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#1 Lurchandhistribe

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 07:16 pm

Need to get some high seats up in a few key locations after the previous permission holder (reasonably) removed his.

A friend is a dab hand with a welder so will do that but I need a plan for him to follow. Looking for a design for a double. I assume one inch box will be perfectly good.

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#2 matt_hooks

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 05:33 pm

Are you looking for one that's tree rested, or a standalone type thing? 1 inch box will be more than enough, though it might make them heavy and unwieldy if you're thinking of moving them at any point.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 08:47 pm

lean to design I think. three seats will be pretty fixed as we know they are good for deer all year round. One will get moved depending upon time of year and crop planting on the wood edges. whats the minimum box you could get away with whilst retaining rigidity?

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:14 am

Depends on the design, how good your welds are and how much weight you're willing to put up with. A smaller box section can be used with gussets to improve rigidity at the corners.

Round tube will give you more rigidity for weight, just takes a bit more care with the welding.

A ladder front with about 12 inches between steps. A platform welded at about 115 degrees from the ladder. Fix seat to platform, weld on are support and you're sorted!

Lean to's are ok, but remember they will need removing from the trees when you're not using them, otherwise you could cause all sorts of growing problems for the trees!

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 03:28 pm

here is , ready make. Make rife rest to attach & done .Is easy carry if wan to move, & easy to attach to tree with rope.

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...=item1c11e5b077

Edited by clint, 30 July 2010 - 03:30 pm.

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#6 SHOTGUNSNIPER

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 10:01 pm



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Posted 31 July 2010 - 08:43 am

or if your mate is a dab hand with a "Tig" Welder get a cheap Aluminum Ladder add the seat rail's from Alu or try and source alu tower frame to weld to the Ladder paint Green light strong or if you have permmision pick suitable tree/tree's make a wooden Ladder then add shooting rail's to tree, i use this method where public could be a problem with a static hight seat

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 11:42 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdVcuKLLwn8


Is ok, for sleep. Is hunting more intrest, than this ? I prefer go challenge you skill & walk, crawl , snipe your target. If i want to sit & watch , i get TV. Is no keep me fit like so, i maybe change into baloon . :laugh:

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 01:06 pm

I think there is a step by step guide for a wooden high seat in this months SPorting Rifle if I am not mistaken. Reckons it cost him under £30 to build. If you can't be arsed to buy the magazine then PM me and I will photocopy it and send you it via email.

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 01:21 pm

Here's one I made. Bolts onto ladder and your away. Making a double as we speak.Attached File  seat.jpg   118.49KB   58 downloadsAttached File  seat2.jpg   110.04KB   45 downloads

Edited by firefly, 14 August 2010 - 01:29 pm.


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Posted 15 August 2010 - 12:00 am

Couple good ideas here: portable ladder stands

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 10:50 am

I think there is a step by step guide for a wooden high seat in this months SPorting Rifle if I am not mistaken. Reckons it cost him under £30 to build. If you can't be arsed to buy the magazine then PM me and I will photocopy it and send you it via email.



Found them and scanned them onto pdf so if anyone wants me to email me them then send me a PM with your email address.


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