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Good low budget call?

Postby TCEA_Wintertime » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:48 pm

I am looking to buy a goose call since I have seen and shot a few geese duck hunting. I don't have a la erge budget so I can't go off buying a expensive call. I am looking into a quack head goozilla and have read good reviews about them. Any input or ideas?
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Re: Good low budget call?

Postby goosehunter64 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:09 pm

Winglock...one of the Top Meat Calls on the market.
Many of us on here own them and swear by them.

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Re: Good low budget call?

Postby ColoradoGooser » Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:49 pm

That $20 Goozilla is a great call for the low end price,it would make a great low budget call for sure.
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Re: Good low budget call?

Postby snapshotmd » Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:34 pm

I like my Zink PC-1. It's one of the only ones I could make sound good in this price range. Came with a DVD for $30.
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Re: Good low budget call?

Postby muskyduck » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:46 am

$$$$ is always worth on a call IMO. Think of it like a musical instrument... But if you can't break from a budget, I'd say Buck Gardner Canada Hammer II
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Re: Good low budget call?

Postby Tipsntails7 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:32 pm

I cannot believe neither of these have been mentioned yet but tim grounds poly is a great call. But in my opinion best bang for your buck call is a field proven poly raptor. This call sounded awesome, and for 30 bucks it was even better. I couldn't find room on my rope for it button dad absolutely loves the thing.
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Re: Good low budget call?

Postby Scotty2hotty » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:27 pm

Field Proven Poly Raptor or Grounds Polycarb.
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Re: Good low budget call?

Postby rebelp74 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:42 pm

Let em Lite is good, they're acrylic and cheap. They sale em new on ebay for around $30 I tihnk.
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Re: Good low budget call?

Postby Rogue35 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:04 am

I really like my Goozilla.
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Re: Good low budget call?

Postby Gulfcoast » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:57 am

I suggest you look at Winglock, as well.
So many ducks, so little time . . .

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Re: Good low budget call?

Postby Takeem406 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:41 pm

Buck Gardner Grey Ghost! I have a Tripe Crown but that Buck gets more use!
I've also killed geese with the Goosezilla, but knowing what I know now if spend 50 bucks. The Poly Carb TG Super Mag is great too!

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Re: Good low budget call?

Postby Rakoprtr » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:05 pm

I like the buck gardner Canada hammer 2
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Re: Good low budget call?

Postby duckmaster55 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:57 pm

Buck Gardener Grey Ghost definately! I have the diamond wood version of it and I love it.

I have a friend that I hunt with and he has the quack head. It sounded great for awhile but after about a month it cracked which sure messed the sound all up. I know a lot of people seem to like it, so it could be a flaw made when that imparticular one was manufactured or just the fact that he used it a ton and brought it everywhere he went.
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Re: Good low budget call?

Postby Rick Hall » Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:48 am

Must of run over it.
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Re: Good low budget call?

Postby Webfootslayer » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:02 pm

HS sledghammer awesome call & redhead is the only that carries them. It finishes 90% of the geese we shoot. I also give a zinks pc to every newcomer that's hunting w us that year. Easiest shortreed to learn on imo
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Re: Good low budget call?

Postby Bo Beaver » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:45 pm

Goose calls are an investment, I seriously suggest you spend absolutely as much as you can to buy a good quality call. Grounds are at the top of my list. My first decent call was a SuperMag that still has a spot on my lanyard today.
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Re: Good low budget call?

Postby Rick Hall » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:18 pm

Bo Beaver wrote:I seriously suggest you spend absolutely as much as you can to buy a good quality call.


Trouble with that approach is that price doesn't always equate to quality, and a fellow without the basic skills to properly try out a call can spend a bundle on something that will never be a good fit for him.
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Re: Good low budget call?

Postby Bo Beaver » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:13 pm

Rick Hall wrote:
Bo Beaver wrote:I seriously suggest you spend absolutely as much as you can to buy a good quality call.


Trouble with that approach is that price doesn't always equate to quality, and a fellow without the basic skills to properly try out a call can spend a bundle on something that will never be a good fit for him.


You got me there Rick! I misspoke and Im glad you said something. What I meant was to try to make money as much of a nonissue as possible. If you find one that works for you that is more money and one that doesn't sound as good but is less money, I'd suggest making the investment for the better call if at all possible. It'll save you money in the long run.
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Re: Good low budget call?

Postby rcase1234 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:16 pm

Zink PC1. Polycarb for $30 with DVD
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Re: Good low budget call?

Postby 541-feet-down » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:48 pm

I believe the best way to learn how to blow a short reed is by choosing one you can't blow at all in the begin learning. I could run a zink and got a supermag and couldn't hardly turn it over. now being used to the supermag I can blow mostly any call on the market and the supermag if you got big honkers will set em down. will never blow a zink call again now. can't stand em they're made to sale IMO for easy to use not to sound the most goosey. that's just me though I've heard great callers use zink calls. the best call for the money is the browns waterfowl call has a stretched goose asaphagus in the barrel and sounds like a goose and really makes you use your hands correctly. great call. I use the oh sh*t around 60$
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