Climbing tree stands? Whats good?

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by smallbutfierce, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. smallbutfierce

    smallbutfierce Well-Known Member

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    I am looking at getting a climbing tree stand since I am hunting on public land this year and can't put up a real one. Plus I am hunting about 4 different locations depending on conditions/sign and would like the option to set up on the fly. What are you guys using, and what should I look for in a rifle hunting stand? Price is somewhat of a consideration, but I would rather pay than break my neck or scare everything off while setting it up.

    thanks
     
  2. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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    Anything made by Summit.
     

  3. jtkratzer

    jtkratzer Well-Known Member

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    Verified. I've been pleased with mine.
     
  4. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    Go American Made and buy a LONE WOLF, you won't be sorry! They are about the last treestands not made in China. They now hae a rifle rest for their climbers.
     
  5. sendero72

    sendero72 Well-Known Member

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    I did't know Summit was made in China. Mine is at least 15 years old.
     
  6. jtkratzer

    jtkratzer Well-Known Member

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    Mine is a bit newer, but I got it "used" but never actually used.
     
  7. jakebrake

    jakebrake Well-Known Member

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    I am on my 2nd summit 180 and I love it.The 1st one was stolen.As far as lone wolf they are way over priced.And not as comfortable as a summit.I laugh at my friend who bought one and now wants my summit.
     
  8. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Get an Altec. Absolutely the best. Be prepared to pay a bundle however. Made in America, in St. Joseph, Missouri to be excat.
     
  9. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    As far as overpriced, just depends if you want to pay USA workers or Chinese workers. I'll pay the US workers every chance I get.
     
  10. jimbires

    jimbires Well-Known Member

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    I've got a lone wolf and love it .I don't have the one with the deluxe seat . the one I have is light , folds flat , feels solid while in the tree , and comfortable enough for me to be in it all day . I use it archery and rifle seasons . Jim
     
  11. silvertip44

    silvertip44 Well-Known Member

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    That's why I like my Gunslinger. It's so comfortable I can take a nap.