Finding a call that suits your needs isn't easy when you're starting out. I have a number of plastic molded calls from various makers (RNT, Echo, CCC, Gardener) and decided to start purchasing the more expensive calls. Some will be used, some just because. I've started my quest with RNT last year and their catalog is impressive. Twenty plus duck calls offerings in various materials. It's damn confusing picking out what's worth having. That was a bit harsh, but some will appeal more than others because they sound or operate better. Problem is finding what works. Reading the descriptions and listening to sound bites kinda helps but having one in hand is best. If only the stores stocked them by the barrels. Not many places to try blowing a call. So I'm left with purchasing online. Stores don't like returns and who can blame them. So if a call is off, it's sent to manufacturer. If I don't like the sound/operation it's relegated to a call box. So this is my thoughts on the RNT calls of recent purchase: (*) pre 40th Original (bocote) - do it all - highs and lows (*) 40th Original (acrylic and cocobolo)- still do it all but not as loud. Will lock up if blown too hard (*) Old Style (cocobolo) - timber call - a bit finicky at times and drops out (*) Short Barrel (cocobolo) - Not impressed by this one. No back pressure? and doesn't operate well for me. (*) Daisy Cutter (kingwood) - do it all - I like this call. I like the way it sounds. Wife thinks its the duckiest sounding call I have. (*) MVP (acrylic) - What a great call. Large or medium waters, windy conditions, this is the one. My favorites : Daisy Cutter, Original, MVP.