strikers for slate calls

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strikers for slate calls

Postby jon » July 8th, 2011, 5:26 pm

i lost the striker for my slate call,so decided to make my own.i got the idea how from the field and stream site.i made three differant strikers from materials i picked up at cost was about 6 bucks.i made one out of a 1/4 inch poplar dowl another out of the acrylic rod used to open blinds and one out of a 1/4 inch oak dowl.
the poplar striker makes a soft yelp and cluck
the acrylic striker makes a raspy yelp and cluck
the oak striker makes a loud clear sound which carries long ways
i used 3/4 inch oak dowl wood for the ends each about 2"long

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RE: strikers for slate calls

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » July 11th, 2011, 5:10 am

Way to go Jon. The 1/4" dowels work good but they are just a bit on the light side, try a 5/16 next time, you'll get a striker that is a little easier to play and a bit more volume out of it, and it will be a bit stronger so it won't break quite as easy. The 1/4" dowels work great for a short striker as well, you can take a oak 1"x2" and a 3" dowel and make some short strikers.

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