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Offline Stein

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Which full body mallards
« on: September 13, 2017, 09:43:46 PM »
It's time to upgrade the ghetto homemade shell decoys as I hunt a fair amount in fields and places where floaters won't work.

I know Avian-X are liked by many, but I'm thinking that the field stake type might be a bit harder to use in rocky or frozen areas compared to the field bases like those on Avery Pro Grade and Cabelas. 

Cabelas are on a solid sale and I have a coupon, but I don't want to regret it.

What do you guys think?  I'm looking at getting a dozen.

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Re: Which full body mallards
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2017, 06:56:25 AM »
If your only getting a dozen spend the $300 on Avian X.  If that is outside your budget, get the GHG.  Both work just as well as the other.  I have over a 100 of the GHG full bodies.
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Re: Which full body mallards
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 07:29:12 AM »
I just got the dozen Cabela's northern flight pack with bag. They look great.

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Re: Which full body mallards
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 07:59:51 AM »
I think Cabelas decoys look Ok but Avian's or GHG look great. I worry about the material Cabelas uses and wonder if it will actually stand up to the abuse of being tossed around. I know Avian X and GHG will. I would lean towards Avian but I bet most days Cabelas would look fine. My recommendation would be to go to Cabelas and hold both and see which you prefer to look at since decoys are 80% for the hunter. Good luck on the choice buying decoys is fun and addicting haha.

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Re: Which full body mallards
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2017, 08:49:10 AM »
I've been buying the GHG Pro Grade from Rogers, comes with a 12 slot bag as well, for only $199.

https://www.rogerssportinggoods.com/decoys/duck-decoys/full-body-duck-decoys/avery-ghg-pro-grade-full-body-mallard-field-12-pack.html

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Re: Which full body mallards
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2017, 11:56:47 AM »
We run Avians, but that's a good deal on the GHGs on Roger's. Both good decoys.

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Re: Which full body mallards
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2017, 12:04:38 PM »
I have a dozen Avians with the flocked heads on the drakes. I like them alot. the paint on any of avian X decoys seem to be very durable. Dakotas are really nice too and have awesome contour on the bodies. If you ever plan on getting more than a dozen though I would go GHG because after 3 or 4 dozen you will save a good amount and they last well.

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Re: Which full body mallards
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2017, 09:17:17 AM »
GHG or Avian X decoys would be my recommendation.  Rogers is the only place to buy decoys!

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Re: Which full body mallards
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2017, 04:46:55 PM »
I ended up with a dozen Avian X from Cabelas with the flocked heads and 12 slot bag.  I had a $40 off $300 coupon and they also let me use the $20 off receipt survey coupon, for a subtotal of $240.  I used the eBay gift cards to pay, so out of pocket before tax was $197, not too shabby for a tightwad.

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Re: Which full body mallards
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2017, 09:49:13 AM »
Nice! That's usually how I roll. Decoy's are expensive, makes it a little easier.

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Re: Which full body mallards
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2017, 11:09:39 AM »
I ended up with a dozen Avian X from Cabelas with the flocked heads and 12 slot bag.  I had a $40 off $300 coupon and they also let me use the $20 off receipt survey coupon, for a subtotal of $240.  I used the eBay gift cards to pay, so out of pocket before tax was $197, not too shabby for a tightwad.

One of the richest men in the USA predicts the DOW in going to hit 1 million in a 100 years so that's still a lot of growth till retirement but can't be a tightwad, so buy that 2500 dollar shotgun and dump another grand in camo to go with those deeks.  :tup:   

 

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