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Do you use a climbing stand? If so, what kind?

Discussion in 'Big Game Hunting Forum' started by kywaterfowler, Jul 30, 2001.

  1. kywaterfowler

    kywaterfowler Moderator Moderator

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    I have a Summit Viper that climbs smooth and quiet and I have used it the last two years.

    I usually only use it when visiting an area for a single day or on public land.

    I do prefer my ladder stands but that Viper has come in awfully handy at times. The only regret I have is that they have come out with a lighter model now.
     
  2. Scout

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    I'm in the same boat! I use an older Summit, with the ol' vee-bars. It looks just like thier new Bushmaster model, minus the cables. I hang several other stands, but it's sure nice to have that mobility when they ain't where you're other stands are hung!
     
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    Now that I think about it, that sucker gave me a 22ft elevator ride down a shagbark hickory last year. Maybe it's time to trade 'er in?! hehehe
     
  4. kywaterfowler

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    I know what ya mean Scout when you say elevator ride. I took one about 15 feet using a loggy bayou one time on a rainy day.

    You know what else stinks? Having your feet come out of the base while climbing :mad:
     
  5. jamie

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    I have a API grand slam bowhunter. It is great easy,quiet,light and very comfortable. I have used alot of climbers & this is by far the best all around.
     
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    blu4runner Senior Refuge Member

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    Just sold my Loggy Bayou. Purchased an Ol' Man Grand Vision. THe loggy had a weight capacity of 250 lbs and I a bit heavier than that now. A friend let me try his grand vision and I like it since the cables climb quietly and it has a capacity of up to 400 lbs. The drawback is the stand weighs about 25 lbs. Safety should be a concern of all since I read much acout people falling. I do also wear a safety belt while in my stand.
     
  7. Scout

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    I rattled for a friend last season, and he put me in an API Shooting Star. That is one comfy stand! I would highly reccomend it for any of you with 300 bucks that you don't know what to do with.... :D
     
  8. arkhunter

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    Ill second the motion on the Shooting Star. I just bought one last year and have no complaints with is whatsoever.

    But I got it for less than that! The Bass Pro Shop in Grapevine, Texas had em on sale for $249. That still aint cheap, but its a good investment if youre gonna be sitting in one very long.
     
  9. Cootman

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    I use a Warren and Sweat Bowhunter series. Very sturdy stand and it climbs quietly. Very light to pack into the woods too.

    Counting the days till the hunting season starts.....

    Cootman/////
     

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