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Old 04-03-2018, 11:06 AM   #1
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Default Anybody got a source for a cheap(er) deer feeder funnel?

Just looking for a simple funnel for a 55 gallon feeder. See them priced as high as $50, which seems like a lot for not much material.

Just wanted to see if anyone had any leads on getting them any cheaper?
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Old 04-03-2018, 11:10 AM   #2
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They have moultrie funnels for .99 at academy. They also have the ones that cover the whole bottom for 19.99
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Old 04-03-2018, 11:12 AM   #3
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Old 04-03-2018, 11:20 AM   #4
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Yes that is exactly what I need, for some reason I couldnt get academy's website to work
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Old 04-03-2018, 11:28 AM   #5
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:42 PM   #6
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Cheapest is no funnel at all. Never seen the need for one. I dump each feeder one time each year to get the accumulated dust and bugs out.
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Old 04-03-2018, 08:12 PM   #7
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I don’t use funnels in my feeders some are nearly twenty years old no issues yet
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Old 04-04-2018, 07:05 AM   #8
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Ultramatic feeders has the nice metal funnels for around 35 bucks, I believe he is a sponsor
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Old 04-04-2018, 08:51 AM   #9
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I use these on the feeders that I build.

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Old 04-04-2018, 09:17 AM   #10
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Buy one from Amazon, take the rivets out and lay it flat on a piece of paper or cardboard and trace it out for a template. Then get you some galvanized sheet metal and make all you want.
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Old 04-04-2018, 04:16 PM   #11
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Whatever you do, do NOT buy those plastic funnels for the inside of the barrel. I had one in a 55 gallon barrel feeder and it melted. The heat and the weight of 300+ pounds of corn caused it to warp and shift in the barrel. Therefore, it would not throw corn. I finally broke down and bought the metal one.
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Old 04-04-2018, 04:29 PM   #12
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I prefer no funnel, so if feeder runs out and I show up to hunt at least I can shake the feeder and get it to spin corn couple times till I can get more corn in it. Like a reserve tank.
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Old 04-04-2018, 04:37 PM   #13
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Ha, like your thinking Brian. Thanks for the responses, my brother saw my post and picked me up a funnel from S Tx Tripods. Havent seen it yet, but he assures me it is worth the $30 he spent on it.

It is for what I am calling my big bird feeder, want something to drive the feed down to the bottom tray.
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Old 04-04-2018, 06:43 PM   #14
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I have found that some trash can lids work very well.
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Old 04-11-2018, 08:25 PM   #15
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i think bass pro and cabelas has the Boss Buck funnel for $30

i see i was late for the party

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Old 04-13-2018, 11:59 AM   #16
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Any sheet metal shop can make one for probably less than the $20 amazon prime one .If you know a sheet metal guy maybe even cheaper . I used to know the layout for it but , well its been many years .
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Old 04-13-2018, 03:31 PM   #17
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Buy one from Amazon, take the rivets out and lay it flat on a piece of paper or cardboard and trace it out for a template. Then get you some galvanized sheet metal and make all you want.
You can also make coon guards for feeder legs---simple to do, make tabs around the center hole, and use hose clamps to attach to the legs.
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