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Had a couple of clubs ask about scorer's chairs. Looked at Advance Sign where we bought 4 several years ago and found out that they are up to $506.00 plus shipping! Now, there is no question that those are excellent quality but that is a lot of money for a small club. We found a company that would make a chair for a lot less. They turned out good and sturdy. See Pic. They are willing to offer a pre-cut, pre-drilled kit for only about $150.00. Obviously, people could make there own but a lot don't, for whatever reason, or Advance wouldn't be selling them. Would a kit be a good alternative?

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Yes, A good alternative. A few bolts and away you go. To keep them usable for a loooong time, bring them in when not in use (to protect the wood.)
 

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Some scrap metal and some old patio chairs are all you need.

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I don't know Hip, they may just have to transport the victim and the chair to the hospital in one jumbled mass for surgical intervention.
 

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I can't imagine that a club wouldn't have some handy guys and gals available that would volunteer to make a few chairs like the one pictured in the original post and all the club would be out is the cost of materials. Provide lunch and let the volunteers do some free clay target shooting when they are finished to show your appreciation.
 

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Looks good and the price is right.

Are the arms set to high? Should the arms be wider?

It would be helpful to see other pics of scorer chairs.
 

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Some scrap metal and some old patio chairs are all you need.
I have seen a couple of these chairs give way under a score keeper or trap shooter.

One was a score keeper on a contraption similar to the one in the picture.
Luckily she wasn't hurt.

A squad mate sat in one that had been out in the sun all day.
It was close to 100 degrees outside, the chair slowly collapsed, it didn't break.
 

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The chair seat and arms 23.5 inches wide. If some one's butt is 24 inches wide they really should be selling ad space on it, not sitting on it. :) The arms are a little higher so that if a scorer is using a small clip board for 8.5 x 11 score sheets, they can rest their arm on the arm rests at a good writing height. They also extended them out from the seat so they could support either a long clip board for like ATA score sheets or a writing board could be rested on them. I suppose a permanent writing board could be easily installed by just bolting it through one arm rest so that it could be swung out of the way. That desk top option on an Advance Sign chair is $52.00!
 

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how high is your chair, stop? can someone see over the heads of the shooters?
 

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The seat level would put most people eyes at about 6'6" so it is pretty easy to see over the shooters up to where the targets break.
 

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wood or plastic?
check your pm's s.stop.
 
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