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#5334039 - 09/30/14 11:32 AM Best feeder for around $500?
utcb Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 05/16/11
Posts: 124
I'm sure this has been discussed, but I've gone back through a lot of posts and haven't seen it. What is the best feeder hunters would recommend for around $500? I would be willing to pay more if warranted. It is going on a high fenced ranch with whitetail, blackbuck, fallow, axis, aoudad and red deer. I've heard someone recommend Platinum Feeders, but wanted to see other recommendations.

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#5334247 - 09/30/14 01:06 PM Re: Best feeder for around $500? [Re: utcb]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52791
With auodad and red deer you will need a stout feeder. Outback would be my starting place to look for a well built feeder.
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#5336324 - 10/01/14 12:15 PM Re: Best feeder for around $500? [Re: utcb]
Pope&Young Offline
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Registered: 02/02/12
Posts: 5488
Loc: Watauga, TX / Eastland
For slinging corn the All Seasons 600lb stand and fill.
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#5336580 - 10/01/14 02:32 PM Re: Best feeder for around $500? [Re: utcb]
TxAg Offline
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Registered: 01/15/07
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Loc: Live in Katy, Hunt in Llano Co...
Texas Wildlife Systems "Old Timer" is pretty slick and pretty heavy duty. I'd give it a strong look.
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#5344616 - 10/06/14 12:57 PM Re: Best feeder for around $500? [Re: Pope&Young]
DEERSTRANGLER Offline
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Registered: 11/17/08
Posts: 606
Loc: Azle TX
Originally Posted By: Pope&Young
For slinging corn the All Seasons 600lb stand and fill.



This.

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#5344905 - 10/06/14 04:02 PM Re: Best feeder for around $500? [Re: utcb]
DENTPUSHA Offline


Registered: 08/09/09
Posts: 1139
Loc: Abilene
All season stand and fill 600. Do it

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#5344971 - 10/06/14 04:57 PM Re: Best feeder for around $500? [Re: utcb]
AZBear Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 04/07/11
Posts: 149
I can usually build my feeders with a Spincast brand feeder for around $250. I use heavy pipe legs. Cows or hogs are never a problem. Only holds 300 pounds but I could get you 2 feeders for the price of one all seasons feeder.

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#5346946 - 10/07/14 04:30 PM Re: Best feeder for around $500? [Re: DENTPUSHA]
utcb Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 05/16/11
Posts: 124
Originally Posted By: DENTPUSHA
All season stand and fill 600. Do it


Obviously this one is well liked. Any concerns about the aoudad or red deer beating it up? I've never used a stand and fill feeder before - is the spray pattern equivalent to raised feeders? Meaning, is the area that the corn is spread large enough that smaller animals can come in to eat while larger animals are eating?


Edited by utcb (10/07/14 04:31 PM)

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#5346984 - 10/07/14 04:52 PM Re: Best feeder for around $500? [Re: utcb]
rifleman Offline
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Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 44361
Loc: Kingwood
what's your location?

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#5348627 - 10/08/14 12:35 PM Re: Best feeder for around $500? [Re: rifleman]
utcb Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 05/16/11
Posts: 124
Originally Posted By: rifleman
what's your location?


The ranch is out of Junction.

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#5349092 - 10/08/14 04:40 PM Re: Best feeder for around $500? [Re: utcb]
RossCravens Offline
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Registered: 01/15/13
Posts: 259
Loc: San Antonio, TX
The best feeder that we have used are the same as the hang em high feeders (and they may actually be them).

Their website is: http://www.hangemhighfeeders.com/

I saw them at Mumme's feed store in San Antonio for I believe it was $479.

I would like to try an All Season's feeder sometime, but these are very stout feeders, and you can't beat a crank up feeder. I am not a big fan of going up and down ladders, especially with a 50 pound sack of feed on my shoulder!!!
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#5349093 - 10/08/14 04:40 PM Re: Best feeder for around $500? [Re: utcb]
RossCravens Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/15/13
Posts: 259
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Oh, $479 was just for the feeder, no timer included.
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#5349106 - 10/08/14 04:51 PM Re: Best feeder for around $500? [Re: utcb]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 27918
Loc: Texas
We have several hangem hi's. They are good feeders. I put texas hunter timer kits in them and they have been good.

I will always have crank up feeders. If you have/have had one you know why.

Several people make crank up feeders for less than hangem hi's and you can easily make your own for even less. A well built feeder is a lifetime investment. Skimping out a hundred or two dollars gets you a couple year feeder.
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#5349112 - 10/08/14 04:54 PM Re: Best feeder for around $500? [Re: utcb]
RossCravens Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/15/13
Posts: 259
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Hang em high and Texas hunter timer is a good combo!
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#5349198 - 10/08/14 05:55 PM Re: Best feeder for around $500? [Re: RossCravens]
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Registered: 07/17/07
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Loc: Midlothian
Feederguys feeders hands down the best bang for your buck. Check them out on the forum.
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