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  What is everyone's favorite turkey call and why. If could only use one no matter the weather what will not let you down? I have seen some on line that work wet or dry. What would everyone recommend. 

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I’ve killed almost every bird by running a Primos Jackpot slate. Had it for years , have glass , ceramic but like the tones and sweet talk from the Primos. Have to condition it quite often in humid and wet weather but that’s fine by me if she gets the job done. 

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Favorite... Hmm. I pack a pile when I head out but the one that seems to work the best is a diaphragm called "raspy old hen". It's my go to call if I have a hung up bird, or if I need one to sound off to locate after he's off the roost.

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Favorite... Hmm. I pack a pile when I head out but the one that seems to work the best is a diaphragm called "raspy old hen". It's my go to call if I have a hung up bird, or if I need one to sound off to locate after he's off the roost.

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I have that one and a Zinks. I suck with both lol.



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I have that one and a Zinks. I suck with both lol.



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Cause your supposed to blow with them,not suck.... Jeez


That's the one !! Mine has a bit more miles on it though.

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1 minute ago, TreeGuy said:

Cause your supposed to blow with them,not suck.... Jeez


That's the one !! Mine has a bit more miles on it though.

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Do I take it out of the plastic container ? 

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A very good post by Just Lucky!  This is a tough one as I like Pots and Boxes about the same. But if we are talking just 1 caller because of a light rain-- I always go with a Glass Pot. My top pick for  the Glass pot would be my Primos Jackpot. I would take 2 strikers- a hickory for after the rain and a carbon during a light rain. This is also what I start with for tree yelps when I press the sound chamber to my side some. When Hens respond to your caller-- stay with that one alot! This one does that. I see TurkeyFeathers likes the Primos Jackpot also. Could be something to this.

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6 hours ago, SmokeinTN said:

A few I have used in the past. Also used a lot of mouth, and box calls. 

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Nice looking calls. Like the hunting for a cure. Thanks for sharing

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2 minutes ago, Just Lucky said:

Are they all made by same company?

All 3 are Blodgett game calls. Glass aluminum and slate.

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6 minutes ago, Just Lucky said:

I will have to look at those too. Thanks

I don't think he's in business any more.

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I have used the Primos "Ol' Betsy" slate call for 15 years at least.  I got it because it's cheap, but it turns out to be my absolute favorite for close in work.  A diaphragm call is nice because it's hands-free.  I favor any 2 reed call, and have used the same "Raspy Old Hen" that guys have already mentioned.  

I know a glass pot is a better choice in the rain.  I just never got one to sound right no matter what I tried.  We raised turkeys for years, and a glass always sounded to sharp to my ears.  

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I've had numerous slate calls, from homemade, expensive & cheapo, slate to glass using various strikers. Just can't seem to master them!

What I carry is a couple of box calls, either for short or long range calling, but mainly locating. Can even get a 1/2 a$$ gobble out of one box I have. When a gobbler is coming in, I'm more concerned with being ready, gun shouldered, scanning the brush/woods, diaphragm call goes in my mouth and won't be making any other unnecessary movements with box/slate calls. FYI - NOT putting diaphragm call where other member suggested putting it! :this:

JMO, a lot of hunters don't use diaphragm calls because they don't take the time to experiment with properly fitting it to the roof of their mouth. One size fits all, out of the box diaphragm calls will not fit all mouths! Trim & bend as needed, be surprised at the difference it'll make!

Back to the OP - Tons of different models/mfgers of box, friction, tube, diaphragm, shock, locating, blah, blah calls, so it becomes a personal preference. Your favorite is the one you've killed numerous Toms with, may not be mine! Maybe that's why they make those turkey hunting vests with so many pockets...?

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9 hours ago, reeltime said:

my burrville bomber!

 

My current go-to call is a result of our membership in the old forum too, Lee...

It's a custom box made by Bob Harwell in South Carolina... Black walnut striker and butternut sides..SWEET !!

I have 14 box calls, half a dozen pot calls and a whole drawer full of diaphragms,  but the last few years I have used that Harwell box pretty much exclusively...

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What a jerk I am..... Almost forgot my new favorite call !!! Haven't gotten to try it yet but it will be joining me may 19a7eae5775a23f2916dd2bf45c30a931.jpg

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10 hours ago, reeltime said:

my burrville bomber!

 

Is Tim Fralick still making his bombers ?

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Treeguy, that's spectacular right there !!!
My kiddo's sure do some nice things for me !

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 I like to let out a good turkey yell with my regular voice. I start practicing when I get an elbow in the back, in the middle of the night from the misses, usually about March. I take a good box, slate, crow, and peacock call. Any one might work a  particular day; and then again maybe none.  Their is always blow on a  piece of grass, between the fingers to fall back on.

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