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any recomendations on a decent seat for the hide? currently using a small blue drum but finding the back problems day after, something with a back rest ideal.,. thanks

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7 hours ago, peejay said:

any recomendations on a decent seat for the hide

I use a cheap fold flat camping chair. It has a tubular frame with arms and a canvas seat and backrest. Cant recall where I got it but its the sort of chair that camping / caravaning shops sell. It was a bit garish in colour but I got a cheap dye for the canvas and painted the frame matt green. Its lightweight and folds totally flat for putting in the car and is a far cheaper option to those being sold by the Pigeon Shooting specialists.

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Spinning Office  chair from argos .About £20 

Very comfy for long days .but as its bulky its a stubble only option for me .

 

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Just based on what you want to spend.  A1 Decoy have a very good chair which had I not already purchased a Bergara Stag  chair I would have had. Both are relatively light and easy to carry in.  As said above I have also used the folding camping chairs as well, but find the back support on the Stag a big help and the A1 Decoy chair gave the same support.  I also have a half dozen office chairs as above for my permanent blinds but they do need fairly level ground, whereas the others can be adjusted to even stand on 45 deg slope,   The Stag seat has a lot of leg adjustment.  I have also used drums in the past but again they don't like uneven ground.

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When you are younger you can get away with sitting on a upturned five gallon plastic drum like ole Archie Coats used for many years , then when the back start to tell you it need a bit of support you then start looking at light weight fold up chairs with something your back can lean against , I now use a sturdy fold up directors chair with a canvas seat and a padded back rest , for a little extra comfort I take a small cushion to sit on , what I have found handy is to take a piece small spline that is a little wider than the base of the chair to put under the back to tilt the chair slightly forward when sitting down , you can then rest your back without leaning to far back .

Like Walker above I have got a swivel office chair I leave in a semi permanent hide , these are brilliant as they are fairly comfortable with a back rest , adjustable for your height and the advantage of all of your body move when you are taking side shots where with the directors type chairs the bottom half of your body stay rigid .

So there are a lot of different seats that will do the job. but it is down to YOU what you want to spend and what your body can cope with while sitting in a hide for several hours at a time .

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35 minutes ago, marsh man said:

When you are younger you can get away with sitting on a upturned five gallon plastic drum like ole Archie Coats used for many years , then when the back start to tell you it need a bit of support you then start looking at light weight fold up chairs with something your back can lean against , I now use a sturdy fold up directors chair with a canvas seat and a padded back rest , for a little extra comfort I take a small cushion to sit on , what I have found handy is to take a piece small spline that is a little wider than the base of the chair to put under the back to tilt the chair slightly forward when sitting down , you can then rest your back without leaning to far back .

Like Walker above I have got a swivel office chair I leave in a semi permanent hide , these are brilliant as they are fairly comfortable with a back rest , adjustable for your height and the advantage of all of your body move when you are taking side shots where with the directors type chairs the bottom half of your body stay rigid .

So there are a lot of different seats that will do the job. but it is down to YOU what you want to spend and what your body can cope with while sitting in a hide for several hours at a time .

hello, have been looking to change my old 3 legged seat, what model is your directors chair, i am looking at this one ebay 173858593022

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3 hours ago, oldypigeonpopper said:

hello, have been looking to change my old 3 legged seat, what model is your directors chair, i am looking at this one ebay 173858593022

Yes that’s very nice, careful you don’t nod off in it.

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6 minutes ago, old'un said:

Yes that’s very nice, careful you don’t nod off in it.

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hello, i am trying not to today must be 35 out side, now that would be a nice hide seat, might be to Deer for me :lol:

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Yep, same here, seen some pigeons on barley stubble but its just to hot.

 

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9 minutes ago, old'un said:

Yep, same here, seen some pigeons on barley stubble but its just to hot.

 

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hello, i got to the farm yesterday which was not to hot, started the barley cut so had to get some odd jobs done in dryer barn, we are plagued with rooks so just thinking best way to sort out, .22 FAC air, RWS shorts in CZ 455, range 40/50 yards, i tried sub 12 177 air rifle yesterday with JSB heavy.  Bisley magnums,       

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This is what I have been using for the last 4 or 5 years and been happy enough cost £30 if I remember. As your only 5 minutes away you can come over and see if it's what you are looking for. 

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1 hour ago, B725 said:

This is what I have been using for the last 4 or 5 years and been happy enough cost £30 if I remember. As your only 5 minutes away you can come over and see if it's what you are looking for. 

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I had one of those , I find it was far to heavy to carry with the rest of your gear , all right if you could drive to where you were going to set up and then I found if you were sitting on the seat for more than a hour or so it started to play the bum up , to get over it I put a small cushion on top , in the end I stuck it in the local sporting auction and it made just over £20

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I have the same design seat and to ease the P. i. A. as you rightly describe, I bought a memory foam wheelchair cushion at a car boot sale. I then removed the rather inadequate foam from the seat and replaced it with a piece of the memory foam. I also made 2 small blocks that brought the backrest forward a touch.  It has been fine ever since.

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1 hour ago, Westley said:

I have the same design seat and to ease the P. i. A. as you rightly describe, I bought a memory foam wheelchair cushion at a car boot sale. I then removed the rather inadequate foam from the seat and replaced it with a piece of the memory foam. I also made 2 small blocks that brought the backrest forward a touch.  It has been fine ever since.

Good thinking Westley , it make a big difference to your shooting when you are comfortable , I did find the swivel seat an advantage with the bottom half of your body going round along with the top half , but with me getting on a bit I did find the weight a disadvantage .

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I agree about the weight, but as my pigeon shooting is severely curtailed nowadays, I usually have around 6 months to recover  !      😄

I do shoot whilst sitting down whenever possible and the swivel seat is an advantage. I took the advice of a lot of drivers, they held 1 finger up and advised me to 'Swivel', I admit it did work  !

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9 hours ago, Lowrie59 said:

Hi there I use a drum seat...a seat for playing drums...lightweight and foldable...and cheap off ebay

What a good idea!

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I splashed out my hard earned pension on a Commander seat a few months ago after selling a Bergara seat. Like many others who suffer from an aching back after sitting for a few hours in the hide, I needed a backrest. The Bergara was OK, reasonably light to carry, took a time to put together and take apart, but was not too comfortable. I used the padded top from a revolving drum seat to gain a bit more padding. However, for some reason, the Bergara did not completely alleviate an aching back at the end of my short sessions.

The Commander seat in contrast is much more flexible with the seat and back rest height and also the backrest depth adjustable. This has now completely solved the aching back problem. The seat is great in that it can be left assembled at the correct height etc and the legs just fold out for instant use. All very good and convenient when being able to drive to the hide position but very heavy to carry along with all the other stuff we need, so left at home when having to walk a fair distance to the hide. 

Like Marshman, I do have an old office chair left in a permanent hide position and a couple of light fold up jobbies when walking distances, but have yet to find a light enough seat, with a backrest, so the one indicated above by B725 would appear to cover all eventualities.

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I bought a Pigeon Commander seat a couple of years back , and I can’t praise it highly enough. The three adjustable legs and padded back rest ( also height adjustable ) make it adaptable and stable. The only thing I did to mine was to locktite the threads on the bolts for security. 

It’s too probably to heavy for  a long carry , but if you can drive to your hide or have a barrow then it’s the best solution I have found. 

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