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Offline Zbone

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Re: Hunting in Ghillies
« Reply #40 on: July 27, 2008, 03:35:00 AM »
Have had a Rancho Safari vest for about 3 or 4 years and love it. It also has a hood. Aside from the smell (it needs a good hand washing) the only thing I don’t care about, but is almost unavoidable, is it’s a burr magnet, and briars will tear it up.


One windy autumn afternoon, from ground level, I launched every arrow in my quiver at 5 longbeard gobblers in corn stubble. They’d either jump or duck the arrow…8^) Zipping arrows didn’t seem to spook them much in the wind and they didn’t even know I was there until swearing aloud while approaching to retrieve my arrows…8^)


I went with the vest because of string clearance. I don’t know if he still makes them, matter of fact; don’t know if he’s making anything anymore. Heard his place burnt last year during the Southern Cal wildfires. Anyone know it he rebuilt?


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Re: Hunting in Ghillies
« Reply #41 on: July 27, 2008, 11:13:00 PM »
The hat (boonie) does take a little getting used to. I sewed a smallish snap to the brim just over my right eye(right hand shooter) so I can snap the brim up and out of the way. It doesn't effect the camo with a face mask on and you don't have the annoyance.

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Offline Gary Logsdon

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Re: Hunting in Ghillies
« Reply #42 on: July 27, 2008, 11:21:00 PM »
My Rancho Safari works like a charm!

 
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Re: Hunting in Ghillies
« Reply #43 on: July 27, 2008, 11:33:00 PM »
Ive been using my homemade ghille for the last 6-7 yrs, and there's nothing like it for getting close to game....only problem is birds trying to land on you...lol

I made mine with military sniper veil netting and various manmade camo material strips. Its light, doesn't soak up water, and doesn't effect my alergies, like burlap does.
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Offline String Cutter

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Re: Hunting in Ghillies
« Reply #44 on: July 28, 2008, 03:16:00 AM »
The one I had before I lost it somewhere???? Well, I just trimmed alittle off the chest and sleeve. Then used a leg off a pair of panty hose to keep everything on my sleeve down...
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Re: Hunting in Ghillies
« Reply #45 on: July 28, 2008, 03:14:00 PM »
What about fire retardant? Do you need to spray these down? Where do you get it? How do you get rid of the smell? Inquiring minds want to know!
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Re: Hunting in Ghillies
« Reply #46 on: July 28, 2008, 03:18:00 PM »
I don't wear mine around a fire.....and the burlap is a natural smell.....no need to worry about that...if they smell the burlap, they done smelt you....and its YOU they don't like.
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Online Charlie Lamb

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Re: Hunting in Ghillies
« Reply #47 on: July 28, 2008, 03:51:00 PM »
zbone... I was the cameraman and yes I had on a Ghillie. We basically walked right up to that antelope single file.
Didn't move when it was looking, but it really didn't do much looking.

Ghillies are majic. Best camo you can use.
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Offline BMN

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Re: Hunting in Ghillies
« Reply #48 on: July 28, 2008, 03:58:00 PM »
Here's a thread on how I modified mine:

 http://tradgang.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=050843

And the results:

 http://tradgang.com/noncgi/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=052515;p=1

I can't wait to try it again!

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Re: Hunting in Ghillies
« Reply #49 on: July 31, 2008, 08:52:00 PM »
Thanx Charlie

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Re: Hunting in Ghillies
« Reply #50 on: July 31, 2008, 09:34:00 PM »
Just add the Martha Stewart Wreath to your bow and most of your arm movement when drawing is concealed...Doc

 
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