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Thread: In the market for wingers?

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    Junior Member Duck Dog Trainer's Avatar
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    Default In the market for wingers?

    You might remember my recent post about the Mark 1000. That is what I started with. I moved on to Bumper Boy 4-Shooters and Derby Doubles. I tried the bird baskets and found them to be a total waste of money. (And then they were stolen out of my shed with the 4wheeler etc?)

    So anyway, I?m in the market for a few wingers. We hand throw in training groups as of now. We?d like to start with manual launch that can be converted to electronic launch. Down here in Cajun Land, every Tom, Dick, and Harry makes wingers in their garage. These are the typical tripod slingshot looking things I see at hunt test. They have to be staked into the ground and all that. I?m not real interested in these.

    I visited the Zinger website. I like the look of these. Can someone fill me in on similar types of Zinger style wingers. I?d like to know my options.

    Also which brand is the better on the electronics side.

    Thanks for your input.

    Maybe I?ll come up with a Mark 1000BL. BL for bird launcher.

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    Default Re: In the market for wingers?

    Hop over to the product review board and you'll see way more information than you need on just about every type of winger. Take care.

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    Get a couple zingerwingers, you will not be disapointed at all.

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    You can do no better than Gunners Up. They have full size as well as the new Son of a Gun "mini" launcher. The SOG tosses a bird just about (within 3-5 feet in distance) as far as the full size model, yet is compact enough to fit across your pick-up bed (instead of taking up the legnth of the bed) or in the back of an SUV.
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    I LOVE my Zinger Wingers. I've only used them twice when training w/ a group, but had used some belonging to a friend before I bought my own.
    I have the Dogtra electronics & the duck sound (you can use the "beep" attention getter too) is very realistic. Not knocking any other product, but I am just very happy with them.

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    Zinger winger and gunners up would be the 2 most popular choices, and all you need to do is ask yourself how much money you want to spend? The zinger is slightly better quality and you will pay for it heavily, with both throwing the same bird.
    Misty Marsh Gun Dog Supplies is your source for Elsema remote release electronics, Dogtra, Sport Dog, Tri-Tronics, Armadillo foam, Dokken, Gunners Up wingers, Retriever Specalists, Alfa, Smartworks, and more. www.mistymarsh.com

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    Thanks for the input?

    So far it seems that Zinger Winger and Gunners Up or the two brands to look into.
    I did a Google search on Gunners Up and was not successful. I just got post on forums etc?

    Does anyone have the link handy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck Dog Trainer

    Does anyone have the link handy?
    Just bought our GUNNERS UP the end of November from Gundogs on Line:
    http://www.gundogsonline.com/

    Link to winger:
    http://www.gundogsonline.com/Search....x=7&image1.y=8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck Dog Trainer
    Thanks for the input?

    So far it seems that Zinger Winger and Gunners Up or the two brands to look into.
    I did a Google search on Gunners Up and was not successful. I just got post on forums etc?

    Does anyone have the link handy?
    http://www.gunnersup.com/
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    Thanks Norene and Greg
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