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#2970091 - 10/05/12 04:39 PM Does anyone NOT use a rope!!
RiverBuck10
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After reading a thread on here about their bow rope breaking, I was wondering how many people don't use bow ropes like me?

I use a gun holder on my climber to put my bow in, and same for when I am gun hunting, that way the weapon is always in arms reach if you need it while climbing! Not to mention I hate to pull a bow up on a bow rope! I love this method and saves a lot of time!!

This is a picture of my stand and what I am talking about!



When hunting, if I'm sitting down, the bow is in the holder and if I'm standing I'm holding it! (I stand a lot when bow hunting). Anyway I just thought I would ask the question!!
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#2970157 - 10/05/12 06:17 PM Re: Does anyone NOT use a rope!! [Re: RiverBuck10]
bowriter
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I seldom do, never did with a compound. I always had a sling on my bows and do on my crossbow. Only use rope on a couple stands that are hard to climb because of limbs near the ladder.
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#2970192 - 10/05/12 06:51 PM Re: Does anyone NOT use a rope!! [Re: bowriter]
double browtine
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I use a rope for my bow but use a sling on my guns. Never had 550 paracord break. Some has been on the same tree for over 10 yrs.
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#2970535 - 10/05/12 10:58 PM Re: Does anyone NOT use a rope!! [Re: double browtine]
TNlandowner
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I like your bow / gun holder modification. May even try that on one of my stands as well. I currently use rope on every ascent up a tree. I also use rope for my own safety along with other ropes for hauling my equipment onto the stands. Once in the stand, I use custom equipment hooks (6" bolts) for holding my bow or even a rifle. I have trusted my life to rope many times and have no doubts about their worthiness.
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#2970557 - 10/05/12 11:28 PM Re: Does anyone NOT use a rope!! [Re: TNlandowner]
Good time Charlie
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I think your idea is good ...but I would not climb a tree with an arrow knocked.
I have never had any trouble with my rope ..heck it tells me how high I am in the dark morning and I can pull it up when I get ready to.
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#2970594 - 10/06/12 01:15 AM Re: Does anyone NOT use a rope!! [Re: Good time Charlie]
catman529
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I climbed up my homemade stand today with the bow in one hand... Not the norm, I usually use a rope. I was there just to clear some shooting lanes, and brought the bow just in case. Ended up taking a doe home, a reminder to never go in the woods without your weapon during deer season. It was cool because she was feeding on the fresh cut privet from clearing the lanes, not 20 minutes after we got done cutting.
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#2970695 - 10/06/12 06:53 AM Re: Does anyone NOT use a rope!! [Re: catman529]
Coach
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I never use a rope..I use a Primos bow sling and it leaves both hands free...I recommend everyone use on...rope is old school haha
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#2970699 - 10/06/12 07:03 AM Re: Does anyone NOT use a rope!! [Re: Coach]
bowriter
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Rope may be old school but it is a lot safer. I seldom use a rope but I also think about what would happen if I fell and hit with the crossbow or rifle under me.
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#2970710 - 10/06/12 07:13 AM Re: Does anyone NOT use a rope!! [Re: bowriter]
REM7
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When climbing lader or climber just throw your bow as high as possible and climb up a bit , catch bow and repeat till you reach your desired height. j/k
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#2970768 - 10/06/12 08:17 AM Re: Does anyone NOT use a rope!! [Re: bowriter]
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter
Rope may be old school but it is a lot safer. I seldom use a rope but I also think about what would happen if I fell and hit with the crossbow or rifle under me.


I guess that is possible, not probable...you could fall off of your stand onto your rope tied bow just as easily I would think.. ;\)
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