January 24th, 2007, 12:14 AM
i need help picking a slate call
i am looking for a new slate call i don't really like the one i have. i like the high pitched sound of the glass/crystal calls. i have heard the primos power crystal is good. has anyone used this? what other calls would you reccomend
January 24th, 2007, 12:45 AM
Cody Woodsman are great calls. My personal favorite is a Blodgett double trouble, one side is slate and the other is glass.
January 24th, 2007, 07:34 AM
I have a Primos Power Crystal and love it. I own many peg and pot calls, but this is the one I usually reach for first. It can reach out a grab gobbler from great distance or you can soft talk on it too. That call has produced at least one of every subspecies for me over the years. Don't hesitate to buy one.
January 24th, 2007, 07:38 AM
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January 24th, 2007, 08:54 AM
Primos Power Crystal is a great call.
Turkeys respond very well to it.
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January 24th, 2007, 08:55 AM
i use the pwr crystal and their aluminum slate...love them both
January 24th, 2007, 08:58 AM
I am fond of the Primos Power Crystal and the Woodhaven Calls. If you can try some out at Cabelas or another retailer that would really help you. APB
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January 24th, 2007, 09:05 AM
Consider custom calls
I would like to throw something else at you; custom calls.
Here are three:
At the recent National Wild Turkey Federation Midwest Call Contest in Madison, WI, Bill at Purdy's took an honorable mention on an aluminum. Tim at RutnStrut took first overall with an anodized aluminum. I am not sure how WoodButcher did, but I played his calls and they were great.
Just something to consider.
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January 24th, 2007, 09:05 AM
I like a good custom call, but if you want a store bought, Cody is about as good as it gets.
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January 24th, 2007, 09:52 AM
You simply can NOT come close to the authentic quality sound of a custom call. I would strongly suggest you take a serious look at several. The mass produced plastic calls made popular today because of their cheap production methods don't even begin to compare and sound like junk compared to any custom model. You want a Gobbler killin' meat call, buy a custom!
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January 24th, 2007, 10:01 AM
check out Knight & Hales friction calls. I haven't used the primos so I'm too sure about that one.
January 24th, 2007, 10:42 AM
I totally agree. I have several brands of calls & the 1st I reach for is Primos Power Crystal, 2nd is Knight & Hale ol yeller. That's when I'm not using diaphram calls.
I have a Primos Power Crystal and love it. I own many peg and pot calls, but this is the one I usually reach for first. It can reach out a grab gobbler from great distance or you can soft talk on it too.
January 24th, 2007, 10:43 AM
Blodget slates are some of the best made calls around period. You pay for them, but not only do they sound gret they look great too. Some of the purtiest custom calls I have seen.
Originally Posted by gr8whitehunter
January 24th, 2007, 11:08 AM
i have a power crystal and it works good but i think calls with a wood pot sound a little better
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January 24th, 2007, 12:05 PM
I like it as well with a rosewood striker.
Originally Posted by apbarton
Brings em from a far or will work em close.
Nice Call for being mass produced.
January 24th, 2007, 12:16 PM
Roberts Brothers Custom calls.
January 24th, 2007, 01:00 PM
While the Cody calls are a little more expensive, they are well worth the price. Generally speaking, you are going to get what you pay for.
February 21st, 2007, 09:14 PM
i like to make my own,nothing like the satisfaction of calling in birds with something you made yourself.i take about four friction calls each time i go to see what they like.take a handfull of strikers also.if your interested pm me ill shoot ya a deal.can send pics if you like.
February 21st, 2007, 10:20 PM
February 21st, 2007, 10:39 PM
cody all the way, spend a little extra now instead of later.
February 21st, 2007, 11:38 PM
Try the Kentucky Klucker in any wood.....cumberlandrivercalls. com
Stay away from the mass produced junk made overseas by the big dogs. Good Luck
February 21st, 2007, 11:50 PM
i think the Primos Jackpot calls sound good (both the slate and glass). I have had good luck with the Freak (frictionite) call. It has good sound and is very easy to use.
February 21st, 2007, 11:52 PM
The Primos Freak is good slate that won't cost too much...And it comes with (in my opinion) the best striker on the market, the purple heart striker...!
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February 22nd, 2007, 08:47 AM
woodhaven and blodgett i like a slate call best personally
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