Any Recomendations for a New Duck Call?

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Any Recomendations for a New Duck Call?

Postby AlaskaRedneK » Tue Dec 21, 2004 2:57 am

I am in the market for a new call, I am unsure which I should get. If you have a favorite or just know of a decent one that isnt gonna max out the 'ol visa.... lemme know! :smile:
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Postby 98ramtough » Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:01 pm

Do you blow a single or a double?

Do you hunt open water? Do you need a really loud call or just a quite one?


I think the RNT quackhead sounds awesome for the money. Great single reed. The primos yo sista and PHAT lady are nice cheap single reeds also.

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Postby R_B_BURG » Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:07 pm

If your looking for a great quality wood call go to www.DynZecalls.com.
It is a wood top with an acrylic bottom. You can get a double or single reed. The woods are incredible!! The prices are really good also. The call maker comes from Willmington, Ohio. His name in Aaron. You can't beat them. I've got three of the duck calls and a single reed goose call. They look good on the lanyard and sound great!
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Tue Dec 21, 2004 2:38 pm

Hey thanks for replying. I think that my current call is a single reed, but I really don't understand the difference between a single and a double, if someone could help me with that too. I mostly hunt over open water, with and without decoys. So, hope that helps!

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Postby 98ramtough » Tue Dec 21, 2004 3:03 pm

Stay on a single reed. How much you wanting to spend?

RNT Quackhead is great at $30
HS Bill Collector is great for $15
Primos PHAT and Yo sista are good too.

Try a few out and see what fits ya.
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Postby Bucky193 » Tue Dec 21, 2004 3:04 pm

I like the duck comanders
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Postby Bret » Tue Dec 21, 2004 4:12 pm

I don't know but if I were you I would blow as many calls at the local sprting good store as I could and pick the one that works the best for you. The quackhead and billcollector are nice calls for the money.

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Postby quackkiller » Tue Dec 21, 2004 10:44 pm

I've got a quackhead j-frame and it's great for the price. Your best bet is to just go blow a bunch of different calls and find the one that best fits your style of calling. :salude:
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Postby Swamp Puppy » Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:05 pm

quackkiller has the best advice. blow a bunch..buy what you like (or in my case...what you like AND can afford.)

if i may toss my 2 cents in however, here would be my top 2.

RNT short barrel. either Cocobola or Bois D'Arc cost is around 75 bucks.

Sonderman 66. this is a remake of the old Olt 66. easy to blow, nasty, raspy, soft, loud when you want it to be, it really does it all and does it well. cost is around 27-30 bucks. i ordered mine online. DJ illinois River Calls i think it was called. type in Olt 66 or Sonderman 66 into a search engine and the site will come up.
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Postby texas_quackwakker » Wed Dec 22, 2004 11:47 am

I agree with some of the other guys...the RNT short barrel is a killer call. I would not trade mine for anything. Acryic will set you back $125.00 but you can save about $50.00 if you go with a wood model.

Calls that work great that anyone can afford are the duck commander mule and the Primos PHAT lady. I have both of these and use the crap out of them. The mule is GREAT for feed calls and up close stuff and the PHAT lady is a bit better if you need to crank it up. You dont have to spend boo-coo bucks on the RNT stuff but they are nice.

Duck Commander Mule-$15.00
Primos PHAT lady about the same

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Postby ibhuntin » Fri Dec 24, 2004 11:28 pm

All the answers so far have been excellent. Just to toss something in I absolutely love the Duck Commander line of calls. The Smoke is the one that I use mostly and it performs superb in both open water and when over dekes in marshland.
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Postby texas_quackwakker » Sat Dec 25, 2004 10:47 am

I agree about the Duck Commander line of calls...I have had my DC mule for over 3 years and it blows great. Does not seem to freeze in cold weather either.

An EXCELLENT BEGINNER CALL...probably one of the best....its cheap...they hold up....easy to tune and clean and have good sound!
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Postby ks_waterfowler » Sat Dec 25, 2004 11:22 am

HS Bill COllector $15
Mick Lacy Micks Mallard Magic $23 (personal favorite)
Primos Wench $11 at Wally World Right now

A single reed in skilled hands is the deadliest combo known to ducks IMO
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Postby TXwaterfowler » Sun Dec 26, 2004 1:04 am

Well if you can find it thats the Ole Raspy made by Buck Gardner its goes about 20-25 $ its raspy enough to hunt in tall timber yet has the power to get them mallards over open water that are way off.

Good luck to you bud
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Postby ARMallardSlayer » Sun Dec 26, 2004 12:13 pm

Kwack Wacker's bottom end call is $25 to $30.............
If you can't work em in close & git em in yo face with their orange langing gear down, don't bother takin the safety off!
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Postby Carolina_Commander » Mon Dec 27, 2004 12:54 pm

The cocobola commander-n-cheif :yes: Git-r-done
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Postby REDLEGGER » Mon Dec 27, 2004 2:23 pm

stay with single reed primos sure shot is a great call for all types of hunting. i have a black one they probly don't make any more since it is 30yrs old but has never let me down.redlegger call is good by primos too about 25 dollors. mite want to invest in the whisle call so you can buzzem with the wing setter. "take a kid hunting you'll never regret it' :thumbsup:
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