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Duck Calls

Postby Scotty2hotty » Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:06 pm

Im looking for a easy blowing mid priced duck call single/double reed it doesn't matter . I bought the Buck Gardner goose/duck combo at Cabelas I like the goose call but the duck call seems a bit rough. I feel it is hard to blow and sticks after 1/2 hour of calling the quality is great .I've looked at Rick Hahne calls,Winglock,Gumbo,Hobo and Echo.The problem lies is that I cant try these calls out.So any comment,advice tips are welcome. Please note I am a beginner and Im thinking anything around 60 to 85 in price range.
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Re: Duck Calls

Postby huntall6 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:54 am

you cant forget about RNT calls.
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Re: Duck Calls

Postby drake45 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:10 am

my buddy just picked up a strait suzy by foiles and said its good. Ive yet to check it out personally but i think they retail for 40-50 bucks. Nothing wrong with a rnt J-frame for $20 bucks or a double nasty by buck if you dig the double reeds.
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Re: Duck Calls

Postby bayouboy » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:45 am

rnt short barrel is a good lil, pretty much all-round call i'd say.
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Re: Duck Calls

Postby gkerrigan » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:11 pm

You can't go wrong with Winglock's Poly J-frames. They come in single or double reed. Awesome call, and just $35.

Duck Commander has some great calls too. The Sarge or Duckpicker are both good choices.
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Re: Duck Calls

Postby jrode237 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:28 pm

If you're set on an something from the one's you mentioned, go with an Echo wood/poly timber or the same insert is in the Hobo hunter I believe. That insert (the poly Echo timber) is one of the best sounding inserts out there and will sound good as a double or a single. To let you know how good it is, I believe Kent Cullum won the 2007 World Live Duck calling championship on the Echo call with that insert. For the price, it's a steal.
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Re: Duck Calls

Postby C-Hawk19 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:52 pm

for that price range you might want to check out watkins, muddypaws, and RM customs. you can get any of them for that price range and you get to choose the material and they make it for you.
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Re: Duck Calls

Postby CD » Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:37 pm

I would vote for the echo or the winglock just got the winglock a couple weeks ago and I like it a lot
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Re: Duck Calls

Postby Scotty2hotty » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:56 pm

Thanks to all for your info I appreciate it greatly. I will look into Winglock,Echo and RNT alittle more.
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Re: Duck Calls

Postby Anser albifrons » Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:52 pm

get in touch with Mike Stelzner with C&S Custom Calls. He has some of his acrylic "Justifiers" priced at $75. He can tune these in a single or double reed and give them the volume you want.
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Re: Duck Calls

Postby wingman87 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:59 am

i just bought the willie's camo max from duck commander, and man that thing sounds great. its easy to blow and has a nice raspy sound. im not the best caller in the world but this call gives me more confidence in my calling abilities. definately worth the money.
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Re: Duck Calls

Postby duckbio » Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:07 am

Haydel's DR-85 is one that can't be over looked. Pretty ducky for only 19.95
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Re: Duck Calls

Postby dongotto » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:06 pm

A lot of great calls already listed, but if you look from time to time on ebay you will find dead on calls that a guy custom makes in idaho for $14.99. He ships them with a long reed that you can trim a whisker at a time until it fits you. I have an RNT short barrel and my dead on call sounds like its brother for a fraction of the cost. He makes them in a lot of different wood types. Always makes me wonder why I keep spending money on new calls, but that is a big part of the duck hunting fun for me and a lot of folks.
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