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Old 02-12-2008, 02:32 PM
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I don't know why but for some reason I have the hankerin' for a new vest.

I currently have a Bucklick Creek vest (lounger) that is several years old and has held up extremely well. It is a very comfortable vest, good for those long sits but not very stealthy as far as running and gunning goes.

So tell me what kind of vest do you have and how do you like it?
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:35 PM
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i have a primos vest. I love it. It has plenty of pockets, and it has a tight fit so it doesnt flop around. Ill post a few pics in a little bit.
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:49 PM
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i've got the redhead 3d evolution vest....plenty of pockets and i wanted something that had a built in camel-bak type system....i need my fluid when it's hot.
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:50 PM
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Mossy oak elite and elite hybrid. They have lots of well thougth out pockets.
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One word....Dixon.
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I like cabela's turkey vest.

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I wear a very small camo backpack with a water bladder in it. I take it off and put it beside me when I sit down.
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I like cabela's turkey vest.

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the tat'r or something like that, is a great looking vest.
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One word....Dixon.

i do like a lot of the features of the dixon vest, like the water bladder and also the striker conditioner is a great idea....the back pad is nice as well. but that is a bit more than i would want to spend on a vest. i don't doubt that it is worth the money, but a little more of an investment....i'd rather get a couple extra calls to fill up the pockets of my current vest.
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$35.00 dollar Walmart special my mom got me when I first started hunting, it serves its purpose, I would like to get another one, but I took my first turkey in it, and its more like a good luck charm now.
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Mossy oak elite...
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I have 3...take ur pick.....
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I have hunted with the MO Elite II fo the past several years, just got the MO Limbhanger yesterday. Will let ya know about it soon
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I snagged a Primos vest at academy for 20 bucks. I have tried it yet.
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the tat'r or something like that, is a great looking vest.
That is the vest that I have. Most of the vest on the markey today just don't have the back or butt padding to sit for long periods of time. The more comfortable you are the less you will be moving.

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here is my primos vest. The butt pad is great, it is pretty stiff so you dont feal every rock and stick under you, plus the back has enough room for two decoys and a dead gobbler. There are 2 decoys in it in the picture. There is also a water bottle holder on the back, which is one of the things I like because it doesnt roll around in the back pocket, or take up room in the front ones.
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Ole Tom or the Mossy Oak vests are my pick..
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I use the primos vest and like it alot!
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:55 PM
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I have hunted with the MO Elite II fo the past several years, just got the MO Limbhanger yesterday. Will let ya know about it soon

i think the limbhanger will be a good one....it seems to be the closest to the dixon vest as well.
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:07 PM
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That is the vest that I have. Most of the vest on the markey today just don't have the back or butt padding to sit for long periods of time. The more comfortable you are the less you will be moving.

Darrell
I bought a vest on clearance from Cabelas called a tube vest. I had been wanting it for a couple of years, but it was $90. They finally let them go at $40.

It is great, has a innertube for a seat, and good back padding. Many, many pockets, at least 4 boxcall pockets.

That innertube is the most comfortable thing you will ever use for a seat.
I suppose you could rig one from a 4wheeler tube. Don't inflate it all the way.
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:24 PM
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I've been eyeing the Cabela's Tatical Tat'r vest but just can't break down and spend the money when I've got a vest that is in good shape and gets the job done.
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:56 PM
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That innertube is the most comfortable thing you will ever use for a seat.
I suppose you could rig one from a 4wheeler tube. Don't inflate it all the way.
i have used wheelbarrow innertubes for hunting and they are comfy.
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:31 PM
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I don't know why but for some reason I have the hankerin' for a new vest.

I currently have a Bucklick Creek vest (lounger) that is several years old and has held up extremely well. It is a very comfortable vest, good for those long sits but not very stealthy as far as running and gunning goes.

So tell me what kind of vest do you have and how do you like it?
Just do a change up and get a Little Big Horn lounger with the frame. I liked it better than the Bucklick Creek. Much softer butt padI shown mine to 3 people that are die hard turkey nut's and 2 of them bought one quickly.
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downsize and tote it all in your pockets...
it's just not cool to do it like that.
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I couldn't agree more!
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if you like the Dixon vest but think its to expensive than buy the NEW MOSSY OAK LIMBHANGER vest. This is the exact same vest as the Dixon vest. After last year's response to the dixon vest MO wasnt just going to forget about it. SO this year, they have come out with the exact vest, just a different name.

Its a win/win situation for everyone. As long as they didnt slap the BOB DIXON name on the vest then the original Dixon vests would hold their value and the peropl that wanted the dixon vest can now afford it and not have to worry about the "hype" of getting their hands on one.
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Little Big Horn lounger with the frame is the way to go, especially when you hunt an area w/ limited amount of trees.
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I was going to llok at the Dixon, but BP didnt have any in stock, so I got the Limbhanger. I think I am going to like it better than my Elite II. Plus, my bony rearend will appreciate the extra cushion. I also had a BP gift card, so only paid $50 for it.
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I don't use the cushions on any of my vests to sit on, they remain attached as a back support/cushion; I use a mossy oak inner tube seat to sit on, very very comfortable.


and NO the Limbhanger is not the same as a Dixon vest, several differences, but they are very similar
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I actually have a folding chair that doubles as a backpack ( got it last year at the Atlanta Turkeyrama), may be using it more this year if this broken leg doesnt heal any faster.
Not sure what the differences are between the two, other than price, but so far I like the Limbhanger
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I actually have a folding chair that doubles as a backpack ( got it last year at the Atlanta Turkeyrama), may be using it more this year if this broken leg doesnt heal any faster.
Not sure what the differences are between the two, other than price, but so far I like the Limbhanger

Difference in materials, straps, fastners, etc. part of why it's cheaper.


I know the guys who helped design it, I have one of the prototypes. I wore the Bob Dixon vest a year before it ever came out, was on a hunt with the Mossy Oak crew while they were doing R&D on it.
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whatever that danged expensive vest was that mossy oak was selling last year (some of the money went to charity or something).

either way I love this thing
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I've still got the old original Mossy Oak Elite, I guess. They don't even make the pattern anymore... It was Bottomland but it has a lot of extra green in it.
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whatever that danged expensive vest was that mossy oak was selling last year (some of the money went to charity or something).

either way I love this thing
You're welcome sir...

Hey, I guess I should thank YOU. I had two....WAY too much money invested in vests at the time. Glad you like it.
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You're welcome sir...

Hey, I guess I should thank YOU. I had two....WAY too much money invested in vests at the time. Glad you like it.
lol thanks Andrew. any idea what it was called???
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Dixon vest. They designed it in memory of Bob Dixon.
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aha! ok so I love my Dixon vest
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I don't know what the one I have is called but it has the original Mossy Oak pattern on it and it did not have a padded seat on it. I have used it for 15 years and that was before I gave it to my son 4 years ago. I am going to get me one of the new Mossy Oak Hybrid elite III's I think is what it is called. I tried it on at the BPS the other day. Man that thing is comfortable. Tim
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I used to do that, but I've trimmed back to a lumbar pack with organizers on the sides. Still have a bladder in there, but decoys have to be inflatable. I'll go back to a full pack if I ever hunt big woods again. There's no need for overnight supplies inside a few thousand acres.
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Ive had a few vests but the one I got now is from Wal-Mart. I got it for like $20 on sale. It works great. The only thing is it has alot of pockets so Ive found that I look like Im wearing a tire around my waist because I have so much stuff in it. So it can get in the way big time if your runnin and gunnin. But its nice to have all that stuff with you on a good sit down hunt. Works great for me.
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I don't know why but for some reason I have the hankerin' for a new vest.

I currently have a Bucklick Creek vest (lounger) that is several years old and has held up extremely well. It is a very comfortable vest, good for those long sits but not very stealthy as far as running and gunning goes.

So tell me what kind of vest do you have and how do you like it?
Got the same vest ,killed my first bird in it . Had it a long time and have had to make some repairs but not ready to go with a different vest yet.
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Who makes LL Bean's stuff? Got their catalog yesterday. Neat looking vest in it. Also noticed their long box was made in Maine. Might be something different to look at.
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