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hey i want to know what every body thinks of the quack head call by r and t if you have one hows the high ball and the feeder chuckle??? and your over all ranking of the :getdown: call that is in the lower price range like that and what other calls are good open water calls adn what about the foiles smm ive heard its a good call but sticks alot so tell me what you think.........
 

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The have two Quackhead calls. The J-Frame and the Timber. The J-Frame is molded off of the RNT Original, and the Timber is molded from the Timber. I have a J-Frame that I loved. Good cheap single reed call. My Dad has a Timber and I blew it some this weekend. I think it sounds about 85-90% as good as my Timbre Acrylic. Both calls are molded though, and they sort of 'rattle' like all cheaper calls do. Of course the rattling is part of the 'duck' that all call makers say is built into their calls. I guess I'm just spoiled by my wood and acrylic calls, they blow clean and rich. The 'duck' comes from something how it is blown.

I know this for sure, both Quackhead calls are DEFINATELY good enough to calls ducks, and lots of them! So are a lot of other calls in that price range. Since both Quackhead calls are molded from, and share the same reed set as, RNT custom calls, they also share the same drawbacks, just like duckbum pointed out. However, if you can learn how to drive a Quackhead without sticking it, you'll also be able to drive the custom calls. So it is a double-edged sword. If you spit, overblow, stick, you need to work on your calling anyway.

Just my opinion...
 

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I've got the Quackhead J-frame and feel that it is an excellent call for the price. It's good enough to go on the lanyard with my acrylics. A good cheap open water call I like is the Southern Game Calls Little Joel. Can be very loud and soft as well. I really like it. don't know about the SMM. I've been wanting to try one out though.
 

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People keep throwing out the word "cheap".......

There is nothing that says you have to spend over a $100 on a call to kill ducks.

It doesn't matter what you spend as long as it gets the job done.....

I'd bet more ducks have been killed using the poor boy calls than the high dollar acrylic calls..... :getdown:

I was gonna pick up a quackhead at Walmart but all they had was the timber model and that's not what I wanted......
 

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sorry,inexpensive.i dont know if the ducks can tell the difference, but i sure can tell between some of my inexpensive calls and my "high dollar" ones. alot of it is how easy they blow, the range of the pitch, etc. but i haven't noticed any difference in my sucess from one call to the other, and yes, a "cheap" call can get the job done-ive seen it first hand. alot of it-90%-it the caller himself
 

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For what it's worth, everyone is different and blows different calls differently. Take the advice you get here with a grain of salt. I have a problem sticking my J-frame. Don't have that problem with my acrylic timbre. It's probably just me. You may not have the same problem. I am going to go get a poly timbre after reading Steve's post. Hey, if I don't like it, I will give it to my little girl. Nothing like a 2 year old with a duck call around her neck. :smile:
 

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GAduck&goose said:
For what it's worth, everyone is different and blows different calls differently. Take the advice you get here with a grain of salt. I have a problem sticking my J-frame. Don't have that problem with my acrylic timbre. It's probably just me. You may not have the same problem. I am going to go get a poly timbre after reading Steve's post. Hey, if I don't like it, I will give it to my little girl. Nothing like a 2 year old with a duck call around her neck. :smile:
i agree with you on this...my 6 year old is already learning how to blow an echo single reed timber call. she sounds about as bad as i do with it but man i like the way she looks while she is trying...:)
 

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i was at Bass Pro tonight in Atlanta and got my hands on a QuackHead. (i can talk people into anything.) man, compared to my echo timber call, that thing blows like a dream. i couldn't believe how smooth it sounded on the feeder and greeting. i also tried my hand at a highend RNT and it was about the same. i ended up not buying the quackhead though because of the age it was apparently in the package. i have ordered one tonight though and can't wait to get it.

something else i discovered tonight and maybe someone can back me up on it. the REDHEAD (BassPro brand) calls, are they made by RNT? they had a bunch of boxes with RNT on them for the REDHEAD calls. anyone have any info on this?
 

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I think several different call makers produce stuff for the Redhead brand. Usually you'll see markings from both Redhead and the maker. I know Zink has some Redhead calls. I think I even saw what looked like a 'Zink' Redhead with Shawn Stahl's name on it. I haven't seen the calls you are talking about, but it wouldn't surprise me.
 
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