Tripod design is more rigid has fewer joints than folding-style benches is appropriate for a wider variety of shooting conditions and disciplines. Bolt in the base allows position adjustment of a single leg aligning the tabletop so that it is parallel with the horizon. Central shaft seat and tabletop are able to pivot around a center axis as a single unit while keeping the tabletop parallel to the horizon. Allows the user to make shots at any angle from a single setup. Bench can easily be locked into a single shooting position. Table top is made from molded plastic with a rigid metal under-frame. Top measures 34 x 23 and it includes holes that function as handles for easy transport or as holders for the included cleaning forks as well as a perimeter rail that keeps ammunition from rolling off the bench top. Entire frame is made from welded steel. Padded seat adjusts from 16 to 22 and rotates in tandem with the tabletop. Breaks down into seven pieces and weighs a total of 60 pounds.
It's built as tough as the pedestal machine gun mounts I used to use in the Army. I was really impressed when I got it. Assembles quickly, great range of adjustments, sturdy and stable once it's all tightened down. It's heavy, but it needs to be to work the way it does. Seems modular, that Caldwell can come out with alternative table tops and seat options later on. I would purchase items like that to enhance my Stable Table for different roles.
I bought mine about six years ago to replace a table and chair. My old rig, with vertical legs, would constantly sink in the mud and snow. But the STABLE TABLE uses 3 horizontal legs; like an octopus. So it doesn't sink. I position the one, adjustable, leg at my six. Then I use it to make my scope sit parallel to the slope of the field. Then I can sweep the field, back and forth, without ever having to come out of my scope. It's perfect! Also, the table top is synthetic, and the steel parts are painted. So it's impervious to rain and snow. I set it up when we get to the field, and I leave it out, day and night, rain and snow and below zero temps. After years of use, there's no rust. Also, the two forks are perfect for running a wet patch down my bores at the end of the day. If we have a shift in the wind, we need to move to the other side of the field. This thing comes apart in about 30 seconds. Reassembly takes about 3 minutes. This thing is so fast and easy to move, I never have to shoot into a bad wind. This thing is the perfect tool for all-day shooting at tiny targets. It was clearly designed by people who do what I do and know what I need. I could not be more happy. Buy it, you'll love it!
Myself and 3 of my buddies purchased 4 of these tables for prairie dog hunting in Colorado in 2019. They worked out goodfor the hunt. These tables are heavy so if you have carry them in field very far its a task. I wish they were little lighter in weight. We had good shoot.