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High rack thoughts.... #7724933 01/22/20 05:56 AM
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I am building a new high rack for us to hunt out of. Over the years I have done a few different designs and ideas.

This time around wanting to be VERY efficient and lightweight made out of aluminum.

My question is the orientation of the 2 seats in the rack. Which do you prefer? side to side? or front to back?

I think this time around I am going to go with side by side.

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Front and back but offset, with the shooter in the back and always shooting to the back or back side quadrant.


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Originally Posted by dogcatcher
Front and back but offset, with the shooter in the back and always shooting to the back or back side quadrant.


This on Swivel seats so both can turn 360 degrees and whichever direction you are hunting/shooting the person in the front is the shooter and the person behind runs the light/call/etc.


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Just put a few extra receivers for the seats and make it a flexible seating platform. You may find one configuration works better than another in certain situations.

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I like high rack, side-side, no offset. I never want a gun being shot behind me or offset to me. Side to side requires some thought and effort by shooter to get in position if another, spotter is up there. It's ok to think things out a bit before shooting...We used high racks extensively in hunting larger ranches in South Texas, we called it "safaring" and it was fun, tons of memories with Dad driving the jeep and my brothers and I up top with the rifles...

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This is what I am thinking but I love hearing everybody's thoughts.

If you think the coyote is going to come out of a certain area just park the truck at an angle that supports that spot.

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Side by side would be far safer than someone siting behind another person with a gun.


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Originally Posted by LonestarCobra
Just put a few extra receivers for the seats and make it a flexible seating platform. You may find one configuration works better than another in certain situations.

I prefer the flexibility to move the seats around.

Also, cup holders and secure gun holders are a must. Most of my lease has fairly smooth roads but there are a couple spots where I've been knocked out of the seat and nearly lost a rifle (unloaded) because the truck hit a hidden hole in a puddle.


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9/10 times you pull in or back in.... seats SxS


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