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Old 08-17-2015, 09:56 AM   #1
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Was looking to buy a Millennium hang-on this year to replace a cheap, and i do mean cheap, used hang-on that i hunted last year. the seat on the thing is so small my arse took a beating everytime i sat for more than an hour.

well i start looking at the Millennium website again and notice a few new items for 2015. the M25 hang-on being one of them. what really caught my attention was the price. $99

comfy seat, but it does not have the leveling built in like other Millenniums, nor does it use the Millennium receiver. it uses a rachet style strap.

but the price and the comfy seat... well i pulled the trigger. this is gonna replace my cheapie and be oh so much more comfortable. i also plan on using it occasionally out in cass county for a weekend or three during deer season. and when i get drawn at hag i also plan on using it there. maybe even a public land hunt.

who has one? what do you think? all the reviews i read were GREAT !!!


so i was also look for climbing sticks to use on my away from home hunts. lone wolf and muddy's are what i looked at. and i went with the less expensive muddy outfitters, although they weight a bit more.

who has these sticks and what do you think?





on a side note, just got my hind sight twilight. mounted it, need to sight it b4 taking the peep off.

deer blind is also coming along nicely...

come on archery season...
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:12 AM   #2
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:01 PM   #3
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ttt...

anyone use either?
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Old 08-18-2015, 08:52 AM   #4
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another bump
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:04 AM   #5
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I've used a millennium stand now for 3 seasons...love it! Very comfortable...like a lawn chair in the sky.
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:06 AM   #6
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Of my three tree stands, my Mellinium is my favorite. I believe it's the M-100.
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:11 AM   #7
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I bought the m-25 for the price point as well. Definitely the most comfortable hang on that I have. It came put together in the box except for the piece that digs into the tree unlike all other hang ons that I have bought. I've only had it a year and I took it down at the end of the year but it is very sturdy and no noise when standing or shifting your weight. I'm 5'10 and the seat seems a little low but that takes the pressure of the back of your thighs when seated but makes standing up slowly not the easiest. Generally I stand up, lift the seat and stand as close to the tree as possible when a deer comes in just for more room on the platform. It isn't necessary because it has plenty of room but makes for a more comfortable shot in my opinion.
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:13 AM   #8
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thanks for the input guys...

i see the seat on the M25 is only 1 inch shorter in depth as the M100. 20x16 will be wonderful compared to the tiny seat i used last year.
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:16 AM   #9
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I bought the m-25 for the price point as well. Definitely the most comfortable hang on that I have. It came put together in the box except for the piece that digs into the tree unlike all other hang ons that I have bought. I've only had it a year and I took it down at the end of the year but it is very sturdy and no noise when standing or shifting your weight. I'm 5'10 and the seat seems a little low but that takes the pressure of the back of your thighs when seated but makes standing up slowly not the easiest. Generally I stand up, lift the seat and stand as close to the tree as possible when a deer comes in just for more room on the platform. It isn't necessary because it has plenty of room but makes for a more comfortable shot in my opinion.
thanks, i was hoping an M25 owner would join the discussion.

appreciate the info. i have read from others that the downward sloping seats (in the back) on millennium stands does make standing a little extra work. typically iu am standing during dusk and sunset anyway.

thanks again.
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:20 AM   #10
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thanks, i was hoping an M25 owner would join the discussion.

appreciate the info. i have read from others that the downward sloping seats (in the back) on millennium stands does make standing a little extra work. typically iu am standing during dusk and sunset anyway.

thanks again.
Same here. It's worth it with out a doubt, I wouldn't hesitate to buy another. I do my best to spot the deer well before they come in and I need to stand but regardless I don't think it would be a real problem if one came in quick while I was seated.
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Old 08-18-2015, 01:02 PM   #11
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Same here. It's worth it with out a doubt, I wouldn't hesitate to buy another. I do my best to spot the deer well before they come in and I need to stand but regardless I don't think it would be a real problem if one came in quick while I was seated.
do you use climbing sticks? screw in step?

i got the muddy outfitters which are not the aerolites or pro so they weigh 4 lbs per stick and i got 4.

however, it will be the rare situation (like hagerman) where i would have to tote them with man power...
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Old 08-18-2015, 01:04 PM   #12
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do you use climbing sticks? screw in step?

i got the muddy outfitters which are not the aerolites or pro so they weigh 4 lbs per stick and i got 4.

however, it will be the rare situation (like hagerman) where i would have to tote them with man power...
I use screw in steps. Private property and no worries about it getting stolen so I can't really help you there
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Old 08-18-2015, 01:20 PM   #13
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I use screw in steps. Private property and no worries about it getting stolen so I can't really help you there
i also use screw in steps on my property also.

thanks for you info
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Old 08-19-2015, 06:11 PM   #14
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well i have no trees at my house that fit the bill, so this is the best i could do for now.

i got to sit in the seat. very comfortable. just what i was looking for. i can now sit in a tree without a pain in my backside

i will be setting this up in cass county over labor day weekend. more pics and a more informed opinion coming after that weekends setup...

so far, i am pleased with my $200 stand/sticks purchase...



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Old 08-19-2015, 11:20 PM   #15
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btw, on the subject of the hind sight, tonight i got some time to adjust it well enough to remove the peep from my string.

i am still hitting the target with the peep gone, woohoo !!!

a little more fine adjusting and i will be there.

it's kinda making me want a single pin sight now. a spot hogg fast eddie with 2 dotted single pin is gonna go on my wish list
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Old 08-19-2015, 11:30 PM   #16
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Been using a hindsight about 7 years now. I use an older truglo micro with two pins.Once it's sighted in its pretty sweet.
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Old 08-20-2015, 12:06 AM   #17
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Been using a hindsight about 7 years now. I use an older truglo micro with two pins.Once it's sighted in its pretty sweet.
that is what i am thinking. a sweet setup that is easy to see at dusk...
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Old 08-21-2015, 06:53 AM   #18
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Millenium M150 Monster and M100 is what I hunt out of. Most comfortable stands I have ever hunted from and it makes longs sits in the tree a lot easier.
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Old 08-21-2015, 07:58 AM   #19
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Millenium M150 Monster and M100 is what I hunt out of. Most comfortable stands I have ever hunted from and it makes longs sits in the tree a lot easier.
150 has been on my wish list, the price on the m25 convinced me to go for it.

the 150 looks like a recliner, lol !!!!
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Old 08-25-2015, 10:21 AM   #20
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I like my m25. I've only hunted in it once or twice though. I sat in it the stand all hunt and my back and legs didn't hurt and I didn't squirm around.
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Old 08-25-2015, 10:28 AM   #21
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I like my m25. I've only hunted in it once or twice though. I sat in it the stand all hunt and my back and legs didn't hurt and I didn't squirm around.
boy, that's nice to hear. can't wait to hunt out of mine.

can't really imagine being comfortable in a hang-on, lol...
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:42 PM   #22
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starting to dial in my hindsight. was getting some decent groupings tonight.

just a little more tweaking. a little more tricky to setup as compared to a peep. however, finding the target without the peep is faster imo...
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Old 09-10-2015, 01:23 AM   #23
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got this stand and sticks setup on a nice pine tree in cass county over labor day weekend.

forgot to take pics, sorry. i will next time i am out there.

i'm over looking a feeder and a couple of white oaks !!!

i have to say for a $89-99 stand i am impressed. very comfy to sit in...
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Old 09-10-2015, 01:33 AM   #24
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I own 2 got rid of all other stands I own and I'm skeptical when it comes to newest latest greatest anything but hands down best sitting stand you can own Millenium anything



M-100
M-150 monster

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Old 09-10-2015, 07:19 AM   #25
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agreed ^^^^
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Old 10-15-2015, 06:07 PM   #26
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gonna get to hunt this stand, this upcoming weekend.

will be spending 12-15 hours in it, so i will get a real good feel it.

can't wait for tomorrow evening !!!
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Old 10-15-2015, 07:24 PM   #27
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Millenium M150 Monster and M100 is what I hunt out of. Most comfortable stands I have ever hunted from and it makes longs sits in the tree a lot easier.
Same set up here and nothing I've tried comes close.
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Old 10-17-2015, 08:53 AM   #28
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Seat is great...
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Old 10-18-2015, 03:04 PM   #29
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unbelievable.

my butt did not hurt the entire time i was in the stand.

awesome...


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Old 11-19-2015, 09:31 PM   #30
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stand is paying off... just a little bit bigger buck and we are there !!!

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Old 12-22-2015, 08:04 AM   #31
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well i have no trees at my house that fit the bill, so this is the best i could do for now.

i got to sit in the seat. very comfortable. just what i was looking for. i can now sit in a tree without a pain in my backside

i will be setting this up in cass county over labor day weekend. more pics and a more informed opinion coming after that weekends setup...

so far, i am pleased with my $200 stand/sticks purchase...



You might try hanging it a little higher off the ground for better results. Lol
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Old 12-22-2015, 08:52 AM   #32
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You might try hanging it a little higher off the ground for better results. Lol
No safety harness required at this height.
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Old 12-22-2015, 08:55 AM   #33
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yea, plus i was hunting miniature deer that day...
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Old 12-22-2015, 10:39 PM   #34
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Yes I have the exact same stand and love it. I bought it three seasons ago on sale. Read all the reviews about the comfort, and they were right. I use climbing sticks with mine. I'll be sitting on it on the 29th after I get all my Christmas family time done. I would like to ad the M100 to my arsenal.

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