My shooting bench trailer build

Matt_g

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I thought I would post a few pics up and see what kind of ideas others may have to add to this. I started with a 5x9 trailer. Bench dimensions are 32"x9ft.


I have tin on order for the roof as well as 3ft fold down awnings on both sides. Roof will be 7'5" from the floor of the trailer.


I am going to add 2 fold down jacks in the rear for leveling/stability purposes.


If anyone can think of any other ideas I could add to this I would appreciate it!


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Thanks,
Matt Green
Brenham, Texas
 

Dawico

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You will probably want the chairs movable and adjustable. Fixed chairs seldom work well for a broad spectrum of firearms.

Good plan on the jacks. I was thinking the same thing.

Some sides and you have a portable blind. Looks good.
 

Vaquero

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I'm wondering if the roof won't cause excessive movement in wind.
I'd sure mount a dry box though.
 

Matt_g

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You will probably want the chairs movable and adjustable. Fixed chairs seldom work well for a broad spectrum of firearms.

Good plan on the jacks. I was thinking the same thing.

Some sides and you have a portable blind. Looks good.
Yeah I tried to figure out how to get height, side to side and front to back adjustment with no luck, but that's something I can add later on. I'm really looking forward to testing it and figuring out what needs to be improved. I am strongly considering putting sides on and insulating it. It would be a great ground blind/ all weather shooting bench.

Thanks for the input sir!
 

Matt_g

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Is the table bolted together or screwed?
The roof structure will be made of 1.5" by 1/4" walled square tubing in order to give it the strength and rigidity I think it needs. We will see as we go though. The table is screwed together as of now but I plan on going back with 3/8" carriage bolts in each of the legs unless You have any ideas? Anything I'm overlooking? I'm always open to suggestions/pointers.

Thanks
 

Vaquero

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The roof structure will be made of 1.5" by 1/4" walled square tubing in order to give it the strength and rigidity I think it needs. We will see as we go though. The table is screwed together as of now but I plan on going back with 3/8" carriage bolts in each of the legs unless You have any ideas? Anything I'm overlooking? I'm always open to suggestions/pointers.

Thanks
Good call on the carriage bolts.
Let us know how it works.
 

Matt_g

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Well thanks. Things are moving pretty quick being I just started it on Saturday. Should have the roof framed up (and possibly on) this weekend!
 

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