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Turkey Vest

Postby A-Bomb » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:02 pm

What ya running for a turkey vest? Ive got a NWTF vest that ive been using forever it seems, but its finally starting to show its age and im gonna be in the market for one before the fall season rolls in. Just looking for some opinions. Havent started a search at all and am looking for some starting points. Im looking for quality and functionality, not best price. I dont mind paying more for something that works and will last.

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Re: Turkey Vest

Postby Pete-pec » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:35 pm

I won a back pack at a NWTF banquet that unfolds into a chair that has straps and a pad to support your back. Not sure the maker, but it will hold everything you need with the exception of hard plastic decoys. It doesn't have a turkey pack in it, but I can bring out more than I could possibly need in it, and it works well for deer hunting and duck hunting as well. I priced some nice vests, and they aren't giving them suckers away for damn sure! I would buy a backpack again if and when this one wears out, especially because of the back supported seat. It sure is nice for running and gunning, and allowing you to hunt without too many ibuprofens due to back pain! Any more, I usually have one of my four blinds set up in a good spot, so comfort comes in the form of a good solid (tall) chair, but when chasing birds, this thing sure is nice.

So I did a quick search to see if I could find one, but nothing? Here is a chair that unfolds very similar to the backpack I'm talking about (minus the backpack). It's the Browning camping tracker foldable chair:

http://www.sportinggoodscentral.com/pro ... 99&af=1835
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Re: Turkey Vest

Postby A-Bomb » Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:12 pm

Its not the lazylounger is it?
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Re: Turkey Vest

Postby Pete-pec » Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:07 pm

No, everything is made of reinforced nylon fabric, besides Velcro, clips, and zippers. It handles my weight easy. I'm 300 pounds, and 6' 3". No metal components, just like the link I showed you, but it has a backpack that sits where your back would be against a tree, except you already have support from the hinged seat, so no need to sit with your back against a tree (for support). The seat and back are both padded and the whole thing is waterproof.
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Re: Turkey Vest

Postby A-Bomb » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:58 pm

10/4 big buddy. :lol:
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Re: Turkey Vest

Postby A-Bomb » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:23 pm

Did allot of looking this afternoon and like the look of the Ol Tom vests. I really like the functionality of these as well as the seat design. Magnetic back attachment and a dual foam system with both closed and open cell foam. Closed cell on bottom for firmness and protection against roots, sticks etc and the open foam layer on the top for comfort..... Not sure yet if ill go big and get the Ol Tom Time and Motion I Beam or the Time and Motion vest. Basicallly a difference of about $60 for a fancy new back rest and a little different layout in the pockets in the I Beam vest. Also has another box call pouch which is useless to me as i dont own one anyways and dont plan to. Would be nice to get some opinions from those that have these vests.
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Re: Turkey Vest

Postby Pete-pec » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:23 am

Time for me to hijack then. :smile: You need to get a box call. I have an old Lynch's that I found for a dollar at a consignment store. Wow! I've always been a fan of an aluminum or glass slate call, for purring and cutting, and I also use a diaphragm call, but I've began to master that box call, and it makes sounds that you just can't do with those other components. Of course it's something you don't have to have, but it makes some very sweet subtle sounds that are hard to capture otherwise.
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Re: Turkey Vest

Postby A-Bomb » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:50 am

Oh i know there are some great sounding box calls out there, i just dont like the bulkiness of them. I got a bunch of pot calls, push button etc, but when it comes time to hunt id say 99.9% of the time the same old model mouth call and the very same aluminum pot call and carbon striker come out to play. Tried and true calls i have allot of history with. Its just hard to change from that...Plus, i already haul out too much stuff!!!! :no: :lol3:
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Re: Turkey Vest

Postby A-Bomb » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:31 pm

Well, i pulled the trigger on the Ol Tom Dura-Lite Time and Motion Strap Vest. Gets allot of great reviews and if its anything like the rest of my drake gear, i know ill love it. Well thought out and functional. Looking forward to getting it. BPS has them on sale right now for 69. Shipped to my door tax included 85.
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