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#5936037 - 09/19/15 10:36 AM Feeder hole
ELKMTB Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 159
Loc: DFW
How big is the hole in the bottom of a feeder to let the corn out? Had to get a new barrel.Cows knocked mine over when it was full so it is D shaped.

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#5936057 - 09/19/15 10:52 AM Re: Feeder hole [Re: ELKMTB]
ELKMTB Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 159
Loc: DFW
Also anyone ever had a shot deflect from hitting cow panel?

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#5936078 - 09/19/15 11:06 AM Re: Feeder hole [Re: ELKMTB]
dlrz71 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 9637
Loc: Arlington, Tx/Coke Cnty
2 1/8 or 2 1/4 most likely

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#5936100 - 09/19/15 11:24 AM Re: Feeder hole [Re: ELKMTB]
texashelms Offline
Tracker

Registered: 03/01/08
Posts: 533
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: ELKMTB
Also anyone ever had a shot deflect from hitting cow panel?

Your will deflect somewhat if you hit anything (metal, grass, limb, etc.) Make sure your shot is 100% clear at all times before shooting.

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#5936123 - 09/19/15 11:52 AM Re: Feeder hole [Re: ELKMTB]
swmays Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 01/06/10
Posts: 6223
Loc: Dallas / Hopkins Co.
The hole needs to be large enough for the funnel to fit flush to the bottom of the barrel. But small enough to leave enough metal for the keeper screw to bite.

Just measure the funnel...

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#5936128 - 09/19/15 11:54 AM Re: Feeder hole [Re: ELKMTB]
swmays Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 01/06/10
Posts: 6223
Loc: Dallas / Hopkins Co.
I cut the holes with a door knob hole cutter on a drill motor.

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#5936176 - 09/19/15 12:39 PM Re: Feeder hole [Re: ELKMTB]
Txhunter65 Offline
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Registered: 02/13/15
Posts: 819
Loc: Waxahachie, TX
My father-in-law was shooting at a doe in my pen last year and shot the top strand of barbed wire in half.

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#5938593 - 09/21/15 07:49 AM Re: Feeder hole [Re: ELKMTB]
bholt Offline
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Registered: 04/28/06
Posts: 735
Loc: Georgetown,TX
I build winch feeders and I use a 2 1/8th inch hole saw for the funnel to fit through, never had any issues.

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#5938800 - 09/21/15 09:39 AM Re: Feeder hole [Re: texashelms]
ZK-315 Offline
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Registered: 10/11/13
Posts: 2046
Loc: Temple...Hunt in Freestone Co.
Originally Posted By: texashelms
Originally Posted By: ELKMTB
Also anyone ever had a shot deflect from hitting cow panel?

Your will deflect somewhat if you hit anything (metal, grass, limb, etc.) Make sure your shot is 100% clear at all times before shooting.


Yup. I would advise to not shoot one...


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#5948156 - 09/26/15 08:19 PM Re: Feeder hole [Re: ELKMTB]
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Registered: 08/26/12
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I'd been sitting for the second night in a row and seeing NOTHING showing up at either feeder. I was thinking about packing it in. My feeders are staked down with T'posts, to keep the pigs from knocking them over or shaking corn out. As I started to pack up and get ready to close up the blind, I had a wild though about the zero on my rifle...well that white top on the T'post stands out, even at 100 yards. I squeeze off a shot and everything goes dark at the feeder. My zero and my aim were dead on...the cheap steel of the t'post shattered instead of deforming and the tip of the T'post went completely through my feeder light. bang Not my best moment.
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