Thoughts on Timber Calls?

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  1. CWood

    CWood New Member

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    Looking for a call to compliment the low end of the Echo XLT Acrylic.

    Was looking at a Toxic NBD2 or an Echo Diamondwood/Poly Call Double Reed. Was leaning towards these calls because I have read/heard they have a great low end. Just want something I won't blow them out of the water with. Thoughts are a Double Reed to sound more "a live and like a duck" when they are closing in and I'm getting excited.

    Looking for some opinions on this...
    Buy the Toxic NBD2
    Buy the Echo Diamondwood/Poly Call Double Reed
    Just stick with the XLT and save the money
    Open to hearing other options as well!
     
  2. calling4life

    calling4life Elite Refuge Member

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    Don't the real timber hunters use loud aggressive cutdowns...?
    Anyways, for me, if you want a true to life sound, Zink xr2, or the Saunders Schultz triple reed, Grounds hen talk too, almost forgot that, but I liked it.

    Never a bad reason to buy a new call, you can certainly finish birds with the XLT, but you can't try a new call without trying a new call.
     
  3. bullpinnie

    bullpinnie Elite Refuge Member

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    Personally, i like to have a single reed, and a double reed on my lanyard, but it takes a little getting used to as you present air slightly differently for both ( or a cut down). I can get a lot more "sass" out of a double.

    I've got a few ph2's i'd sell if you wanted them, and a sweet little drake brake timber call, too.

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  4. CWood

    CWood New Member

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    Not sure what real timber hunters use... I was just referring to what some companies label calls as for close in calling.
    Wish I had a place to try new calls without buying them. I'm just constantly buying and selling... Which I guess isn't a totally bad thing right? Haha
     
  5. CWood

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    Interested in trying out a double. Here it hides all the mistakes haha. I've only blown single reeds as I was told to train on them since I started. PM Sent bullpinnie.
     
  6. jbrown

    jbrown Elite Refuge Member

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    Not the calls you're asking about, I have a coco Echo Timber single reed that is a duck killer. Great sound from top to an awesome bottom end
     
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    bullpinnie Elite Refuge Member

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    hard to go wrong with one of those!
     
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    OneShotBandit Elite Refuge Member

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    I thought on a old video (VCR) I had Rick had just won the Worlds, anyway he was explaining that he used his wood timber call all the time, it didn't matter where he was hunting.
     
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  9. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    I never walk into flooded timber without my Yentzen. It sounds an awful lot like an old easy 3-pack-a-day snotty hen. I don't enter the woods with the intentions of shaking acorns off the tree though. It won't get loud, is forgiving, is cheap, and sounds good. It's the only call I can call them in with like a turkey, on the water.
     
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  10. choc24/7

    choc24/7 Elite Refuge Member

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    xlt has nasty low end. the DRT might not be to shabby of an option
     

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