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I am looking for a treestand for the up coming hunting season here in central Florida. Does anyone have any suggestions for me based on previous experience. I am 6'4" 240lb. and I will be hunting with a rifle for whitetail deer and wild hog. I am leaning toward a climber but I am open to any suggestions. Thanks
Summit Bushmaster XL will handle a big guy like you. They're made of aluminum now and fairly lightweight. I've got an old steel one that's pretty heavy but I've had great luck with it. I think its one of the best climbers on the market for the money.
I have a Summit Viper XL and love it! Great stand, very comfortable and the most secure I have ever felt in a tree stand. Though you being a bit taller then my 5'9" self, the Bushmaster may be better for you since it has an open front. Though for gun hunting and my own nervousness of hights, I like the enclosed version of the Viper better. The summit climbing stands are very well made and I love the seat of the pants harness that comes with the stands.
You might want to check out the Summit Goliath climber also....
Thanks for the responses. I will check Summit out.
If you dont walk a long long way,check out a tree lounge.A buddy of mine has one and loves it.You can literaly fall asleep in the thing,its wonderful.However it is a little bit heavy for a big time hike.
Where are you hunting? Will you be able to leave your stands up?
When I hunt private land where I can leave a stand up I prefer a chain on type of stand and screw in steps. That way I don't have to make a lot of noise in the woods walking in and out with a stand and setting it up in the morning.
I've used the Amaker climber's and they worked alright. But I'm a bit smaller than you at 5'7" and 190 lbs.
I'm going to be on public land and I am not allowed to screw or nail anything into a tree. I looked at the Summit climbers and I definately like the Goliath. I also like the Lone Wolf Alpha climber. The Lone Wolf looks like it might be easier to climb with. Anyone ever use a Lone Wolf?
Will stay with a Tree Lounge, check them out at www.treelounge.com
Can feel SAFE and can Hunt High! Also no nails or spikes, I sometimes hunt on State Owned Puplic Hunting Land and it is fine with the game ranger. Upgraded with wheels for easier travel, well worth the $$$, good to haul out your harvest.
Good luck on your decision!
i have been looking for a new tree stand this year also. i have pretty much narrowed it down to the Summit Viper XL or the API baby grand slam. not quite sure yet, but i will probably go with the Summit Viper. i just really like the stand.
Having never used a Climber before my uncle let me borrow his Summit climber for deer hunting last year. Love it and plan on purchasing a new Summit Viper.
I used the summit goliath for the first time last year. In fact I liked it so much that I immediately went out and bought a second one.
They are an awesome climbing treestand and I am about the same size as you.
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