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Old 03-13-2019, 06:06 PM   #1
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Default Close Range Turkey Call, When a Diaphragm Call isnít an Option

Trying to prepare for a turkey hunt at the end of the month. I have a Lynch Box call that sounds good, but I am wanting something quieter for close range. Would like something that requires less movement. I know mouth calls are the way to go, but I have tried and tried and just canít keep them in my mouth. Any advice?
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:23 PM   #2
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Push button. Takes only one hand to operate whereas a box requires both. It will allow to keep a gun shouldered and possibly propped on your knee and you can always just lay the call on the ground when it’s time to move to the trigger. That’s about only option I can think of. And I assume you have tried trimming diaphragm down so it fits your palate correctly? Most require trimming.
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:27 PM   #3
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How old is your Lynch box?

If it is an original from Birmingham that's about as good as it gets. You won't find one quieter.

Just practice. Practice a lot.

Low clucks and purrs for up close is the ticket.

That said a good slate call with plexiglas striker works good too.
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:37 PM   #4
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Used to have a push button that mounted on the barrel of the shot gun, it was pretty handy didn’t sound great was good enough. Like mentioned above soft clucks and purrs will usually seal the deal

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Old 03-13-2019, 06:38 PM   #5
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Have you tried a “jr” size diaphragm?

For quieter calling, low movement I’d use a slate call. You can find holders that strap to your leg so it only requires 1 hand
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Old 03-13-2019, 08:20 PM   #6
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Push button. Takes only one hand to operate whereas a box requires both. It will allow to keep a gun shouldered and possibly propped on your knee and you can always just lay the call on the ground when itís time to move to the trigger. Thatís about only option I can think of. And I assume you have tried trimming diaphragm down so it fits your palate correctly? Most require trimming.
This...Push Button easiest and less movement than box or slate. Iíve actually used my mouth before without a diaphragm call. Purrs, putts, soft yelps, etc...arenít that hard and donít have to be loud if close enough. Iíd keep at the diaphragm though. I have a small roof of my mouth and always have to trim and bend them to fit and make that sweet music Iím looking for. Good luck
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Old 03-13-2019, 09:32 PM   #7
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Agree with finding a smaller diaphragm call and putting it in your mouth daily until you’re over the gag reflex and can make some decent turkey sounds. There’s nothing more real sounding than a good diaphragm call.
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Old 03-13-2019, 09:49 PM   #8
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push button, but you can learn the diaphragm
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:09 PM   #9
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I always have one of these on my shotgun. Itís great when they are close. Clucks and purrs sound pretty good.

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Old 03-14-2019, 08:57 AM   #10
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What are some of the better push button calls? It doesn’t need to be a collectors piece.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:25 AM   #11
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:48 AM   #12
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Slate calls are my favorite "finishing" calls.
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Old 03-14-2019, 01:05 PM   #13
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No movement using a mouth call.
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Old 03-14-2019, 01:14 PM   #14
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No movement using a mouth call.
I trimmed and trimmed and couldnt keep it in my mouth.
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Old 03-14-2019, 01:14 PM   #15
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This...Push Button easiest and less movement than box or slate. Iíve actually used my mouth before without a diaphragm call. Purrs, putts, soft yelps, etc...arenít that hard and donít have to be loud if close enough. Iíd keep at the diaphragm though. I have a small roof of my mouth and always have to trim and bend them to fit and make that sweet music Iím looking for. Good luck
Do you have a push button call you recommend?
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Push button-purr
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Do you have a push button call you recommend?
Pushbutton2 for sure
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Old 03-16-2019, 12:52 AM   #18
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Do you have a push button call you recommend?
Not brand specific really. Any of them work fine from my experience. As long as it putts and purrs easily youíre good. Great for a kid to learn some easy sounds too
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