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#2636618 - 11/25/11 09:08 AM Wal-Mart Ladder Stand?
LanceS4803
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Anyone have experience with the Ameristep 16' Covert ladder stand sold at Wal-Mart? Selling for $79.

Ameristep does not list this on their website, I can find no reviews, or even any mention of this model.

Like to hear pros and cons before buying.
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#2636673 - 11/25/11 10:24 AM Re: Wal-Mart Ladder Stand? [Re: LanceS4803]
cecil30-30
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I've got 2,and they work pretty well..Not much I can say about them other than its a ladder stand it serves it's purpose..My 2 have been in the same spot for the past 3 years year round,and are still in good shape.
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#2637785 - 11/26/11 08:33 AM Re: Wal-Mart Ladder Stand? [Re: cecil30-30]
LanceS4803
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For the price I figure I can't go wrong.
Thanks
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#2637835 - 11/26/11 09:32 AM Re: Wal-Mart Ladder Stand? [Re: LanceS4803]
Savage Shooter
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I got 2 of them myself. I don't like the ladder, but for the price I'll deal with it. Pretty comfy once I add an extra pad to sit on.
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#2638274 - 11/26/11 04:45 PM Re: Wal-Mart Ladder Stand? [Re: Savage Shooter]
Mag
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I have one in my back yard that is used to practice out of, works just fine.
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#2638449 - 11/26/11 06:16 PM Re: Wal-Mart Ladder Stand? [Re: Mag]
LanceS4803
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I put it together.
Very sturdy and quiet. 48lbs.
16' is high enough for me.
Plenty of seat and foot room.

Only criticism is that the seat cushion is not very thick and the shooting arm could be a longer (hard to squeeze under when it is lowered) and angled up just a little more, neither is a big deal.
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#2645023 - 11/29/11 08:56 PM Re: Wal-Mart Ladder Stand? [Re: LanceS4803]
danny1975
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i love mine but the only problem i had with them the steps not wide enough especially wearing big boots but other than that there wonderful.
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#2645084 - 11/29/11 09:14 PM Re: Wal-Mart Ladder Stand? [Re: danny1975]
ZachMarkus
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I have one and I like it a lot except for the skinny ladder.
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#2645788 - 11/30/11 10:17 AM Re: Wal-Mart Ladder Stand? [Re: ZachMarkus]
Tim Johnson
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Decent stand for the money.
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#2652572 - 12/04/11 04:31 AM Re: Wal-Mart Ladder Stand? [Re: ]
lefthandluke
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I used to love Walmart when they were all about american made. Now most of their stuff in cheap chinese made. Im boycotting walmart now.
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#2653183 - 12/04/11 01:42 PM Re: Wal-Mart Ladder Stand? [Re: lefthandluke]
LanceS4803
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Yep, Chinese.
How is an American ladder stand for hunting made in China?

Took the stand down today to move it. Noticed that the bolt heads and nuts had a light coating of rust. Through they would hold longer than a week.

Other than that, happy with it, expecially for $79. I did add one of those round "self heating" cushions to the seat yesterday morning. Made sitting for a long time much easier.
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#2654392 - 12/05/11 12:11 AM Re: Wal-Mart Ladder Stand? [Re: ]
Backwudz
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I have one and I like it...(not as fnacy as most) but, for the money it's hard to beat. Also have an older 2 man stand and another single man bought from Wal-Mart that have been up for 2 years now and are still in good shape. Bass Pro has a few nice one's right now for just a few more bucks.
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#2654652 - 12/05/11 08:35 AM Re: Wal-Mart Ladder Stand? [Re: Backwudz]
cecil30-30
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I leave all my ladder stands out year round,when I put them out,I take a can of spray paint and paint all the nuts and bolts to prevent rust..It really helps.
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#2662173 - 12/08/11 04:05 PM Re: Wal-Mart Ladder Stand? [Re: ]
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TurdFarmer2.0
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Got two. I'm with the others about the skinny ladder. For the money they're good.

My best ladder stand is a Big Game model with the backrest on it. I have awoke from many deep sleeps in that one.
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#2665413 - 12/10/11 08:38 PM Re: Wal-Mart Ladder Stand? [Re: Pic IN the Casa]
LanceS4803
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I can see leaving them out there.
Moving this one this morning was a royal PITA. But once up and strapped down, very stable.
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#2667244 - 12/11/11 09:16 PM Re: Wal-Mart Ladder Stand? [Re: LanceS4803]
BigD_625
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 Originally Posted By: LanceS4803


Took the stand down today to move it. Noticed that the bolt heads and nuts had a light coating of rust. Through they would hold longer than a week.



A friend of mine showed me a trick to prevent rust. I sprayed a layer of rubberized undercoat on it. It gives some extra grip, and the color is almost the same as a tree. It took three or four cans for a good coat. Of course, then someone took my stand.
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#2702528 - 01/02/12 05:19 AM Re: Wal-Mart Ladder Stand? [Re: LanceS4803]
Boone 58
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saw that for 59 yestday at walmart.
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#2702999 - 01/02/12 11:23 AM Re: Wal-Mart Ladder Stand? [Re: Boone 58]
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I have 2 also. Both are 4 years old and stay out year round. I check bolts every year. I hate the ladder, but like it has been said.....ya can't beat the price.
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#2703646 - 01/02/12 05:26 PM Re: Wal-Mart Ladder Stand? [Re: Savage Shooter]
mathews338
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i got one this year for $68, tag said $78 but when he rung it up it was $10 off. ladder is too narrow and only 13' to platform but i made a 5' extension for mine. armrest need to be taller so the shooting rail would have more adjustment in it. for the money i can make it work though. to be fair though it has some of the same problems as lots of other models have so for the money it is just as good as the others.
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#2703729 - 01/02/12 06:04 PM Re: Wal-Mart Ladder Stand? [Re: mathews338]
serriaman07
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I bought one the buddy stands. And I realy like it the down fails of it is it does not have a foot rest or shoting rail and it takes two men to set it up the good thing is its has quit abit of room for two people need to figure away out for a cup hold lol
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#2707363 - 01/04/12 01:39 PM Re: Wal-Mart Ladder Stand? [Re: Boone 58]
LanceS4803
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 Originally Posted By: camoman270
saw that for 59 yestday at walmart.


I was going to buy another one, but all my local Wal-marts are sold out.
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#2707375 - 01/04/12 01:46 PM Re: Wal-Mart Ladder Stand? [Re: LanceS4803]
danny1975
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 Originally Posted By: LanceS4803
 Originally Posted By: camoman270
saw that for 59 yestday at walmart.


I was going to buy another one, but all my local Wal-marts are sold out.

ours too , wish walmart had some more tripods. had them last nov. for 189

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