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Old 01-05-2020, 06:38 PM   #1
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I need a shooting table -- Which one?

Title says it all. I'm looking for something stable enough where I can sit my butt down, use a couple beanbag rests, and then plink off sub-moa groups. I see that Caldwell makes a couple different variations of shooting bench, but one doesn't get stellar reviews. I figure you guys will have more honest suggestions than any of those Amazon malcontents. What should I buy?
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Old 01-05-2020, 06:43 PM   #2
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Rick of Oregun may have some answers you seek.
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*Chews stalk of hay*

I like to slide my lay-z-boy over to the wall and use the windowsill

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Well then, if you had asked this question a while back, I would have directed you to my BR Pivot and BR Pivot Lite. Rotating, precision benchrest, vehicle portable.

Caldwell still makes their version after I sold the patent and mfg rights to them, but it's not a true rendition of the original, but fairly close.

Mine in the rat patch with my Cooper 20VT aboard, teaching rodents to fly, one squirrel at a time.



If you go this route, beware of what they call their "Stable Table", a cheap knockoff of my original without any bells or whistles, but still serviceable and better than nada.

Another option you may want to look at is the DOA bench. Still in production, mostly a copy of my design and would also serve your needs at a bit less cost. It's also a veteran-owned (USMC) outfit as mine was.

Late Edit: Rusty, if you are considering the Caldwell BRP, be sure to specify the model with the hardwood top and NOT the dinky plastic one. BIG difference!
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Atta boy Rick, I knew you would come thru.
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Just for fun, here's a look at one of the graphics we used on our t-shirts from that time.



But my biggest smile came when a returning US Marine GYSGT called us to relate how well our bench worked out in the corner windows of tall buildings in 'certain areas' of the sandbox using a Barrett M82 .50 cal on those "other varmints".

Our inside joke at the time was our bench was "battle tested".
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Dang skippy! Love the graphic. Don't get any better than "battle tested".
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Originally Posted by Rick in Oregon View Post
Mine in the rat patch with my Cooper 20VT aboard, teaching rodents to fly, one squirrel at a time.
Ohhhh... yeah... that's too bad that yours is all rusty and worn out. You should probably sell it to me so you can get a new one.



Actually, it looks pretty bad ass. I hadn't seen the BR Pivot before. The leveling system looks really clever, and would probably be great for those who shoot in the dirt. I'm not sure it's sensible for me to throw down that much on a whim. I'd looked at other Caldwell products, and was toying with the idea of the Stable Table Lite. After seeing your's, I think the Stable Table is the bare minimum that I can get by with.

I'm just a casual plinker, and now I have to decide whether a practical $160 Stable Table will suffice, or if I need a $460 BR Pivot that will cause me to want to go out and buy better rifles.
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