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    Anyone using the climbing treestands?

    Does anybody have experience of the climbing tree stands that are very popular in the US?

    I'm thinking about getting one to improve my shooting angles and increase line of sight in my terrain which is all forestry. There are some nice open felled areas away from the trails which would make some great posts but safe backstops are very limited, so i'm hoping by getting one I could greatly increase my chances of a shot or even seeing an animal.

    At the minute I'm looking at one of the Summit Viper treestands:
    http://www.cabelas.com/product/Hunti...3Bcat104650380

    Are they any importers or similar items available in the UK?
    Jonathan

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    Thank you for the link.

    I see that he got the treestand from you, how did you find it, are they easy to use?
    Jonathan

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    I found it easy to use and useful, much easier to lug about than a high seat as it goes on your back like a rucksack and is very light. I only sold it as my shooting terrain changed and so I had no use for it anymore.

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    i havnt done a lot with it but it seems very versitile heres a link to on on ebay

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Stalking-Climb...item45f8c5656f

    the only thing i would say is that a lot of these are designed for bow hunting which i think makes them slightly small for rifle work with mine i have found it best to face the tree as the rest is a little too close for a good solid shot when facing forward

    still very handy and you could leave it up the tree and access it with a ladder which would be a good way to remove some public liability issues

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    QUESTION ?

    These must fall into there own category surely, as the tree needs to be quite straight, tall and narrow.

    Almost like a telegraph pole.

    Rgds, Buck
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    I'm going to try one of these out,look to be a lot better idea than treestands

    http://www.ghostblind.com/319-ghostb...-predator.html



    Bernie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Garland View Post
    I'm going to try one of these out,look to be a lot better idea than treestands

    http://www.ghostblind.com/319-ghostb...-predator.html



    Bernie
    Interesting BERNIE, appears to reflect whatever is in front of it, but better visibility and safer shot from the highseat,

    none the less should make good pigeon hide.

    Rgds, Buck.
    "let him without sin cast the first stone"





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    Not many trees suitable for the climbing seat type, but they have a place, I prefer to take a folding ladder type seat, common on the Arran scheme, these will carry around easy enough , just need a little bit of a sling or strap added.
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Buck View Post
    Interesting BERNIE, appears to reflect whatever is in front of it, but better visibility and safer shot from the highseat,

    none the less should make good pigeon hide.

    Rgds, Buck.

    If yo have a good backstop an excellent bit of Kit will be making one



    Bernie

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