Where are your shooting benches made?
Made in USA: Montana & Wyoming
Wouldn't your bench be a lot simpler and cheaper
if you just used pipe threads instead of the complicated leg socket?
Yes, in fact we tried this design on early prototypes. However,
if you're a serious shooter and shooting often, pipe threads will not
last. Pipe threads are tapered and are not designed to be used
repeatedly. Every time you engage the thread and tighten it so
there's no wobble, it has to advance. The pipe thread will advance
until in comes in contact with the bottom of the collar, at which point,
the threads will simply strip out.
Can I purchase a shooting bench without the wood
Not at this time. This is because the bench is supported in the
shipping case by its top.
Can I purchase a shooting bench without
No, we build our benches 50 at a time. If a shooting bench has our
name on it, we want it to look like it.
How do you level the bench on uneven ground?
Since the bench has 3 legs, all 3 legs will always be in full contact
with the ground. I usually use a small plumberís level on the top, and
can achieve a side to side level by simply shifting the position of the
bench around on the terrain a few inches. I donít worry too much about
front to back level.
Who do you recommend I talk to about quality
rests and bags?
I have used one of Sinclairís all purpose rests for many years and it is
versatile and top quality! If you need it to make your gun shoot well,
Sinclair will have it. Sinclair International 800-717-8211
Where can I get one of those Contico Shooters
Boxes you used to sell?
We wish we knew! Contico has stopped manufacturing this box. We
donít know of any source for them. If you find one, please let us knowÖ
they were a great shooters box.
Why do I need a shooting bench if I usually just
shoot off the hood of my pickup?
If youíre happy with the results you get that way, you probably donít
need a shooting bench. However, I find that if you want to shoot Ĺ minute
of angle or better, consistently, you need a solid platform from which to
shoot. Hereís a little way to test your current shooting platform. With
your scope on its highest magnification, put your crosshairs on your last
bullet hole. When you feel like youíre really steady, close your eyes and
count to ten. Then open them. If youíre cross hairs are on the targdot,
youíre good to go. If not, youíve got a problem, whether with your form
or your shooting platform.
Why is your shooting bench taller than others Iíve
We subscribe to Harvey Donaldsonís theory that your back should be
straight and your forearms flat on the bench top. Most benches place your
body posture such that your back is curved. This causes many more muscles
to be at work, than if your back is straight and relying on your bones for
support and stability. For many shooters, this is a new idea; however
most see immediate improvement in their groups.
Iím left-handedÖ will this shooting bench work for
Absolutely, as I shoot left-handed myself. When designing this bench
I was frustrated with other bench designs where you had to remove the top
to switch between right and left handed shooters. Most of my shooting
buddies are right handed. When we go shooting together, we simply move
the seat to our preferred side.
Why are the cutouts on your shooting bench
smaller than most other benches?
The goal is for your chest to rest against the bench, while your heart
is isolated from the bench, so as to not disturb your sight picture.
Will your shooting bench work with handguns?
Yes. In fact, our friend, John Taffin, is who originally suggested
turning the bench around backwards for work with handguns. By
turning the bench around backwards and putting your pistol rest in between
the cutouts for the shooter, we find that you're able to get more of your
arms supported by the bench, with your chest against the bench. This
creates an extremely stable stance for handguns. Check out our photo
gallery for photos of the bench being used this way.
Do you offer any type of quantity or dealer
To keep our costs low, we do not utilize a dealer network. We do
offer a quantity discount for purchases of 5 or more benches.
Why is your shooting bench so expensive?
Most shooting benches handled by the ďbig boxĒ stores are built to a
predetermined retail price. Our bench was built to be a high quality
shooting bench first, and for sale second. If you look at our
specifications page, youíll see that our benches are made with high
quality materials and precision CNC machining. We are shooters and weíre
about shooting and quality products.
Why is the shooters seat so expensive?
While we donít manufacture the shooters seat, it is of very high
quality materials and workmanship. Youíll find cheaper models out there
whose performance follows their price.
Iím looking for a bench to shoot prairie dogsÖ
will this bench work for me?
I have several customers who use the bench for prairie dog shooting,
but they are typically extreme long range prairie dog shooters (ex.
1000 yards with 16 Ĺ lb guns). However, I usually do not recommend my
bench to the average prairie dog shooter. The guys who want to shoot up
close and fast will usually be better served by a pivoting bench with a
seat attached. Our bench is designed for extreme stability, not mobility.
How long will the wood top last?
While on the ranch in Montana, I left one setup outside for 2 years
continuously. At the end of this time, the finish was weather-checking
badly on the edges, but the lamination still held strong. If a fella uses
one and sets it up and takes it down and stores it inside after each use,
it should last a very long time.
How soon can you ship me a shooting bench?
We usually ship your items the next business day.
How long will it take to get to me?
We ship FedEx Ground from Wyoming. Usually takes 3-5 business days within
the lower 48 states.
Where are most of your shooting benches sold?
We have shipped shooting benches to almost all 50 states, Mexico,
Canada, Germany, Spain, and England.
Do I need the Leg Caddy?
If you will be setting the bench up and down a lot, itís a handy way to
protect and carry the legs. If you plan on leaving the bench set up in
one place, you may not find much need for it.
Do you have other models of shooting benches
At this time, we just produce one model. We are currently testing an
Why donít you offer a shooting bench with the seat
We believe if you want the ultimate from your gun and load, you do not
want your seat attached to your bench. If youíve ever experienced the
phenomenon of your crosshairs jumping from one side to the other of your
targdot, this is caused by stress in your body. It can usually be
relieved by a slight shift in your body on the seat. If your seat is
attached to the bench, youíve just moved everything else too, and you
still have the problem. We like to shoot itty bitty groups; not fight
with our equipment.
Is there room for my chronograph on the shooting
Yes. There are photos in the gallery of our chronograph in use.
Why donít you put a groove around the top to catch
Lots of customers choose to make custom modifications to their tops.
This is one of the reasons our top is plywood, as itís easy to modify to
suit your individual shooting needs. From my experience, a groove around
the edge works only some of the time at best.
Iíve seen some shooters using an umbrella to keep
the sun off. Do you offer a top with a mounting hole?
No. Partially because I live in the West where we are usually plagued
with wind of one degree or another. I find I shoot my best groups without
a sail attached.
What other shooting benches are out there?
I encourage customers to familiarize themselves with other benches.
Below are some good benches, so review what is out there, and what your
needs are. There are many cheaper shooting benches on the market, but
if youíre serious about rifle accuracy, you donít want oneÖ trust me.