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    Highseats.

    Right gents , Im thinking of having a few highseats made up to sell and want to know what you guys would look for when thinking about buying one.
    They will be made from steel and all double capacity as i dont think singles sell well anymore. Am I right?

    What would you be expecting to pay for a very good quality one and where do you purchase yours from already? How much for a single, double and a free stander etc.

    Are you willing to pay for delvery, if so how much?
    Would you want them painted if it didnt add too much to the price?

    Are there any legal " health and safety" things i need to think about?

    Any input or advice is welcome.
    I know some will say " it's only a high seat" but i want to get things write.

    THanks,
    sako85

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    After using a few rubbish high seats lately I'd say the shooting position is critical - i.e. the height and position of the bar. Quite a few manufacturers seem to think you need the bar down at hip level - ideal for taking shots at your feet but no good for anything past about 8 yards!!

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    I have a free standing jager sports model it is light 30lb and can be put up and took down in 1o mins flat. It was i am told as i didnt pay for it 300 notes so would be looking for somthing the same cheaper if not i would get what i have

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    The best thing you can do is take a mate out to test and give an unbiased opinion on a demo unit

    Ofcourse i may need to be taken out more than once to make the right judgement

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    personel thoughts are}
    something that is double,
    freestanding
    360% view and shooting rail
    comfortable , easy access in and out
    sturdy but not that heavy that you can't handle by yourself and easy to maintain with a price that does not cost no more than 200
    and also proof that they are built to a high quality

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by stone
    personel thoughts are}
    something that is double,
    freestanding
    360% view and shooting rail
    comfortable , easy access in and out
    sturdy but not that heavy that you can't handle by yourself and easy to maintain with a price that does not cost no more than 200
    and also proof that they are built to a high quality
    Wow! That's one hell of a list for less than 200.

    That's the problem with a steel seat - if you want to make a good one, it doesn't leave much room for profit. You also have the competition of cheap Chinese production models being available for that price - off the shelf.

    Just bear in mind, ease of access, ease of camouflage/weather protection, comfortable seating position and a shooting position that will cater for close range shots as well as being able to stretch out a bit.

    Good luck, and don't forget to include a bike chain and lock, as theft of these is now a major problem.

    Rgds

    Ian

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    I use a guy in Wincanton 120 for a double lean-to and I think 180 for a double frestanding seat, which complies withstones requirements.

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    Still think there is a market for single seats, that are manageable for one person. Slip up against smaller trees/posts. Go in the back of pickup. For areas that the seats get moved around a bit more, depending on crops grown etc.

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by IanF

    Wow! That's one hell of a list for less than 200.
    Ian
    if you don't ask , you don't get
    as i hav wooden one's made to that design for a lot less money and i don't hav to worry about the welds breaking
    duncs
    i agree , there will always be a market for single lean-to's
    especaily a fold up type

  10. #10
    Hi Sako

    I was out stalking tonight with the chap who is helping me with my level 2 who you also now and he has his metal double high seats made by a fella in Wareham for 80

    The seats can be leant to or free standing as are also supplied with the scissor back legs..

    Terry

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