Scotty2hotty wrote:After posting this thread I went back to Cabela's to oreder one the price went back up.How are they tuned out of the package Scott recommends a stiffer tuned call ala Bad Grammer or are they tuned on the lighter side( I can't tune a call for crap).
I would describe it as a "lighter" tune. Certainly not what guys who normally push a lot of air through a call would like. It was tuned about "medium" in terms of the pitches you can comfortably get out of a goose call. I just like my calls to be easy to run at higher pitches .... like real geese sound. http://www.bigseanscalls.com/
If you want to hear how I want my calls to sound, go to the website of Big Sean's calls and listen to the sound of real geese, when the website opens. Then, click on the video of him running his Mr. Big call. That's what I found my calls have to sound like to work when running traffic, which is the case when I'm pass shooting, and often when I'm in a stubble field. I don't have access to the X fields around here very often. I don't want my calls to sound deeper, like contest callers use when competing.
Here's a link to his sound files, with the one on Mr. Big further down the page on the right.http://www.bigseanscalls.com/soundfiles.html
In the past, when I used deeper sounding calls ..... SR-1 and PC-1, in particular, they worked if I was in a field or on a spot in the marsh where they wanted to be. But, they'd ignore me .... most often wouldn't even look ... if I was trying to run traffic.
I have all my calls tuned much the same. Even my Triple X's .... a hedge and an acrylic ... When I got them, they sounded fine ... a little deeper than I prefer, but I gave them a shot .... the traffic geese ignored me. I adjusted the guts (slightly shortening the reed exposure) to deliver the same sort of higher pitched sounds and it was "night and day" in terms of the effect. The Triple X works pretty well when tuned up to be higher pitched. You do lose some of the bottom end by tuning it that way, of course, but it's still hunting purpose good and the geese respond better to it if you're where they don't really want to be.
The goose hunting sucked big time last year around here, but I can't blame that on the call. It worked well on those few that were around.