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Entry level caller
on March 7, 2016
I've been dabbling with a few different brands/types of electronic calls this past season and the ICOtec GC300 wasn't the worst caller I tried, but it just doesn't stand up to even the basic FoxPro model. I hunt coyotes in the Mojave Desert and I've used this product for two weeks, but have decided to return it; here are some of the reasons why (from most annoying to least):
- Most of the calls sound extremely electronic at the higher decibel level. I could not use a lot of the calls at the max level intensity because the speaker vibration & sound distortion were so bad. This may not be a problem if you're planning on using this call at lower decibel levels, but for my purposes I need max volume to reach out over never-ending desert.
- The call continuously repeats whatever sound you've selected, but there's roughly 15-20 seconds of silence in between. I did not like this feature; I like the call to be constant, with the option of muting it myself if need be.
- The remote worked okay, but I did have a few issues where it didn't seem to sync up with the speaker and it felt like I was mashing the buttons to get the call to come on/stop playing. The volume was not loud enough for my purposes, and you cannot totally silence the call using the volume keys (even with the volume all the way down the speaker puts out enough sound to hear it from 50 ft away).
- The call that I use the most (jackrabbit distress) was not as exciting on the GC300 as on other callers I've used. I prefer the "lighting jack" call on the FoxPro which really sounds like the rabbit is in trouble. This lack of excitement was pretty much across the board for all 12 of the GC300 calls.
I have no doubt that people have had success using this call... Did I? No. Overall I'd say spend the extra $120 to get the base model FoxPro.