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Anyone out there try The Mallard Machine? How does it work? The question is, is it worth buying? If so, is the 4 duck machine that much better than the 3 duck model. Any help would be appreciated.
I'VE HAD ONE FOR THREE YEARS AND AM VERY HAPPY WITH IT..I MAINLY HUNT VERY SHALLOW WATER SO I JUST DROP IT IN THE WATER AND PUT DECOYS AROUND IT..I USE IT JUST LIKE A CALL(I.E.) ONLY PUSH THE BUTTON WHEN THE DUCKS ARE NOT COMING AT YOU...ALTHOUGH I HAVE JUST LEFT IT ON IN TIMBER AND HAD VERY GOOD; WELL WORLD CLASS RESULTS AT REELFOOT ONE TIME...18 DUCKS IN 25 MINUTES.. WHAT I REALLY LIKE IS THE RUGGED CONSTRUCTION; MINE IS THE OLD SQUARE METAL NON FOLDING MODEL...LOTS OF MOTION DECOYS FALL APART WITH NORMAL USAGE OR EXTREME COLD (THE GOOD DAYS) BUT THE MM JUST KEEPS ON GOING...I HAVE REPLACED THE PUSH BUTTON AND BOTH BATTERY CLIPS BUT THATS IT!
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I think the mallard machine is a great idea. I wish i had thought of it. But, 199.99 is flat ridiculous for one of these things. All you get is the frame, the legs, and the motor w/ wiring. That's too much money. I have built a few out of angle iron, sucker rod, and old troll motor heads purchased at garage sales. My mallard machines look just like the ones in the store but so far my most expensive one cost me about 20 bucks, factoring the cost of decoys too. If you do purchase one, i suggest using the four decoy model, it will put more ripples on the water and move more decoys in your spread. They do work though, i won't junt without them anymore.
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I bought a mallard machine a few years ago(got a discount for working at bass pro). They are extremely effective, especially on calm days. I only have the three duck version and havent used the four duck model. I dont see why it would make much of a difference. Most companies are getting rid of the three duck version and are going to carry the four duck version. If you are lucky the companies might have some left. The are selling for $159.00 right now. Still expensive but well worth it.
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Save your money and rig a jerk string. JMO.
CAMO UP, CALL EM IN, CUT EM ALL
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I think 3inchmag has got the right idea. However if you don't have the time or ingenuity to build one, the 3 bird machine works just as well as the 4. All you're after is the ripple effect anyway. I was given one for Christmas and have made other ripplers of my own. The ones that I have made cost me about 11 dollars a piece, plus decoy cost .
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