Shooting in the bright sun.... need solutions

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  1. P1ZombieKiller

    P1ZombieKiller Gold $$ Contributor

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    I am going to be shooting at a range this coming year that does not have a long enough over hang to block the sun off the benches, .
    Some of the locals had a contraption that clamped to the bench, and held a corrugated plastic sheet (about 18x24) that would move in different directions to block out the sun.

    If you use one, or build one, or sell one... can you post pics of how your works (and any tips on what to do and what not to do)?

    I don't think I want the umbrella, unless you think it can double to help in the rain.
     
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  2. Kyle Schultz

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    Kyle, I have the bench buddy...works great.
     
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  5. mudduck

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    I use a rollup shade from lowes with spring clamps to hold it on front of the roof support. works good until the wind starts blowing hard
     
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    vahena Bob Schultz Gold $$ Contributor

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    I was load testing at a 100 yds. when it started raining, broke out my umbrlla and clamp it on. I keep it in my SUV, as I also use it on the beach. 17.00 from amazon, comes with clamp, which I clamp it to my Seb Neo and it can go into any and all position's. IMG_4065 - Copy.JPG you required.
     
  7. WillyTP

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    Wes, many of the ranges I go to has the same problem. On windy days the umbrella style is very distracting to me, lots of vibration and movement. What I’ve been using and like a lot is two 36” bar clamps, one on each side of the bench and a black towel spring clamped to the bar clamps. You can adjust it to suite the angle of the sun and take it down anytime and not violate the rules of going in front of the bench after match starts.
     
  8. Warren Dean

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    Dammmmm!!! And I thought F Class shooters were equipment junkies! ...LOL
     
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  9. Dusty Stevens

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    Go with willy TP. You can use the towel and clamps for other things at the loading table too. You can also hang a towel from the roof overhang if you can get to it with spring clamps
     
  10. newbieshooter

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    Do you have a pic of this setup on a bench? Thanks.
     
  11. savagedasher

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    Long bill hat and a small tent
     
  12. WillyTP

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    I’ll recreate it tomorrow and post.
     
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    BECD526C-8C9E-48D8-933A-605AA2261D27.jpeg 69D23159-550D-4623-8B31-C0AB1252BC9F.jpeg
     
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  14. WillyTP

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    4FBCCCA2-D047-41B3-81A9-62D67EFC2320.jpeg DFD4F4AC-35E8-4405-8FF6-7DB0B711D97C.jpeg A2102B84-86E0-495B-8F64-8F0BA7037BD6.jpeg This is how I set mine up, but typically I don’t have the fan club of fur baby’s helping me :D
     
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    Them dogs are lookin at you like youre crazy
     
  16. WillyTP

    WillyTP FBBW Gold $$ Contributor

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    I am most of the time.....
     
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  17. 4xforfun

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    Only shoot at ranges that point NORTH!!:D
     
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  18. Carlos Hathcock

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    Shoot at night?
     
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    Try a Stetson !
     
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