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Help with specialized duck call
« on: September 12, 2017, 08:30:25 PM »
Hey guys, I need to pick the brain of you duck call masters.  I got a guy who wants a reelfoot looking call but with a Arkansas style insert.  My normal barrels are 2 3/4" and the one I've made for this call is 4" long.  I tried it with my normal insert length and it just wasn't happening.  It sounded flat.  Next, I added about 3/4" to the overall length of the insert, not the toneboard, just between the cork notch and where the insert stops at the barrel and still no joy.  Any tips or ideas on what I can try?  Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Help with specialized duck call
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 09:27:43 PM »
I will take a stab at it for what it is worth, remembering I have not tried this.

I would think that as you add length to the area you mentioned you would need to increase the drill size for the exhaust since you are having to push air farther and it makes the call flat because it cannot exhaust enough air.

Post the result if you try this.

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Re: Help with specialized duck call
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 09:41:25 PM »
Thanks for the reply and I agree with you and that is one of the things that I had tried.  I think another description of the problem is unresponsive.  It's like there is so much air volume in the barrel I can't get it to perform like I think it should.  I can get it to feed just fine.  It's just the quack that is way off.

Again, thanks for trying to help me figure this out.
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Re: Help with specialized duck call
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2017, 08:58:29 AM »
I agree with Ben. On the 5/8 bore Reelfoot style call that I make I use a 4 inch barrel with a 1/4 inch tone channel and a large cone on the exhaust. Got to get the air thru the call.

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Reelfoot, the original duck call. What's on your lanyard?

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Re: Help with specialized duck call
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 07:35:27 PM »
I used a step drill bit down to 1/2" for the exhaust.  Is that enough?
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Re: Help with specialized duck call
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2017, 01:12:53 PM »
Should be. I ream it smooth after step drilling.
https://www.harborfreight.com/3-piece-stepless-drill-bits-66463.html

How does it run now?

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Reelfoot, the original duck call. What's on your lanyard?

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Updated with picture Help with specialized duck call
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2017, 09:01:26 PM »
Ended up making firewood out of the first insert and started over.  Sounds much better now.  My customer wanted a big old school looking call with an oil finish.  I went with black walnut barrel and African blackwood insert.  I decided to try a decoy cord wrap on the barrel and insert and I think it's a cool look.  Might try it again. Here's the end result.  Thanks for the help.

« Last Edit: September 15, 2017, 09:03:50 PM by Pure Hunting Custom Game Calls »
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Re: Help with specialized duck call
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2017, 08:51:29 PM »
Nailed the old school look!

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Reelfoot, the original duck call. What's on your lanyard?

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Re: Help with specialized duck call
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2017, 10:07:02 AM »
I like it!  Great old school look.

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Re: Help with specialized duck call
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2017, 10:29:26 AM »
SHARP LOOKING CALL .........

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Re: Help with specialized duck call
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2018, 03:50:09 PM »
definitely nailed the old school look. Great Job