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    Bushwear panther high seat..any good?

    I'm looking at getting one of these.
    Does Anyone have one / opinions please.

    http://www.bushwear.co.uk/nostyles.p...23&ClassID=248

    fraser

    ps... I'm puzzled by the picture in the top right. Is the idea of the photo to show you that they are so comfortable that you can go to sleep?

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    They are ok, but the rail is a bit flexible, needs beefing up a bit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil M View Post
    They are ok, but the rail is a bit flexible, needs beefing up a bit!
    I have used one for several years and it is a useful piece of kit.
    However I agree with Neil M regarding the shooting rail. The rail supports are simply not up to the job and the plastic tightening fixture is of poor quality that breaks or strips easily. This was a problem identified several years ago but seems unresolved.

    I have applied jubilee clips around the rail to provide a strong 'stop' to support the inadequate manufacture's plastic item.

    In company with many other portable aluminium high seats, they can creak when you move position whilst seated.
    I use mine regularly and it has stood out in all weathers with no ill effects.

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    I have got 4. all with the extension and the free standing kit. I agree the shooting rail is not up to the job.
    When used with the free standing paraphanalia,very MFI, wont buy anymore. Wf1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil M View Post
    They are ok, but the rail is a bit flexible, needs beefing up a bit!
    ​Agreed, plus when it's really cold be careful when tightening the rail as I split the plastic and had to use some silicone coated pipe clips. As if you buy replacement ones you have take it to pieces.
    Last edited by Steyer 6.5; 26-05-2013 at 18:20.

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    Meresides high seats are hard to beat for quality and price.

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    I have two Bushwear Panther seats, c/w extensions and free-standing kits and have no serious complaints about them.

    Yes, the shooting rail is less than rigid, but not so much so that you can't take a steady enough shot at sensible ranges.

    I've had no problems with the rail clamps slipping or cracking either.

    The seats have resisted the weather well too, despite being outside continuously for several years.

    I also find them comfortable and easy to get in and out of.

    I would just observe that the Seeland version is almost identical, yet comes c/w a padded back rest and carrying straps, and is a bit cheaper too.

    I also like the X3M1 design, as available here, though mine -I have 2 of these too- have proved a bit more susceptible to corrosion (of the steel parts) than the Bushwear ones.

    Both base units are equally portable, but add the extension and the X3M1 model gets the better of the Panther, and the extra components of the free-standing version of the X3M1 seat are also lighter and more compact than the Bushwear equivalent.

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    That X3M1 looks good and that's a real keen price. Have you got one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steyer 6.5 View Post
    That X3M1 looks good and that's a real keen price. Have you got one?
    I don't have any of the ones from Askari, which is the same design but doesn't appear to be sold under the X3M1 brand, but I do have 2 X3M1 branded ones (see above), which came from Green Acres Stalking.

    Aside from price, the difference appears to be in colour only (Askari: green cushion, green seat v.s X3M1 Camo cushion, grey seat) and in the fact that Askari don't offer the seat in a free-standing version too.

    HTH

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