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Ok so I am not going to lie, I am a bigger guy, but I would rather hunt out of a tree stand, than a ground blind. I was looking at Bass Pro and Cabela's and all their stand say weight limit of 300 pounds. I weigh 310. The only stand I found with a weight limit of 350 are the Lone Wolf's. So should I spend the extra money for the lone wolf, or can I get by with one that is a 300 pound limit :praying:
 

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Im sure the breaking strength is much higher than 300 pounds...would I want to be 20' up and thinking about it every time I hunted out of it, NO!
 

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[rquote=1511286&tid=105421&author=chillicothe#1]Ok so I am not going to lie, I am a bigger guy, but I would rather hunt out of a tree stand, than a ground blind. I was looking at Bass Pro and Cabela's and all their stand say weight limit of 300 pounds. I weigh 310. The only stand I found with a weight limit of 350 are the Lone Wolf's. So should I spend the extra money for the lone wolf, or can I get by with one that is a 300 pound limit :praying:[/rquote]if your looking for climbers, check out the summit titan, and they make a nother one for bigger guys.Truthfully though i think that a 300 lb limit treestand, and 1200 lb. ratchet straps would work!
 

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i'm not condoning buying anything that you should be sitting in, above the ground, if you are over its "advertised weight limit".....but hear me out.
these companies have a high liability on their hands by manufacturing products sch as this. they are "forced" by their insurance carriers to advertise a lower weight limit than the product will actually hold. its not only safe for them, but safe for the end user as well. if you weigh 310, add onto that your clothing, any gear youll be carrying, your bow/gun...youll be surprised to see your now weighing in the neighborhood of 350. will the stand hold that weight...most likely (note..i'm not going to say absolutely), but the manufacturers have a buffer they place to keep people from buying it sayin..i'm only 10lbs over the limit...only to add nother 30-40lbs of gear to the mix and be WAY over the limit. if it was me..i'd spend the extra money on the stand that has the higher limit. it will be sturdier anyway, and you wont be sittin up in the tree worrying about when or if the stand is going to buckle out from underneath you. imo, you probably wont enjoy much of your hunting while in a stand that your questioning its weight threshold.
like i said, WILL it hold...most likely, not much of a doubt in my mind. would i personaly try it, not a chance in the world...my life is worth more than a few extra dollars for a tree stand.:cheers:your life life is worth more than that also, your friends and family would probably agree as well.
 

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[rquote=1511295&tid=105421&author=cardiackiller][rquote=1511286&tid=105421&author=chillicothe#1]Ok so I am not going to lie, I am a bigger guy, but I would rather hunt out of a tree stand, than a ground blind. I was looking at Bass Pro and Cabela's and all their stand say weight limit of 300 pounds. I weigh 310. The only stand I found with a weight limit of 350 are the Lone Wolf's. So should I spend the extra money for the lone wolf, or can I get by with one that is a 300 pound limit :praying:[/rquote]if your looking for climbers, check out the summit titan, and they make a nother one for bigger guys.Truthfully though i think that a 300 lb limit treestand, and 1200 lb. ratchet straps would work![/rquote]

I've got a Titan. It's rated for 350.

Very nice climber. :cheers:

Goliath is the other one.

[Edited on 12-15-2009 by BigJake]
 

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:shrug: I don't think there is a really good answer to this.

No doubt those stands didn't break in their stress test at 301 pounds, but man oh man........ That higher rating is an insurance policy!

Saying there are NO other stands wouldn't be correct either, because there are buddy stands that are rated MUCH higher than 350. :cheers:

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I go 315-320 and wont chance it. I use the two-person ladder stands. They say 500 pounds but the fine print will say 300 pounds for one person, but I figure I'm as wide as two people. Even though they are big I feel like a monster in there with my knees almost hitting the shooting rail.
 

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Yes, the problem I have with my two-man stands is the seat is shorter than a typical stand, I'm presuming to make it comfortable for kids to use.

I agree on that fine print. I think that fine print is there for the actual stability of the ladder on your way up.

Buying the MONSTER ratchet straps to put that baby NICE and snug up against the tree helps a lot too.

I'm not gonna tell you guys how much me-and-gear weight I was putting on 300 weight rate treestands two seasons ago. :whiteflag:

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Yeah, I figure as well the 300 is for the ladder portion. I just make sure to climb slow and controlled so as to not put too much stress on it (and to make it quieter).
What are monster ratchet straps? I did put an extra on mine just to make it more stable.
 

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Ok thanks guys, I was just looking to save a little money, but your right save my life or save money....I think everyone would agree on saving your life. I will take a look at the Summits and see. Thanks!!!!!
 

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Weight limits are not what the stand will hold one time. The weight limit figured to last for some amount of years. Everytime you get in it the steel/aluminum will get some fatigue. The weight limit is to ensure say 10 years from now, the stand will not fail.

When it comes to this, go big or be dead.
 

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What are monster ratchet straps? I did put an extra on mine just to make it more stable. [/rquote]

I just mean to buy the more expensive ones that are nice, and rated like 1500 pounds or something like that. The cheapies are just that.......cheap.

In general, ratchet straps are made to hold gear in place. They are not made to be a life saving device, which I would consider a strap on a treestand to be, so I don't skimp on the straps. :cheers:

I put two on each of my stands, because a lot of people I hear about falling out of their stand, fall because their stand isn't stable when they are moving in or out of it. :shrug:

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Get one rated for what you need.
Dont risk your life AND you will want to worry about hunting and nothing else while you are using it.
 

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Hey man I'm a 300lbs man and I have no problem or concern hunting out of a stand that's rated 300lbs. Thee iz no doubt in my mind thxt these stabds can hold at leafy double what the advertise. It is a liability issue. But I'm in the process of getting back down to 275 though. You have nothing to worry about man.
 

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I have an ol man climber that is rated for like 400lbs. I think it's the grand vision??
 

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Take a look at a tree lounge climber. They are rated pretty high, and are hands down the BEST climbing stand made in the industry for gun hunting. You lay back in it like a lazy boy recliner. I have killed more deer beacuse of the comfort of that stand lketting me stay in it for 12 hours at a time. And, Oh by the way I'm gonna sell mine soon. They are best utilized at a place where you don't have to backpack your stuff in, it weighs 30 some pounds. Arkansas timber land or any timber company land that deals with pine trees is where you need a tree lounger. climb 50 foot and feel comfy!!
 

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I always figured when I weighed 300 pounds that if it broke I should bounce pretty good :hysterical:

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:D The Big Grin is in shape :whistle: Round is a shape.:shrug:
 

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[rquote=1511403&tid=105421&author=twn417]Hey man I'm a 300lbs man and I have no problem or concern hunting out of a stand that's rated 300lbs. Thee iz no doubt in my mind thxt these stabds can hold at leafy double what the advertise. It is a liability issue. But I'm in the process of getting back down to 275 though. You have nothing to worry about man.[/rquote]

I agree with twn & jeremy, it's all about liabilty.

My advice, buy one, hang it 2' off the ground & climb on it, jump up & down & if holds ya with no trouble, hang it higher.
 
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