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#3309808 - 08/02/13 12:35 PM Re: Hunting gear? [Re: redblood]
deerhunter10
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I usually buy a couple clothing items every year. buy new scent stuff every year. some more hangers, just odds and ends. I buy a couple dozen arrows every year because I like trying new things. and this year im buying a new scope and range finder. I also buy a couple new stands a year. and as bsk I spent good money one year on a good base layer and insulated stuff arctic shield and that will last me a long time. I buy usually a new pair of pants and a couple of shirts nothing really special though.

Edited by deerhunter10 (08/02/13 12:38 PM)
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#3309892 - 08/02/13 02:39 PM Re: Hunting gear? [Re: redblood]
EastTNHunter
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I'm like catman, in that I buy clrx/sale stuff or army surplus stuff, generally. Things don't get replaced until they are worn out.

That is except for my wife and kids buying me some good stuff (like the LL Bean wool coat last year) for Christmas, Bday, or Father's Day. I also have found that I don't want to skimp on boots and socks, although I still don't go crazy on them.


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#3309907 - 08/02/13 02:56 PM Re: Hunting gear? [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: EastTNHunter
I'm like catman, in that I buy clrx/sale stuff or army surplus stuff, generally.


I still own and use a bunch of military surplus clothing, especially wools pants and sweaters I wear as an outer-wear in cool, calm conditions. The only downside is that the military gear NEVER wears out. I'm literally using some U.S. and British WW II clothing I bought back in the early '80s.
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#3309937 - 08/02/13 03:27 PM Re: Hunting gear? [Re: BSK]
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Honestly, im trying hard to not buy anything for this season. I figure the less I spend and the more meat I get, the more money I save on food in the long run. If I were to spend a whole mess of money every year on hunting stuff and only got a couple hundred pounds of deer meat that I dont have to buy at the store, then it's ALMOST not worth it. In the end though, no matter how much it cost me, I would still be out in the woods.
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#3309941 - 08/02/13 03:31 PM Re: Hunting gear? [Re: BSK]
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I use my military base layer, pretty good stuff. Also, sometimes I use my military boots, there is no telling how many miles they have on them. Between Iraq, numberous field ops, and hunting it has to be a crazy number. And they are still in ok shape, still have plenty of tread.
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#3309942 - 08/02/13 03:31 PM Re: Hunting gear? [Re: BSK]
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I don't really buy (or even desire to have) much hunting gear... except for cameras. I wouldn't mind having a couple hundred of those lol Other than that between me and my dad we have 2 ladder stands, 4 climbers, a pair of camo pants each, shirt, coveralls, grunt, facemask, and a few other small items we use year after year. Haven't bought a rifle in 10 years.. no need. Have a 2003 bow.. shoots fine (I did just buy new arrows though) We do go through boots fairly quickly.. My dad bought me a $200 pair of Lacrosse boots on sale for $80 and they lasted a year. After that I'm sticking to the cheapos at tractor supply.
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#3310050 - 08/02/13 05:19 PM Re: Hunting gear? [Re: MattR]
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 Originally Posted By: MattR
I use my military base layer, pretty good stuff. Also, sometimes I use my military boots, there is no telling how many miles they have on them. Between Iraq, numberous field ops, and hunting it has to be a crazy number. And they are still in ok shape, still have plenty of tread.


Yeah, mine are still going strong as well. I use them primarily for scouting and other hiking and they still dont disappoint.
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#3310121 - 08/02/13 06:45 PM Re: Hunting gear? [Re: DirtyBear0311]
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Only i thing i buy regularly is boots. Seems i get 3 years out of a pair before they leak. I have pair of original browning hydrofleece bibs. I have never been cold in them so i see no need to replace them too look cool. Ha Ha. I have a cabelas turtleneck microfleece to that is the warmest thing i have ver put on. Had it about 8 years. I have browning genesis fleece jacket that is about 9 years old.
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#3310123 - 08/02/13 06:46 PM Re: Hunting gear? [Re: redblood]
Orion6
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I've been on both sides, buying all the latest and greatest, to now kind of being on the "cheap" side.

I have a good rifle or two, good shotguns, a couple of blinds and a couple of stands.

I get my camo at Academy and Wal-Mart, and my blinds and stands are not brand new (I did buy one new blind for me and my daughter).

I guess I just don't have the money like I did when I was younger, or I realized that new toys are cool but not much better than what you had.

That said, I still buy scent free soap, broadheads, ammo, etc. every year.
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#3310127 - 08/02/13 06:51 PM Re: Hunting gear? [Re: redblood]
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I buy gear as I need it, which also applies to clothes and if they are still usable i keep them. I have some pants form 1999.

Today i sighed in the ML, slug gun, and two rifles. I will be buying another box of Accutips and possibly a box of .270 soon.

Just depends on what i need.
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