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Old 08-12-2017, 11:46 PM
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Has anyone used these climbers ? Does the seat sag in the middle when sat on or is it flat and ridged ? Does it grip a tree well ?
I was thinking about buying a few to leave in the woods. If it walked off I wouldn't be out much. Don't want to kill myself with junk though ?


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tree-Stand-C...QAAOSwcrxZcjCf

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Big-Game...4AAOSwlxhZifN2

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Big-Game-...&wl13=&veh=sem
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The seats adjust they feel good. Squirrels have chewed on mine a little. Had one out for a year.
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Easy to shoot a X bow out of.
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The seats adjust they feel good. Squirrels have chewed on mine a little. Had one out for a year.
Does the seat sag in the middle ? Does it climb good ? Which one ?
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Can't tell. I think both are much the same. The cheaper will work. I've climbed hard wood & pine. Got mine from dicks for 99
It's still out there.
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The seat dose give in the middle. I may have both.
I seat on the rail to climb facing the tree. The bar on the front is adjustable on mine.
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One of them folds flat to pack in and out. I just carry it in with out doing that.
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Mine is more like the bottom one.
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It's easy to climb & can sit a long time. Mine don't squeak when I move.
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I'm leaning toward this one. Just don't know if the floor will creak ?
I've got 3 climbers and 2 lockons. Problem is, I have 5 properties and I'm getting tired of carrying a climber in. A couple more would be nice.

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That looks like one of mine. It has the wing nut to undo on the foot piece to collapse it flat. Same as the seat. Folds flat to carry easy.

Now I need to get a X bow.
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That looks like one of mine. It has the wing nut to undo on the foot piece to collapse it flat. Same as the seat. Folds flat to carry easy.

Now I need to get a X bow.
Hows the cable work and whats the end look like ?
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Another option for a throwaway climber ?

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ameristep...Stand/44467335
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Hows the cable work and whats the end look like ?
Loop cable with a Lin thru the eye. Both sides.
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Had the Walmart also. It's ok. Gave them to my nephew.
1st one is a little bigger.
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I'm leaning toward this one. Just don't know if the floor will creak ?
I've got 3 climbers and 2 lockons. Problem is, I have 5 properties and I'm getting tired of carrying a climber in. A couple more would be nice.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tree-Stand-D...AAAOSwQQdZgHzk
I saw one of your videos where it looked like you were carrying a 100lb ruck sack on your back. I would have smelled like a dirty sock by time I got to my hunting spot lol. I usually leave my climbers on the tree unless I plan on trying out a new spot. But I guess you may get some unwanted foot traffic in your neck of the woods.
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I decided on 2 of these heavy steel throw away climbers. They'll stay in the woods. I'll move them around as the season changes. 2 for 158.10 and free shipping. If they don't work out I'll sell them to you.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ameristep...Stand/44467335
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I had one like the first link. It was the strong built Comanche.
It wasn't as comfortable as my Summit or API, but it was a solid stand. The older it gets the more it has started squeaking. I killed several out of it, including my biggest buck. For $70, it's hard to beat.

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I had one like the first link. It was the strong built Comanche.
It wasn't as comfortable as my Summit or API, but it was a solid stand. The older it gets the more it has started squeaking. I killed several out of it, including my biggest buck. For $70, it's hard to beat.

Let us know how you like your new stands.
Where did it squeak, floor grait ? The Ameristep is built similar but I can probably fix that or the bolted joints ?

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Bowanna, they look like they'll all climb and sit the same. If you chose one that's aluminum, get the name brand, which in this case i guess would be "big game". If you get the chinese bo-bo off ebay, get steel, and deal with the extra weight. I've had the chinese one that's aluminum, it was way too light of guage, flexed, was loud and bangy like a trash can lid, ended up recycling it. Generic steel, or name brand aluminum. hope this helps
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Where did it squeak, floor grait ? The Ameristep is built similar but I can probably fix that or the bolted joints ?

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ameristep...Stand/44467335
Mr.Lee, I honestly don't remember where it was squeking. I will pull it out of the shed soon and see if I can pinpoint where it's coming from.
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I'm hard pressed to trust something at those prices. But, theres another option you can maybe think of for the future.
I've before put different lock-ons up in the tree in different areas, and use the Muddy sticks to move around and climb the tree. Shoot, for a period of time I used just my muddy sticks and a Lone Wolf alpha lock-on and my set up time was less than a climber and quicker I felt.
These Muddy sticks make life awesome, especially if you don't want someone messing with your stands.
https://shop.gomuddy.com/the-pro-climbing-sticks/
https://shop.gomuddy.com/the-aerolite-climbing-sticks/
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I got them put together yesterday and tested them today. It was a test on my x bow too. I climbed up high and cocked then shot at several distances. I was able to cock it between the top railing. Its on the heavy side but thats my only real gripe. I'm stashing them in the woods so that won't make much difference. Its built strong but its not for a big man. Weights not the problem. Its made for someone with a small frame. If your my size (5'10-170) you'll have to lower the seat low enough for your knees to fit under the front railing. No biggie though. That opens up the railing for a shooting rest.
Shooting my xbow I had to aim 2" low for everything under 20 yds then aimed straight up at 20 yds and over. Similar to my compound bow. For 75.00 I'm happy. You can't beat them for a throwaway. I wouldn't recommend them for a person much larger than me though.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ameristep...Stand/44467335
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I got them put together yesterday and tested them today. It was a test on my x bow too. I climbed up high and cocked then shot at several distances. I was able to cock it between the top railing. Its on the heavy side but thats my only real gripe. I'm stashing them in the woods so that won't make much difference. Its built strong but its not for a big man. Weights not the problem. Its made for someone with a small frame. If your my size (5'10-170) you'll have to lower the seat low enough for your knees to fit under the front railing. No biggie though. That opens up the railing for a shooting rest.
Shooting my xbow I had to aim 2" low for everything under 20 yds then aimed straight up at 20 yds and over. Similar to my compound bow. For 75.00 I'm happy. You can't beat them for a throwaway. I wouldn't recommend them for a person much larger than me though.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ameristep...Stand/44467335
I have one very similar to this. I think you'll like it. I'm 6 foot 220lbs and it's a little snug, but I'm not miserable.
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