I am in the market for a new grunt tube. Im just looking for some opinions on some of the ones on the market now. I have been using the Buck Growl for the last ten years and the reed has finally given out.
I have used the True Talker from Hunter Specialties for years with excellent results. It use to be made by a small company in PA. and the only place I could find it was at their booth at the Harrisburg Outdoor Show so I would buy a new one every year. Then about 10 yrs ago HS bought it from them and you can now find it anywhere. I bet I have called in 50 + bucks in using it over the years, including my PA. buck this yr. which came in from blind calling.
I carry two calls and use both usually but very differently. Primos buck roar can be very loud which can be a plus. The other is HS true talker. It is the most real sounding I've used but I agree with ydog because deer are individuals. I think the when and how outweigh the what.
I had a knight and hale for years that worked great for me. It was made to inhale or exhale thru. It made a better grunt when i inhaled but was louder when i exhaled, kinda' like having 2 different calls. I lost it a couple years ago and bought something else, i can't even tell you what it is. Hasn't made any difference i still grunt in over half the bucks i shoot.
Btw, those inhale calls are made so they don't freeze up. Never had a grunt call freeze up but duck and goose calls have froze up many times on me.