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Offline C Ciuffetelli

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Elk guts?
« on: May 27, 2017, 04:01:29 PM »
Hi all,

I'm interested in making some elk calls for an up and coming elk hunt and I was wondering what everyone's thoughts were of the elk guts sold through the forum store? Or if there are better guts that can be purchased elsewhere?

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Re: Elk guts?
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2017, 10:42:38 PM »
They work great. I prefer to fit them to my barrel better using this tutorial.

http://thogamecallsforums.com/index.php/topic,12218.msg92333.html#msg92333

And some of the information in this thread to help it go easier with the thinner elk guts:

http://thogamecallsforums.com/index.php/topic,17957.0.html

And I like to add some tubing to the bite part to keep more consistent pressure on the toneboards.

http://thogamecallsforums.com/index.php/topic,4491.0.html

I would also suggest looking into some open reed toneboards for a greatly variable cow elk caller.

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Re: Elk guts?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2017, 02:35:00 PM »
Thanks for the tips! I did an online search and could not find any info on open reed cow guts. Any suggestions where I would be able to purchase some?

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Re: Elk guts?
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2017, 12:04:33 AM »
This is the #1 open reed setup I like personally. The board will need to be smoothed up some and the reed cutting is a little rough so you will want to own some extremely sharp scissors to get everything to fit perfect (the cut reed is not a simple straight cut, it fits in the molding of the two toneboard parts).

Also, he ships from Alaska, so his shipping may be a little more.

http://store.reeselanyards.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=61_80&product_id=214
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Re: Elk guts?
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2017, 10:45:41 PM »
Sorry for the late reply.

Thanks for the suggestion. I will check em out!

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Re: Elk guts?
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2017, 09:42:05 AM »
Good luck!!
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