tornadochaser wrote:the 2013 catalog is available on the website...
OnTheFly7 wrote:Does anyone have any additional information on the 2013 Hard Core line up? I have seen the two page spread in Wildfowl and I have been on their FB page and there is no additional news. I have to say, the decoys look very nice. I was just curious as to whether or not anyone had any additional information; positions, pricing, etc.
BigBlondeBirdDog wrote:JB27, ... I'm sure we all know "how" to order deek's via a catalog or phone line, but I believe that he was actually looking for a photo of the decoy itself. I.E., ... I'm interested in seeing the Hardcore Ringneck deek's ... I look in the website catalog, no photo of one, just of ringers / live birds.
Took your suggestion, looked at the Macks, Bass Pro and Rodgers & Hard Cores websites ... They have pic's of Mallards and Geese, but nooooooo divers ... None. Would ALSO like to add that the Hard Core Website + Catalog doesn't have any prices, ... to find those out, you need to go look at the website I listed above ... Seems odd to me to actually have a catalog, for YOUR product, and not actually put a price on the items themselves.
So, while I found your responce "enlightening" ... It really didn't answer the question posed.
Normmcclean wrote:I love how they come out with new models all the time so they think people will forget that they are junk or that they have made cast improvement in paint or plastic quality. They will be on clearance soon and the 2014 new and improved models are probably already in the work. Just spend the money buy what you can. I am on a small budget but I prefer quality so I build a lot of my ducks and buy the best quality factory deeks I can. dakota, bigfoot,avery everything else is just not up to task of hunting a couple times a week. good luck if you do buy them I think they look good just not sure how long they will look good and when your hunting single digits ad below you dont have time and conditions to baby each decoy.
Normmcclean wrote:They had the warranty in the past good luck cashing in on that. I want them to be better cause we need competition amongst the decoy companies to keep prices down.
Black Smoke wrote:I dont care about the warranty on the paint. Have you ever seen a duck or goose full body? =junk I hate bashing these guys but the customer service is ridiculous too. Next time you get a chance pick up a full body decoy and just flick the thing and it might crack! The full bodies are simply cheap and not durable far from (Hard Core) I just sold 6 and half dz HC mallards and canadas getting all new Tanglefree!
Black Smoke wrote:Here's the thing OnTheFly7, I was prostaff for Hard Core Decoys/Brands for over 3 years and I know from much experience with the decoys that they are not durable. However, I don't know about the new paint on the dekes because I dropped them due to the lack of communication with them and the fact that I didn't want to promote a product that was not up to my satisfaction. The best thing on their dekes is the flocking. I do know that their actual decoys have not changed, it is still the chinsy plastic that is the same as the old ones. So like I said, I don't like bashing any company but when I know from first hand experience I feel that I need to warn other people out there because you and I both spend our hard earned money on gear and decoys. I hope this clears some things up for you.
DeadDuckChuck wrote:Hello everyone this is my first review so please bear with me.
I have the 2013 18 puddler pack from Bass Pro and have used them about 10 times this season. They have been hunted over in rice fields, small timber holes, and big open flats. They are all texas rigged with the riggings that were provided in the pack. I by no means intently abuse any of my decoys but I also don't baby them. They have be hauled in and out of a pit blind along with being moved around in a boat. I never leave my decoys out over nigher either.
Pros: I think they look pretty good with the exception of the wood duck hen. They are very light weight! Even the mallard magnums that came with the pack are very light.
Cons: The durability just isn't there. They don't live up to their name. More that half of them have cracked in the same place (where the body meets the bottom of the decoy). They are just too thin of a decoy to really hold up in the long tun. I know this why they are lightweight decoys and its a give and take issue between lightness and durability. Also some of the caps hold the sand in the kill have fallen off. This isn't to big of an issue because they are light and the keel will fill up with water and they will sit in the water just fine. As far as the paint goes they seam to hold up well (remember I've only used them about 10 times).
Hope this helps!
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