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Here is the link to Dan Lilja's articles.
http://www.riflebarrels.com/articles/
Note the copyright statement in the top paragraph and at the bottom of the page.

Rich, if you had permission to use the photo, then all is ok, but you should still have given credit for the photo. However if you did not have permission, then it is copyright infringement.

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Here is the link to Dan Lilja's articles.
http://www.riflebarrels.com/articles/
Note the copyright statement in the top paragraph and at the bottom of the page.

Rich, if you had permission to use the photo, then all is ok, but you should still have given credit for the photo. However if you did not have permission, then it is copyright infringement.

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Copyrights have nothing to do with doing it your or my way. I suggest you read up on it. The internet is rampant with copyright infringement, but it still does not make it right.

This thread has gone off topic, so lets get back on track here.

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Hey cowgirl, ya still here? If ya want I'll go out tomorrow and take some photo's of the bench I built. It's protable but need a pickup to move it around in. Much studier than the one I gave my son. The one pictured above of Dan Lilja's Is like the one I gave my son except his has 4 legs, mine three. Very simple to make and works fairly well. It's a piece of rail car decking for the top. Underneath I have three steel plates screwed with steel couplers for 1 1/2" pipe to be threaded into. On the bottom of each leg I welded a steel ball that fills the hole in the pipe. Very simple. Hard to shoot well long range without a decent bench.

Forgot to mention that the couplers are welded on at a 6 degree angle.

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Don I'm still here! Big smile

Sure, would like to see some photos of your bench. When we go out to shoot (not at the range) we take along our shooting sticks and an old camera tripod that we had customized with a v-block for the rifle to rest on. I like the tripod better than a shooting stick because of the stability and I could raise it up fairly high & stand to shoot. Other times we just use a fence post. My camera tripod finally broke last year, so I need to find another one.

When you're hauling your table around, what do you use for a seat? folding chair? Seems like some type of stool would work better.

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On the one I use now the seat is built in and your weight helps stabilize the bench. On the one my son now has, I carried along a stool to sit on. The persent one is much more stable, the other much more portable with the legs that unscrew from the top.

See ya later.

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Colorado has a good community of long-range shooters, with plenty of opportunities for practice, informally or in matches.

Along with multi-gun matches, I have several long-range/bolt matches listed here:

http://coloradomultigun.com

As was posted before, here is the first in the three-article series about getting starting in "practical" LR shooting-
http://demigod.org/articles/practical-long-range-rifle-shooting-equipment/

regards
Zak

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Zak,

Welcome aboard. I assume your's is the article we read here? Very good, really enjoyed it. As I alway's suspected, there's a lot more to it than just practice.

You might well get some questions now!

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Well, practice is kinda important too. Big smile

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Zak Smith wrote:
Well, practice is kinda important too. Big smile

I'm not downplaying practice but to hear some "experts" you'd think nothing else mattered.

What is the diameter of the target's in the sporting rifle match?

As I understand it, there's ten station's where six shot's are fired at six different targets? Different ranges at each station or each station with six targets all at the same distence?

This sounds very interesting.

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