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Your hunting rig

Unread postby xpauliber » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:27 pm

I have a Lone Wolf sit & climb that I've used for the past 5 seasons and I love it for all day sits and versatility. Once I bought Dan's videos and joined the beast, I learned alot of people use lock on stands and climbing sticks. I want to get more mobile this coming season and not have to worry about finding a tree with no limbs. So what is the best system to use? What make & model and how many sticks do I need?

Also, where is the best place to buy and what is a reasonable price?

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Unread postby ompaathao » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:42 pm

I found a guy in Craigslist.. He had an alpha 2 lone wolf hangon (used for one morning sit) and 3 sticks(again used for that morning) I paid $310.. He had 3 sets.. Was willing to sell one to me..And I also bought a brand new set of sticks from Illinois that a beast member posted they were on sale for $100 because they were a darker color..So all this were well close to $550 brand new and I paid $410.. Just got to be patient and shop around..

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Re: Your hunting rig

Unread postby Stanley » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:34 pm

I have a Lone Wolf assault and sticks as my rover stand. Zap had an alpha stand for sale on the Beast classifieds. I don't know if he still has it.
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Unread postby Dor » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:58 pm

Stanley wrote:I have a Lone Wolf assault and sticks as my rover stand. Zap had an alpha stand for sale on the Beast classifieds. I don't know if he still has it.

I have a Alpha new in the box for sale as well in the classifieds!
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Unread postby jlh42581 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:19 am

Alpha, 4 sticks, gonna add a 5th
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Unread postby venisonassassin » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:41 am

I use an assault and three sticks most often. I can get up about fifteen feet with it and in most trees. Depending on how high you want to sit will determine how many sticks you'll want. I also have an Alpha, which is the bigger platform and a bit more comfortable to hunt from but is a few pounds heavier. So you have options.
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Unread postby MOBIGBUCKS » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:48 am

I have the Assault and Alpha with four LW sticks. I use the Alpha 90 percent of the time; I like the bigger platform and its not much heavier.
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Unread postby cornfedkiller » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:47 am

Alpha and 4 sticks...

Wish I could find an older assault though..
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Re: Your hunting rig

Unread postby addisonlee » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:06 am

Bought my LW Alpha Hang-On and 3 LW Sticks after Christmas from Cabelas... 30% OFF!!! :shock: 8-)
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Re: Your hunting rig

Unread postby xpauliber » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:18 am

Thanks for all the replies guys. I should have added a poll:

Which do you prefer: Alpha or Assault? :)
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Unread postby VA5326 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:24 am

I know I'm gonna be the minority here but a guy on craigslist a long time ago had two Summit "Open Shot" climbers for sale for around $100 all together. I love them. They are rock solid in the tree and are as quiet as a metal stand could be I suppose. I really love how they have shortened arm rests but are more or less "open" in the front for a bow hunter. It's like a bow hunter designed it. I'm not really a huge fan of other Summit products but I hope these two stands last me forever.

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Unread postby magicman54494 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:53 am

I hunt from a sling. It was a "tree suit" that I totally rebuilt. I haven't used anything else since I worked all the bugs out. I have used it for all day hunts many times. I use lone wolf sticks or strap on steps depending on what tree I use. It's extremely lightweight and quiet especially when walking thru the woods.
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Unread postby JV NC » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:13 am

I bought the sticks/alpha combo a few years ago and sold it after 2-3 sits. Don't get me wrong, I love LW stands. I own three of them, currently (incl. another alpha hang-on).

I just couldn't figure out a way to set up, safely....without inducing a sweat-fest. And, my family appreciates me coming home to them.

I use the LW climbers 90% of my hunts. I'll use the alpha hang-on in a few dedicated spots next year where I'll already have pegs and a strap hung.
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Unread postby jlh42581 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:14 am

VA5326 wrote:I know I'm gonna be the minority here but a guy on craigslist a long time ago had two Summit "Open Shot" climbers for sale for around $100 all together. I love them. They are rock solid in the tree and are as quiet as a metal stand could be I suppose. I really love how they have shortened arm rests but are more or less "open" in the front for a bow hunter. It's like a bow hunter designed it. I'm not really a huge fan of other Summit products but I hope these two stands last me forever.

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I owned that stand, actually sold mine on CL for a wolf climber, which i sold too lol. Thats the best stand summit makes
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Re: Your hunting rig

Unread postby Milk Weed Seed » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:27 am

LW hand climber (my favorite stand)
LW Alpha and Assault with 4 sticks,
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