Primos Ol' Betsy Slate Friction Turkey Call
My Go-To Slate
Ol'Betsy is my Go-To slate call. Very nice quality, and I've been using it for years.
Primarily I use the striker that comes with it, but different sounds can be produced with different strikers as well.
Real nice call for distance, and great for close up calling, including a sweet purr.
This is my favorite cutting call, and it's gets the birds riled up!.
Has a very realistic sound. This is a true keeper.
June 20, 2014
Best if used inside a ground Blind
I've called in several gobblers with this Ol Betsy. But beware, this call MUST be used inside a gound blind on windy days where you wont get any dust on the slate. Ive used it outside of a ground blind, and it doesnt work properly due to all the dust in the air. I had to keep "cleaning" it with saliva. But when it works, it sure is loud and clear. Good buy for the money.
April 6, 2010
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
Great Pot Call
I have used this call for four years and have taken eight toms with it. It has excellent tonal quality, and can allow for a varied pitch range. It makes excellent soft purrs, yelps and clucks with little pressure... but don't get it wet! Of course don't get ANY slate call wet... none work well wet. I love the call... and it can't be beat for the price.
May 12, 2010