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Old 02-12-2021, 10:07 PM   #1
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Default Questions on Boss Buck VS. Banks free choice feeders

If there's a thread on this I apologize and feel free to send me a link if so.

I've been caught up in building a hog trap and made a late decision on a free choice feeder. I've narrowed it down to a Boss Buck 350# and a Banks 300#. Do to the close proximity to my lease, these sizes will be just fine for me. According to various videos, both of these claim to be virtually rodent free do to the design of the feeders/legs. I am aware that a squirrel can chew through a hickory nut so a plastic drum will be no match. Those of you that have experience with these brand feeders could I please have your thoughts, opinions, complaints, modifications etc please?
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Old 02-13-2021, 10:29 AM   #2
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In my opinion, the banks would be more squirrel proof. You are setting it on a single post and then you can wrap that post with a pvc pipe making it virtually impossible for them to get to the feeder. I have no experience with either, but I am going to try the banks out
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Old 02-13-2021, 10:47 AM   #3
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Great question OP, I have been wondering about this exact thing as well with the same setups.

The flying squirrels at night are murder on anything plastic where I am.
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Old 02-13-2021, 06:10 PM   #4
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In my opinion, the banks would be more squirrel proof. You are setting it on a single post and then you can wrap that post with a pvc pipe making it virtually impossible for them to get to the feeder. I have no experience with either, but I am going to try the banks out
I'm leaning towards the Banks. It could have been here on TBH but someone used metal stove pipe from HD to wrap the 4x4 post. I think the Banks will be far more stable with hogs pushing up on it than the Boss Buck.
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Old 02-13-2021, 06:18 PM   #5
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Check out elgatos farm thread....he uses Banks I think
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Old 02-13-2021, 06:34 PM   #6
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Found a good older thread for the Banks.

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...ighlight=banks
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Old 02-13-2021, 06:43 PM   #7
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Buy the feeder sleeve from Banks for the Banks.
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Old 02-13-2021, 07:07 PM   #8
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Buy the feeder sleeve from Banks for the Banks.
Will do, thank you.
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Old 02-18-2021, 07:24 PM   #9
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I just put out a Boss buck 350 and haven’t had any Coon trouble. They’re Hitting it hard in this crazy weather, with just cheap protein cattle pellets. You’ll be good with either of them I feel like!
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Old 02-19-2021, 12:51 PM   #10
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Buy the feeder sleeve from Banks for the Banks.
Do u think that plastic sleeve is better than a section of metal chimney pipe? Wondering how thick that plastic sleeve is and if coons can sink their dirty paws into it with enough motivation
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Old 02-19-2021, 02:58 PM   #11
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I had 2 of the Boss Buck 1200 free choice protein feeders for several years and don't recall ever seeing a squirrel on them - while hunting or on trail cam pics.

Occasionally there was a bigger than average raccoon that could reach a feeder port. I placed a 2x8 squares under each leg to keep the legs from sinking and that must have raised it just enough to limit the raccoons from reaching because I seldom noticed them again.

I just don't know if the height of the feeder ports is different on the on 350# unit.

During those seasons I did not have feeder pens, I did not have a problem with hogs. They would hit the corn around the corn feeders but never touched the Boss Bucks. Though if they set their mind to it, I'm sure they could easily knock down.

No damage to plastic from any critters.
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Old 02-23-2021, 11:12 AM   #12
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Do u think that plastic sleeve is better than a section of metal chimney pipe? Wondering how thick that plastic sleeve is and if coons can sink their dirty paws into it with enough motivation
Tough and I canít see any claws digging into it. But, if u already have chimney pipe they canít wrap their legs around and is tall enough try it.
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Old 02-23-2021, 10:47 PM   #13
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Old 02-24-2021, 07:07 AM   #14
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Tough and I canít see any claws digging into it. But, if u already have chimney pipe they canít wrap their legs around and is tall enough try it.
Cool, thanks Baaaaaaaw!
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