Paint Roller Bench Rest

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Project by Underdog posted 05-25-2016 02:59 AM 2644 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally finished this paint roller bench rest for my spring piston air rifle. The plans had been rattling around in my head for a couple months. It was getting a bit noisy up there, so I’m rather relieved this is finished…

I turned the roller and used some nylon bushings for bearings, and a 1/4” bolt as an axle. I had the knobs for the adjustment/clamp lying around, as well as the scrap 3/4” plywood and maple.

So tonight was the second time using it, and I scored a personal best in a 30 yard match – 190/200 2x. I have til Sunday to better that score…

Fun project, and quite useful on the range.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#1 posted 05-25-2016 03:03 AM

That is really cool. I could have used it today.

By the way, Underdog was one of my most favorite cartoons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 05-25-2016 03:51 AM

Cushy little project!
Nice job and an interesting use of a pain’t roller.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#3 posted 05-25-2016 12:30 PM

Interesting project, Wondering how the combination works with the large plywood piece, sitting at a table or standing, I have a air rifle but my accuracy is not consistant. Its a 22, would 177 be better. Would like to know more about targets and scoring.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 05-25-2016 02:59 PM

Very clever – I like that

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

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#5 posted 05-25-2016 04:30 PM

Good thinking. I got air pistols for the girls and we shoot at zombie targets. Been wanting an air rifle for the squirrels that waste my apples.

-- Rick M,

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#6 posted 05-25-2016 07:40 PM

I would think this rest is pretty much only good for the rifle on a bench.
It’s mostly for a spring piston air rifle too. Multi-pumpers and PCP rifles don’t have the same recoil characteristics of spring piston guns, and don’t need an “artillery hold”.

Brian, you should join Gateway to Airguns forum. LOTS of answers to your questions. What rifle do you have?

I’d stick with .177 caliber myself, it has a flatter trajectory, is legal in my backyard, and with good shot placement just as good as .22.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#7 posted 05-26-2016 04:55 AM

Nah, I didn’t mean build one for pistols, don’t need it. At 10m I can nail a paper zombie in the eyeball!

I had a CO2 pistol, 450fps, as a kid and used to shoot the big ol’ crows that hung out in our yard. They were only mildly annoyed by it. Wouldn’t even flinch.

-- Rick M,

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