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    Portable Folding Highseat

    Steel folding high (or Low)seat which I had built. I designed it to be easily portable in a rucksack, weighs around 7kg. Good working order but some paint flaking off.

    £70

    Now reduced to £45 07/10/14
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    Last edited by oneeyeopen; 07-10-2014 at 17:22.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneeyeopen View Post
    Steel folding high (or Low)seat which I had built. I designed it to be easily portable in a rucksack, weighs around 7kg. Good working order but some paint flaking off.

    £70
    Do you shoot free hand off it...................?


    Tim.243

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    The skilled amongst us can ......Normally I would choose a tree with branches either side of the seat or trees that grow close together like chestnut and tie a rope or ratchet strap across the front. Took my first three boar off that seat.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tim.243 View Post
    Do you shoot free hand off it...................?


    Tim.243

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneeyeopen View Post
    The skilled amongst us can ......Normally I would choose a tree with branches either side of the seat or trees that grow close together like chestnut and tie a rope or ratchet strap across the front. Took my first three boar off that seat.
    You forgot to include norma 308...... I must add a chestnut tree, rope/ratchet strap to my xmas list......

    Tim.243

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim.243 View Post
    You forgot to include norma 308...... I must add a chestnut tree, rope/ratchet strap to my xmas list......

    Tim.243
    Make that a portable chestnut tree. Or maybe just a stool?
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    Quote Originally Posted by long_range_rob View Post
    Make that a portable chestnut tree. Or maybe just a stool?
    Stool is quite close to what I was thinking

    Tim.243

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    I have a similar seat without the footrest.
    They are sold as seats for use during driven Boar shoots and are very popular in some countries.
    I went on a driven Boar shoot once and the seats were already in place with the number on them.
    The one I bought came with straps and a cushion and is very comfortable indeed.

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    Thanks EMcC.

    Obviously this seat is not ideal or suitable for those with soft bottoms.

    Unfortunately the land I used to shoot on was open access to the public and had rules - No seats to be left in place and no evidence of deer management and i don't have access to a 4WD. Further, in this area we are surrounded by antis, poachers and thieves. If I had a traditional high seat that was stashed in the woods it would be wrecked or stolen when discovered. So I needed a seat the was light enough to carry in on my back and still be able to carry back out with a deer on one shoulder and my rifle on the other.

    Getting up the tree was no hassle because I could leave a cheap old ladder locked to a tree in the undergrowth, its purpose wasn't obvious and I hadn't lost much if it was stolen. If I fancied a shoot that meant walking some distance I could chuck a rope in the bag to get up the tree.

    Hope this helps to explain the purpose of the seat a bit better.

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    When I had a piece of ground that was used by Joe Public, I built a high seat but used to leave the old cardboard 35mm film carton by it now and again. I hoped it would give anybody that visited the seat the idea that it was used for photography.
    Now I have lost that ground to a new owner who does not allow shooting on it, and guess what !
    Somebody suggested that as it was such a good place to observe Deer, he has built a purpose built 'Shed' with seats and an observation window.
    Although I have lost that ground I can't complain as I had free access to it for more than thirty years and took some nice animals off of it, cull animals of course.
    Last edited by EMcC; 01-09-2014 at 09:57.

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