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PostPosted: 22 Aug 2013, 13:57 
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Well I added another item to my trapping arsenal today. Made a trip to BP to pick up some steel shot since I was drawn for an awesome dove spot on conservation land next to the river. Got the shot and also found in the catfish/saltwater tackle area a small aluminum bat. Read reviews on it and it fit perfect for it's intended use. Lady at checkout said, oh how cute, I didn't know we carried these. She didn't ask and I didn't tell. If she would have I was going to tell her it will be named after the rabbit in the bambi movie. The review told of it's sound, just like one heard at the ball field. So I'll be visiting team coming Nov. 15 for the opening game at their home plate ready to hear that ping. Love it, have to change my signature.

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PostPosted: 22 Aug 2013, 14:49 
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...and there by lies another tale of the Swamp Rat Rap! :roll:

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PostPosted: 22 Aug 2013, 15:20 
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Swamp Rat wrote:
...and there by lies another tale of the Swamp Rat Rap! :roll:


I hear a song in the making

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PostPosted: 22 Aug 2013, 22:47 
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I've had several "Mr. Thumpers" over the years. The first two were legs off of old chair, other furniture. The current one is an old axe handle after the double blade head broke off if it. Has a nice feel in the hands. Muskrats and mink don't like meeting Mr. Thumper...

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PostPosted: 23 Aug 2013, 07:37 
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NonPCfed wrote:
I've had several "Mr. Thumpers" over the years. The first two were legs off of old chair, other furniture. The current one is an old axe handle after the double blade head broke off if it. Has a nice feel in the hands. Muskrats and mink don't like meeting Mr. Thumper...


Sounds like a stunning introduction... I have an old axe handle that I missed the wood with one to many times and taped up the splintered end to use for this purpose. Will have both in vehicle now, but feel the 18" aluminum will be my go to due to it's light weight and versatility. I'm hoping there be applications presented for both. Looking forward to field testing this new trapping tool. Ping

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PostPosted: 23 Aug 2013, 07:54 
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I'd throw the axe handle away, sounds like it didn't know where to hit :lol: .


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PostPosted: 23 Aug 2013, 07:57 
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trappintime wrote:
I'd throw the axe handle away, sounds like it didn't know where to hit :lol: .



Good point TT.... :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: 23 Aug 2013, 09:49 
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trappintime wrote:
I'd throw the axe handle away, sounds like it didn't know where to hit :lol: .


I agree... they just don't make em like they used to where they hit the mark everytime... but will still find some use for it whether it be as a trap stake or even a set location marker, it will be put to use... now tt, I know I'm not a spring chicken anymore but along with retirement so go's splitting wood, heck with that stuff, I'll let the pups do all that now.

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PostPosted: 24 Aug 2013, 06:52 
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trappintime wrote:
I'd throw the axe handle away, sounds like it didn't know where to hit :lol: .


I agree... they just don't make em like they used to where they hit the mark everytime... but will still find some use for it whether it be as a trap stake or even a set location marker, it will be put to use... now tt, I know I'm not a spring chicken anymore but along with retirement so go's splitting wood, heck with that stuff, I'll let the pups do all that now.


I've thrown a few handles away that my pup found couldn't hit the mark either :roll: . He's kinda/sorta like his pa in that respect. :shock:


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PostPosted: 24 Aug 2013, 18:39 
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The good part about a broken ax, maul or sledge handle is that some one was attempting to do some work. The other good part is IF they replace the handle so the same tool can once again be used.

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PostPosted: 24 Aug 2013, 19:03 
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trappintime wrote:
I'd throw the axe handle away, sounds like it didn't know where to hit :lol: .


I disagree, I've swung a few wooden and aluminum bats over the years, and you just can't beat the feel of a good old hickory axe handle when it connects up against bone. 8) 8) 8) There's a solid thump you just don't get with aluminum. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
And if it breaks, all the better............... you know you got the job done right. 8) 8) :twisted: :twisted:

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