Tree Stands

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by JesseHunts, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. JesseHunts

    JesseHunts Weekend Warrior

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    Hey guys so to start out im a lefty, and seem to have this issue every season due to my private property having a lot of ladder stands on it, with the gun rails that can fold back. I was wondering if its just because im lefty or if its the stands that are causing this issue. every time I draw I have to stand at a pretty awkward angle on the stand to make sure I dont hit the tree or the stand with my bow is this normal i am switching over to some hang ons next season in hopes that it gives me some more freedom on the front end. obviously I cannot move the tree. I can always angle my stand to be in a move comfortable place to draw and shoot with a hang on, but not so much with a ladder stand.
     
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    I never attach the shooting rails to my ladder stands
     
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    I wear a harness and do not use a rail.
     
  4. JesseHunts

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    see I have a harness as well but a lot of our stands have the rail on them because some of my family members shoot shotgun as well, thats why i think i am going to start hanging some hang on stands net summer to have better abilities to shoot.
     
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    bowhunt4abuck Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Most rails I have seen are easy to take on and off, would that be a option? Just put them back on before gun season
     
  6. JesseHunts

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    ours fold back but its the part that is built into the stand like welded onto the stand that is the issue.
     
  7. abates352

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    Fold it up and leave it up.
     
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    To me front rails are a nuisance. I won't own any stand with a front rail, not even a climber. Some folks like them, they just aren't for me.
     
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    X2.

    Didn't like it on my climber so I got one without it. Fold them back in ladder stands that have them.

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