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03-30-2005, 09:21 AM
last summer, i bought six 55 gallon drums from a local scrap metal yard (the 55 gal. drums had been used to store apple juice concentrate). i "cherry-picked" the six straightest drums i could find w/ lids that fit snugly.

a good buddy cut 1" square metal tubing into 20" lengths and bent the tubing to create leg attachments for the 55 g. drums. he welded 3 leg attachments on each drum and i used 8 foot 1 1/4" metal tubing for the tripod legs.


we cut a hole in the bottom of each drum depending on style of "electronic spinner" (center spinner and side shooter feeders). i bought the cheapest moultrie spinners and kenco straight shooter from wal-mart and haven't had any problems with either.

the 55 gallon drum can hold almost 7 #50 bags of whole corn.

the turkeys really love 'em!


03-30-2005, 10:02 AM
I use a wood troph I've made with a roof, I also use 55 gallon plastic barrles, I just cut 3 small holes in the bottom of em & let gravity work

03-30-2005, 11:01 AM
StrmChzr, your very lucky not to have bears in your area. I had a couple on feeders set up like that here in WV, but the black bears absolutely destroyed them.