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#2285812 - 01/29/11 12:29 PM Homemade Gambrels
FULLDRAWXX75
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About 15 yrs ago I was sick of using a stick or hunk of old 2x4 to run through the hind legs of a deer while hanging them, I had an idea of making a set of gambrels that were adjustable to various sized game and compact enough to travel and store. Well, after a few attempts, here is the final outcome.

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Opened in the three locations I found to be useful to me, coyote to large whitetail sized game.




The ends are designed so when processing/quartering a deer and you split the hindquarters with the saw, it is hands free and neither hindquarter will tilt and fall off the gambrels, even if one side is taken off.

The entire thing is made from 1/4" x 1 1/2" flat bar steel with minimum welding. I have about $8.00 per set invested including the hitch clevis and harness ring.

FDXX75
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#2285849 - 01/29/11 01:04 PM Re: Homemade Gambrels [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
Rowdy
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There's always a better mouse trap to be built

I used to like makin my own stuff too.
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#2286827 - 01/30/11 10:14 AM Re: Homemade Gambrels [Re: Rowdy]
rem270
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pretty neat right there
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#2286924 - 01/30/11 11:44 AM Re: Homemade Gambrels [Re: rem270]
Str8Shooter
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pretty cool
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#2287044 - 01/30/11 02:04 PM Re: Homemade Gambrels [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
wdsnipes
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Don't poke your eye out!! \:D Like making my own stuff too.
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#2287732 - 01/30/11 10:03 PM Re: Homemade Gambrels [Re: wdsnipes]
blueridge
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#2289308 - 01/31/11 09:05 PM Re: Homemade Gambrels [Re: blueridge]
Football Hunter
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looks good
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#2289519 - 01/31/11 10:27 PM Re: Homemade Gambrels [Re: Football Hunter]
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#2291203 - 02/01/11 08:55 PM Re: Homemade Gambrels [Re: RutMan]
Buck Nekkid
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i use an old fence stretcher \:D
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#2291724 - 02/02/11 09:44 AM Re: Homemade Gambrels [Re: Buck Nekkid]
762hunter
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think that will do it there!

now you need a hangulator to go with it!

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