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Old 07-22-2009, 11:32 AM
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Default Proper shooting rail height?

Looking for the right height for a shooting rail on a tower stand... I'm 6' 2" but my wife is only 5' 3".

Here's a picture of my progress so far... 25' from the floor to the ground
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:41 PM
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I would try between 34 and 36 inches. Thats quite a deer stand. You will need a light for low flying aircraft.
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:44 PM
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with a stand like that, i'd spend more time trying to figure out where to put the micro fridge, toilet and air conditioner!

nice stand!
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Old 07-22-2009, 03:09 PM
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with a stand like that, i'd spend more time trying to figure out where to put the micro fridge, toilet and air conditioner!

nice stand!
Stand? That's a planned unit development!

36" would be my guess as well, but it would depend on how tall the chair is you are sitting in.

Are you going to put a second platform lower down? It looks like you could accomodate one.
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:40 PM
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Id get you a short chair to sit in and her a taller one maybe a plastic lawn chair for her.

Just as long as you can slouch down to be able to use the shooting rail and where she can sit up and use it too. Or put 2 sides one height and 2 higher. That way if they come out on your side youre comfortable and if they come out on her side she is too.
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:45 PM
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is that power lines over your stand?
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:55 PM
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just get adjustable air ride office chairs and you should be fine, but remember that at 30' up you are gonna have some serious downward angled shots so your chair might need to be higher than you think. BE careful building that thing
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Old 07-22-2009, 05:18 PM
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I build my boxes with four foot side walls and use a 30 inch bar stool for a chair. That's just the right height to drape your arms over a six inch wide shooting rail to make you nice and comfy for a proper nap.
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Old 07-22-2009, 05:28 PM
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Watch out for those power lines.

Nice stand!
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:11 PM
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I don't know how close you really are from those transmission lines and i don't know the voltage, but i will tell you this. If you ever hunt that stand when it is a foggy day or the humidity is very high, like right before a good rain.......you tell me what happens. You might get a real "tingling sensation" from hunting.
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:07 PM
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I don't know how close you really are from those transmission lines and i don't know the voltage, but i will tell you this. If you ever hunt that stand when it is a foggy day or the humidity is very high, like right before a good rain.......you tell me what happens. You might get a real "tingling sensation" from hunting.
The powerlines aren't really close to the stand at all. The picture just makes it look that way.
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What's not really close? If your within 100ft your to close.
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but is the stand under the lines.lets just say you are in the stand a tree falls on the line a span from ya the line falls on you and stand guess what no more deer for you.the very lest the voltage would be is 46 kv. but by looking at the towers it is more maybe 115kv
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:14 PM
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30 inches is what id say. looking good man! how are you gunna get up there? a ladder? just by the picture, I could be wrong but, WEAR SAFETY HARNESS. im assuming your not but I think I see it. Just a reminder man!
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:12 PM
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Make the rails the height that works best for her. Then put screws in the window frames at the height that is best for you...so when you are sitting there you can throw a broom stick across the screws and have a perfect height shooting rail.
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