Bret wrote:I did have an xr-2 I thought it was just another double reed. Nothing special it was not a good fit for me.
I blew a power hen at a retailer near me and I thought the bottom end of the call was great. You are right though about ring they are just not made to do that. As a meat call it was a better fit for me. I would like to have one for a few days, cut a reed, and really be able to fool around with one.
quackkiller wrote:I really like the power hen and I haven't got to blow the xr-2 yet. They are just pure duck. They aren't supposed to be a ringer, they're supposed to sound like a duck and they do. I've heard the xr-2 takes a bit more air to blow, but man it sure does sound good.
quackkiller wrote:The power hen may not be for you then. I think they are both meant to be meat calls, and they just don't get up and ring like most. He has made some changes the past few years, so you may still want to try one. For what you described, my call of choice would be a RNT daisy cutter or Buck gardner's tall timber spit tech. I really like both of these calls. They are both really good all around calls, IMO.
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