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#3205419 - 03/27/13 10:43 AM New pot call advice..
LB FANATIC
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Looking for a new slate pot call this year, wanted some advice. Leaning towards a cedar pot over slate. Will prob spend around $40 or so. I have never owned any call other than from a big box store,and have not used anything other than slate (which I think I prefer) The metal,glass and comp. pots all sound unrealistic to me, but then again, Im not a turkey.

What do you recommend and why ?

Thanks
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#3205445 - 03/27/13 11:13 AM Re: New pot call advice.. [Re: LB FANATIC]
Southern Sportsman
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If you told me I could only have one pot-style call, first I would freak out, and second I would begrudgingly select a slate surface over glass, or a ceramic surface over glass. I have a glass and aluminum and really like both of them. The glass can get loud, and can make really sharp cuts and yelps -- great for striking distant birds and for calling on windy days. Slate or ceramic are not going to be as loud, but they can do everything. They are especially good for soft clucks, purrs and yelps and "tree yelps" which are probably the most common calls used to actually work a bird.

Probably the most well known ceramic call was the Knight and Hale "Old Yeller" (they called it "slatek") which was good when it first came out. After K&H sold out, pretty much all of their calls went to Sh*t (my humble opinion). I've had this call for a few months and love it. If I could only take one, it would be this one:
http://store.1upgamecalls.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=35&product_id=53

The guy that makes these calls was elite staff for K&H years ago and had a hand in the production of the Old Yeller.

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#3205453 - 03/27/13 11:20 AM Re: New pot call advice.. [Re: Southern Sportsman]
Boll Weevil
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I'm sure everyone has their fave but in that $40 price range Cody pots are tough to beat for realism. It'll take a while to condition it properly, but once broken in it's honestly very difficult to discern from real birds.

Another thing to think about is good strikers; rasp, pitch, tone, volume, clarity can be totally completely different from striker to striker. Sometimes the striker that comes with the call isn't at all the best sounding.

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#3205478 - 03/27/13 11:41 AM Re: New pot call advice.. [Re: LB FANATIC]
HuntingandHarleys
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I own 5 or 6 made by this gentleman. Can't say which one I like the best, they all sound pretty good. As was stated above alot of the time the correct striker is the name of the game.

http://www.turkeycall.co/

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#3205751 - 03/27/13 05:48 PM Re: New pot call advice.. [Re: HuntingandHarleys]
fredfred
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For around $40 bucks you can't beat it. I've got $100 calls that sit on the shelf because of this one.
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#3205821 - 03/27/13 06:52 PM Re: New pot call advice.. [Re: fredfred]
feathersandfur2214
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I just bought a new Hooks,copper over glass. Great call for the money. Add a good striker and you really can't beat em !
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#3205905 - 03/27/13 08:33 PM Re: New pot call advice.. [Re: feathersandfur2214]
Harvester
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Cane creek calls, pro custom slate.

Lonnie sneed "hot hen slate"

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#3205909 - 03/27/13 08:37 PM Re: New pot call advice.. [Re: Harvester]
BigCountry71
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Roberts Brothers. Hands down my favorite call. Sweet sounding I have three different strikers for it. Hickory,rose wood, and aluminum. Each one is pre marked for the sweet spot and that's the only area to be used on the call. The strikers have their own conditioning stone on the top of them. Makes it always there to use. No more looking around for sandpaper or scuff pads to use.

Edited by BigCountry71 (03/27/13 08:38 PM)
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#3206017 - 03/27/13 10:16 PM Re: New pot call advice.. [Re: BigCountry71]
TnTurk
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 Originally Posted By: BigCountry71
Roberts Brothers. Hands down my favorite call. Sweet sounding I have three different strikers for it. Hickory,rose wood, and aluminum. Each one is pre marked for the sweet spot and that's the only area to be used on the call. The strikers have their own conditioning stone on the top of them. Makes it always there to use. No more looking around for sandpaper or scuff pads to use.


^^^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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#3206495 - 03/28/13 11:50 AM Re: New pot call advice.. [Re: TnTurk]
LB FANATIC
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Thanks Guys, much appreciated
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