In order of durability, looks and overall cost to own from WORST to BEST:
1. FA. Except for the old eliminator serie, they have had the worst paint of ANY decoy I have ever seen.
2. Avery/GHG. Look good, good motion, Paint and head connections are weakest points. Add horrible service and lack of available product and you know why they're 2nd worst on MY list.
3. Dakotas. Nice, TOUGH decoy with good looks, DECENT, not great motion system. Heavy for their size but who cares when you can chuck em and run em right?
4. Bigfoots are THE standard to which all other decoys currently being made are compared to for durability and longevity. Not perfect, and don't have the most detailed bodies, but IMO precision detail is more to finish HUNTERS than GEESE. If you own BF's you shouldn't need any other decoy unless you want to.
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