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Realtree AP vs. Mossy Oak

Postby Fur&Feathers » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:27 am

I hunt in Michigan. Just curious what people's thoughts are with regards to Realtree AP vs. Mossy Oak.

Like one over the other? One more appropriate for different times of the year? etc.

I own both and tend to go with the Realtree more often, but I mostly hunt from a blind so it doesn't make too much of a difference. This year, I'm considering doing some ground hunting and picking up a leafy 3D suit and I'm trying to decide between the two patterns.
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Re: Realtree AP vs. Mossy Oak

Postby vixenmaster » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:51 am

I never payed no mind to the diff in camo from one model to the other. Everyone one of mine are Blk stocked but me E'cet 165 & its the redheaded step child in me home :lol:
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Re: Realtree AP vs. Mossy Oak

Postby Wisc Mac » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:40 am

I prefer the Realtree AP. I find that Mossy Oak and Realtree APG tend to be too Green for most of the hunting seasons in Western WI. Once the leaves turn in the fall, there are more browns than brighter greens. Same thing for spring turkey - things just have not greened up enough. It's hard to tell what I look like out in the field, so I took a pic of my teenager in one of our turkey blinds with his Realtree AP during our "Spring" Turkey Hunt - Tried to upload it, but got a message saying the "Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached." - In it, with the Realtree AP, he completely disappears. I have a feeling he'd standout a little more with all the green in jacket and none in the back ground.
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Re: Realtree AP vs. Mossy Oak

Postby RexKay » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:26 am

I hunt in Michigan.. I prefer Realtree
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Re: Realtree AP vs. Mossy Oak

Postby Fur&Feathers » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:44 pm

Thanks for the replies looking at the too, I think I tend to agree the Realtree AP will probably be better for my hunting situations.

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Re: Realtree AP vs. Mossy Oak

Postby seabee401 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:58 pm

Im not loyal to any brand camo. Too many different ones to choose from anyway so I never really put much thought to it. Except whats cheaper or onsale. Mostly use Army surplus woodland camo pants and whatever jacket. works for me. :wink:
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Re: Realtree AP vs. Mossy Oak

Postby _woods » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:26 pm

seabee401 wrote:Im not loyal to any brand camo. Too many different ones to choose from anyway so I never really put much thought to it. Except whats cheaper or onsale. Mostly use Army surplus woodland camo pants and whatever jacket. works for me. :wink:

Completely agree.
Hide your silhouette, and you're in business. Once the temps start to drop, any open pattern plaid is my camo of choice.

Don't feel quite as stealthy though. :)

If forced to choose between Realtree, and Mossy Oak, I'd go with Realtree.
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Re: Realtree AP vs. Mossy Oak

Postby chicotrout » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:58 pm

I, like many others, have shot plenty of deer in jeans and a t-shirt or flannel; you simply have to hide a little better and move a little less. That being said, I am a hunting fanatic and I have many different patterns and brands of camo. The purpose of camouflage is to break your silhouette up so you don't look like a two legged predator and to that extent camo is either effective or it isn't. The bottom line is, if it breaks up your outline, it will work well. So buy whichever one you think is the best or cheapest and have at it. :)
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Re: Realtree AP vs. Mossy Oak

Postby onebigskittle » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:10 pm

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Re: Realtree AP vs. Mossy Oak

Postby RexKay » Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:22 am

Very close! 13 and Hayes!! Small world!!
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Re: Realtree AP vs. Mossy Oak

Postby Onetimeonly x--> » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:14 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfIEXG4E2t4&sns=em

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Re: Realtree AP vs. Mossy Oak

Postby Fur&Feathers » Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:03 am

Onetimeonly x--> wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfIEXG4E2t4&sns=em

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Neat stuff.
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Re: Realtree AP vs. Mossy Oak

Postby Fur&Feathers » Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:06 am

I was looking at this 3D suit. I think I'm going to go with RealTree. A good friend of mine has had really good luck with one of these. The price is right and if it saves me from having to pack in a popup ground blind everytime it will be well worth it.

http://www.basspro.com/RedHead-Leafy-3D-Camo-Suits-for-Men/product/10203171/?cmCat=CROSSSELL_THUMBNAIL
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Re: Realtree AP vs. Mossy Oak

Postby MSC » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:00 am

Most of my stuff is Realtree. However, I have had deer come up to within 10 feet of me while wearing a blaze orange vest during firearms season. If you don't move when you can see their eye, and break up your outline, they cant see you.
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Re: Realtree AP vs. Mossy Oak

Postby bowmaker » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:32 am

Ok I will take the risk. You do remember that deer can't see colors so if something is too green for later in the season, how can it really matter if the deer only sees shades of black & white & gray? I also have had deer with in just a very few yards while dressed completely in solid blaze orange hat coat and bibs. If you are confident that the camo you choose breaks up the shape then it really is ok. I remember reading an "expert" sugesting that a person should wear different paterns at the same time to aid with that break up factor. :)
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