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Postby viper24k » Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:25 am

question for you guys.....i've been contemplating a new pair of boots cuz my 6 year old cabelas bruins have been forced into retirement.....i have one pair sort of picked out but they're a little more spendy than i'd like to have, does anyone have any good suggestions? I'm big into pheasant hunting and would like leather with a cap on the toe (helcor, leather)

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Postby BurnZ » Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:55 am

whats your price range?
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Postby dukhnter7 » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:00 am

One thing I've learned about boots, spend the money to get the good ones. If you keep buying the cheap ones, you end up spending just as much in the long run. Go for the good stuff!!
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Postby quack4 » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:19 am

get browning they are expensive but by far the best
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Postby harvey1b » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:35 am

I have the Danner's and love them. I used them for elk hunting, pheasants, and when it is not too cold I can get away with them for field hunting waterfowl.
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Postby BurnZ » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:38 am

I just got a pair of danner's, I've been breaking in while scouting for deer. They are great. light weight and comfortible. Anoter good boot maker is Red Wing I have a pair of their steel toe work boot that are going on 5 years now, so i would imagine you would get the same out of a hunting boot from them.
I agree with dukhnter7. don't go cheapo on the boots you just end up buying more pairs, through down on one good pair that will last a long time. :thumbsup:
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Postby okiequacker » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:56 am

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Postby Draker11 » Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:25 am

I'd suggest Danner's...... I have a couple pairs and will never go back to anything else. Just my $.02.....
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Postby VTduckman » Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:16 pm

i wear used combat boots from the army navy store, 20.00 bucks a pair.
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Postby Penguine » Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:33 pm

:withstupid:

But then again I get mine issued for free :getdown:
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Postby stumpjumper » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:00 pm

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Postby akbrett » Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:21 pm

I am another Danner fan - everything from birds to sheep to moose.
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Postby HNTFSH » Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:47 pm

Danner makes a great boot if you can go 185 - 285. Below that I'd recommend Browning.

While buying the bets you can is a good idea...it seems the Gortex in all of them break down after a year or so. That being the case -- internal waterproofing goes out the window even on expensive boots.

You can soak up some serious water even upland hunting when there's dew or it's wet out.
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Postby duke7581 » Wed Aug 30, 2006 2:29 pm

I'VE GOT A PAIR OF RED WINGS AND THERE 3 YEARS OLD AND STILL WATER PROOF I DRILL WATER WELLS FOR A LIVING AND THEY GET WET AND MUDDY EVERDAY DAY ABSOULUTELY LOVE THEM.
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Postby Gooseboy » Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:16 pm

Penguine wrote::withstupid:

But then again I get mine issued for free :getdown:


Mine were free also just basic leather boots. I need a new pair these are getting to small though.
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Postby bgoldhunter » Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:20 pm

HNTFSH wrote:Danner makes a great boot if you can go 185 - 285. Below that I'd recommend Browning.


That's exactly what I was going to say! My work boots are Wolverine Durashocks, but you can't beat Danner and Browning for hunting boots.
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Postby HNTFSH » Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:36 pm

Sorry about that BGold :toofunny: :toofunny: :toofunny:


AND...Cabelas has both 1000 and 600 gram thinsulate Browning boots in the Bargain Cave at this moment for $69.95 from $139.00. Mine came today, couldn't pass it up - limited sizes on the 1000 grams.
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Postby viper24k » Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:11 pm

thanks alot guys.....browning or danner it is....i'll hafta check out the bargain cave...
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Postby daveduck » Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:09 pm

you should check out THESPORTSMANSGUIDE.COM they have some great finds.
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Postby kfran1234 » Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:19 pm

LL Bean. I had a pair of upland boots from them that lasted 10 years. Unfortunately, they don't make them anymore. Did get a pair of kangaroo leather boots with cap toe from them last year. Awesome. Super light and super durable. Kangaroo hide is supposed to be a lot more durable than cowhide. Not cheap though. Bout 150. Definitely get what ya pay for with boots though.
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Postby goosehunter64 » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:29 pm

I've had my Rocky boots for two yrs....and still going strong....and waterproof.
i'm not saying they are the best...but I've had great luck with them. :thumbsup:
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Postby shrpshtr » Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:11 pm

goosehunter64 wrote:I've had my Rocky boots for two yrs....and still going strong....and waterproof.
i'm not saying they are the best...but I've had great luck with them. :thumbsup:


i've worn rocky boots for probably half of my life. i have bought the same boot probably 5-7 times. i only replace them when they look worn out. i had 1 pair of them seperate at the sole but they replaced them @ no cost to me. they have always remained waterproof.

also, it doesn't sound like these may fit the mold of what your looking for but for actually hunting boots all i wear is muck boots now. they are very comfortable and inexpensive. i think i paid aroudn $70-$80 for my field boots at a local sporting goods retailer. hth

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Postby new2duckhutnin » Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:19 pm

I myself have never bought hunting boots BUT I have danner combat boots and absolutly love them. Been to the desert and snow and Love them. Feet ankles, knees never hurt.

About $200 bucks.
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Postby waterfowler81 » Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:54 pm

Danner has to be the best boot I have used so far. :salude:
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Postby Gooseboy » Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:00 am

shrpshtr wrote:
goosehunter64 wrote:I've had my Rocky boots for two yrs....and still going strong....and waterproof.
i'm not saying they are the best...but I've had great luck with them. :thumbsup:


i've worn rocky boots for probably half of my life. i have bought the same boot probably 5-7 times. i only replace them when they look worn out. i had 1 pair of them seperate at the sole but they replaced them @ no cost to me. they have always remained waterproof.

also, it doesn't sound like these may fit the mold of what your looking for but for actually hunting boots all i wear is muck boots now. they are very comfortable and inexpensive. i think i paid aroudn $70-$80 for my field boots at a local sporting goods retailer. hth

http://cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0033813830670a&type=product&cmCat=search&returnPage=search-results1.jsp&QueryText=muck+boots&N=4887&Ntk=Products&Ntx=mode+matchall&Nty=1&Ntt=muck+boots&noImage=0


Hey shrpshtr do those muck boots actually feel like a shoe with a nice snug fit or are they real open like regular rubber boots?
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