I like and have an excaliber the are extreamly acuate and for giving ( dry fired) not recomended but will not fly apart like compunds. I have taken 4 deer and one fisher that tried to get in the same tree with me while I was deer hunting .
They may be alittle higher than your price range but I don't know how the prices are down in the States.
Let me start off by saying that I am a scaredy cat.
For someone that spent 3 years in 82nd Airborne jumping out of all manner of military aircraft, my friends find this ludicrous - but... it is what it is!
Climbing stand? Yep, still scared - put me up 15' and that is about it.
Ladder stands? I am better in these - but still cautious.
Chain on stands? Used to love them, now they terrify me.
I was once ridiculed for putting chain on stands waaaay too high - some of my friends...