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Camp Perry Bench Height

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Post by dieselguy624 4/20/2021, 9:00 am

Anybody have a rough idea on the height of the benches at Perry?  I was there in 2018 and have some pics but was hoping maybe someone knows for sure. We have the preliminary work completed for an outdoor pistol range done at our club and will soon need to build some benches.

Thanks!

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Post by chiz1180 4/20/2021, 9:32 am

30-32" feels about right from memory for the benches at Perry. I recall them being shorter than I would have liked.

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Post by -TT- 4/20/2021, 10:20 am

I agree on the 32" estimate, and would add that the short-line benches need to be low, because the long-line shots need to pass over them. Both lines are pretty much the same height, anyway.

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Post by james r chapman 4/20/2021, 10:44 am

dieselguy624 wrote:Anybody have a rough idea on the height of the benches at Perry?  I was there in 2018 and have some pics but was hoping maybe someone knows for sure. We have the preliminary work completed for an outdoor pistol range done at our club and will soon need to build some benches.

Thanks!

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Post by brassmaster 4/20/2021, 12:07 pm

dieselguy624 wrote:Anybody have a rough idea on the height of the benches at Perry?  I was there in 2018 and have some pics but was hoping maybe someone knows for sure. We have the preliminary work completed for an outdoor pistol range done at our club and will soon need to build some benches.

Thanks!

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If you want to mirror Perry, o.k.; however NRA has specifications regarding dimensions and bench height for outdoor ranges. Since we intended to build a new bench with 24 firing points to last for decades, we researched this info at NRA when we were designing our bench, but that was 12 years ago and that information suffers from memory loss. We did not need the short line benches lower than the long line ones because we have two target lines. I do recall that the benches at Perry are lower than our bench, for whatever that's worth. You probably need the information before my next 1-1/2 hr. round trip to the range to measure.
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Post by BE Mike 4/21/2021, 8:57 am

How about the benches at Camp Atterbury?
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Post by Schaumannk 4/21/2021, 10:50 am

Don’t really have a dog in this fight.   But you might want to consider where to put shooters who have trouble with being very short or very tall.    Also those in a wheelchair.    

Bench is too short, some of us have trouble using our scope, or our brass net.   Too tall.   Same issues.   

If we are talking about a covered firing point also consider if someone 6’5” can easily see both target lines without obstruction from overhead.

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Post by Ed Hall 4/22/2021, 6:57 am

Being the tallest BE shooter I know at 6'6" (barefoot) I have had instances when I couldn't fire comfortably at ranges.  Local officials have often made modifications so I could shoot matches there, e.g. removing eyebrow portions, creating special window sections for Indoor/Outdoor setups, etc.  As for the bench being uncomfortably low, that's no issue since I use my closed Pelican case on top of the bench.

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Post by dieselguy624 4/22/2021, 9:53 am

Thanks All!  I think we'll look at some of the local clubs and come up with a better design. 

Pat

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Post by rreid 4/22/2021, 8:14 pm

I never measured when I was there, but the perry benches are lower than optimal.  Most of our local clubs are 36"  and that works for pretty much everyone. Just for comparison, standard dining table height is 30", kitchen counter is 36" and bar top is 42"
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