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    Unique toggles?

    I switched over to whoppies and am now using the marlin spike method. I grabbed the first thing I saw and thats a set of very old 1/4" drill bits to use as toggles. last trip out I used my great grandpa's beat to heck straight steel chisel and a pin from some scaffolding. What things have you used?

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    I'm very new to this but as soon as I walked in the garage after reading about these toggle thingies I looked at some stainless steel brake lines. They're about 3/8in and I cut them about 3in long, I then dipped them in red paint.

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    I use shell casings from a .308
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    I use 3" pieces of an aluminum arrow shaft.

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    I use a couple pieces of dowel rod.

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    As usual, it sounds like I'm the wierd one, using something bigger than most of you chose . . .

    When I went to the garage, I grabbed a piece of 1/2" EMT conduit and cut off a few 3" pieces. These little bits really aren't that heavy, and I think the larger diameter works well because the straps don't have to contort as much to tighten firmly around the toggle.

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    Plastic Hanger

    I took one of the plastic clothes hangers and cut a 2.5" section from the straight part then drilled a hole at one end and put a loop of mason line through 3 grams each

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    I use pieces of carbon and aluminum arrow shafts. Pretty ho-hum... I like Gresh's .308 case idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by desmobob View Post
    I use pieces of carbon and aluminum arrow shafts. Pretty ho-hum... I like Gresh's .308 case idea!

    Take it easy,
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    True story: On my first hang, we all went shooting at the nearby outdoor range. When we got back from the range I replaced my toggles (a BIC lighter and a pen) with ammo casings - never looked back.
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    +1 on the arrow shafts, i've also used a section of dowel, short stick, tent stake, and the spine side of small carabiners.

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