When I started this field test, I was looking for four things: realistic sound, durability, affordability, and easy-to-carry ergonomics. The first criterion being the most important by far…the other three simply don’t matter if you’re rattling the wrong tune.
These five whitetail rattling systems will have you calling in rut-crazed bucks with the best of them:
- <h2>Cabela’s Real Rack </h2>It stands to reason that every hunter should be rattling with real bone. Of course, most of us can go for a walk on the food plot and happen upon a set of sheds for this purpose, but there are those that don’t have the time or the property to find sheds that crash together in perfect unison. That’s where <a href="http://www.cabelas.com/home.jsp?WTz_l=Header" target="_blank">Cabela’s</a> comes in. <p></p> They buy sheds from Montana, Wyoming, and New Mexico game farms, burn in their logo, and attach a paracord lanyard. Even though no two sets are alike, the pair we received was easily the best sounding of our five tested options, and they should last forever. But the <a href="http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Real-Rack-Rattling-Antlers/1440611.uts" target="_blank">Real Rack</a> isn’t cheap, which will be a problem for every deer hunter I know. <p></p> <strong>Bottom Line:</strong> You’ll have to drop four times the price of competitors’ offerings, but a real, honest sound is worth its weight in bone. <p></p> <strong>Price: $</strong>100