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    Has anyone seen, used or heard anything about this new product?
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    Default Re: Etch-Marc Thunderbird

    Quote Originally Posted by Noah
    Has anyone seen, used or heard anything about this new product?
    Can't wait to find out more info. on it. I just saw it advertised in the current HRC 'Hunting Retriever Mag.' Do you know what the costs is?

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    Their website has them listed as:
    4 shooter- $599, 8 shooter- $879, 12 shooter -$1069
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    Has anyone tried one yet? How does it compare with the Maxs? Any idea how they are able to eliminate the need for oxygen and the regulaor for the propane - just curious.... if it still works as well - what an improvement!!

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    I have been training with a person who has one. It throws a nice mark about 25 yards or so. It uses a dogtra remote release. The thunderbird uses mapp gas to shoot the bumpers. The sound when the bumper is launched, sounds like a real gun. I like the bumpers it throws too, the middle of the bumper has softer plastic that the dog can hold better. The softer plastic is nice on cold days.

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    I have not seen or used one yet, but I understand that TB uses a new a launch procedure (for lack of a better term)... you push button once to "fuel" it, then push again to launch. I've really liked my Max5, but from a fuel/charging standpoint, the TB sounds like it would be nice.

    Can anyone else post up about their usage experience from the new TB. I'm particularily interested in hearing about, reliability and consistency - in otherwords does it misfire much, and if not are the bumpers being launched approximately the same distance on each mark.

    Also, what do users think about the ability to adjust the arc and distance?

    All comments will be appreciated.

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    TTTTTT

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    Has anybody tried it (the Thunderbird) in cold weather?

    We had problems with the Max in cold weather, but I liked them otherwise. Would really like to be able to use Maxwell in cold weather, and hoping the Thunderbird will be the ticket!

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    Any new insights from anyone?
    He's got a little Mississippi Leg-Hound in him. Once he starts though, it's best to just let him finish.

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    Would like to hear more on this one. Will it work with my sport dog transmitter?
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