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Chain on for big guys ?
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Contributors to this thread:
live2hunt88 25-Aug-22
keepemsharp 25-Aug-22
Grey Ghost 25-Aug-22
WV Mountaineer 25-Aug-22
DanaC 25-Aug-22
Scoot 25-Aug-22
Kurt 25-Aug-22
Blood 25-Aug-22
JL 25-Aug-22
TGbow 25-Aug-22
Genesis 26-Aug-22
Ollie 27-Aug-22
azelkhntr 27-Aug-22
Boreal 27-Aug-22
JL 27-Aug-22
TGbow 27-Aug-22
JL 27-Aug-22
Screwball 27-Aug-22
SBH 28-Aug-22
Pirogue 28-Aug-22
Nemophilist 28-Aug-22
Pirogue 28-Aug-22
Pirogue 28-Aug-22
JL 28-Aug-22
sbschindler 28-Aug-22
SBH 28-Aug-22
Nemophilist 28-Aug-22
blackbear62 28-Aug-22
12yards 29-Aug-22
fdp 18-Sep-22
From: live2hunt88
25-Aug-22
I’m helping my younger brother get into archery hunting this year. He will be hunting mostly public land so I’m trying to find a nice lightweight setup he can carry in and out.

He’s about 6’2 320lbs (he’s been losing weight and seems dedicated to doing so)

I’m looking at the hawk helium XL. It says 300lb weight limit but I’m thinking he should be alright as long as he doesn’t throw on more weight.

Anyone have any other recommendations on a good stand for someone his size ? It doesn’t necessarily have to be real light but the lighter the better obviously.

From: keepemsharp
25-Aug-22
Ladder stand.

From: Grey Ghost
25-Aug-22
I’m 6’5” and around 260. With my pack, I’m pushing the 300 pound recommended maximum on my Lone Wolf stands. They’ve never given me any reason for concern.

Matt.

25-Aug-22
Go with a saddle and sticks. A guy that big that falls is going to get hurt really bad. A saddle tethered in from ground to ground ensures he won’t fall.

From: DanaC
25-Aug-22
What was that stand they used to show with a VW bug hanging from it?

From: Scoot
25-Aug-22
I'm with keepemsharp.

From: Kurt
25-Aug-22
Dana, Screaming Eagle out of MT.

From: Blood
25-Aug-22
I think with being that heavy, I would find one with a nice seat and big platform, and swap out the cables for chains, replace the bolts with heavy duty ones and customize it. Most everything one the market is rated for up to 300lbs.

From: JL
25-Aug-22

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A simple set up like the Chippewa Wedgelock's may be a solution. They advertise a 15 second rigging. Their Brutus Maximus has a 475lb weight limit. Their saddle platform holds 325lbs.

From: TGbow
25-Aug-22
Just a thought, but hunting on the ground out of a natural ground blind can be very effective also..just a thought. Only chain on stand I can think of off hand is the Millenium M25 but it weighs about 17 lbs.

From: Genesis
26-Aug-22
A big guy doesn't need to save weight on his hang on.Get a higher rated stand and use the carrying his stand in as part of his work out regimen.

From: Ollie
27-Aug-22
Sorry but 300# weight, not counting clothes and pack, and lightweight stand don’t go together very well.

From: azelkhntr
27-Aug-22
Can't fall far out of a ground blind eh?

From: Boreal
27-Aug-22
Men of that size shouldn't climb trees.

From: JL
27-Aug-22

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JL's embedded Photo

JL's Link
I've got 3 or 4 of these stands. They advertise up to 350lbs. I seem to recall I weight-tested one with bricks to 400lbs +/-. These are the ones that have the hitch - receiver system for hooking up to the tree. They have plenty of boot room. I widened the seats pretty easy with some steel tube and longer bolts. They're all aluminum stands. For you beefers out there like myself....these are a good, heavy duty, light weight stand.

From: TGbow
27-Aug-22
JL, that looks like a comfortable stand.

From: JL
27-Aug-22
TG....it is probably the most comfortable hang-on I have. I have a Hawk that maybe right behind it. The Jester's angle can be adjusted via the hitch/receiver....slide it in/out depending on your tree angle. It's quiet too....no squeaking. It's stout and stable enough I can stand on the end of it with no worries. The color of the stand is mild and doesn't stand out. The footing is good to when it's frozen and snowy...no slipping.

From: Screwball
27-Aug-22
Summit Goliath 350# , Ladder stand's 2 man, Screaming Eagle holds a ton, others above

From: SBH
28-Aug-22
I have a handful of these stands that have been handed down to me and purchased used. I didn’t realize they were still making them ……. not the most comfortable stand by any stretch. They do say no human weight limit.

http://www.screamingeagle.us/index.html

From: Pirogue
28-Aug-22
And good luck finding a harness

From: Nemophilist
28-Aug-22

Nemophilist's embedded Photo
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Screaming Eagle Treestands. If it can hold up a VW Beetle it will hold a big guy.

From: Pirogue
28-Aug-22
And good luck finding a harness

From: Pirogue
28-Aug-22
And good luck finding a harness

From: JL
28-Aug-22
If that Volkswagen pic is legit...that's pretty cool. I made an aluminum hang-on stand back in the 90's. Before I got in it, I weight tested it work with 800lbs of weight bags and let it sit for 30 minutes. It was a heavy stand but stout.

From: sbschindler
28-Aug-22
being that big there are several stands that would work, with the screaming eagle being the most sturdy, but the problem of getting the stand hung and into it maybe the biggest issue

From: SBH
28-Aug-22
Those screaming eagles are pretty easy to hang if that’s a factor for you.

From: Nemophilist
28-Aug-22
JL, It's legit.

From: blackbear62
28-Aug-22

blackbear62's Link
I think Travis aka T-bone used Family Traditions ladder stand. They are out of Charlotte Michigan.

From: 12yards
29-Aug-22
Screaming Eagles are great and strong, but are heavy.

From: fdp
18-Sep-22

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