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#7014790 - 12/28/17 02:24 PM Record Rack 16% Professional Deer and Elk pellets
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I have 2 options here for bulk protein pellets, one is Record Rack. Who uses it and what are y'alls opinions on it? I've been feeding L&E pellets but it's looking like I'm going to have to change to Record Rack. These are my only 2 options here for bulk.


Edited by Stompy (12/29/17 08:19 AM)
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#7017378 - 12/30/17 05:08 PM Re: Record Rack 16% Professional Deer and Elk pellets [Re: Stompy]
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I've been using the 20% Record Rack Deer & Elk from Tractor Supply for 4 years, deer like it fine. It's now 13.99 for 50lbs. Tried some (don't remember the name) off brand from Atwood's earlier this year and the deer wouldn't touch it. I'm the only one who feeds protein on our 480ac. Sorry, not much help for you.

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#7018051 - 12/31/17 09:09 AM Re: Record Rack 16% Professional Deer and Elk pellets [Re: Stompy]
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Why are you switching away from Lyssey and Eckel

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#7018056 - 12/31/17 09:13 AM Re: Record Rack 16% Professional Deer and Elk pellets [Re: Stompy]
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Why are you going to 16%?

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#7018300 - 12/31/17 12:37 PM Re: Record Rack 16% Professional Deer and Elk pellets [Re: Stompy]
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Stompy, I've tried the 20% Purina Record Rack out in SW Young county not far from you and didn't have a ton of success with the deer going for it. Academy's Pro Rack Plus, 18% molasses flavored and FMC's 18% out of Graham has done better for me. I know others swear on the Purina.

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#7018568 - 12/31/17 03:29 PM Re: Record Rack 16% Professional Deer and Elk pellets [Re: Stompy]
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Stompy,

I 2nd the FMC. My deer have been on the 20% FMC for a number of years. They flat tear it up. Did Rack Plus 20 before that and they were so so on it.

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#7018602 - 12/31/17 03:49 PM Re: Record Rack 16% Professional Deer and Elk pellets [Re: BowsnRods]
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Originally Posted By: BowsnRods
Why are you switching away from Lyssey and Eckel

I might not be able to get it anymore is one reason. Another is, not seeing any real benefit with it after 3 years of using it. I have only 2 places to buy in bulk out here and my choices are 16% Record Rack and possibly 16% L&E. Not going to pull my feed wagon to Graham, that's an hour from me.

I don't like the idea of feeding 16% protein but I have no choice. Was just wondering if anyone else is feeding 16% Record Rack and how's it working for them.

I have fed 3 different kinds in the past 16 years.
Red Chain which did nothing for the horns but put on a lot of weight.
Rack Plus which seemed to work well but the guy stopped carrying it.
L&E which seems to be the middle ground between the other two.
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#7018619 - 12/31/17 03:58 PM Re: Record Rack 16% Professional Deer and Elk pellets [Re: Stompy]
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I am not going to try and sell you on a certain feed but Purina, Record Rack and Lyssey and Eckel all pretty good proteins. I use Double Down and am pleased with my results.

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#7018629 - 12/31/17 04:02 PM Re: Record Rack 16% Professional Deer and Elk pellets [Re: Stompy]
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Yea, wish I had more choices out here, I'm pretty limited on bulk protein.
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#7018667 - 12/31/17 04:24 PM Re: Record Rack 16% Professional Deer and Elk pellets [Re: Stompy]
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Originally Posted By: Stompy
Yea, wish I had more choices out here, I'm pretty limited on bulk protein.


Brothers there at 4H pushed the Rack Plus on me but the deer never really pounded it. I'm telling you Stompy, the deer love the FMC. It may be worth the trip. Went through 1000 lbs from Sept 5th to October 6th on 320 acres. Then the acorns dropped and its been sporadic but coming out of rut here in Jan and Feb, they will be on it again big time.
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#7018685 - 12/31/17 04:32 PM Re: Record Rack 16% Professional Deer and Elk pellets [Re: Stompy]
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That's funny, my deer like the Rack Plus. In fact the deer liked all 3 that I've fed over the years.
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#7023101 - 01/03/18 11:50 AM Re: Record Rack 16% Professional Deer and Elk pellets [Re: DQ Kid]
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Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
Stompy, I've tried the 20% Purina Record Rack out in SW Young county not far from you and didn't have a ton of success with the deer going for it. Academy's Pro Rack Plus, 18% molasses flavored and FMC's 18% out of Graham has done better for me. I know others swear on the Purina.


Can you buy it bagged at FMC, or is it only large bulk?

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#7023741 - 01/03/18 07:17 PM Re: Record Rack 16% Professional Deer and Elk pellets [Re: Stompy]
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Stompy -

I don't know how much protein you use or how far you are from Gorman, but Gorman Milling makes 17% & 20% pellets. I feed the 17% Chain Reaction pellet on our high fenced property and the deer have no problems eating it. Gorman will deliver to you with a minimum order. I am sure I am further from Gorman than you, so their minimum may not be as much as for you as me. The Chain Reaction has the vitamins and minerals in it you want. I only go to the 20% when it is really dry in the summer.

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#7023805 - 01/03/18 08:05 PM Re: Record Rack 16% Professional Deer and Elk pellets [Re: Stompy]
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Fed Red Chain from Gorman Milling for 11 years, wasn't happy with it at all. Waited way too long before I changed. Was told by a nutritionist that the mineral package in it was in a form not easily absorbed by deer,,not sure if that's changed. I must buy bulk and am curious about folks results with Record Rack, not interested in any other protein. Thanks though.

I go through about 13 tons a year. I have an All Seasons 2 ton feed wagon with an auger, not looking to buy sack protein.


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#7024024 - 01/03/18 10:48 PM Re: Record Rack 16% Professional Deer and Elk pellets [Re: Stompy]
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I've used Record Rack in the past and it is not a bad feed. The Chain Reaction feed in my opinion is a better, more complete feed. Absorption and its vitamins and minerals are actually why I prefer it, plus you don't pay for the name on the bag. Our bucks also rarely get busted up racks. I can't prove that is due to the feed, but it sure seems to be a big contributor.

As mentioned, I've used Record Rack and had no issues with deer eating it. I only used it one year when I had to use bagged feed, so I don't have experience of year over year results. I've used the Chain Reaction feed for the past four years and am very satisfied with antler quality and fawn recruitment.

Look forward to your thoughts on Record Rack after giving it a try.

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