There are a lot of good calls out there,as well as a lot of poor ones.The foiles calls are good ones that run 150.00$ for the straight meat honker.Another call that has been talked about allot is the heartland X-out.65.00$ for an acrylic call of that quality is a steal.You can check them out at scheels all sports.
If you want to go right to a short reed. Try the short reed by Illusion. I blew one in the store the other day and they sound pretty good for a $25 dollar call. If you want to jump up try an X-out by heartland. Good calls good price. They are very similar in style to my Strait Meat Honker from Foiles and about half the price.
I used to have a Big River and they work fine and you can kill geese but in five hours of practice you can probably get more out of a short reed than you ever will with a Big River. More tone range, faster and much louder.
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