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#2539840 - 09/03/13 11:46 PM Nervous about buying an E- caller after reading reviews
borrowed time Offline
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Registered: 10/12/11
Posts: 67
Loc: Colorado
I have been practicing with a tacklebox full of mouth blown calls to call in predators. have even called two yotes in! missed the one i called for myself though.

I am selling something to get some cash for some hunting gear. One item i was contemplating was an electronic call. My price range would be between $150 and $200. I was looking at the Primos Turbo dog or a FoxPro Spitfire.

I have some serious reservations about getting one after reading some reviews on Cabellas website for E-Callers. There are enough reviews regarding bad remote connection, "line-of-sight" neccessity for transmission, and the elecrtronics failing with moderate use.

Money is something that I have none of as things are increadibly tight, the only way i can get new gear is by selling something of value. the thought of spending $150 - $200 for something that will give me problems and turn out to be an expensive paperweight makes me break out in a rash.

Do I need to stick with my mouth calls or are these "problems" with the E-calls overblown? (Sorry for the pun...) Do i put my money into other gear or go for an E-caller in my price range?

Thanks everybody!

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#2539882 - 09/04/13 03:43 AM Re: Nervous about buying an E- caller after reading reviews [Re: borrowed time]
cyacoyote1 Offline
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Registered: 06/10/13
Posts: 250
Loc: michigan
Have you checked the reviews for the fox pro wildfire 2? They run $199. I had my remote go out 2 weeks after I bought it but I called FoxPro and they sent me one in 2 days no questions asked. Fox pro has a good warranty and great customer service. Other than that I have had no problems, I have tested my remote range to 60-70 yards it may even go farther. You hunt in completely different terrain than me so volume may be an issue as it is not the loudest call but if you add a sp-55 speaker for about $60 you should have plenty of volume. Thought I would throw this out there as an option.


Edited by cyacoyote1 (09/04/13 03:45 AM)

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#2539887 - 09/04/13 06:25 AM Re: Nervous about buying an E- caller after reading reviews [Re: borrowed time]
Yote Yoda USMC Online
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Registered: 11/17/11
Posts: 2552
Loc: Big Blue Nation KY
Have killed a lot of coyotes with the Spitfire. I use it with a SP55 speaker sometimes. I would buy a Wildfire 2 if I were you. It has FoxBang for 199.00. You can pick up a SP55 speaker later and you will have all the caller you need.

I haven't had any problem with the remote. I do elevate my caller about 12" and usually sit it 50-100 yards from me.

If you have any problems Fox Pro will take care of them for you. Most of the problems you have read about are from not understanding how to get the most out of the product. The Spitfire and Wildfire 2 do not have FHSS technology in the remote so you do need a better line of sight with it than you do with a Fury, Shockwave CS24B etc.


Edited by Yote Yoda USMC (09/04/13 06:25 AM)

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#2539925 - 09/04/13 09:08 AM Re: Nervous about buying an E- caller after reading reviews [Re: Yote Yoda USMC]
chewi004 Offline
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Registered: 03/14/13
Posts: 113
Loc: Central VA
I use the Wildfire 2 and love it. The line of sight isn't as bad as they make it sound. I am like Yote Yoda though, I try to elevate my call a little off the ground. The quality of sound is as good as you gonna get for $200, same with the sound.

Look in the classified ads, people are always posting great deals on E-Callers. I would say anything other than a FoxPro is a waste of your $...

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#2539990 - 09/04/13 12:15 PM Re: Nervous about buying an E- caller after reading reviews [Re: borrowed time]
tak Offline
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Registered: 01/13/10
Posts: 71
Loc: LBC,Indiana
I've used alot of E-callers through the years and at some time or another you will have a problem. Having support for it is something very important to me. FoxPro is the best in that department.

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#2539993 - 09/04/13 12:29 PM Re: Nervous about buying an E- caller after reading reviews [Re: chewi004]
doggin coyotes Offline
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Registered: 02/18/02
Posts: 10539
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: chewi004
I would say anything other than a FoxPro is a waste of your $...


Chewi, you know I like ya buddy. But I just can't go along with this statement. Not at all.
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#2539999 - 09/04/13 01:04 PM Re: Nervous about buying an E- caller after reading reviews [Re: doggin coyotes]
chewi004 Offline
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Registered: 03/14/13
Posts: 113
Loc: Central VA
You dont have to DC...everyone is entittled their own opinions.

Considering the customer service, ease of use, and quality of a FoxPro caller (keep in mind he only wants to spend $150-$200) I just dont see any other way to go...just my 2 cents!

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#2540011 - 09/04/13 02:00 PM Re: Nervous about buying an E- caller after reading reviews [Re: chewi004]
doggin coyotes Offline
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Registered: 02/18/02
Posts: 10539
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: chewi004
(keep in mind he only wants to spend $150-$200) I just dont see any other way to go...


I'm not saying they are better, but here's a few other ways to go. smile

In his price range the Flextone Echo can be found around $150.00. (Have owned and used this one. It'll call predators just like all the rest of em)

The ICOTEC GC300 can be found around $70.00. (Have owned and used this one. It'll call predators just like all the rest of em)

A Johnny Stewart Jury caller around $150.00 (Never been around one of these)

Western Rivers Navajo Digital Caller. About $150.00 (Tried a WR caller years ago and it was a POS. I'm sure the newer ones are better)

Primos Turbo Dogg around $150.00. (Have owned and used this one. It'll call predators just like all the rest of em)

I'll agree with you about FP's customer service. It's very good if you need it.
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#2540038 - 09/04/13 02:56 PM Re: Nervous about buying an E- caller after reading reviews [Re: doggin coyotes]
chewi004 Offline
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Registered: 03/14/13
Posts: 113
Loc: Central VA
Doggin,

What do you use now?

And have you owned any FP's?

I am not doubting any of those are bad calls, even though I have some different opinions on a few of them...just curious?

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#2540049 - 09/04/13 03:37 PM Re: Nervous about buying an E- caller after reading reviews [Re: borrowed time]
Yote Yoda USMC Online
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 11/17/11
Posts: 2552
Loc: Big Blue Nation KY
I agree with Chew----you just can't go wrong with Fox Pro.

Ease of Use

Selection

Price

RESALE VALUE when you want to UPGRADE is HUGE

SERVICE **** 4 Star 4 sure

I have tried most all the rest and there are some good callers out there. With all things considered there isn't any better callers than FoxPro at any price point.

I also agree with DC. I don't think other callers are a waste of money, but after 30 years of owning and testing a lot of callers I just think Fox Pro is the most sound purchase/investment that you can make in todays e caller market.

Yote Yoda USMC


Edited by Yote Yoda USMC (09/04/13 03:42 PM)

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#2540126 - 09/04/13 07:08 PM Re: Nervous about buying an E- caller after reading reviews [Re: borrowed time]
AWS Online
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Registered: 02/01/03
Posts: 2347
Loc: WA
Right now a FoxPro is a good machine and they seem to back their products, two of the guys I hunt with use Spitfires and are very happy with them. I could never warm up to the FoxPro remote, I've owned three and sold them all because I can't read the sound list with out putting glasses on, and for me that is a pain on the stand. I prefer others that work well for me and have used them for a very long time with out problem.

Big thing is to take care of them, I take the batteries out and store them in a dry area (my bedroom closet). I carry them in a close fitting bag and don't just toss them in the back of the truck when your done.
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#2540135 - 09/04/13 07:38 PM Re: Nervous about buying an E- caller after reading reviews [Re: chewi004]
doggin coyotes Offline
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Registered: 02/18/02
Posts: 10539
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: chewi004
Doggin,

What do you use now?

And have you owned any FP's?

I am not doubting any of those are bad calls, even though I have some different opinions on a few of them...just curious?


Depends on the mood I'm in chewi.

Sometimes I use one of my home built callers. Sometimes I use a FP Fury. Sometimes I use a modified Johnny Stewart PM4 caller(which I REALLY like by the way).

Besides owning and using all the callers I mentioned in the other post, yes I've owned and used several Foxpros.

The Foxpros that have passed through my hands over the years include: a model 48, a 532, several 416,s, a couple 416B,s, a Scorpion, a Spitfire, couple of ZR2,s, a NX4, FX3, FX5, CS24. And I may of forgot 1 or 2... lol

Have also owned and used several WT callers, Minaska, Loudmouth and a whole bunch of JS callers starting with the cassette models back before Al Gore invented the internet.

How many have you owned? smile



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#2540349 - 09/05/13 09:57 AM Re: Nervous about buying an E- caller after reading reviews [Re: doggin coyotes]
chewi004 Offline
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Registered: 03/14/13
Posts: 113
Loc: Central VA
Only one...cause it is a FoxPro! No need to go through callers like socks if they are satisfying, effective, and performing like they should. Dont fix it if it ain't broken...

Doggin: you have certainly owned more callers than me and are certainly more experienced in the entire sport than me...I will not argue with you on that one.

However, I will be keeping my FoxPro! lol

P.S. That's pretty cool you got home built callers!


Edited by chewi004 (09/05/13 10:00 AM)

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#2540598 - 09/05/13 11:47 PM Re: Nervous about buying an E- caller after reading reviews [Re: chewi004]
doggin coyotes Offline
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Registered: 02/18/02
Posts: 10539
Loc: Colorado



Originally Posted By: doggin coyotes

How many have you owned? smile


Originally Posted By: chewi004
Only one...cause it is a FoxPro!


Well, well. That certainly qualifies you to make a bold statement such as this.

Originally Posted By: chewi004
I would say anything other than a FoxPro is a waste of your $...


Absolutely. rolleyes



Edited by doggin coyotes (09/06/13 12:46 AM)
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#2540643 - 09/06/13 05:52 AM Re: Nervous about buying an E- caller after reading reviews [Re: borrowed time]
brained Offline
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Registered: 11/14/07
Posts: 450
Loc: SE Texas


If you are able to call them in, then missing a shot, well, an e call isn't the resolution.

Sorry to say but "the best" e call isn't going to help you kill a coyote. Might make it a touch easier, or, might make it a heckuva lot more complicated...

Don't hate me, but I gotta say, some of you folks need to get back to the basics. If you can hand call a coyote, you should be dang proud, if you miss, figure out why, it's you, not the call.

My dad and his calling partner were in this way before electronic loud boxes. I remember coming in to this game with him cussing these loud boxes... It was a hassle for them at the time. BUT, they knew the game, they knew how to call coyotes.

I dunno what I'm trying to say here, but, if you are able to hand call 'em, be proud, stay after them, you will getcha one, or many, once ya figure it out.
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