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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-13-2010, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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climber question

I wanted to know what the best climber is for a relatively low price (under $250). I don't wanna put a hole in my pocket, but i want a good climber for rifle and bow hunting. Also, what should i look for when i am buying a climber (weight, platform size, etc.)?
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Re: climber question

I like API , granted they may not be the newest/lightest/fancyest , but I like the chain going around the tree
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I like API , granted they may not be the newest/lightest/fancyest , but I like the chain going around the tree
I have an API Also...I been in some of the other types when out of state hunting and would have rather had my API!
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Re: climber question

Now is the time to buy new/or used.
Old summits are great strong and rigid on the tree.

Most places are at high discount now.
I like the TallTimber best.
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Re: climber question

I hunt with the Summit goliath. Very sturdy and rigid in the tree, but it's not the most compact stand. If you are going to rifle hunt with it, I would get one with a shooting rail around it.
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I would seriously take a look for a used Lone Wolf Sit and Climb. I have owned one for about three years and don't leave home without it. Very quiet, comfortable and have not had any issues at all.

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Re: climber question

Summit Viper if you want the bar in front....Bushmaster if you don't. Those are rated to 300lbs capacity. If you need more the Goliath is rated to 350lbs.

I'll be getting a new treestand next year. Seems my Viper has shrunk over the years!

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I like API , granted they may not be the newest/lightest/fancyest , but I like the chain going around the tree
I'll agree with the API, have 2 and have had zero problems with either.

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api all the way. still using my gs2400 from 96'. No problems other than having to replace the shrink tube every year.
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Summit Viper is what I use. Love it!

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