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Looking for an e-caller

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Looking for an e-caller

Postby practice-more » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:15 am

Deciding to get an electronic call for this year, but I'm not sure which one. I don't want to spend a fortune, but I don't want to regret buying junk either.

What does everyone else use, and what do/don't you like about it.

Right now I'm leaning towards the FoxPro Inferno. They are $200, but if I order it directly from FoxPro, I can custom pick which 75 sounds it comes with.

Open to other's opinions and experience though.

Thanks,

Mitch
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Re: Looking for an e-caller

Postby Alaska Dave » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:12 pm

I went with the foxpro FX3 years ago. took me 4 months to finally figure out which 31 calls I wanted. I have only wished that I had not got 2 of them, lol.
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Re: Looking for an e-caller

Postby practice-more » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:27 am

Thanks Dave,

I did a lot more looking last night and was debating between the FoxPro Inferno, Banshee and JackHammer.

The Banshee and the JackHammer came with more sounds, but the same remote a general capabilities as the Inferno, and they cost $100 more.

I ended up ordering an Inferno with a custom sound list (no extra cost) direct from FoxPro. It should arrive mid next week.

Hopefully I don't regret not getting a higher model, but I just couldn't see the advantages unless I was willing to jump to the $400+ range for something like the Fusion or the Shockwave.

The coyotes have been howling morning and night around my place. As soon as I fill my archery tag and we have a little snow on the ground, I'm going to get after them hard!

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Re: Looking for an e-caller

Postby practice-more » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:34 pm

Inferno arrived yesterday. I unboxed it, installed the batteries and set up the programming, but I haven't taken it outside yet.

First impressions are:
1. It is a very small unit, not much bigger than a 20oz bottle. I hope its physical size doesn't reflect its capabilities, time will tell.
2. The remote seems very easy to use. Going through the functions and presets was fairly intuitive.
3. I played a couple of the sounds in the house on very low volume and they sound good ... to my ears anyway.

I'm looking forward to testing it out, seeing what type of volume it is capable of, what range the remote has, and how the batteries last.

I'll report back once I know more.

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Re: Looking for an e-caller

Postby Fitter » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:01 pm

Let us know how everything works out. I was watching a coyote hunting show yesterday and it looked exciting as hell. Of course, that was a show with prime property etc. but still, looked like a blast.
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Re: Looking for an e-caller

Postby practice-more » Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:06 pm

I was hoping to have a full report with some fur down, but that's not the case. I've had the caller out twice now, but haven't called anything in.

So far the call has worked well. The sounds seem to be of good quality and the volume is "ok". I don't know if it would be the best call if you were really trying to reach out there in windy conditions but, for my purpose and use, I think it is going to work well.

I just threw a new of good rechargeable batteries in it. With only 2 uses, I can't say how they last, but in two half hour sessions the battery display hasn't dropped.

One time I had the call set out at about 20 yards and the other at about 60 yards. Both times the remote functioned well.

I'll give an update when I've had a chance to use it more.

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