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splinter
21st July 2012, 04:18 PM
After much homework I decided to buy one of these
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Hunting/Hunting-Treestands/Climbing-Treestands|/pc/104791680/c/104783580/sc/104650380/Realtree-Outfitter-Series-Bushmaster-Treestand/745381.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse%2Fhunti ng-hunting-treestands-climbing-treestands%2F_%2FN-1100106%2FNs-CATEGORY_SEQ_104650380%3FWTz_l%3DSBC%3BMMcat104791 680%3Bcat104783580&WTz_l=SBC%3BMMcat104791680%3Bcat104783580%3Bcat104 650380 (http://www.cabelas.com/product/Hunting/Hunting-Treestands/Climbing-Treestands%7C/pc/104791680/c/104783580/sc/104650380/Realtree-Outfitter-Series-Bushmaster-Treestand/745381.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse%2Fhunti ng-hunting-treestands-climbing-treestands%2F_%2FN-1100106%2FNs-CATEGORY_SEQ_104650380%3FWTz_l%3DSBC%3BMMcat104791 680%3Bcat104783580&WTz_l=SBC%3BMMcat104791680%3Bcat104783580%3Bcat104 650380)
I got it off cabelas and the freight was $99 but could not find any cheaper and since I have used them before I went with them. It also came with a bow hanger, climbing stirrups and a DVD.
I chose a climbing stand over a hang on as I don't like the thought of leaving anything in the bush to get nicked. Also the weight was not much different anyway.
Today was the first time I went out with it to just see how it went. After about 10 mins to get harness on and stand around the tree I only toke about 2 mins and I was at about 3-4 mtrs and easily set up. The stand seems quite comfortable to sit in but maybe a back rest could be added for a bit more comfort.
Climbing down was a bit more time consuming but not much more. it is a bit hard on the forearms so I added some foam tubes and that was better. Also the backpack straps are useless and cut in badly so I had some off an old pack and just swapped them over to make it much better.
A couple of pics of it in use
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i464/blobel28/IMAG0108.jpg
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i464/blobel28/IMAG0106.jpg
So if your in the market for a stand you might want to give this one a go

walkemydog
21st July 2012, 04:44 PM
Make it as comfortable as possible mate, no point staying there for age and not feeling comfortable.

BOWHUNTERSLODGE
21st July 2012, 05:34 PM
looks good..

i grabbed one of these to trial,not too bad,not super light but cheap.

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/guide-gear-extreme-deluxe-climber-tree-stand.aspx?a=674534
under 80 bucks and postage around 50...

they have a good range of others..postage seems better then cabelas...

cheers
pat

splinter
21st July 2012, 06:35 PM
looks good..

i grabbed one of these to trial,not too bad,not super light but cheap.

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/guide-gear-extreme-deluxe-climber-tree-stand.aspx?a=674534
under 80 bucks and postage around 50...

they have a good range of others..postage seems better then cabelas...

cheers
pat

Yeah looks the goods too Pat but for me it was the weight issue as to close to 50 and buggered shoulders means I look at every gram

BOWHUNTERSLODGE
21st July 2012, 06:38 PM
all good digger...im 48 this year..lol...

good luck up there..
pat

Boris
21st July 2012, 06:45 PM
Nice looking bit of kit Trev will check it out tomorrow, should be home.

splinter
22nd July 2012, 07:28 PM
Went out today for the real tryout. Found a good tree and in about 10-15 mins I was set up at about 4 mtr off the ground. Found the seat very comfortable and no real need for a back rest. Platform is good enough to stand up and turn around and very stable. This stand package also came with a screw in hanger for bow and pack. This works great but it does take a bit to get it started and found I had to bang it in to get it to bite into the solid part of the tree and then it screws in and holds my bow and pack no worries.
just got to remember to dress more warmer when sitting in a stand, bloody near froze

Trevor Willis
22nd July 2012, 07:46 PM
Splinter, cant really see what that stand is but it looks like a Summit. Your link that you posted is too long to open, anyway if it is a Summit it has a back rest which is part of the seat you need to pull it up and use the bunge strap to hold it in position on the tree. I spend a fair amout of time in stands in our sambar country. You need to dress warm before you go out and remember to put on your harness first that way you wi=ont leave it at home.

Pat that climber you posted (link) it's a ripper I cant believe how cheap it is got to be made of steel and must be heavy?

baggs71
22nd July 2012, 07:47 PM
Awesome!

splinter
22nd July 2012, 08:49 PM
Splinter, cant really see what that stand is but it looks like a Summit. Your link that you posted is too long to open, anyway if it is a Summit it has a back rest which is part of the seat you need to pull it up and use the bunge strap to hold it in position on the tree. I spend a fair amout of time in stands in our sambar country. You need to dress warm before you go out and remember to put on your harness first that way you wi=ont leave it at home.

Pat that climber you posted (link) it's a ripper I cant believe how cheap it is got to be made of steel and must be heavy?
I checked the seat and there is no backrest but according to the instructions it should so I sent off an email to cabelas to see if its does have one.
I don't know why you can't open the link as it seems to open for me