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UKSW in my opinion. Not the cheapest but I’ve had one of their lightweight models for over 15 years, used probably once a week with no issues whatsoever.

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Like most things in life, you get what you pay for. I am not sure if there is such a thing as a `best one`.

If you want a lightweigt version with slim line motor, telescopic arms, a telescopic mounting system so the magnet can be raised up above standing crops, the prices creep up to around £160 - £170. I believe there are now versions with a remote where the magnet can be swtched off & on from 30 - 40 yards away.

In my opinion they can get over used to the extent birds become wary of them. I am on my second one, as my basic version purchased from A1 Decoys about 7 or 8 years ago had fixed length arms which were a pain getting into / out of the car; in addition it was a fixed height model. I flogged that to a shooting mate and bought another (£55) that had telescopic arms and the height can also be adjusted.

In the light I am always prepared to stop using it if birds seem wary of coming in, the top end spec ones at £160 seem a luxury I can do without.

I have 3 bouncer poles that I use with `Hypa-Flaps` and providing there is a bit of breeze to get them going, I will often use them to provide some movement in the pattern rather than lugging a magnet and battery if I have a bit of a walk to get to my chosen position.

A1 Decoy and UK Shoot Warehouse both do a good range, depends what you are prepared to spend and how often you intend using it.

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Mine is from UKSW. Has served me well. My battery came from them as well.

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Well I have 2 , both cheap ones and they do the job (about £60 each) ones is around 20 years old and still going strong. They both have telescopic arms and height adjustment. I cant comment on the expensive one, but my cheap ones have done the job for me without any problems.

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