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Favorite Duck Call #4790988 11/28/13 11:27 PM
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I have several double reeds and an echo timber double reed that I love but I want a medium-loud range acrylic single reed. I'm thinking about an echo xlt or rnt daisy cutter but not sure. What are yalls favorite and most versatile calls? Help a brother out!

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Re: Favorite Duck Call [Re: txhunter12] #4790993 11/28/13 11:31 PM
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Couple of my favorite "loud" calls to hunt with are the Quack Shack LBSR or RNT Original.


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Gaston field.

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I like the Echo Breaker


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Was not impressed with the Acrylic Daisy Cutter. Runs fairly fast, but had to tune it additionally out of the box. Takes very minimal air to run, really not an open water call. The XLT IMO is one of the worst calls out there. If you can find an old PS Olt DR-115 they are a nice open water call.



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RNT Alpha 2 with custom reeds!! RNT Original African Blackwood with custom reeds!!


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Get the acrylic RNT original. Its as good as it gets for versatile.

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Yup got a RNT original and love it for open water

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The old PS Olt D-2 and the old Faulks.


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Quack Shack Outlaw all the way.

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Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
The old PS Olt D-2 and the old Faulks.


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[quote=Going Green] The XLT IMO is one of the best calls out there.


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Just picked up a quack shack outlaw. It's a good one.

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Echo, tim grounds and quack

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Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
The old PS Olt D-2 and the old Faulks.


I am with you on the Faulks. Hard to beat that old call. I got into making calls thinking I wanted to make a few wooden calls but had my eye set on acrylic. I have an entirely new outlook on duck calls. I won't touch acrylics right now. I don't want to offend anyone as I see some are buying and some folks love there acrylic calls. I am merely stating what has happened to me. I just changed 100%. I had a long conversation with myself when I was trying to get the acrylic lines up and running.

Think of it this way. There is no way for one guy to keep up with production when it comes to acrylics. So I went outside to a CNC operator. I would reciede a barrel and an uncut insert (I would not let the CNC cut the radius on the insert). For thos that don't know, the radius on the insert is where the reed lays. It is also reffered to as the toneboard. So a box would come in the mail and there are the parts. I had to final polish, glue and press the band, cut the toneboard and tune the call. I was at around $45 into the call by that time. So you are looking at $90 sales price. This started eating at me.

My frined Dave Spear is a craftsman. I have hunted ducks decades before he even thought about it. He was working in my shop once and truly making art with the decoys he makes. I was grinding on a chinese piece of acrylic. I was not being true to the entire package of duck hutning. I could hear the people that raised me in this sport, now long since gone. The question I kept milling over was what direction do you want to go? Is it really that importnat to make money? What is it worth in the end, nothing. Now if I make a good quality cocobolo call with good sound, a nice oil finish and a brass band, then you got somehting you can give your children when you pass on. Do I really want someone handing their child a piece of acrylic, fashioned by a machine and they saying this is a Wano's custom call. Not on your life.

This one has not even made it to a buffing wheel yet. This is what I want my customers to use and pass along.


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Interesting choice, either you sir are from arkansas or you know your calls.

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My mallard drake whistle.....cost me $3.........


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My go-to is a Foiles Straight Meat double reed acrylic. I know a lot of guys don't like em cuz of all the controversy surrounding the founder, but the flat-out work. I also have an old wood call I got from my dad that has a great finishing sound. I don't know the maker but its a single reed wood call & it's older than me smile


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I like the DU call that Buck Gartner did last year. Its still available if you join DU. I also like the Haydell timber cutter... Its pretty loud. I have used the Fualks as well...


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Kwakman Calls are best for the money IMO. They are up and coming, their business time call is acrylic, double reed, and 50 bucks. It sounds great and is hard to beat in the price range.


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RNT acrylic short barrel

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I really like haydell calls. The dr-85 and the timber cutters both sound just like a mallard hen.

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