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    Iowa/Wisconsin/Hunting & Gun Lodge/Stroker Moderator Wags's Avatar
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    Product Review Thread Only.

    The product you are reviewing please have first hand experience with. Start off with the full product name, then be sure to give as much infomation as you can: Example, where did you buy the product, usability, durability, price, how long have you owned it, anything else you considered before you bought, ect.
    This is a product review thread only so please no discussions they will be deleted.

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    Re: Product Review Thread. (Wags186)

    i recently purchased a pair of bogs copperhead snake boots...neoprene, rubber with snakeproof lining....they fit slightly wide, as they dont have different widths....
    rear zipper is handy. a little warm when its hot outside, but thats expected.......totally waterproof so far, if youre in a place where snakes can be an issue all year( like me) these would be the ticket

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    Re: Product Review Thread. (ol man river)

    Nikon Monark 800 range finder. Great so far, it has a mode that allows it to select the farthest target, which is great from a tree stand. Other range finders have always shown distance to limbs between me and the target and not allowed me to rande to some of the spots I would like to range. I've owned it for about 3 months, Natchezss Shooter supply has a great sale price of $219.

    Bushnell Chuck Adams range finder. 2 thumbs down. mine and the only 2 others I've seen all have had segments of the display quit just after the warranty expired.

    2 years, $179. Worked pretty good for about a year.
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    Re: Product Review Thread. (Wags186)

    Danner Pronghorn 1200. My wife got me a pair of these boots for my B-day, I have had a chance to use them in the field and so far they are the most comfortable hunting boot I have owned. The coldest I have been in so far with these boots was in the high 20s and my feet did not get cold at all. I have always been a Rocky boot fan but these boots so far have my vote. If these boots keep performing the way I think they will I will buy a pair for early season with less insulation.
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    Re: Product Review Thread. (Wags186)

    Barronett Big Mike Hunting Blind - I've used several blinds over the past couple of years, and this is hands down the best blind I've ever used. I hunt archery only now adays, and the Big Mike is designed with the archer in mind. It has a small footprint, but is tall (I'm 6'2") so I can shoot standing up. The stake pockets are on the inside of the blind so it is easy to stake down while hunting out of the blind. It is very easy to set up (takes about 5 min) and the shoot thru screens are 3 part, so if you have to replace one you only have to replace a small section, not the whole thing. It will collapse with snow on the roof, but it takes about a foot. I had one of mine get snow built up and it collapsed, and was about 3' tall and none of the rods broke or deformed. I just knocked the snow off and it was right back in shape.

    Advantages:
    Easy to set up
    Very tough
    Built in bow hangers
    Stake pockets are in inside the blind
    Camo loops are on the roof and outside walls for easy concealment with limbs
    Tall
    Only weighs about 18 pounds

    Disadvantages:
    The carry bag could use some tougher stitches
    The zipper for the entry door is rather loud
    Bow hanger is attached to the roof, so if it is cold the fabric rubs against the poles making noise.

    Overall I would rate it about an 9/10 compared to the other blinds I've used. I have two at the moment, and I plan on buying another one this summer. The fact that they hold the water out so well makes hunting in bad conditions enjoyable. They conceal really well as well. I've had a blind at a cell phone tower site about 50 yards from the site, and you cant even see it through the woods, even when the leaves are off. The cost is very reasonable at about $150. I purchased mine through Cabelas, but I would buy my next one through http://www.barronettblinds.com...-Mike based solely on the fact that everything ships directly through the manuf. anyway, and it will save some shipping time.


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    Re: Product Review Thread. (catchinweeds)

    good stuff

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    Under Armour lightweight field pants. i just found a brand new pair off of craigslist for $40.00 shipped. i got them friday and wore them hunting saturday morning. they are awesome pants for the money. they are thin and very light. it was in the low 50s and they kept me warm without anything on underneath them. great pants for the money and i would pay full retail if i had to for the same pair again. i think they will do good in colder weather with the addition of some cold gear underneath.

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    Rub line slime. I give this product 2 thmbs down. No interest an any trees I have applied this to and they quit using a rubbing tree after I applied it.
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    I was thinking about trying the Rub line slime. Thanks Roddy, I wont waste my time or money on it now!

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    under armour ridge reaper soft shell jacket
    its worth every penny. i have had it a few weeks now but ut hasnt been cold enough until today to actually test it. it works great, looks great, and is very comfortable. i was hesitant of buying because the price, but now that i have it i want go with out one now. great product and i highly recommend it. btw it was low 30s this morning and all i had on was a camo under armour long sleeve shirt(non cold gear) never got the least bit cool.


    went today after i got out of stand and purchased the ayton realtree ap bibs and also the thick winter gloves. will give feedback tomorrow for both

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    under armour ayton bibs

    first off get a size larger so you can have room to layer. these are the best bibs ive ever worn. i know the price is a turning point for some people and it was for me until yesterday. i was at sportsmans warehouse and tried them on and ended up coming home with them. i hunted this morning and it was 45 degrees at first light. i had on the under armour field pants underneath and got to warm i would recommend these under the 40 degree mark. i now have all under armour gear except for the ridge reaper soft shell pants. they are the last on my list. great product i would recommend these to anyone

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    Easton RLI Tracer lighted nocks. They are garbage. bought a 2 pack, only one actually lights up when fired. the Velcro pads that you're supposed to use to mount the magnet to your bow are terrible and the Velcro will fail after a dozen shots. both nocks will activate for no reason at all. I have not and will not take these into the woods. as soon as I can make it back down to bass pro, I will return them. bottom line, i'm disappointed in this product, especially since I absolutely love Easton arrows. the only reason I strayed away from lumenok is because bass pro didn't have lumenok in stock for the size arrows i'm using this year; the Easton bloodline arrows.

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    Lacrosse Venom Scent 18". Havent tested them against any Rattlesnakes and dont plan to but theyre comfortable, easy to get on and off with the Zipper and adjustable depending on your clothes with the laces. Only complaint I have with them is that they dont have the speed laces on them. Makes it a little harder to get snug around your ankle. Almost have to start there when lacing your boots up. Waterproof up to about 15" of the 18". Nice comfortable pair of snakeproof boots for $160 where I am. I cant do the rubber snakeproof kind of boots. Something about that just doesnt sit well with me. These are typical type snakeboots, leather and fabric outers.


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    Finally located me a Savage b-mag, the new 17 wsm fastest rimfire in the world. I picked it up off of a guy who overspent on gun purchases. Got it for $400 w/ 2 boxes of ammo. The reviews mentioned the bolt was hard to close. I have not noticed any issues with this. It is a tack driver. The accu-trigger is a plus too. I've yet to blast any varmits so I cannot report on knock down power yet. A 20gr. bullet going 3000fps is bound to get the job done. Ammo is hard to find right now. I have been able to locate some boxes for $17/50rds. not shabby.

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    Good thread guys, let's keep it going with more reviews.

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    Clint I had that same problem, read in instrutions you have to put them back in sleep mode and the restart them!!
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    Merrill Waterproof Hiking boots....They are not waterproof at all, my feet got soaked walking across a dew covered field.. Cabelas was great and gave me store credit..Stick with Gore Tex,,,,,

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    Big-n-Beasty Brassicas from Frigid Forage have been a hit on my farm. I had a failed attempt at soy beans due to deer hammering them. broadcasted the brassica mix over them. Made for a good stand that the deer have been visiting since Early November. We've had 6-8" of snow and the deer have been in my plot on a regular basis. Nothing has been observed in a picked corn field, picked bean or standing bean field around my place. In the big-n-beastys every night. Took a nice 13pt. on the 9th out of them as well. Highly recommended plot mix.

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    Nebo CSI Edge flashlights...for $10-$12 it's hard to beat a pocket-sized light that performs as well as tactical lights costing 5x as much. Super bright, easy on the batteries and I haven't had one fail yet. Wish it was a little lighter but when I'm trying to find my way out of a swamp after dark I'm willing to lug an extra ounce for the extra brightness. If anything, it's a little too bright for heading in to the stand in the AM but I don't normally use one on the way to a stand anyway.

    If I'm following a blood trail I prefer the wife's Nebo Redline for a much wider beam. It's too chunky to carry in my pocket comfortably all day though. Those run $25-$30.

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    Well we might as well stir things up a little. I bought a Scent Blocker Alpha coat on Ebay for 115.00 and a pair of the scent Blocker paints for 60.00. Good hunting clothing for a good price. Now I know there are a bunch of bio physicist out there that say it's a scam, most of these people have never tried these products. But anyway I bought the new Trinity laundry soap and the spray. Where we hunt we have no showers, so a wipe down in the river and a quick hair wash are all we have. I wear rubber boots and this SB on the outside. I wash and bag everything before we go, to get it as scent free as possible.
    On one of the morning stands we forgot to brush our teeth and found out how bad your breath can get. Kept my mouth covered with a new face mask wow was a long stand. When I got back I sprayed my mask with the SB Trinity spray my cousin ask me to spray his too. That evening no smell on the face masks!
    Thur. comes And I get busted by a 10 point that walked in behind me while im watching another deer. He leaves and that pretty much ends the morning stand. That evening he comes back but this time straight down wind. Now im thinking I don't care what you use to kill your scent im going to get busted. He walked right to my stand and had his nose up the hole time. he looked right at me this time I was ready and didn't move. he stood there and looked then turned and walked away and thats when I shot him . He's on the 2014 harvest thread! Im pleased with this Scent Blocker equipment and it did what it was supposed to. Check it out and see what you think. Pat C.
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