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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-06-2014, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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shooting rail hight for a treestand

I'm building a tree stand, out of some old scaffolding.
It will be 12' tall. How high should i make the shooting rails?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-07-2014, 12:21 AM
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Re: shooting rail hight for a treestand

Will you be standing or sitting to shoot, probably 42 in if sitting....
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Re: shooting rail hight for a treestand

I think you are going to have to determine your seat height and the angle you'll likely be shooting at to decide how high to make the rail. A little lower is better than too high.

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Re: shooting rail hight for a treestand

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Re: shooting rail hight for a treestand

I just set up a new tripod its rail height is 40 inches from floor,it works for me.
But I agree seat height and surroundings need to go into the equation.

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Re: shooting rail hight for a treestand

King I am in the process of building a 5 x 4 foot blind that I will place on top of 6 x 6 foot scaffolding. I made mine in sections in my garage and will be able to life each section onto the scaffold with some help. We made the window height 40 inches and plan on using a computer chair that you can adjust. I have Plexiglas but I am not sure how the windows will open, We made an identical blind that we placed in the woods and have the windows opening by pulling on a rope with pulleys. I would like something simpler.

How are you going to anchor the scaffolding down so it does not blow over. So far I have four 10 foot long pieces of pipe, one on each side driven into the ground and attached to the scaffolding with a knuckle. this made the scaffolding more secure and less wobble. I also indent to bolt the blind to the floor and then buy some type of anchor wire to secure the top to the ground

Also are you going to build some type of ladder to get inside.

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Re: shooting rail hight for a treestand

I have a tripod not scaffling but it may help you.
I bought 3 cheap plastic containers set the legs into them and filled with concrete it is solid but I do not move it it is semi permanent.

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Re: shooting rail hight for a treestand

Going to throw this into the pot also might help someone.
I bought 16 ft tripod with railing wanted it enclosed for multiple reasons it is a crossbow hunting stand.
I used a roofing material I found at Lowes in 4 by 6 ft sections it is rubberish.I cut sections and drilled holes in it and used "zip ties" to attach it to stand.
Covered it with camo I am real happy with results heres a few pics...




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Re: shooting rail hight for a treestand

My scaffolding does have a ladder inside. I haven't thought much about it blowing over, but i may have to attach it to a tree.
For now i was going to use a tarp for sides and the roof.
I'll post a pic when it is done.

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