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PREDATOR GAME CALLS

 

“MADE IN SOUTH AFRICA

By FEATHER & FUR”

 

We at Feather & Fur are very proud to continue to offer new products EVERY YEAR, we cannot say we are market leaders because we don’t have any competition, we are the only company manufacturing game calls, electronic caller booster boxes, professional cages, exotic trapping urines, hunting lights, patented swivel chairs that fit our lights, and hand calls for Feather & Fur in South Africa. Our products are top class quality with impeccable references!

New for 2010 are open reeded predator calls, we are marketing it in a PREDATOR BUNDLE, has squeaky, semi raspy to major raspy to long range.

Here is one of the calls we are manufacturing now!,

How I do it is I design a tone board with a putty base and carve it out, I then imbed the image into a computer in a typical CNC machine and the lathe memorises the image and contours. I then cut myself an original from extruded plastic. Then I assemble a call and try it out, if happy go ahead and mould it, like this!

Here we have a typical mould with all parts ready to be thrown, the base coat is Imverife mixed with 80% polymargine. I then place it in a mould and make the mixture for either plastic, resin or Mylar finishes. These are the first attempts and first examples to go into various mixtures for testing. The green holders indicate Mylar coatings with catalyst.

Note the bottom mould, is ready to throw the cat paw prints for cage trapping.

Above we have different moulds for call parts and styles. The call we are discussing in question above is the green holder bottom left in the photo.

Below is a photo with a rubber solution poured  to create an open reeded call I made on a CNC machine – it has a plug already built in, so no need to use extra plugs and parts on this caller. When it is thrown and dried off, if I am happy I then produce the parts on the CNC machine.


 

Here we have a rubber solution to produce the first real PROTOTYPE caller, it takes 2 days to dry in the sun and when opened will produce me with a finished article, and if I am happy I then will start with mass producing the part to be fitted to my caller, I then use an injection moulding machine.

I then will make different colours to suit my needs.
 

Below are some other rubber moulds ready to be set over two days.

Below is a photo of the first PROTOTYPE call part, this is a crude example, but after its cleaned up and checked for sound quality will be mass produced like the example below that.

PHOTO  PROTOTYPE


 

This photo shows the original prototype, made of resin and Mylar composition. This is still in its cast form prior to it’s finished off form. This photo I made a mess of, I elongated the picture by mistake, but the total call part tone board is exactly 1 inch in length. 

PHOTO OF THE COMPLETED CALLER



This particular caller is sold on its own for R 345-00 it is a typical open reeded caller, makes distress sounds and also puppy whimpers and barking, great for calling in the wind, its nice and loud. Gary personally sands the reeds to achieve the correct sound prior to installation.

 

We also sell these custom calls made at the plant.

EXAMPLE OF DISTRESS TONEBOARD

Here is a tone board blank I use from my lathe. This is a general tone board that offers me good distress sounds, I use this in many of the calls I make. The board is long and 7mm wide in the inside of airflow chamber. It is over 7 cm long, I use this with a twice hardened reed for barking calls, and a once hardened reed for distress sounds. I use laminated plastic material often for reeds; it gives good sounds, and then I sometimes use Mylar also. Mylar is a more condensed material and tends to stick faster than laminated materials when you call a lot on one stand.



Here is a picture showing the width of airflow on the inside.

This particular tone board is very sleek and gives great sound.

Here are two other calls from the PREDATOR BUNDLE – You get 4 calls for R795-00.

 



 


 



 




 

 

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