Bolting the legs together makes sense, I might do that.
We use the wooden box stands on 4x4s for gun hunting were you have more range. They are nice because they are larger, you can move, you can build them how you want to with shelves seats roof etc. We have them positioned so our shots are normally 100 yds or more. The down side is they can be very noisy on very cold days and mature does stay away from them.
We use climbers when we are hunting very close to bedding areas and need to sneak in very quietly. We always, put on an extra coat of paint on them when they are new, bolt the legs together, push the legs into the ground to the first step, and strap them in tight. We have had very little problems with noise. The critters will eat the mesh fabric so I stay away from those. For $50 it is tough to beat the ones at Mendards at the end of the season. We mainly use these for bowhunting.
Obviously our Box and Ladder stand are on private land.
We also use Climbers, normally only in remote areas. They are nice because you can hunt about anywhere and the big does don't see them and get smart to them. The down side is they can be noisy when you go up and down and you can push deer out that are bedded very close.
So does this answer your question?
If I did not plan on moving them I'd probably do a hang on stand.