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Poll: Do you use an electronic caller? (65 member(s) have cast votes)

Yes or No?

  1. Yes (53 votes [81.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 81.54%

  2. No (12 votes [18.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.46%

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#1 ShooterJohn

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 02:19 PM

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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Posted 02 August 2006 - 03:13 PM

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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Posted 02 August 2006 - 05:38 PM

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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Posted 02 August 2006 - 05:45 PM

Good poll idea. Yes, I've got a 416 with the new style remote. Great little unit!

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 06:08 PM

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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Posted 02 August 2006 - 06:43 PM

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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Posted 02 August 2006 - 07:30 PM

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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Posted 02 August 2006 - 07:35 PM

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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Posted 02 August 2006 - 07:39 PM

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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Posted 02 August 2006 - 07:58 PM

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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Posted 02 August 2006 - 08:43 PM

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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Posted 02 August 2006 - 09:08 PM

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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Posted 02 August 2006 - 09:21 PM

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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Posted 02 August 2006 - 09:27 PM

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...?...PRO - "FX3"He 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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Posted 02 August 2006 - 09:56 PM

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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Posted 02 August 2006 - 11:41 PM

Im too cheap ;) to get one maybe some day.

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 03:54 AM

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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Posted 03 August 2006 - 08:06 AM

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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Posted 03 August 2006 - 11:43 AM

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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Posted 03 August 2006 - 03:23 PM

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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Posted 03 August 2006 - 04:42 PM

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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Posted 03 August 2006 - 04:42 PM

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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Posted 13 February 2007 - 06:12 PM

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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Posted 13 February 2007 - 06:24 PM

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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Posted 13 February 2007 - 06:59 PM

I am now back to using my hand calls only. I believe I am going to sell The Bandit. Anybody interested?

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 07:31 PM

I think this poll should be "who doesn't use an electronic caller" lol. I don't read too many posts anymore that don't start off "I placed the caller". I'm one to talk though as I recently got my very own e-caller :lol: I still like using hand calls but I will say them remote e-callers sure make things easier for a solo hunter. I made a few stands when I got it....first stand.Posted Image

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 07:46 PM

i use a home brew

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 08:01 PM

I have an f-x 5. I dont use it that often. i think if you have alot of coyotes they work great. I think that they are a great tool to suppliment your mouth calls. Just my opinion.

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 05:36 PM

No e-callers for me just seems like anyone can sit down push a button and wait to pull the trigger....Id rather use my hand calls and call nothing in all day(which has not happend in a looong time) then use some call that some guy sat down in front of a machine and hit record button and recorded a sound that i can make myself... but hay who can blame him with all the lazy Americans now I would laugh my azz off all the way to the bank too!!! just my two cents but to all there own :D :blink:

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 09:07 PM

hand calls are all i can really get(still in high school). i pretty much own everything from primos.




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