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My question is how often does everyone buy a new mouth reed elk call? Is there a time limit that I was too dumb and overlooked or is there just a known amount of time? Thanks for the info.

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JuddCT said:
My question is how often does everyone buy a new mouth reed elk call? Is there a time limit that I was too dumb and overlooked or is there just a known amount of time? Thanks for the info.

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I would say many factors contribute to how long the latex will last on a mouth call. One is the amount of time spent in your mouth. Another is how you treat it while it is out of your mouth after being used, if you clean it and store it in a cool place it will last longer than leaving all that bacteria on it to eat away at the elasticity while in a warm/hot place. The quality of the latex is a factor as well. I always carry a few spares on visually inspect them before heading into the hills with one. If you are a 'true' ******* and have tobacco in your lip, I assume the life expectancy would be much shorter(that is for HOGAN).
 

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Thanks Pro, I knew you would respond. By the way, what is your preference of reed calls? Maybe that is a stupid question because you work for Mossback, if I remember right.
 

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Mossback makes some great calls, but if you are like alot of folks and gag while using a mouth reed, Primos makes some calls that are more 'user' friendly. I use several different brands and have single/double/triple reeds for different sounds. In truth, a mouth call that 'fits' in your mouth comfortably, I trim most of mine down around the edges, will work with practice.

Without name dropping, I am friends with a 7 time world champion elk caller that uses a cheap single reed call to make every sound out there, so they all work/don't work mainly because of the user, not the reed.

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I had some cheapos that i was learning on and they finley went bad this year. so i had them for about five years.Im going to start geting more elk calls so when i get ready to go after them i got what i need. im going to be geting the primos calls. I realy like them. pluse i can get the hoochy momma for the wife to use.I know pro dont like that call but it for the wife and she can use it to help me out.
 

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In truth, a mouth call that 'fits' in your mouth comfortably, will work with practice.

They all work/don't work mainly because of the user, not the reed.

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I'd guess this is about as true as it gets..... I'm brand new with my mouth calls and I figured em out pretty quickly with PRACTICE!! It just takes a little time.... its certainly not rocket science. FWIW, I have two Primos Sonic Dome calls... one single, one double.
 
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