Difference between a $20 call and an expensive call?

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Difference between a $20 call and an expensive call?

Postby Swanny » Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:00 am

One year of duck hunting under my belt and am curious if there is a big difference between the lower end and high end calls? Will a duck come in better to a high end call?
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Re: Difference between a $20 call and an expensive call?

Postby tsaylor1979 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:49 am

The biggest difference is the price. I think the expensive calls do allow you to do more, but the caller is the biggest variable.
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Re: Difference between a $20 call and an expensive call?

Postby aunt betty » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:02 am

Once you call really good you can sound good on just about any single reed.
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Re: Difference between a $20 call and an expensive call?

Postby Trevor Shannahan » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:32 am

MOST companies are not producing their best designs in injection molded calls. So for most of the inexpensive calls you are getting a beginner call that is easy to blow, but not super versatile. That is why most poly calls are double reeds as well
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Difference between a $20 call and an expensive call?

Postby Padre » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:16 pm

Trevor Shannahan wrote:MOST companies are not producing their best designs in injection molded calls. So for most of the inexpensive calls you are getting a beginner call that is easy to blow, but not super versatile. That is why most poly calls are double reeds as well


Which companies DO produce their best designs in injection molded calls? It's a sincere question; I'm not trying to be a jerk.
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Re: Difference between a $20 call and an expensive call?

Postby Scotty2hotty » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:51 pm

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Re: Difference between a $20 call and an expensive call?

Postby Trevor Shannahan » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:10 pm

Padre wrote:
Trevor Shannahan wrote:MOST companies are not producing their best designs in injection molded calls. So for most of the inexpensive calls you are getting a beginner call that is easy to blow, but not super versatile. That is why most poly calls are double reeds as well


Which companies DO produce their best designs in injection molded calls? It's a sincere question; I'm not trying to be a jerk.

Echo produces the DR Timber and Buck Gardner does almost all of his designs in poly.
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Re: Difference between a $20 call and an expensive call?

Postby Rick Hall » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:49 am

RNT's Quackhead Timber is a fine quiet call design that they only produce in poly or poly and wood Hunter Series now. The discontinued acrylic and wood Timbre now draws a price premium from its fans.
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Re: Difference between a $20 call and an expensive call?

Postby Padre » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:33 am

Thanks!!
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Re: Difference between a $20 call and an expensive call?

Postby JFord56 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:41 pm

If you practice enough with a poly call/ lower end call you can make it do the job. That true with any call. The range high and low - the response and quickness of pitch changes - having that cajun squeel - and quality of the sound will be different. Do you need it to kill a duck - no. If in calling contest yes. If you want to master all types of calling - yes. 'Pends on if you are just a meat hunter or how far you want to go with your calling. I've been after 'um since late 60's & early 70's and my go too was a Yentzen Sure Shot. I just this year wanted to get better and got me RNT DC Diablo and a Buck Gardner. Never have a single reed before. PS I tried a buddies calls - several RNT, a Hobo, Echo's, and a T1 Lares. I have seen the light! :thumbsup: It's going to cost me. :grooving:
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