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 Posted 8/26/2012 9:16:02 PM
 

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I am relatively new to duck hunting.  So far I love it. I have a few calls, but Ijust bought my first “nice” duck call, an RNT short barrel.  This call has been great.  I primarily bought the call to introducemyself to a single reed call to practice as much as possible.  However, the gold part of the call, near thecenter, is loose after owning the call for only two weeks.  It wobbles easily when pushed or pulled.  I don’t think it affects the sound, but shouldI send the call back? I really don’t want to because I want to practice as muchas possible before the season starts.  Onthe other hand I am conflicted, because it is an expensive call and I should havea product that is soundly put together for the money.  Should I send the call back, or is it commonfor this part of the call to become loose after some use?

Thanks for any feedback!

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 Posted 8/26/2012 10:16:12 PM
 

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I should have mentioned that the call is wooden!

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 Posted 8/27/2012 9:38:28 AM
 

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The part that is loose is the band:D Yes, I would send it back to RNT. They should take care of your call right away.

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 Posted 8/28/2012 11:04:15 AM
 

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haha thanks for clarifying the terminology for me!  Ok, so it has been dry here for the last week, no rain.  Starting last night, through this morning it has been raining.  The band is now tight on the call.  Is this common for wooden calls to swell like this with more humidity?

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 Posted 8/28/2012 3:15:04 PM
 

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n8funk83 (8/28/2012)

haha thanks for clarifying the terminology for me!  Ok, so it has been dry here for the last week, no rain.  Starting last night, through this morning it has been raining.  The band is now tight on the call.  Is this common for wooden calls to swell like this with more humidity?




Where do you keep the call? What you need to do is tell RNT that the band was not glued on there all the way. Second, anytime you blow the call for more than five minutes, try to take the insert out of the barrel. If you don't, the moisture in the call (your spit) will cause the insert to swell and get stuck in the barrel. Also do that after a hunt. Now, if the insert does get stuck, don't worry. Simply take the call and set it in the freezer. This will cause the wood to shrink back down and you should be able to get it out. I know it seems like a lot of work....but take care of your calls.....and they will take care of you. Good luck!


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 Posted 10/6/2012 9:34:39 PM
 

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If you continue to have trouble with your call, don't hesitate to call the guys at RNT. (888) RNT-CALL

They will be happy to help you out.
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