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#5258769 - 08/17/14 08:51 PM Deer feeder
rrflyer Offline
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Registered: 10/19/09
Posts: 485
Loc: Denton---ish
Looking for one or two feeders...

How are the moultrie 30 gallon pro magnums?

Anything else in the 150-200$ range


Edited by rrflyer (08/17/14 08:51 PM)

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#5260238 - 08/18/14 05:56 PM Re: Deer feeder [Re: rrflyer]
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Registered: 11/09/11
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Loc: Tarrant Cty and Murray
May want to post in the Feeders, Blinds section.
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#5265877 - 08/21/14 04:58 PM Re: Deer feeder [Re: rrflyer]
BigBucky2014 Offline
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Registered: 06/04/14
Posts: 228
Loc: Cypress, TX
Carter's Country in Houston sells an American Hunter Sunslinger for $169. It's a 55gal metal feeder with legs, spincaster, and solar panel. All you have to add is the battery. I'm not sure about quality. I didn't need one this year, but even if you had to replace the spinner with something better you'd probably be ahead on $$. Good luck.

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#5265946 - 08/21/14 05:45 PM Re: Deer feeder [Re: rrflyer]
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Registered: 09/10/12
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Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
notice you are in Denton---ish ... but if ever down in the Austin area, there is a place west of Georgetown (6-7 miles west) on hwy 29 that I have bought several local built feeders that are nice painted metal barrels with banded lids, welded short legs (for hauling) with square tubing long legs with feet plates with holes (to stake down) for $130 ready to put a timer/motor box on. They also sell all the components to build up a box or sell setup complete (box, motor, timer (The Timer), battery, solar panel, etc.) ... full up feeder with timer/motor around $225+/-. They have other types too (built in ladder, protein, etc.).
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#5266007 - 08/21/14 06:18 PM Re: Deer feeder [Re: rrflyer]
StretchR Offline
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 309
Loc: Hutto, TX (Williamson Co)
Check the Moultrie website for clearance and referbished feeders. I have two 200-lb feeders with the "pro" motor, plastic barrels, and round legs. Both were internet specials at $99 with free shipping. I extended the legs with galvanized top-rail pipe from chain-link fence.

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#5266400 - 08/21/14 09:56 PM Re: Deer feeder [Re: rrflyer]
Chris001 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/12
Posts: 305
Loc: Spring, TX
Im making a feeder now, its gonna have 13 foot legs...tripod type a 55 gallon barrel hanging with a winch to lift it up and down to fill it. Might be willing to sale it when finished.
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#5266582 - 08/22/14 05:42 AM Re: Deer feeder [Re: rrflyer]
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Chris, do yourself a favor and make that a double pulley system, it makes it soooo much easier to raise a full feeder. Also make sure it is a breaking winch. If you have built cranks ups before you probably already know this stuff.
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#5266598 - 08/22/14 06:24 AM Re: Deer feeder [Re: rrflyer]
redseal Offline
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Registered: 12/28/09
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Loc: Kerrville
Originally Posted By: rrflyer
Looking for one or two feeders...

How are the moultrie 30 gallon pro magnums?

Anything else in the 150-200$ range


Squirrels love to chew plastic. So I would never have a plastic feeder. That being said to stay in that range with a metal barrel feeder. You may have to make your own. Even the american hunters are about 250-300
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#5267154 - 08/22/14 02:36 PM Re: Deer feeder [Re: twinbubba]
Chris001 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/12
Posts: 305
Loc: Spring, TX
[quote=twinbubba]Chris, do yourself a favor and make that a double pulley system, it makes it soooo much easier to raise a full feeder. Also make sure it is a breaking winch. If you have built cranks ups before you probably already know this stuff.
Thanks for the info, it will come in handy as this is my first build of this sorts..
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#5268586 - 08/23/14 04:32 PM Re: Deer feeder [Re: redseal]
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Registered: 07/26/13
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Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
Originally Posted By: redseal
Originally Posted By: rrflyer
Looking for one or two feeders...

How are the moultrie 30 gallon pro magnums?

Anything else in the 150-200$ range


Squirrels love to chew plastic. So I would never have a plastic feeder. That being said to stay in that range with a metal barrel feeder. You may have to make your own. Even the american hunters are about 250-300


I have a rubber barrel which has been in use now for 18 years and no problems. Put good brace where leg attaches to barrel and you will be set to go. I added 2 cross bars under the barrel to give it support.

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#5288341 - 09/04/14 04:48 PM Re: Deer feeder [Re: Wilhunt]
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Registered: 04/05/09
Posts: 7473
Loc: Irving Tx. and Cedar Creek Lak...
I have a plastic feeder and it lasted a week before a squirrel or coon chewed through the top a hole about 5 inches diameter. ONE WEEK...... If you're gonna use plastic, go to Lowes, get a sheet of metal and bolt it on the plastic top of the feeder. I did, it works.

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#5290399 - 09/05/14 07:30 PM Re: Deer feeder [Re: rrflyer]
Harley7892 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/14
Posts: 174
Loc: Denton
I build my own, 55 gal. Barrel metal, 1 1/2" electrical conduit or 2", metal funnel inside, metal top with springs (Bass Pro), spinner
Barrel $10, conduit $30, funnel $20, lid $25, spinner $90 = $180

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#5293779 - 09/07/14 09:29 PM Re: Deer feeder [Re: Harley7892]
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Registered: 05/03/10
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Loc: Arlington/Brownwood
$90 for a spinner?
Originally Posted By: Harley7892
I build my own, 55 gal. Barrel metal, 1 1/2" electrical conduit or 2", metal funnel inside, metal top with springs (Bass Pro), spinner
Barrel $10, conduit $30, funnel $20, lid $25, spinner $90 = $180
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#5404273 - 11/06/14 10:13 PM Re: Deer feeder [Re: rrflyer]
WBYHunter Offline
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Registered: 02/22/13
Posts: 319
Loc: The Woodlands, TX
Where do you buy the lid?
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#5406780 - 11/08/14 10:52 AM Re: Deer feeder [Re: rrflyer]
Mathp Offline
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Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 454
Loc: Coppell Breckenridge, TX
Did the barrel come with legs? Is there any way to attach legs without a welder?
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