at a public range where the benches aren't really made for a front rest and rear bag. Just not enough room front to back. An adapter kit was in my mind.
So I cut a piece of plywood long enough to fit my front rest and rear bag, put it on the bench (that's carpet covered) and put several sandbags on it. Made it with recesses for the feet on the rest, and secure holder for the rear bag. Keeps everything in alignment.
Can't use it for competition but then I don't compete.
The Home Depot sells a drawer liner for their tool chests. it's $10, sticky. I use pieces in my front rest when a fore end wobbles. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-1...-Solid-Drawer-Liner-Black-DTC130001/205191130
Thank you, I'll look into it.
For a table cover, how about a piece of 3/4” plywood big enough to hold your set-up. Use large C-clamps to hold plywood to top of table. Add whatever restraining features you want to the plywood. You could even use a 2x2” wood slat behind your rear bag to keep it from moving. If you’re not looking for a competition solution then build a c-shaped box for the rear rest/bag.
I'm kinda leaning that way if the skateboard thingy doesn't work
Home Depot (and others) sell non-skid tape to be used on stair steps and walkways. Might be easier than finding skateboard tape.
I had the same problem at the Thurmont range. Some benches are kind of rough concrete which are fine. Just use the rubber drawer liner from Home Depot. Some are some other material and, guys being guys, they've been sanded and polished 'til they're slicker than owl poop. Never know which kind you'll get until you draw your bench.
Best thing I found for the slippery ones, which really works quite well, is a piece of luan underlayment cut to the same size and shape as the bottom of the bag with coarse sandpaper glued to both sides. It doesn't move at all and the bag and bench aren't modified. It is a bit difficult to get it to slide just a little when you're setting up but that's the idea.
I have used a wool or acrylic saddle blanket for years. The acrylic ones work just as good but are way cheaper. Stateline Tack, has a PC Double Weave Navajo saddle blanket 32x64 for $ 21.95. These blankets have enough give to hold the rear bag and the blanket is long enough to keep the whole thing from moving. The blanket is pretty thick, so that might help.
I definitely have plenty of those I'm not using anymore
Get a piece of 3/4" plywood, the size that will comfortably accommodate your front and rear rests, do your homework before cutting or having the plywood cut. Sand the sides well and round over the edges. Take it to a shop that sprays bedliners and have them give it 2 or 3 coats, sides included. Drill four 5/16 " holes in the picnic table and mount 1/4" T-nuts on the underside of the table. Using 4 1/4" x 20 TPI screws, the new top can be put on and taken off in minutes. The bedliner coating will be bullet proof and provide a slip resistant surface for your rests, just don't forget the elbow rests so you don't scar up your arms.
Thank you, that sounds like a more permanent solution
Not a "permanent" solution as it is attached to the picnic table with 4 screws. Easy on, easy off, won't move at all when screws are tightened down, all that's needed is a screwdriver. 3' x4' piece of plywood is easy to carry and easily fits into a pickup bed.
Get a sheet of rubber stable mat from Tractor Supply/Atwoods/etc. Cut a piece off the size that you need. Stable mat is heavy enough to stay in place and the rubber will provide grip. Just put it on the table to shoot, take it with you when you leave.
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