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Who uses an electronic caller?

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How many of you use an electronic caller of some sort? Just curious to find out since they've become so popular.

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Yes, but only recently. So far I've still called in more dogs with mouth calls than electronic. Hope to change that this season. :lol: Please add which electronic caller you use.FOXPRO 416b w/60 foot cord and external speaker.

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I have a Foxpro 416B with remote but have not had it in the field yet. Hope to get out this week. Am anxious to try it.

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I've got the Bandit. So far I have one kill with it. I use both electronic and hand calls but I believe hand calls can be more rewarding.

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I forgot to add I have and use a 532B with the long range remote. I like mouth calls too but it's hard to beat an electronic caller. Especially for crows! :lol:

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I have but seldom use a JS preymaster it works but I don't like having to set the speaker out and wind the wire back up so I just use hand calls. I hunt with a buddy that uses the fox pro 416 w/remote.

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Got my 416 FoxPro maybe 3 or 4yrs ago?! For awhile I wasn't sure how well I liked it. Then after replacing most of the sounds a couple times over the last couple years my success rate went up dramatically.The greatest change was replacing most of the manufacturers sounds with someone elses, especially the various "HOWLS", & that did the trick. Now I actually prefer the e caller over the mouth calls. However, I still use both, especially the distress rabbit & mouse squeakers etc.I definitely won't leave home without my FoxPro :)Frank

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Yes, for years. Used JS, and a bunch of home brews and now have an FX3. I have had the FX3 since early Spring and have not taken it out yet. Been too D--- busy this year. Going in two weeks for the weekend.

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Yes, for years. Used JS, and a bunch of home brews and now have an FX3. I have had the FX3 since early Spring and have not taken it out yet. Been too D--- busy this year. Going in two weeks for the weekend.
My buddy that has the 416 has had his for 6-7 yrs. The remoted quit working and he sent it to them and they didn't have parts for it any more so they sent him a new one for free so if I buy another one it will be a fox pro but I want to get better with mouth calls first. Ditto on the working too much part.

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I have use both the prey master and the foxpro 416 as well as month calls I prefer the month calls on those real calm days if their is a slite wind i will use the electronic calls.

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I'm actually in the market for one. I saw the newest one. Fox Pro 5 for around $700.00??? Yikes.I love it but I just can't dish out that much money.What would you all reccomend? Do you buy them direct from the Fox Pro Website? If not, could someone post up a link where they sell them?Thanks in advance.

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What would you all reccomend? Do you buy them direct from the Fox Pro Website? If not, could someone post up a link where they sell them?
I'd buy the FX3 it's the same unit as the FX5. You can open up the additional sound area in the caller yourself. Plus do you really want of need that many sounds. Either way you can change the sound easily yourself with the USB cable.I bought mine originally from Mike Dillon at FoxPro. He and his family are very nice and helpful. The donated a caller to the club for a raffle. I'd buy it from FoxPro. Hope that helps. ;)

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Last I looked there was a couple week backlog through the FoxPro site. I've had great experiences through All Predator Callshttp://www.king-cart.com/cgi-bin/cart.cgi?...PRO+-+%22FX3%22He has them on hand and will load your selected sounds before shipping them to you.I recommend the FX3. It allows you to change out your sound selection from your computer with the included USB cable. The models 416 and 532 work great, but changing out the sounds can be a pain. FoxPro actually has a better sound selection for the FX3, too. You can buy and download sounds through their site. Randy Anderson has his sounds available for purchase through his website, too.

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I use the FX3 with the long range remote. I've called in lots of animals with it and I love the remote and call changing capabilities.

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No doubt about them working. I had the old JS records then the cassets JS and Burnham Bros. a couple home brews and have been out and had a couple guys I was calling with use the FoxPro. But I am just an old hand caller and just get too much satisfaction knowing I was the one that called up or howled in that coyote, cat, bear , fox than by havfing an electronic device do the calling for me. ....Walt

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My FX3 should be here this morning, I bought it from a guy on the PM site he bought it new and never took it out one time. He is a big game bow hunter and also shoots competitively with a bow and never had time to use the caller. It is coming with the carry bag and the rechargable batteries. If you are looking for one used try PM classifieds but check the site a lot because the used ones last about a couple of hours and then they are sold.

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I recently purchased an FX3 great call i love it i have only had one coyote taken with it though mouth calls work great as well i think there is a little more pride in a coyote shot with a mouth call but whatever brings them wiley critters in go for it!! Bryan

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Thanks for the help guys. I have pretty much nailed it down to the FX3. Now I just have to do research on the sounds I want loaded. FYI - allpredatorcalls.com Ships them out the very next morning and is 10 bucks cheaper. FP is indeed 2 weeks out.

open the additional sound area on the FX3
Can one do this? If so, how?Thanks!

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John do you know how to open the additional sound area on the FX3 and of course the extra sounds are needed.
They sent something out awhile back. But I'm sure it's on their site. Since I don't have one it wasn't a priority for me at the time. ;)

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yes, anyone can do it. You just need to pick your sounds. They load them and then ship it out to you. if you ever want any additionnal sounds you can use your own or purchase and download additional sounds through the FoxPro site.

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I have used-use an inexpensive Remington electric caller. The only thing I've been able to call in with it are deer. Sad, simply sad.S&S

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Recenlty purchased an FX3 from Cabelas. Total tally count to date 0 animals called in. Still waiting for them to come running in...I was able to call in another hunter (hunting quail) who came stalking in to investigate the sound. He was not aware of electronic calls or the nuances of predator hunting. A nice way to meet fellow hunters in the field :lol: . Funny thing, he thought there were 2 of us because of long range remote.Otherwise, I have previously used a mouth call, Johnny Stewart cottontail, and have called in 3 coyotes with it, one at night.

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