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#276309 - 06/24/07 11:50 PM Re: bowhunting climber [Re: Adam Carter]
gil1
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Registered: 04/06/07
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Loc: Nashville, TN

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AC - I love API's, but my g.s. bowhunter seems uncomfortable. The seat is too short from front to back, and I feel like I'm sliding forward even when I've angled the stand leaning backwards. I am slim and only weigh 170, so I can't figure it out. I'm thinking of just sawing off the railing of my regular grand slam and using it for bowhunting. Anybody else think it seems too small?
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#278627 - 06/26/07 04:01 PM Re: bowhunting climber [Re: gil1]
Phil Floyd
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Registered: 04/09/99
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Loc: Crossville, TN, USA

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I really like my Summit Open Shot, but I put the hand climber up as high as I can reach and pull myself up. I can climb up a lot quicker that way. Both ways work.

I also like the Lone Wold hand climber. It is a little pricey.
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#280238 - 06/27/07 08:16 PM Re: bowhunting climber [Re: Phil Floyd]
jakeway
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Registered: 11/22/99
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Loc: Hendersonville, TN, USA

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If you already have a Viper, you're halfway there! Do like I did: look around for the top half of a Summit climber without the bar. I got the top half of a Bushman/bushmaster/whatever they called the thing. I paid $50 for it; now I use the Viper in gun season and the barless one for bow season.

Just be sure they;re from the right years so the parts fit together well; a few years ago the side pieces switched to curved, whereas they were straight before that.
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#286477 - 07/02/07 10:34 PM Re: bowhunting climber [Re: jakeway]
TNhunter
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Registered: 11/01/99
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Loc: Murfreesboro, TN, Rutherford

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Does the bar on the front of the Viper really ever get in the way. If so - tighten up the straps on the seat so it lowers the bar a little. If the bar is in the way of a bow shot - the shot is too close - let the deer walk a little further and get a better angle on it. I'll never hunt in an open front treestand anymore. I used to love my API Grand Slam Supreme - but love my Summit Goliath even better.
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#286632 - 07/03/07 06:23 AM Re: bowhunting climber [Re: TNhunter]
Radar
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Registered: 08/19/01
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What I like about the Open Shot for bowhunting , is the possibilty for sitting shots .
I shot a 10 point (came in quick in thick cover) from my Open Shot last season while sitting down . I never would have got a shot off in a climber with the bar in the front .
I had just enough time to snap the release on the loop , draw back and aim as he passed by my stand at 25 yards .
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#287638 - 07/03/07 08:29 PM Re: bowhunting climber [Re: Radar]
jakeway
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Registered: 11/22/99
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You can never get a stand that's perfect for every situation. I've shot deer from a sitting position from my API Grand Slam, but I was in a very brushy spot where the only shot I would get was directly to my left.

In situations where I have time to stand, I like having the bar of my Viper (I gave my API to my son when I got the Viper) set at about knee height, so I can stand and lean against the bar. I can still do that with the barless seat, but I have to lean against the side, and be sure that the top section is secure against the trunk.

The main reason I use the barless front in bow season is that it's so hot in early season, I need all the help I can get. The barless version with a simple strap seat I made is about 3 pounds lighter than the Viper version.

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#292272 - 07/08/07 11:41 AM Re: bowhunting climber [Re: Radar]
BZ911
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Registered: 09/26/00
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I love the summit razor. sit and climb plus the bar folds out of the way..
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