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Old 12-17-2012, 04:59 AM
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Question Which E-caller?

I'm looking to buy my first predator e-caller, and was wondering what you guys are using? Or would suggest, i was looking at foxpro and western river calls.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:00 AM
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I have the Foxpro Spitfire it was affordable and it works great for mountain terrain. If your going to be calling Prairies and such you might want something with a little more volume though. Don't have much experience with western river calls but I do know you can't go wrong with the foxpro's they are proven and well made calls.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:39 AM
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Foxpro

Spitfire, now called Wildfire 2

http://www.gofoxpro.com/site/products/digital-calls/wf2
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:37 AM
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Foxpro

Spitfire, now called Wildfire 2

http://www.gofoxpro.com/site/products/digital-calls/wf2
There are still a lot of excess spitfires floating around, the highly upgraded wildfire (compared to the spitfire) is the same price most places (due to a pricing shuffle at foxpro).

The wildfire is the replacement for the spitfire, and is a great improvement in features.

I'd own a western rivers if you gave it to me for free. And in that case, I'd only keep it for the fact that I would feel bad dumping it off on another hunter. Not a fan of wr's callers.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:54 AM
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I had a guy offered me his used primos alpha dogg e-caller last night, it was beat up and i could have bought a new one for what he wanted for it.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:48 AM
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I've only played a little bit with the Alpha Dogg (a buddy has one). My first impression when I saw it is that it's a lot of flash, and little substance. Moving parts and coyote hunting aren't good bed-fellows, so I initially predicted that the Alpha Dogg would be prone to having the folding legs and even folding side speakers break off.

My buddy has had his for about a year now, used it last season and this season so far a bit. He left it on the flatbed once and when it fell off, it broke one of the folding legs. The other he broke off by dropping it, so now it's leg-less. One of his side speakers pivots has worked loose, so now it hangs funny when it's folded in, and it basically points straight up when calling (not an issue).

The sound is decent, remote range is better than any of the other Primos callers (not nearly as far as it says it should be, but it's "huntable"), but it still has Line-of-Sight issues. If you can't see it, it won't respond to the remote. Very small issue, but I would also want the handle to be integrated instead of bolted on, and I'd prefer the handle to be closed, so a guy can tie a carry string to it. The "Expert Hunts" sound like a great idea, and I'm sure it helps them sell a lot of units to guys that don't know anything, but for a real hunter, they're useless. I'd much rather have the ability to program my own hunts (which IS possible, you just have to make your own sound file, then embed it on the AD).

For the price point on the Alpha Dogg, I'm just not impressed. Even with the issues I've seen from it, if it were a less-than-$200 caller, I'd think about it (as an ADDITION to my line-up, but I would NOT give up my Spitfire or Wildfire for an Alpha Dogg). At $300+, I have zero interest in it.
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