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Would you rather #2546958
08/08/18 09:09 AM
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Put up multiple cheap lock on ($40 each). And have easy time getting in and out, but they are harder to set up and take down before and after season. Also the risk of noise and being uncomfortable. Or invest in one quality light weight lock on that you set up and take down each hunt? I'm thinking XOP Vanish $149 at Cabela's.


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Re: Would you rather [Re: AUwrestler] #2546962
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Multiples.

Putting up and taking down each time defeats the purpose of locons to me. I would rather just use a climber.


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Re: Would you rather [Re: AUwrestler] #2546964
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Originally Posted by AUwrestler
Put up multiple cheap lock on ($40 each). And have easy time getting in and out, but they are harder to set up and take down before and after season. Also the risk of noise and being uncomfortable. Or invest in one quality light weight lock on that you set up and take down each hunt? I'm thinking XOP Vanish $149 at Cabela's.


Spend another $75 and buy that Summit Goliath in the classifieds and be done with it...


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Re: Would you rather [Re: GomerPyle] #2546966
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Originally Posted by GomerPyle
Originally Posted by AUwrestler
Put up multiple cheap lock on ($40 each). And have easy time getting in and out, but they are harder to set up and take down before and after season. Also the risk of noise and being uncomfortable. Or invest in one quality light weight lock on that you set up and take down each hunt? I'm thinking XOP Vanish $149 at Cabela's.


Spend another $75 and buy that Summit Goliath in the classifieds and be done with it...

This. I will not hunt from a lock on.


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Re: Would you rather [Re: AUwrestler] #2546977
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Several sets with sticks and millennium collars. Take stand w u after you replace the cheap shoulder straps.


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Re: Would you rather [Re: AUwrestler] #2546981
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Cheap lock ons bother me because they're probably not as safe, or as comfortable. I agree with the climber idea. Or buy some $60 ladder stands from Sportsmans Guide if you're cheap, at least you'll be safer, even if your feet fall asleep.

Re: Would you rather [Re: AUwrestler] #2546983
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If.............IF...........I was going to go the multiple lock-on route, it'd be that lock-on where you can buy multiple climbing sticks and "receivers" that stay on the tree, and then move the stand from tree to tree by just clipping it into the receiver. Problem is, I doubt that would be cost efficient. Granted, I can't tell you what they cost, but I doubt you'd get out much less than $100/tree. Once you buy a stand and 3 receivers/sticks, you might as well have just bought a good climber and have endless options for locations.


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Re: Would you rather [Re: AUwrestler] #2546985
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I'd rather buy multiple quality lock ons ( I only use Millennium) and slip quietly in and out each time. I usually pick up one or two each year on sale and take them down after the season is over. I'm too old and fat to hang and take down a stand with each hunt. I'd make too much noise and be sweating like a pig.

For bow season and early gun season, I use Millennium lock ons with sticks. I like how I can ease in and out without making too much noise or getting too sweaty. Late season when it has cooled off, I use a climber.

Re: Would you rather [Re: AUwrestler] #2546986
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I'd rather have one good comfortable stand than a dozen itty bitty ones that suck to sit in.


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Re: Would you rather [Re: GomerPyle] #2547006
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Originally Posted by GomerPyle
Originally Posted by AUwrestler
Put up multiple cheap lock on ($40 each). And have easy time getting in and out, but they are harder to set up and take down before and after season. Also the risk of noise and being uncomfortable. Or invest in one quality light weight lock on that you set up and take down each hunt? I'm thinking XOP Vanish $149 at Cabela's.


Spend another $75 and buy that Summit Goliath in the classifieds and be done with it...

I have a climber, but would rather not carry it up the mountain every hunt. Also, don't have a lot of strainght limbless trees


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Re: Would you rather [Re: AUwrestler] #2547039
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Multiple loc-on’s and don’t buy cheap crappy ones.


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Re: Would you rather [Re: AUwrestler] #2547049
08/08/18 11:01 AM
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I have hunted out of lock-ons since I was 10 years old. I love them. You can expect to pay $100 for a decent one, and $200+ for a really nice one. I’ve been known to put up several stick ladders and take a lightweight (6-8 lb lock-on) in and out when I hunt each location. Use a strap, not a chain. You won’t make any noise hanging it. If I had money to spend I’d buy one really nice lightweight stand and as many sticks as I could afford. This has worked really well for me. I’m not buying 15 lock-ons for two reasons. First, it’s too freaking expensive. Second, I might not hunt a stand but 1 or 2 times a year or even not at all. I found one I hung two years ago that I’ve yet to sit in. I forgot it was there. So now I gotta make my way up and take it down, inspect, and reinstall. It was one of the $100 variety. I wouldn’t want to risk leaving an expensive stand all summer. For those of you thinking how the heck did you forget you hung a stand, well, you ain’t hung enough of them if you’ve not forgotten a few.

Re: Would you rather [Re: AUwrestler] #2547051
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Originally Posted by AUwrestler
Originally Posted by GomerPyle
Originally Posted by AUwrestler
Put up multiple cheap lock on ($40 each). And have easy time getting in and out, but they are harder to set up and take down before and after season. Also the risk of noise and being uncomfortable. Or invest in one quality light weight lock on that you set up and take down each hunt? I'm thinking XOP Vanish $149 at Cabela's.


Spend another $75 and buy that Summit Goliath in the classifieds and be done with it...

I have a climber, but would rather not carry it up the mountain every hunt. Also, don't have a lot of strainght limbless trees


I think that summit only weighs in at about 20lbs......put some decent straps on it and shouldn't be too bad. Doesn't help with the crooked, limbed tree problem though


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Re: Would you rather [Re: AUwrestler] #2547054
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A melinnium m-25 is 80$ with a safety line. Add in 40$ sticks and you have a fine setup for 120$. This is what I have gone to with most of my stands and I use 2 vipers for mobility and move lock one accordingly


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Re: Would you rather [Re: AUwrestler] #2547104
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I went with a hang on this year. I only hunt pubic land and I don't hunt the same place more than once or twice a year. I like the hang on because I don't have to find a neat perfect tree as I did with my climber, and my lone wolf is about half the weight as my old summit. I can take 3-4 sticks and go up almost any tree I want to. However, IF... I was going to go back to a climber I'd definitely look at a tree walker, I was very impressed with them at the NC deer expo last year.

Re: Would you rather [Re: AUwrestler] #2547128
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Here’s what I like, comfortable, cheap and sturdy. $74 I think and they are like sitting in a recliner.They are a little heavy but if you pull it up with a rope it makes it easier

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Re: Would you rather [Re: AUwrestler] #2547136
08/08/18 01:22 PM
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Eskimo270, I've got two of those lock on.
They are very comfortable. Better than the millennium in my opinion.

Re: Would you rather [Re: AUwrestler] #2547147
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Not a lock on fan but if I was I wold have several of those type Eskimo is showing and have them on several trees. In fact a few years ago when I was still climbing I had three climbers I kept on trees for bow hunting and then one, my quietest, that I kept with me in case I decided to go to somewhere other than my three favorite spots. Of corse, as the season progressed I would move the three to the hot spots based on conditions.


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Re: Would you rather [Re: AUwrestler] #2547187
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I agree with a lot here that has been said. I have about 15 lock ons. I started with the cheap $50 ones years ago. It’s much better on my butt and back to buy quality. I have replaced the majority of them with quality stands. It is WORK putting 15 up and taking them down, plus the storage room they take up. I bought the small lightweight Millennium last year (M7 microlite). I’m debating just putting up sticks and receivers and down sizing my stand inventory. If you’re a serious bow hunter, slipping in and out and not breaking a sweat should be high on your list, as well as concealment. You can’t do that with a climber, I don’t care what they say. So to answer your question, multiple hang on stands or stand sites.

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I dont like lock ons, that much myself. I have 5 summit viper
Climbers. 3 oleman climbers. and numerous ladder stands.
I normally put my climbers on trees and leave them all season ,
But I hunt mostley on private property. All that being said I would
rather hunt out of the pop up ground blinds. IF. you take time and brush
them in they can be deadly on deer and turkey.

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