Zinger VS Bumper Boy

Discussion in 'Gun Dog Forum' started by TRUENORTH, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. Goosehunterdog

    Goosehunterdog Elite Refuge Member

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    Congrats on your purchase!!!! I have an application to carry Gunner Up because I used them foir the first time at a hunt test and they are top notch.I plan on owning a couple sometime because of the price and quality.I also like the Dogtra electronics.I have the tri-Tronics on my wingers and let me tell you it is much better then yelling down at my wife after a miss throw.Congrats again on your purchase,have fun and happy training!!!!:tu
     
  2. WestTex

    WestTex New Member

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    But don't the dogs key off the sound of a Winger too? If I can hear a Winger go off I know the dogs can hear it. I've heard it doesn't take long for a dog to figure out what the sound of a Winger means. That said... I vote for Bumper Boy. I have 4 Four Shooters and they work great. If you want to use real birds, just plant a bird in front of the area where the will land. My dog will pick that bird up every time when I do this.
     
  3. Mike Boufford

    Mike Boufford Elite Refuge Member

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    Depends on how close your marks are. Some times they do, but most times they do not because they can't hear them. I had that happen today with a north east wind.

    Personally, I would rather have the dog mark the bird in the air than have a bird sitting out where the bumper is supposed to land. Even a bumper boy will have variability due to wind conditions. I've seen enough variable wind speeds to note a 5-10 yard variation in landing area. Maybe that doesn't matter to you but it matters to me. I want the dog to mark and bring back what it sees, not a substitute that was laying nearby.

    Bumper boys are great for using just bumpers, but from a versatility standpoint, I'll take my Zingers any day of the week.

    So, anybody got a few used derby doubles that they might be willing to part with for a reasonable price???? :dv
     
  4. Misty Marsh

    Misty Marsh Elite Refuge Member

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    I'd like to carry Gunners Up here in Canada, but after repeated attempts to get a dealer package from them which has not happened for some reason, I've gone with the others ZW, RT, and BB. Too bad as I think that they would sell when compared to the direct competition, but:nutz O-well. True North if you need a price from a Canadian supplier let me know, as long as it's ZW, RT, or BB that your looking at?
     
  5. Mike Boufford

    Mike Boufford Elite Refuge Member

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    I'ved used both Zinger and Gunner's Up. My personal preference is the Zinger Winger. I think that you are selling the better product, but that's just my opinion and preference.
     

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