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Broadcast timed feeder vs. Gravity feeder #3043574
02/16/20 11:14 AM
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Interested to hear your guys opinions on these. The pros and cons of each and which you prefer and why. With all the rain we had I got tired of watching corn spoil and mildew from being just poured on the ground before the deer had a chance to eat it or rice bran ruining as well.

Re: Broadcast timed feeder vs. Gravity feeder [Re: MetalMama] #3043575
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I can't afford a free gravity feeder.


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Re: Broadcast timed feeder vs. Gravity feeder [Re: MetalMama] #3043583
02/16/20 11:40 AM
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Hunt in South AL, live in FL
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I ran 3 of each plus some trough feeders this season. I will be switching the spin feeders out with gravity feeders. What I noticed is that the spin feeders went thru just as much - if not more corn - than the gravity feeders b/c it was getting spun out on the ground regardless of the deer feeding on it that day. The gravity feeders, if the deer weren't very active that day, then there was no corn wasted.

Re: Broadcast timed feeder vs. Gravity feeder [Re: hallb] #3043588
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Originally Posted by hallb
I ran 3 of each plus some trough feeders this season. I will be switching the spin feeders out with gravity feeders. What I noticed is that the spin feeders went thru just as much - if not more corn - than the gravity feeders b/c it was getting spun out on the ground regardless of the deer feeding on it that day. The gravity feeders, if the deer weren't very active that day, then there was no corn wasted.

what was the ballpark amount you spent on corn during the season?

Re: Broadcast timed feeder vs. Gravity feeder [Re: JayHook2] #3043594
02/16/20 11:57 AM
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Hunt in South AL, live in FL
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Originally Posted by JayHook2
Originally Posted by hallb
I ran 3 of each plus some trough feeders this season. I will be switching the spin feeders out with gravity feeders. What I noticed is that the spin feeders went thru just as much - if not more corn - than the gravity feeders b/c it was getting spun out on the ground regardless of the deer feeding on it that day. The gravity feeders, if the deer weren't very active that day, then there was no corn wasted.

what was the ballpark amount you spent on corn during the season?


Anywhere from $6-7 a bag depending on where I got it from grin

Re: Broadcast timed feeder vs. Gravity feeder [Re: MetalMama] #3043598
02/16/20 12:02 PM
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I've been running spin feeders for 3 years now and will continue to use them. I like controlling the amount of feed being dispensed. I have had no problem with wasted feed.

Re: Broadcast timed feeder vs. Gravity feeder [Re: MetalMama] #3043615
02/16/20 12:18 PM
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I'm about done with done with spin feeders between batteries dying motors goin out I'm bout to build a trough or 2 with a roof and just pour it in and possibly may try a gravity to see how it works. I do know this when my last spinner quit working I started seeing more deer

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Re: Broadcast timed feeder vs. Gravity feeder [Re: MetalMama] #3043616
02/16/20 12:18 PM
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I’m building troughs this spring/summer

Re: Broadcast timed feeder vs. Gravity feeder [Re: MetalMama] #3043623
02/16/20 12:26 PM
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We built 6 toughs last year and have been extremely happy with them. We also have 2 gravity feeders.

Re: Broadcast timed feeder vs. Gravity feeder [Re: MetalMama] #3043626
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This was my first year using a spin feeder. I bought it at academy wild game I think. While it works and does what it is supposed to this is the most cheapest made Chinese junk I’ve bought in a while. I believe I could take a 30 gallon barrel with a sealable top weld some legs on and buy the spinner and have one that will last along time

Re: Broadcast timed feeder vs. Gravity feeder [Re: imadeerhntr] #3043634
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I have 3 moultrie 30 gallon spinners in my amazon cart right now with the solar panel attachments for all three and can't decide if this is the right route to go lol.

Re: Broadcast timed feeder vs. Gravity feeder [Re: MetalMama] #3043657
02/16/20 01:21 PM
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Buy one and try it out during the off season...

Home brew a gravity feeder and see if it works for you. Trial and error is part of the fun to me.


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Re: Broadcast timed feeder vs. Gravity feeder [Re: MetalMama] #3043671
02/16/20 01:48 PM
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Gravity, I use a pvc toilet floor flange attached to the bottom of the barrel then reduce that down to two inch T to two 90s .
However we are considering no corn next season, its just a pain and expensive we can take some of that money and plant better food plots and mineral sites.
We used feed stations and do not bait, we follow the defined area rule, the corn takes the deer away from our plots.
We are non residents and pay too much already. Will still feed them up pre season.
Hell before the defined area or baiting rules the neighbors were pouring the corn when we did not and we still filled our freezers and took good bucks.

Re: Broadcast timed feeder vs. Gravity feeder [Re: Gig] #3043704
02/16/20 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Gig

Hell before the defined area or baiting rules the neighbors were pouring the corn when we did not and we still filled our freezers and took good bucks.


No way that's true. Your neighbors were pulling all your bucks with magic corn and killing 'em all.


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Re: Broadcast timed feeder vs. Gravity feeder [Re: MetalMama] #3043788
02/16/20 04:27 PM
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I have tried every box store feeder there is and a trough has worked best for me. I don’t have to worry if the battery is dead or feeder is stopped up. I fill my trough and forget it. Put a new one out yesterday day

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Re: Broadcast timed feeder vs. Gravity feeder [Re: MetalMama] #3043794
02/16/20 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by MetalMama
I have 3 moultrie 30 gallon spinners in my amazon cart right now with the solar panel attachments for all three and can't decide if this is the right route to go lol.

I wouldn't do a 30 gallon feeder. If you're feeding any amount at a time you'll be filling that thing every week. That's a lot of trips in and out disturbing them.


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Re: Broadcast timed feeder vs. Gravity feeder [Re: MetalMama] #3043809
02/16/20 05:11 PM
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Hunt in South AL, live in FL
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I got two boss buck spin feeders with the pieces to convert to gravity feed I’ll sell you. Have to pickup in Troy. Bought new less than a year ago.

Re: Broadcast timed feeder vs. Gravity feeder [Re: MetalMama] #3043811
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I’ve got two wild game spin feeders and a moultrie elite spin feeder all with varmint cages and solar chargers. All I had to do was refill them every 8 weeks and I set what time the food was available. This kept the deer from going nocturnal.

Re: Broadcast timed feeder vs. Gravity feeder [Re: hallb] #3043812
02/16/20 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by hallb
I got two boss buck spin feeders with the pieces to convert to gravity feed I’ll sell you. Have to pickup in Troy. Bought new less than a year ago.


How much?

Re: Broadcast timed feeder vs. Gravity feeder [Re: NSDQ160] #3043854
02/16/20 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by NSDQ160
Originally Posted by hallb
I got two boss buck spin feeders with the pieces to convert to gravity feed I’ll sell you. Have to pickup in Troy. Bought new less than a year ago.


How much?


Also both have solar chargers on them and the battery. I don't know, $500 for both of them? I probably have $800+ in all of it.

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