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    highseat shooting rail height ????

    Hi Guys

    Now i know everyone will have a different peference on this one but what height from the seat base to the shooting rail suits you on highseats ?????


    ATB

    Dave

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    Tim.243 put up a similar and interesting thread on this a short while ago. Inexplicably, he only had one reply so perhaps best not expect too much 223. Sorry I can't comment, I'm yet to sit in one, both from an opportunity perspective, but also because of a firm preference for walking/stalking.
    Tim

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    It depends upon your height and whether the terrain goes uphill or downhill.

    HWH.

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    It's a daft question really as it relates to individual height mainly among other factors. Terrain and distance you expect to shoot deer at as well as the height of the seat itself. Make it adjustable if you can and then the seat can be used anywhere.
    MS

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    ok flat field, and if you had to set a height from seat to rail what would you plump for i think 20 inches

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223 View Post
    ok flat field, and if you had to set a height from seat to rail what would you plump for i think 20 inches
    Are you only thinking to the front?
    What about a right handed shooter off the right hand rail, it would be a different height than the left rail....
    No simple/correct answer, you just have to adapt.
    If you plan on building your own then it's easy to plan on the ground before you start to work out the verticals.
    My experience us that you just follow the plan and don't try and customise too much.

    Stan

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    The distance when sat on a chair between your arse and your armpit would be about right I reckon. At 5' 9" that would make mine about 22".
    Why not sit on a chair and mount your rifle using sticks or just a piece of wood and then mark where you think is best. Measure distance between the two and maybe take and inch off for the height of the seat (look down angle) and you will not be far off.
    MS

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    With a bit of thinking about why not make it adjustable with a range of about + - 6" from a comfortable centre height. It could still be a solid shooting platform and provide flexibility for terrain, range or different users
    Wingy

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    When I made a load of steel seats I did armpit height and distance out I could just grip the rail with my back pressed hard against the backrest. Seems to work for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223 View Post
    Hi Guys

    Now i know everyone will have a different peference on this one but what height from the seat base to the shooting rail suits you on highseats ?????


    ATB

    Dave
    I have found most of them too low, so the ones I have made have vertical adjustment in them. Also the front bar is made from a rolled piece of tube to give the left(me)/right hander 200' + arc of shooting.

    One thing I have found in all shooting is you must be comfortable before you take the shot...

    I sat on a bench and made up the height for my feet to rest on, then sorted the height I wanted giving me a measurement from seat to front bar....

    Tim.243

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