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what treestand to buy

Postby Detman64 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:36 pm

Hello,
I am new to this site and hope it is as good as it looks.
I have a question about two brands of tree stands and what one you all would recommend between the two. I can't seem to make my mind up between the two and would like any input from others that have used both or one of them.
I will be rifle hunting on public land so I will be carrying in my stand on my back most of the time. I am looking for a light weight well made stand with arm rest preferably to prevent me from falling out sideways as easy and a comfortable stand as well with a large platform and a foot rest.
The two stands I am thinking of purchasing is.

1) The ol"man aluminum pro roost stand. It had arm rest and a foot rest and weighs 15 lbs. Not sure about the net seat but it has great reviews.

2) The Millennium Treestands M100 Lock-On Hang-On Tree stand. It does not have arm rest, has a strap on it that goes from the back to the front of the seat the is angled. It does not have a foot rest which I like for not only a foot rest but something that would prevent you from stepping off the front of the stand. I think you can buy a foot rest as an accessory for this stand. It is 1 pound lighter at 14 lbs. It has a a receiver that attaches to tree that you can buy extras of and then you attach that to the tree and then the stand to the receiver. I like the ease of hanging this allows.

I am at a toss up between the two stands. The reviews I read on both are good on both. The price is about the same. So what I am asking is for some opinions or input on the two stand that might help me decide which one to purchase.
THANKS

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Re: what treestand to buy

Postby Ohio farms » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:26 am

There are many many quality stand out there. One of the most important component is a safety vest along with a safeline that keeps you attached as you climb in and out of your stand. Most falls occur as you ascend or descent. Think safety first, then comfort.
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Re: what treestand to buy

Postby Detman64 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:06 pm

Thank you for for your reply. I am aware of using a safety harness and have all ready purchased one. And Yes safety is my main concern and always is, thats why I was asking my questions I want a safe comfortable stand that is light weight
Thanks

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Re: what treestand to buy

Postby sethec » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:32 am

I recently went through several stands trying to find the best one for my needs. I was specifically looking for a climbing tree stand. I spent time purchasing a couple and returning them before finally decided to do some extensive research to make sure I was getting what I wanted. I settled on the Viper SD from Summit and it's perfect. I wrote up a full in depth review on my site if you're interested.

I focused on these five things as what was important to me:

-Ease of Use
-Comfort
-Portability
-Noise
-Safety

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