Mixing Camo Patterns?


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Emberglo
November 6, 2011, 06:52 PM
I ended up with a Mossy Oak jacket and Realtree pants. Would you see anything odd or wrong with using them together, or do you this it really wouldnt matter?

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Omaney
November 6, 2011, 06:54 PM
Funny...

waterhill
November 6, 2011, 08:05 PM
Dirty jeans and plaid?

Emberglo
November 6, 2011, 08:06 PM
That's what I use when I'm around barbwire so I don't rip up any camo. But I figure for turkey and deer up in the mountains, I wanted some camo.

I think it kinda looks funny, but i dunno. I don't think they have any of the Mossy Oak pants left >.<

P5 Guy
November 6, 2011, 08:11 PM
Clashing patterns, like plaid and stripes?

Emberglo
November 6, 2011, 08:19 PM
Not really clashing, but just not the same. The Realtree is lighter (more background showing between branches) than the Mossy Oak but they both seem to be oak patterned.

rcmodel
November 6, 2011, 08:19 PM
Definitely not going to work at all!

All the clothing salesmen at Cabala's will laugh at you if you go in there wearing it, looking to try matching last years patterns with this years patterns.
Whatever it is, they don't make it this year!

On the other hand, most breeds of animals & birds you will be hunting don't give a damn if you are wearing cammo or not.

As long as you aren't jumping up & down, yelling, and waving your arms..

rc

Cob
November 6, 2011, 08:39 PM
I agree with rcmodel.. this won't work & you should probably get a refund.:)

(BTW...natives were fine with just a spear and a loin cloth)

Or...., some guides recommend different camo patterns to better break up your outline...

TNboy
November 6, 2011, 10:27 PM
I have a requirement to wear 500 square inches of blaze orange in my state, I own very little camo, Carhart bibs and jackets for me please.

suzukisam
November 6, 2011, 10:33 PM
the deer will definitely not come near you in mixed matched camo. they find this offensive, and an insult to their intelligence... If you watch the tv ads it's very clear that you need a specific kind of camo only the latest and greatest!

I wear about four different kinds of camo at any given time, and sometimes just some blue jeans or carharts.. deer are stupid. it is a great sales pitch for all those scent-be-gone companies to convince you deer are brilliant, but none of the minivans I've ever seen them run out in front of had matching camo shirts and pants...you'll be okey dokey...

ritepath
November 6, 2011, 10:44 PM
I muzzleloader hunted yesterday with a 1985 field jacket and realtree HP pants.


I hunt a bunch in carhart brown bibs...ever notice that brown deer blend in pretty good? LOL

303tom
November 6, 2011, 11:10 PM
I am not so sure a turkey could tell the difference !

H&Hhunter
November 6, 2011, 11:21 PM
DUDE that is like soooo uncoordinated.:D


Camo is mainly a fashion statement and has very little truly useful/needed application when rifle hunting. You should be fine.

Bow hunting/turkey hunting is another story. Even then a mixed pattern isn't going to make one single solitary difference.

Flintknapper
November 7, 2011, 12:41 AM
I am not so sure a turkey could tell the difference !


I can tell the difference and my wife says I'm a "Turkey". ;)

ShawnC
November 7, 2011, 01:09 AM
That is sooo last season...it's Realtree and Mothwing this year. The trophy bucks are all going to laugh you out of the woods. :neener:

sKunkT
November 7, 2011, 01:51 AM
There is absolutely nothing wrong with wearing multiple patterns. I do it all the time. My wife actually asked me this question earlier this archery season. She mostly wears Realtree, and me Mossy Oak. She asked me if it would be okay if she wore a Mossy Oak top with her Realtree pants. I think she was worried the contrast would make her stand out- being the Realtree is so much lighter. Like I told her, it doesn't matter much, as long as it fits and meets your needs for warmth and movement. It may seem like a silly question to many, but to me it would be sillier to sit and wonder without asking.

gspn
November 7, 2011, 02:11 AM
No. Most camo is a waste of money. Chuck Adams killed every big game animal on this continent with a bow and he was usually wearing jeans and a plaid shirt when he did it.

Ducks and turkey demand good camo...but you could kill a deer while wearing a clown suit. Movement is the first rule of camoflauge...if you're moving they'll see you...sit still and they'll be cool.

Camo can help but it's over rated. I haven't bought any new camo in a long time...and I kill a lot of deer.

Emberglo
November 7, 2011, 02:22 AM
Thanks guys. I figured it wouldn't matter, but sKunkT is right, the real tree is kinda bright compared to the mossy oak.

Honestly I mostly bought it because it's under armor stuff and it'll be warm. Plus it was on sale ridiculously cheap.

303tom
November 7, 2011, 10:29 AM
The only Camo I wear is a net on my face, because a Turkey can see you blink & I wear glasses.

brnmuenchow
November 7, 2011, 12:51 PM
On the other hand, most breeds of animals & birds you will be hunting don't give a damn if you are wearing cammo or not.

As long as you aren't jumping up & down, yelling, and waving your arms..

:) This is true.

natman
November 7, 2011, 12:58 PM
I ended up with a Mossy Oak jacket and Realtree pants. Would you see anything odd or wrong with using them together, or do you this it really wouldnt matter?
I won't matter. In fact I often mix different patterns because I feel it breaks up the recognizable human silhouette.

I spend most of my time while turkey hunting sitting on grassy ground leaning against a tree trunk, so my pants are Advantage Max1 (green and brown) and the top is Realtree Xtra Brown (brown with bark). Works great.

suzukisam
November 7, 2011, 01:28 PM
I find mosy oak to be too dark for most of where I hunt..realtree ap seems to be lighter and match the leave and dead grassy fields better in rural MO...but again it doesn't matter really

rcmodel
November 7, 2011, 01:47 PM
What you see as matching the backround isn't necessarly the same thing a game animal see's as matching it.

Unlike us, deer see green, yellow, orange, red, and brown all as shades of yellow because deer have no red cones.
They also see UV light that we can't see because by nature, they are creatures of the night and can see quite well at night.

It could be that even the most carefully chosen cammo patterns actually "glow" to a deer compared to the natural backround you try your darndest to match with it.

rc

Arkansas Paul
November 7, 2011, 02:34 PM
OMG!!!

Please tell my your belt and boots at least match!

627PCFan
November 7, 2011, 03:38 PM
You need to learn to snipe from 1500 yards like the rest of us so camo is a non-issue.

USAF_Vet
November 9, 2011, 05:59 PM
I wear my old woodland BDU's for most of my camo needs. But with the blaze orange requirements of deer season, I'm usually wearing insulated bib overalls in blaze, my BDU goretex jacket with blaze vest, and a hat of some variety or other, reversable blaze. I swear, if the sun is shining right, I can be seen from space.

T Bran
November 9, 2011, 06:17 PM
Just paint some shiney yellow apples on them and it'll be fine. Or do as I do and spray your pardner with doe pee and set up where you can protect him but dont be too obvious they catch on kinda quick.
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Fred Fuller
November 9, 2011, 10:57 PM
on sale ridiculously cheap.

That should leave you enough money to pay the tickets the fashion police will write you :D.

Rail Driver
November 9, 2011, 11:23 PM
I generally hunt wearing blaze orange (where required) or good jeans, boots and a long sleeved flannel or jacket.

Sav .250
November 10, 2011, 08:24 AM
If that`s all you have, wear it with pride.......:)

Lloyd Smale
November 10, 2011, 09:53 AM
I wear camo when bow hunting. Dont really know if it helps or not but i guess i wont take the chance. As to matching. dont you know that if you dont go out with matching close deers with good taste wont come in and i dont want deer that taste bad!

Loosedhorse
November 10, 2011, 10:01 AM
I always coordinate patterns.

http://www.steviesformals.com/images/largeimages/Vest-Camo.jpg

303tom
November 10, 2011, 10:35 AM
Now this is Camouflage !

Art Eatman
November 10, 2011, 11:40 AM
Dunno about the camo aspect, but the cab of that loader's a good deer blind. A grader-operator friend of mine always carried his rifle during deer season. He never did figure out why deer weren't afraid of the grader, but it made for some good eats.

I've had groups of javelina wander casually past me, maybe thirty yards away, when I was working my backhoe...

Owen
November 10, 2011, 04:36 PM
Art, there is a person standing in front of the front wheel of the loader.

Emberglo
November 11, 2011, 12:48 AM
Thanks guys!

Didn't anybody ever tell the deer it isn't smart to laugh at the guy with the gun?

Art Eatman
November 11, 2011, 10:40 AM
Trouble with that "wheel camo" is that if he moves, a prison guard will shoot him. :D

After a couple of dozen years working backhoe, there are some places you'd never, ever get me to stand. :)

Fastcast
November 11, 2011, 01:08 PM
No. Most camo is a waste of money.

Agree!

Ducks and turkey demand good camo.

I don't hunt turkeys so can't say but ducks do not demand camo. Brown, khaki, olive and gray work just fine. The most important things are, be still, don't look right up at 'em and positioning of decoy landing zone, in relation to your cover.

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