Get that trophy tom to make those last few steps in front of your gun! Made with Pennsylvania slate, the Ol' Betsy is the perfect finishing call with its soft yelps, cluck and purrs. Comes with conditioning pad to help you keep the slate clean and in perfect shape for calling. Includes hardwood striker.
Produces soft yelps, clucks, and purrs needed for close-in calling
Quality Pennsylvania slate surface
Comes with hardwood striker
Comes with conditioning pad to keep call in top shape
Rated 1 out of 5 by SpringfieldBoy Another NO Sound at all!
I tried this in the store with a cheap hardwood striker. It sounded great and was as easy as any of them to use. It was cheap at $12 so I bought it.
Brought it home and tried it right out of the box. No SOUND resulted from purrs, yelps or clucks at all. So I used the included scotch brite pad and sanded evenly in one direction. Tried again and no sound at all. So I roughed up the striker with 150 grit sand paper. Still no sound.
I saw another review that said they could get no sound. I think I was unlucky enough to get a bad one.
Returning today and getting a different slate call. This time I am opening it in the store and trying it out. I would expect any slate call to work with no conditioning like other materials typically require.
This left a bad taste in my mouth for Primos brand. That is unacceptable quality.
0 out of 5 stars because I have to drive back to Bass Pro again and find a better call that actually works.
April 1, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by CmereDeer23 Good Beginner call
This cal is pretty sweet. Ever since I purchased it my mom has been pretty mad at me because I'm always practicing in the house and this thing is LOUD lol It gets the job done however and I've called in many gobblers with it. Its a good beginner slate and its not too expensive.
March 24, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by hunter74 cheap made call
i got it out of package followed directions and could not get call to make any sounds.i have 25 years of exp using slate calls and this is the worst ive ever used.pass on this cheap call and buy a hun ter specality brand call..i even used 4 other strikers and could not get any sound.pass on the primos brand of calls
March 4, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by adawg13 super loud and sounds great
this is a super loud call that you can use as a locater or just anytime overall this is the only slate call that i have but i love it
January 8, 2011
I know you have been asked many times on directions on how to use this call. But could you please let me know. I really like this call but having trouble calling. I am not sure if I am doing it right\ Thank you Sue
As I have seen in some reviews the striker used can make a lot of difference in the call working as it should. Another very important point is the striker "pitch" or "angle" in relation to the slate. Once the correct "pitch" is found ,the perfect yelp can be acheived with a dime sized oval drawn on the slate with the striker.
If your having problems you might wanna get a different striker, the one that comes with it is good but I use an after market H. S. strut striker. Other than that just keep trying different ways of holding it and practice.