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Author Topic: Deer weighing scales  (Read 3435 times)

Offline pa3190

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Deer weighing scales
« on: December 17, 2014, 03:32:07 PM »
Seems like searching for the holy grail when trying to find a dependable and accurate scale to weigh deer in hunting camp. I've had Cabela's spring loaded Big Buck scale and most recently the $100.00 Jeff Foxworthy Hanging Judge scale gambrel combo. The Cabela's was ok but as accurate as I wanted. The Hanging Judge is a major disappointment. What is the most accurate scale out there that can be used in camp that you guys use?

Offline MichiganLouie

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Re: Deer weighing scales
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2014, 04:10:00 PM »
I use a Moultrie Game scale that a local sporting good store had on sale for $15.00.  I don't know how accurate it is, but it's better than guessing. 
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Re: Deer weighing scales
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2014, 06:09:22 PM »
I don't own one. One of them things I always figured I could do without but every time a deer comes into camp i wish I had one.
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Offline Madgomer

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Re: Deer weighing scales
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2014, 06:19:04 PM »
I have one of the combination gambrel/spring scales too (can't recall the brand) and am reasonably happy with it, but I fiddle around a bit with the deer once it's hung (do a little lifting & pulling down to figure out where it generally wants to settle out).  My favorite though it the old antique hanging beam scale that my dad used in his butcher shop.  Sometimes you can find these cheap at an antique shop or estate sale, but you want to be sure you have the original weight set for it or things will be off.  They're quite consistent, and accurate with the right weights on them.  (If you're not sure of what I'm speaking of, these are typically about 3' long, flat steel, somewhat J-shaped.  Here's a link to a photo off the web:

https://www.google.com/search?q=hanging+beam+scale&biw=1455&bih=676&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=zxySVKrzK8iZyATppoD4Ag&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAg#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=QXtxm1NxrtXMRM%253A%3BKFPxNlHPHfGUWM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.greatplanestrading.com%252FHtH12%252FHtH12_029GD.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.greatplanestrading.com%252FHtH12%252FHtH12.htm%3B576%3B259
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Re: Deer weighing scales
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2014, 09:10:55 AM »
We have one like the one below, not sure what brand it is but can check and let you know next Monday or Tuesday. We've had it about 5 years with no problems.

http://www.basspro.com/Ridge-Hunter-Big-Game-Scale/product/12051905054267/
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Re: Deer weighing scales
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2014, 05:41:45 PM »
Yep that's a good one there, and a fair price.
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Re: Deer weighing scales
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2014, 10:50:16 PM »
Thanks everyone.....I am impressed with the roughneck digital scale......call us picky, but the guys in my club here in the Adirondacks just like to know the accurate weight of our deer taken. Most are 130-185 with occasionally one higher or lower. Hopefully that scale is accurate on the lower end of its range, since it weighs up to 1100 lbs.

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Re: Deer weighing scales
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2014, 06:37:25 AM »
For the past few years now I've been using a J&J scale. Johnny & Jen how much does that deer weigh you just loaded into the truck?  @--0--0123
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Re: Deer weighing scales
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2014, 09:13:39 AM »
For the past few years now I've been using a J&J scale. Johnny & Jen how much does that deer weigh you just loaded into the truck?  @--0--0123
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