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Need design input on a hunting rest
Since most of our hogs are nocturnal the kids and their friends usually walk the ranch a couple times a night stalking up to the areas with feeders or pig crossings. If they stalk up and there's pigs it usually means trying to find a tree or sit down and take a shot. I have shooting stix but they don't like carrying them. They want me be put in a simple rest that's easy to get to and will offer a solid rest for shooting. They all said they'd like it standing height but everyone is a different height but I could probably find a happy medium that will work. To keep it simple I thought digging a fence post hole about a foot deep of setting a 2" diameter steel pipe into it a concrete it in. Keep it 5' or so tall. My question is what to put on top for a platform. I could add a pipe cap and weld a two pieces of steel in a "V" shape and put pipe foam insulation around it and let the cap swivel. Or I could use a floor flange screwed into the pipe and screw a small wooden platform to the flange. If I went that direction how big should the platform be? I want to keep this as simple as possible but make it functional.
Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!
John 3: 1-21
John 3: 1-21