5 Best Meat Grinders for Wild Game

The equipment to process your own wild game will often pay for itself after a season or two. One of the most important pieces of equipment needed to process your own wild game is a meat grinder. MidwayUSA carries several high-quality meat grinders from brands like LEM and Weston. There are several key factors that go into choosing the right meat grinder for your needs.

Horsepower

The main decision you'll need to make when choosing an electric meat grinder is how much horsepower do you need? Simply put, the more horsepower you have, the quicker the grinder will be able to grind your wild game.

Electric or Hand Grinder

There is also the option to get a hand grinder if you are looking for a meat grinder on a budget. Hand Grinders are generally more affordable and can be used in areas without electricity, such as at camp or out in the field. Electric Grinders grind meat faster but only work in areas with electricity and are not always as reliable as hand grinders.

Grinder Accessories

Another aspect to look at for your grinder is compatibility with grinder accessories. This can include anything from stuffing tubes to patty makers to jerky slicers. A grinder with these accessories can simplify your meat processing and save you time.

Here is a list of our Top 5 Meat Grinders for Wild Game

1

LEM #12 Big Bite Meat Grinder .75 HP Stainless Steel

This 0.75 HP stainless steel Big Bite grinder offers a substantial step up from the either the #5 or #8 Big Bite units, a perfect middle ground. Grinds approximately 11 lbs. per minute. Weighing in at 35 pounds, this grinder packs a wallop to make short work of your grind time.

LEM's exclusive Big Bite technology allows the auger to take an extra big bite of meat and then move it into the grinder head quicker than other grinders. The benefit? You grind larger cuts of meat faster without clogging up the machine!

LEM is a family owned company, passionate about bringing innovation to game processing. Their revolutionary Improved Big Bite Grinders live up to this passion with improved speed and performance that deliver a premium grind in half the time. The head design and advanced Big Bite technology offer a superior second grind, while virtually eliminating stomping and vastly improving the sausage stuffing function. They believe in this grinder so much that they extended the warranty to 5 years.

 

Features

  • Rifled head for an easier second grind and stuffing without the stomper
  • All stainless steel motor housing
  • All metal gears with roller bearings
  • Quiet gears and upgraded performance
  • Offset, larger diameter throat
  • Storage drawer located directly underneath the grinder head

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LEM #8 Big Bite Meat Grinder .5 HP Stainless Steel

LEM is a family owned company, passionate about bringing innovation to game processing. The revolutionary Improved Big Bite Grinders live up to this passion with improved speed and performance that deliver a premium grind in half the time. The head design and advanced Big Bite technology offer a superior second grind, while virtually eliminating stomping and vastly improving the sausage stuffing function. Big Bite technology allows the auger to take an extra big bite of meat and then move it into the grinder head quicker than other grinders. You can now grind larger cuts of meat faster without clogging up the machine.

 

The #8 Big Bite grinds approximately 7 pounds per minute and the meat pan includes a safety guard. It is constructed of an all brushed stainless steel motor housing, all metal gears with roller bearings and includes a heavy duty handle for easy moving. The motor has improved grease formulation to reduce motor noise, and a built in circuit breaker for added safety. This grinder is the perfect size to grind a few deer a year.

 

 

Features

  • Big Bite technology, rifled head design
  • All metal (steel) gears with roller bearings
  • Offset, Larger Diameter Throat
  • 2" meat pan hole
  • All brushed stainless steel motor housing
  • Added Tray in body for Knife and Plate Storage
  • Stainless steel head, auger & meat pan
  • Heavy duty handle for easy moving
  • 110 Volt, permanently lubricated motor
  • Built in circuit breaker
  • 5 year factory warranty

What Customers Are Saying

Best of all the grinders I've had.

LEM grinders are the best. The first one I bought was a .75 hp #12 head. Used it for ten years processing four to six deer every year. When I sold it I bought a .5 hp #8 which is smaller and lighter. It is all I need anymore. Processing one or two deer, I antisipate it lasting for the rest of my life.
- Jimmy Carl, 11/26/2019 Shop Now
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LEM #8 Mighty Bite Meat Grinder Aluminum

Meet the little brother of our Big Bite Grinders!

Mighty Bite is the perfect grinder for anyone interested in getting into grinding and sausage-making. Long-lasting gears and durable aluminum construction ensure it will make quick work on everything wild or tame for seasons to come.

 

Package Includes:

  • 3 stainless steel plates (3/16", 3/8" and stuffing)
  • Goofproof stainless steel knife
  • 3 plastic stuffing tubes (1/2", 1" and 1-3/8" OD)
  • Meat stomper
  • 5' cord stores under housing

 

 

 

Features

  • 500 Watt/1000 Watt peak power, 120V permanently lubricated motor
  • Aluminum motor housing
  • Metal gears
  • Heavy duty handle for easy moving
  • Built in circuit breaker
  • Full and slow speed, plus pulse reverse
  • Oversized hole in the feed tube of the # 8 head allows for larger pieces of meat to be fed to the auger
  • Meat pan holds up to 3 pounds (9-7/8" x 7-1/2" x 2" deep)
  • Weight: 16.5 lbs
  • 1 year factory warranty
  • ETL approved

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LEM #32 Big Bite Meat Grinder 1.5 HP Stainless Steel

LEM is a family owned company, passionate about bringing innovation to game processing. The revolutionary Improved Big Bite Grinders live up to this passion with improved speed and performance that deliver a premium grind in half the time. The head design and advanced Big Bite technology offer a superior second grind, while virtually eliminating stomping and vastly improving the sausage stuffing function. Big Bite technology allows the auger to take an extra big bite of meat and then move it into the grinder head quicker than other grinders. You can now grind larger cuts of meat faster without clogging up the machine.

 

The #32 Big Bite grinds approximately 17 lbs. per minute and the meat pan includes a safety guard. It is constructed of an all brushed stainless steel motor housing, all metal gears with roller bearings and includes a heavy duty handle for easy moving. The motor has improved grease formulation to reduce motor noise, and a built in circuit breaker for added safety.

 

Package Includes:

  • 1 meat stomper
  • 1 stainless steel knife
  • 1 stainless steel stuffing plate
  • 1 stainless steel fine plate 3/16" - 4.5mm
  • 1 stainless steel coarse plate 3/8" - 10mm
  • 3 stuffing tubes 5/8", 1", 1-3/8" OD
  • Large stainless steel meat pan with safety guard
  • 1.5 HP motor

Features

  • Big Bite technology, rifled head design
  • All metal (steel) gears with roller bearings
  • Offset, Larger Diameter Throat
  • 2.25" meat pan hole
  • All brushed stainless steel motor housing
  • Added Tray in body for Knife and Plate Storage
  • Stainless steel head, auger & meat pan
  • Heavy duty handle for easy moving
  • 110 Volt, permanently lubricated motor
  • Built in circuit breaker
  • 5 year factory warranty

What Customers Are Saying

Good product so far

Use it to process wild game. Also I process meat etc. to raw feed my dogs.
- PA Redneck, 12/6/2019 Shop Now
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Weston Pro Series Meat Grinder

The Weston Pro Series Meat Grinder is engineered for quiet performance and rugged durability, allowing you to process hundreds of pounds of meat. The Pro Series features an offset head design that promotes high speeds and steel gears for increased durability. A built-in knife sharpener, sturdy handle for carrying and transportation, and non-slip rubber feet make the Pro Series meat grinder ideal for hunters, farmers, and small retail butchers.

Features

  • Offset head design
  • Precision engineered for quiet performance and rugged durability
  • Disassembles for easy cleanup
  • Non-slip rubber feet for added stability
  • Sturdy handle for carrying and transportation
  • Built-in knife sharpener

 

Includes

  • Auger grabbing stomper
  • Tray-nested accessory tray
  • Stainless steel grinding knife
  • Two stainless steel grinding plates, coarse 7mm and medium 4.5mm
  • Sausage stuffing kit
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