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    Quote Originally Posted by FBecigneul View Post
    I'm getting a creepy MikeInCo feeling. Not just this thread but other outbursts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmort View Post
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    You have been given some good advice from people that know more than you do, or so it seems........and not a word of thanks.
    Speaking for myself, I need no thanks for my advise, just take it for what it is worth and use it at your own risk.

    If an official height is needed, it should be decreed that 35 inches is the official height. So there!

    35 inches is now the official height.
    Last edited by Bill Wynne; 02-13-2018 at 06:46 PM.

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    I THOUGHT MAYBE WHEN WE WERE DONE, I WOULD THANK THOSE THAT HAD POSITIVE CONTRIBUTIONS.
    IS THAT OK WITH YOU ?
    We are still having a conversation, unless someone put you in charge.

    Quote Originally Posted by dmort View Post
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    You have been given some good advice from people that know more than you do, or so it seems........and not a word of thanks.

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    And now you're raising your voice.
    You don't have to thank me.

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    Well someone is going to have to tell me what "normal" behavior is around here.
    I have been a member for a couple of months.
    I ask a question, all is going well less one childish reply, and then another poster
    decides he is Miss Manners and wants to school me on when to say "Thank you".
    Then they start calling me names. Is there a hall monitor ? Do you just ignore the children ?
    Is their childish behavior what i should expect from the br crowd ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Wynne View Post
    Speaking for myself, I need no thanks for my advise, just take it for what it is worth and use it at your own risk.

    If an official height is needed, it should be decreed that 35 inches is the official height. So there!

    35 inches is now the official height.
    Then 35 inches it is.....sound's good me.

    Mort

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    Smile

    My three legged bench uses 1 1/2" pipe set at 20 degrees and 3/4" plywood top.

    It is 24" wide and 48" long.

    Has a shooters notch 6" x 18".

    It is about 34" tall. I am 5'9" tall and like to sit upright when shooting.

    Two legs to the front one to the rear.

    Cut clean threads and keep them lubed.

    It is painted green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John S View Post
    My three legged bench uses 1 1/2" pipe set at 20 degrees and 3/4" plywood top.

    It is 24" wide and 48" long.

    Has a shooters notch 6" x 18".

    It is about 34" tall. I am 5'9" tall and like to sit upright when shooting.

    Two legs to the front one to the rear.

    Cut clean threads and keep them lubed.

    It is painted green.
    Laughing so hard my stomach hurts ......I need to get out of here and watch the Olympics.


    Mort
    Last edited by dmort; 02-13-2018 at 09:34 PM.

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    John,
    How did you get the 20 degrees ?
    I have seen cut and welded couplings.
    Just wondering how else.

    Quote Originally Posted by John S View Post
    My three legged bench uses 1 1/2" pipe set at 20 degrees and 3/4" plywood top.

    It is 24" wide and 48" long.

    Has a shooters notch 6" x 18".

    It is about 34" tall. I am 5'9" tall and like to sit upright when shooting.

    Two legs to the front one to the rear.

    Cut clean threads and keep them lubed.

    It is painted green.

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    One thing I've seen about bench heights is an individual thing as to what is comfortable. I prefer a taller bench when its a stationary bench, 4 cinder blocks high with 4" concrete top which would be a 36" tall bench as to the ones that are 3 1/2 blocks high, 32". The last match I shot I was sharing a bench with Dave Coots, Bob Hamister and Bob Hammack. I'm 5' 8", Dave is about 6' 8". I was the shortest of the group. Dave and I used the same stool height setting while the Bob's raised the stools. Just shows that bench height is totally subjective and an adjustable shooting stool can go a long way. IMO the most comfortable shooting stool is a padded drummers stool. The most easily adjustable stools are the pneumatic adjustable stools like Sinclair's sold. I know that stools aren't part of the question, but you have to have something to sit on. If there is no need for adjustability, then a folding chair works pretty well as long as the bench is the correct height for you.

    By the way, civility on this board seems to have a lot to do with what time of year it is. Winter has a big effect on it when people can't be outside shooting. The harder and colder the winter, the less civil it can be.

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    Yeah, well, it's cold and snowy here so watch it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FBecigneul View Post
    Yeah, well, it's cold and snowy here so watch it.
    It's a little cold here some days, but mainly dry. Don't think we have had any moisture of any kind to measure in at least 180 days. If we don't get some rain, I expect that you'll be seeing the Texas panhandle on the news when the wind starts picking up and it starts warming up in March through May. When the winds get up to 60 mph, a fire can spread a long ways. A few years ago we were driving to Amarillo and set my trip odometer at the first part of the fire had gone across I-40. When we got to the other side, we had gone 22 miles and that was the short side of the path the fire had burned. I don't remember how many acres had burned, but the north south distance was close to 100 miles that year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Bryant View Post
    One thing I've seen about bench heights is an individual thing as to what is comfortable. I prefer a taller bench when its a stationary bench, 4 cinder blocks high with 4" concrete top which would be a 36" tall bench as to the ones that are 3 1/2 blocks high, 32". The last match I shot I was sharing a bench with Dave Coots, Bob Hamister and Bob Hammack. I'm 5' 8", Dave is about 6' 8". I was the shortest of the group. Dave and I used the same stool height setting while the Bob's raised the stools. Just shows that bench height is totally subjective and an adjustable shooting stool can go a long way. IMO the most comfortable shooting stool is a padded drummers stool. The most easily adjustable stools are the pneumatic adjustable stools like Sinclair's sold. I know that stools aren't part of the question, but you have to have something to sit on. If there is no need for adjustability, then a folding chair works pretty well as long as the bench is the correct height for you.

    By the way, civility on this board seems to have a lot to do with what time of year it is. Winter has a big effect on it when people can't be outside shooting. The harder and colder the winter, the less civil it can be.
    True and sometimes we get newbies who fail to realize there is another human on the other side of that screen. They say things that they probably wouldn't say face to face. Some figure this out, some not so much.

    Rick

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    Yes, cut the female end on angle and wield to square plate.

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    Thanks John.
    Quote Originally Posted by John S View Post
    Yes, cut the female end on angle and wield to square plate.
    Last edited by retired; 02-14-2018 at 10:39 AM.

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