Wanderer wrote:Yesterday I picked up two 16 foot two man ladder stands at Rural King for $71.99 each. These are marketed by Sniper Tree Stands as the Spotter XT although they look identical to the 2 man Remington Stands that WalMart sold the past few years. I'm sure they're all made by Tahsin Industries in China, but I've had no problems at all with the 4 Tahsin stands that I already have. I hope to replace all six of my remaining wooden platform stands with two man ladder stands. My hunting partner now has two grandchildren hunting, so the double stands are perfect for mentoring the youth plus have plenty of room for us old farts that carry enough junk to stay out all week. I've been trying to replace two per year as wind and weather dictate which of the wooden stands moves to the top of the replacement list. Sniper's website shows retail on these stands at $168.99 although Rural King's regular price was $119.99. I'm thinkin' maybe I should go pick up a couple more at this price and stack em up in the barn until needed. They also sell replacement parts through the Sniper website. Of course those prices are rather steep,(if I built the same stand using their replacement parts, it would cost $506.00 for the stand), but it's nice to know that I could get a part to repair a stand if I really needed one.
msbadger wrote:Went to the local Walmart clearance isle and they had hunting stuff on sale...got 56 oz of Scent Away....2 spray bottles and a refill for $7.00
I tried buying a spare stand for parts last year. Then I found a creek crossing that looked like a good ambush point. Now my spare parts have become just another hunting location. So far the stands that I have out year round have suffered nothing more serious than squirrels nibbling on seat cushions and/or seat backs. My concern for parts is more centered around what to do if a tree or large branch falls and bends/breaks part of then frame itself. If that occurs I'd probably take down the least productive stand and use it for spare parts.
Sailfish wrote:Dang missed that one.
All they have right now is July 2011 6.0 mp for $49.99.
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