Lone Wolf vs XOP

Discuss deer hunting tactics, Deer behavior. Post your Hunting Stories, Pictures, and Questions/Answers.
  • Advertisement

HB Store


User avatar
Dpierce72
Posts: 14
Joined: Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:30 pm
Location: Arkansas
Status: Offline

Lone Wolf vs XOP

Postby Dpierce72 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:21 am

Hey guys,

I'm new to the forum and have been attempting to upgrade my system. Currently I have (2) M100 Microlites and I like the fact that I can have multiple receivers to hunt varrying destinations. However, they are somewhat loud transporting to the woods and a bit noisy when you lock them into the receivers.

Lately, as a result of this forum and some others, I've been researching the Lone Wolf system but I keep getting threads on XOP as well.

The basic debate seems to be the Lone Wolf is USA made while XOP is not ...and XOP is a little less expensive and the sticks are already camo.

My question is - what is the difference? The links I find are somewhat dated so this may not even be a valid question.

Any info from people who have used both? Or done the research.

Please disclose if you're affiliated w/Lone Wolf or XOP - won't make a difference but just like to know.

Thanks for the time!


Arkansas Doug

You Won't Know ...If You Don't Go
UofLbowhunter
500 Club
Posts: 668
Joined: Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:58 am
Location: Owenboro, ky
Contact:
Status: Offline

Re: Lone Wolf vs XOP

Postby UofLbowhunter » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:41 am

If you wait a little longer, Dan is making his own stand and sticks and should be lighter and just as good as either lonewolf or xop by what i have read and seen!!
Bucks,ducks, turkeys,and bass!
User avatar
Dpierce72
Posts: 14
Joined: Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:30 pm
Location: Arkansas
Status: Offline

Re: Lone Wolf vs XOP

Postby Dpierce72 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:16 am

Thanks for the reply ...great to know.
Arkansas Doug

You Won't Know ...If You Don't Go
User avatar
tgreeno
500 Club
Posts: 3119
Joined: Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:06 am
Location: WI
Status: Offline

Re: Lone Wolf vs XOP

Postby tgreeno » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:56 am

The Lone Wolf - XOP debate will go on forever. Everyone has their own opinion. They both make a product, that works. I choose neither 8-)

Do a search, and you'll find many comparisons & opinions.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid, than to open it an remove all doubt
User avatar
NorthwoodsWiscoHnter
Posts: 135
Joined: Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:37 am
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NorthwoodsWisconsinHunter/
Location: Northwoods Wisconsin
Status: Offline

Re: Lone Wolf vs XOP

Postby NorthwoodsWiscoHnter » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:05 am

tgreeno wrote:The Lone Wolf - XOP debate will go on forever. Everyone has their own opinion. They both make a product, that works. I choose neither 8-)

Do a search, and you'll find many comparisons & opinions.


I think it's neat to witness Dan's progression of how he's working through the process of getting his Hunting Beast setup to market. I think it's inspiring to see this and really want him to succeed in his endeavor!
Northwoods Wisconsin Hunter is devoted to the working hunter who strives for success in the bigwoods. In bigwoods hunting, nothing is given only earned.
User avatar
Dpierce72
Posts: 14
Joined: Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:30 pm
Location: Arkansas
Status: Offline

Re: Lone Wolf vs XOP

Postby Dpierce72 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:33 am

tgreeno wrote:The Lone Wolf - XOP debate will go on forever. Everyone has their own opinion. They both make a product, that works. I choose neither 8-)

Do a search, and you'll find many comparisons & opinions.


Love the quote ...And I've been doing research. Problem = Paralysis by Analysis ha. Most of the threads were also several years old. thanks!
Arkansas Doug

You Won't Know ...If You Don't Go
hambone
Posts: 52
Joined: Sun May 14, 2017 4:10 am
Status: Offline

Re: Lone Wolf vs XOP

Postby hambone » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:21 am

If I have a choice, I try to buy US made items. I've never let price be my sole deciding factor in any purchase. I am currently happy with LW products.
User avatar
Jonny
500 Club
Posts: 2469
Joined: Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:11 am
Location: Milwaukee
Status: Offline

Re: Lone Wolf vs XOP

Postby Jonny » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:52 am

I’d never pay full retail price for either. Xop is heavier than the comparable lone wolf model BUT has some different features that make them different but similar. Both get the job done.

I don’t buy the China vs us debate. It’s fine if others do, more power to you. I never trust my life to a tree stand or climbing sticks. I trust it to my climbing ropes, biners and harness. All of that is made overseas. I don’t see lone wolf being better to justify the cost difference. And I own a xop and lone wolf stand. I have tons of china stuff and never had anything bad quality. Design yes. But the design was us.

Sticks, I’d wait for dans. Stand, I know dan has one in the works but I doubt it will be ready in time for the season. So I’d buy used whatever is the best deal. Saw a 8.5 lw on Craigslist for $175 a week or two ago.

My favorite stand of my two is my assault just cause of the dimensions and light weight. The xop seems like overkill for me
"Get busy living or get busy dying"
User avatar
tgreeno
500 Club
Posts: 3119
Joined: Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:06 am
Location: WI
Status: Offline

Re: Lone Wolf vs XOP

Postby tgreeno » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:26 am

Dpierce72 wrote:
tgreeno wrote:The Lone Wolf - XOP debate will go on forever. Everyone has their own opinion. They both make a product, that works. I choose neither 8-)

Do a search, and you'll find many comparisons & opinions.


Love the quote ...And I've been doing research. Problem = Paralysis by Analysis ha. Most of the threads were also several years old. thanks!


I think most of the information is still applicable for both manufactures. No big changes for either in the last year or two.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid, than to open it an remove all doubt
User avatar
Dpierce72
Posts: 14
Joined: Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:30 pm
Location: Arkansas
Status: Offline

Re: Lone Wolf vs XOP

Postby Dpierce72 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:56 am

Jonny wrote:I’d never pay full retail price for either. Xop is heavier than the comparable lone wolf model BUT has some different features that make them different but similar. Both get the job done.

I don’t buy the China vs us debate. It’s fine if others do, more power to you. I never trust my life to a tree stand or climbing sticks. I trust it to my climbing ropes, biners and harness. All of that is made overseas. I don’t see lone wolf being better to justify the cost difference. And I own a xop and lone wolf stand. I have tons of china stuff and never had anything bad quality. Design yes. But the design was us.

Sticks, I’d wait for dans. Stand, I know dan has one in the works but I doubt it will be ready in time for the season. So I’d buy used whatever is the best deal. Saw a 8.5 lw on Craigslist for $175 a week or two ago.

My favorite stand of my two is my assault just cause of the dimensions and light weight. The xop seems like overkill for me



Any link to Dan's work (stand/sticks) or is it just word of mouth from some in the know? Just curious...
Arkansas Doug

You Won't Know ...If You Don't Go
tibolli
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:54 am
Location: Glen Rock, PA
Status: Offline

Re: Lone Wolf vs XOP

Postby tibolli » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:21 pm

Dpierce72 wrote:
Jonny wrote:I’d never pay full retail price for either. Xop is heavier than the comparable lone wolf model BUT has some different features that make them different but similar. Both get the job done.

I don’t buy the China vs us debate. It’s fine if others do, more power to you. I never trust my life to a tree stand or climbing sticks. I trust it to my climbing ropes, biners and harness. All of that is made overseas. I don’t see lone wolf being better to justify the cost difference. And I own a xop and lone wolf stand. I have tons of china stuff and never had anything bad quality. Design yes. But the design was us.

Sticks, I’d wait for dans. Stand, I know dan has one in the works but I doubt it will be ready in time for the season. So I’d buy used whatever is the best deal. Saw a 8.5 lw on Craigslist for $175 a week or two ago.

My favorite stand of my two is my assault just cause of the dimensions and light weight. The xop seems like overkill for me



Any link to Dan's work (stand/sticks) or is it just word of mouth from some in the know? Just curious...


http://thehuntingbeast.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=43508&hilit=1.4+pound+sticks
Pope and Young Measurer
User avatar
Dpierce72
Posts: 14
Joined: Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:30 pm
Location: Arkansas
Status: Offline

Re: Lone Wolf vs XOP

Postby Dpierce72 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:26 pm

tibolli wrote:
Dpierce72 wrote:
Jonny wrote:I’d never pay full retail price for either. Xop is heavier than the comparable lone wolf model BUT has some different features that make them different but similar. Both get the job done.

I don’t buy the China vs us debate. It’s fine if others do, more power to you. I never trust my life to a tree stand or climbing sticks. I trust it to my climbing ropes, biners and harness. All of that is made overseas. I don’t see lone wolf being better to justify the cost difference. And I own a xop and lone wolf stand. I have tons of china stuff and never had anything bad quality. Design yes. But the design was us.

Sticks, I’d wait for dans. Stand, I know dan has one in the works but I doubt it will be ready in time for the season. So I’d buy used whatever is the best deal. Saw a 8.5 lw on Craigslist for $175 a week or two ago.

My favorite stand of my two is my assault just cause of the dimensions and light weight. The xop seems like overkill for me



Any link to Dan's work (stand/sticks) or is it just word of mouth from some in the know? Just curious...


http://thehuntingbeast.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=43508&hilit=1.4+pound+sticks


GREAT link - thanks... Looks like I'm going to pump the breaks for about four months...
Arkansas Doug

You Won't Know ...If You Don't Go
HighNtree
Posts: 62
Joined: Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:10 pm
Location: Maryland
Status: Offline

Re: Lone Wolf vs XOP

Postby HighNtree » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:32 pm

NorthWoodsWis...,

Thanks for the heads up! I sent for my update kit immediately after reading your post. I got my XOP sticks a couple of months ago and I don't know if the sticks that I received were upgraded to correct the problem or not. I am getting the upgrade anyhow...better safe than sorry.
MoBob
Posts: 6
Joined: Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:19 am
Status: Offline

Re: Lone Wolf vs XOP

Postby MoBob » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:58 pm

I prefer lone wolf, I like how they use thicker cables on the stand and I don’t like how the xop sticks lock together, they seem to loosen up over time and you have to end up strapping them down like the lone wolf sticks anyway. I would t worry about xop sticks being Camo because I would reccomend wrapping in stealth strips anyways. But honestly they are both really nice stands I just like lone wolfs better. I do like the cast beam on the xop vs the lone wolf square tubing on the stands
User avatar
JAK
Posts: 427
Joined: Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:49 pm
Status: Offline

Re: Lone Wolf vs XOP

Postby JAK » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:11 pm

My xop vanish and sticks is a little on the heavy side long walks in really suck. Quarter turn locking system on sticks are good idea but have had to weld them because the role pins break. I would probly wait for Dan's sticks double step with be really nice.

Return to “Deer Hunting”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: EdC and 2 guests