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Old 08-06-2009, 02:32 PM
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Found the old treestand guide, and wondered if anyone out there, was still using a Warren and Sweat climbing tree stand.
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Old 08-06-2009, 02:34 PM
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not me, i have exceded all of their weight ratings i did have a warren and sweat osage that i hunted for a few years .
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Old 08-06-2009, 02:40 PM
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My dad still uses one.
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:37 PM
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I still use one,and love it.I have a few new stands but most of the time I take this one.
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:49 PM
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My wife and i both use the old riflemans for gun hunting.
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Just picked one up at a garage sale. Like new...got it for $8.
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:15 PM
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I still have 2 Riflemans.

I sold a buddy one of the Bowhunter models over 15 years ago and he still uses it.
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:22 PM
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Yep,
I still have two. Their factoty was only about 20 miles from where I live. The stands are very comfortable and have held up well.
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:28 PM
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I still have 2 Executives. Great stands. I have to recover them every 2 or 3 years because I leave them out all season, but they are great stands. I wish they still made them.
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:52 PM
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Got one dont use it much... but it is nicknamed Climb and Sweat instead of Warren and Sweat.
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Old 08-07-2009, 10:02 AM
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I have a Warren and Sweat Magnum Hunter (heavy duty) with an adjustable seat that allows for either facing the tree or back to the tree while hunting. Now I use it mainly for bow hunting as it accommodates any type of shot from seated to standing...

Super comfortable stand...have killed a lot of deer from it. I have had the stand since about 1997 or 1998 and kept all the bolts tight and maintained and it is still in excellent shape...little bulky and cumbersome when backpacking it through thick stuff but overall not too heavy...
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:33 AM
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I have a cotton wood that I still use every once and a while.
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me and my dad both use a cottonwood and love em. i think me and him have 5 or 6 total......ain`t they heavy?....4 wheeler don`t care how much it weighs.
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:47 AM
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I have a "special" that I use for WMAs....I cable it to a tree at
night and if someone steals it I will not feel to bad....It is very
comfortable and stable when you use bungie cords to attach to
the tree.....
I have thick seat pads and I can easily sit in it all day during WMA
hunts....Lots of room....Its just heavy.....
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:24 PM
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3 Cottonwoods and love them.
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:31 PM
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Found the old treestand guide, and wondered if anyone out there, was still using a Warren and Sweat climbing tree stand.
i keep a few rifle hunters to place in secret spots. they are by todays standard a little too small, in their day it wuz thethe best stand out their!.
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Old 08-07-2009, 07:50 PM
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The older models were called "worry and sweat", but I don't know about the newer ones.
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There are no newer ones....I think they went out of business about 8 or 10 years ago. Too bad. They are good stands.

If you think a Warren and Sweat stand is a little scary, you should have come up using an old Baker with a hand climber. Not for the faint of heart.
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:10 PM
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The Rifleman model in my fledgling years after hug the tree era. Worked great on small pines and when I was smaller too. Spent many a hour balled up dozing with the top of my head propped on the tree. It also taught me to be ambidextrous with a rifle- couldn't twist much in it.
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:13 PM
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My first stand was a W.&S. ladder stand that back packed , bout 10 / 12 ft. I guess. It,s on it,s 3rd. piece of plywood , and spending it,s last days 35 yards away from this at my cabin in n. Fla. We get along like an old girlfriend.
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Old 08-09-2009, 02:46 PM
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just let me know if theres any cottonwoods or specials for sale.
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:15 PM
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Default Nice to hear others stll enjoying their W&S

I have one nearly fifteen years old, a cottonwood, and that's what I used for a climbing stand.

I've seen newer brands, highly advertised, and I keep my tight grip on my cottonwood.

I'll see a very slightly bigger size, supposed great comfort, little different platform, weighed a pound less, but a new price that will knock my socks off every time.

Did a little adjustments. Made it a little quieter with tape; easily replaced some missing bolts , the "pipe insulation cover" at the hardware/building supply business. A good choice was a timely replacement of the seat and back foam padding. I went to a fabric shop and did it rather inexpensively. That sure didn't cost anywhere near 300 or 400 dollars.
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Old 08-09-2009, 06:59 PM
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...I still have my old Baker stand. I keep it as a reminder I am loved by God to have survived it's use.

. I have a warren and sweat but haven't used it in years, my son still uses it. My favorite stand is my "Deerhunter" made in North Carolina. I think they still make stands, but the last I saw by them wouldn't match my older model for my tastes. It is a reversible face the tree climber ,weighs 14 lbs complete with foot and seat stand parts. It is solid as a rock when at finish station and rope ratcheted to the tree. Comfortable for ALL DAY SITS, I just won't replace it! The new stands have about all gone to cable attachment to the tree, for it's adjust ability I suppose, but I prefer the solid blade attachment because there's NO MOVEMENT when properly set.
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Old 08-09-2009, 07:22 PM
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I had one years ago but cannot remember the name of it, sold it to a buddy and think he still uses it. You had to duck down under the shooting rail to get in it before you started climbing, It was a great stand.
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Old 08-10-2009, 03:48 PM
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all of the Warren & Sweat stands i ever sat in were horrible. they all had the aluminum boomerang style blades that sucked at gripping the tree. if you shifted your weight left or right of center it would act like it wanted to throw you out of the tree.
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