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They are not Millennium, but they function as intended and seem to last. I managed to score two Bowman ladder stands on sale five years ago for $129 each and they hunt well. They're tall, with a platform that goes all the way back to the tree and a comfortable, minimalist seat. I'm seeing comparable stands now for $279...they're out of their minds. The Millennium L110 cost $329 with free shipping not too long ago. Inflation has hit the industry hard.

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4 hours ago, Keith Nehrke said:

They are not Millennium, but they function as intended and seem to last. I managed to score two Bowman ladder stands on sale five years ago for $129 each and they hunt well. They're tall, with a platform that goes all the way back to the tree and a comfortable, minimalist seat. I'm seeing comparable stands now for $279...they're out of their minds. The Millennium L110 cost $329 with free shipping not too long ago. Inflation has hit the industry hard.

Inflation not the real driver per se. It’s the cost for container shipping from China. It’s gone up by a 3x factor. It’s why basic ladder stands are hard to come by. Margins are thin and nobody wants to spend that much on a basic stand.

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10 hours ago, Keith Nehrke said:

They are not Millennium, but they function as intended and seem to last. I managed to score two Bowman ladder stands on sale five years ago for $129 each and they hunt well. They're tall, with a platform that goes all the way back to the tree and a comfortable, minimalist seat. I'm seeing comparable stands now for $279...they're out of their minds. The Millennium L110 cost $329 with free shipping not too long ago. Inflation has hit the industry hard.

+1 on the Bowman. It's awesome, but not made anymore?

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https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/guide-gear-18-jumbo-ladder-tree-stand?a=681071

Honestly this is the best ladder I've  found. Not over size like a 2 man with a bar in middle  wedged  up your butt,  love that it has a full bar flip up seat.  I don't use their padded seat but just carry  in a  hotseat.. nothing for critters to chew or crap on.  Seat folds  up so have full platform to  use for bow and behind the tree shots.  Love the full  width ladder seems  more stable and can get both feet on one rung at same time..     jmo

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6 minutes ago, G-man said:

https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/guide-gear-18-jumbo-ladder-tree-stand?a=681071

Honestly this is the best ladder I've  found. Not over size like a 2 man with a bar in middle  wedged  up your butt,  love that it has a full bar flip up seat.  I don't use their padded seat but just carry  in a  hotseat.. nothing for critters to chew or crap on.  Seat folds  up so have full platform to  use for bow and behind the tree shots.  Love the full  width ladder seems  more stable and can get both feet on one rung at same time..     jmo

I have one. Honestly it was noisy the first year, then after it was very quite. Probably settled into the ground or screws sat better. Very comfortable. If you can't do an all day sit in something like this you cant do an all day sit.

There are more sturdy stands but this isn't t bad especially for the price.

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Those remind me of the old Dicks ladder stands that came with orange washers. 17.5 feet, one and a half wide platform, flip up seat, oval tubing. i think the model was called an Outpost. They "retailed" for nearly $200, but you could get them on "sale" for $139 almost any time. I haven't seen them around for probably seven or eight years, but we have a few that are over a decade old and other than a bit of surface rust, they keep on trucking. 

It's too bad to hear that the overseas shipping has gotten so outrageous. I suspect that's not going to improve in the short term.

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11 hours ago, Keith Nehrke said:

Those remind me of the old Dicks ladder stands that came with orange washers. 17.5 feet, one and a half wide platform, flip up seat, oval tubing. i think the model was called an Outpost. They "retailed" for nearly $200, but you could get them on "sale" for $139 almost any time. I haven't seen them around for probably seven or eight years, but we have a few that are over a decade old and other than a bit of surface rust, they keep on trucking. 

It's too bad to hear that the overseas shipping has gotten so outrageous. I suspect that's not going to improve in the short term.

I've got a couple of those stands. Great bang for the buck. Now most have nylon mesh seats.  Haven't had and issues with critters chewing on the seats, and I've got several that are at least 7 yrs old with no issues. 

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4 minutes ago, Jeremy K said:

Flip up seat with the platform going to the tree is a must have .

When I do get above ground level, both of these options are certainly a must.

Been buying the Muddy ladderstands the last few years and like them very much. The one point fives are perfect size, and very comfortable. 

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I have river edge stands and like them some have flip up seats they came with shooting rails but I didn't put them on. Only thing I didn't like was the stabilizer is not pinned so I just drilled a hole and put a pin in it

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15 hours ago, Keith Nehrke said:

Those remind me of the old Dicks ladder stands that came with orange washers. 17.5 feet, one and a half wide platform, flip up seat, oval tubing. i think the model was called an Outpost. They "retailed" for nearly $200, but you could get them on "sale" for $139 almost any time. I haven't seen them around for probably seven or eight years, but we have a few that are over a decade old and other than a bit of surface rust, they keep on trucking. 

It's too bad to hear that the overseas shipping has gotten so outrageous. I suspect that's not going to improve in the short term.

The early ones also had two points of contact with the tree and two straps . I have a few , mesh seats have lasted well over ten years, but I bought extra as backs ups just in case .

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