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Barbed wire

Postby lavacarancher » Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:47 am

So how many of you use Gaucho barbed wire? I use it and wouldn't use anything else.

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Re: Barbed wire

Postby Big Muddy rancher » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:06 am

I've used a pallet of it, It's OK but think I will go back to regular Canadian Barbed wire, I don't care for American 2 point except for gates.
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Re: Barbed wire

Postby VB RANCH » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:44 pm

Use it all the time, it's made in Van Buren Arkansas :lol2:
Don't use it on gates tho

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Re: Barbed wire

Postby littlejoe » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:11 pm

I've probably still got a couple of miles or rolled up ex railroad fence wire.

About a hundred yrs old and better than any new I've seen. Kinda a bronze sheen on it.

Anyhow, gates:
I use this for gates. I Never use any kind of new wire on gates---wants to curl up. And the last three feet or so, on top wire, loop end, I use barbless. Saves on shirtsleeves and owies.

Taking down RR fence, there's 3 screw on stays between every two posts---easiest way to get them off is 14" bolt cutters, you just need to cut one side. 20 bucks a set, I've made thousands of cuts with first pair and still as good as new. These are a MUST HAVE in fencing tools for me anymore! And if you ever get in a grass fire where you're cutting every corner you come too and getting outa the way---you'll send me a bottle for Christmas if you've bought a pair.

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Re: Barbed wire

Postby VB RANCH » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:03 am

I helped tear down an old rail road fence
it had 3 strings of barb on top
the bottom was woven wire
really thick woven wire
they had it hanging on cedar posts
the woven wire is in use today
probably a 100 yrs old

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Re: Barbed wire

Postby Mike » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:24 pm

We use the Gaucho on long life fences. It's never rusts, the barbs are always sharp, and doesn't stretch as bad over time. Red Brand is the worst.
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Re: Barbed wire

Postby jodywy » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:15 pm

haven't had the best of luck with it
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