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Offline copperheadcalls

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« on: November 14, 2017, 10:05:17 AM »
Just wondering before buying the materials, when using metal reeds as opposed to say mylar, how much difference is there in thickness? Or would they stay the same? And, what type of wood would make a good reed?


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Re: Reeds
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 03:55:46 PM »
Metal reeds are used in Reelfoot style calls and they vary from 0.005 to 0.010 inches depending on the blowing style of the hunter. I make most of my reeds from either 0.005 stainless shim stock or 0.008 bronze shim. The bronze shim stock is available at "Hobby Lobby" in small sheets.

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Re: Reeds
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 09:42:34 PM »
In addition to Fred's post you do not say what type call you are making. Std. Ar. style call would use the mylar reed with a curved tone board where the Reelfoot style would use the metal reed with a flat tone board.


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Re: Reeds
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 02:58:49 PM »
Hasn't replied since the original post...and Ill bet he doesn't know meaning he has never attempted to simply try nor has he read anything anywhere to attempt to learn.  The material is very cheap to do ones own tests. 


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