Good "Quiet" Calls?

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Good "Quiet" Calls?

Postby Idaho Savage » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:35 am

Hi Folks,

I feel like I'm pretty decent at calling--I can turn birds, keep 'em coming, etc. But where I think I need some help is turning down the volume. On really calm days, small water, etc, I've watched my partner tone down the volume yet keep the tone the same with a ton of success. Even though we both use Daisy Cutters and Timber Rattlers, I just can't mimic him.

Are there any calls you guys would specifically recommend for "quieter" calling?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Good "Quiet" Calls?

Postby Elvis Kiwi » Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:21 am

for mallards??? find a sonderman/olt 66 oldies but goodies and easy as to blow, my son has pinched mine and is getting real good at sweet talking quietly up close.
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Re: Good "Quiet" Calls?

Postby DucknGoodTime » Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:22 am

I keep a Yentzen Sure Shot handy for just those kind if days.

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Re: Good "Quiet" Calls?

Postby Rick Hall » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:10 am

I favor RNT's Microhen. It's inherently quiet enough that it won't blow the doors off anything without my intending to, but it still affords enough volume when I lean on it to spark reflex response when needed. Also has great tone range, and I can run either it or my MVP without giving a thought to air presentation.

As always, though, YMMV.
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Re: Good "Quiet" Calls?

Postby T.C. Bolding » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:06 am

Betts treehugger would be my choice.
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Re: Good "Quiet" Calls?

Postby ducksNgeese91 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:29 pm

Really like the 1/4 bore on the rnt new old style or the rnt timbre.
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Re: Good "Quiet" Calls?

Postby cluckmeister » Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:20 pm

I second the vote for a Olt 66, you can find them on Ebay and they sound better with age
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Re: Good "Quiet" Calls?

Postby drew_timothy » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:20 pm

I used a death row calls double homicide for a while, awesome for a double reed. it was a kind of do-all call, it had good ring up top when you wanted it but was also great close in for finishing birds. Spendy, but id buy it again.
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Re: Good "Quiet" Calls?

Postby mayhem96 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:52 pm

X2 on the Microhen. It's an awesome mid volume call and has a real "whiny" low end for bouncing hens and cajun squeals...but like Rick said, you can lean on it pretty well :thumbsup:
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Re: Good "Quiet" Calls?

Postby T.C. Bolding » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:57 pm

I like the first gen microhen better than the new one.
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Re: Good "Quiet" Calls?

Postby norcalweaz » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:38 pm

Why buy a new call to do what is possible on the daisy or rattler you have? I was in the same boat a while back and baught some good calls but also took it as a challenge to become a better caller. A little change with the hand or mouth cavity can drastically change any call. I almost always run just one call on my lanyard with confidence in getting what I need out of it.
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Re: Good "Quiet" Calls?

Postby Trick » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:42 pm

RNT Old Style if you can find one, not the New Old Style either. Best "quiet" call there is, period.
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Re: Good "Quiet" Calls?

Postby drakehunter7 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:25 pm

Gaston Timber, in hedge. Just personal preference.
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Re: Good "Quiet" Calls?

Postby The Duck Hammer » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:13 am

RNT Microhen or New Old Style
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Re: Good "Quiet" Calls?

Postby WiHonker » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:04 pm

Cadence Timber, DLC Quiet Timber, GK Mallard Killer, and RNT Timbre are some that would fit what you're looking for.
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Re: Good

Postby noose374 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:51 pm

ducksNgeese91 wrote:Really like the 1/4 bore on the rnt new old style or the rnt timbre.


^This^
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Re: Good "Quiet" Calls?

Postby txhunter90 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:38 pm

Ilove my new daisy slayer can whisper to get loud have my lares

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