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 Post subject: Recreational Clay Target Thrower
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:10 am 
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I have been on the hunt for a property to use as a practice field/recreational property for a while now. I may have found one.

Before investing in an expensive trap set up I want to shoot on this property under a lease for a few months to make sure I won't have any issues with the neighbors. (Yes I intend to talk to the neighbors first, invite them to shoot, respect the hours, etc).

Is a Wheelybird 2.0 the best inexpensive option for this purpose? If you have a better idea, please share.

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 Post subject: Re: Recreational Clay Target Thrower
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:33 am 
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Keperkey wrote:
Is a Wheelybird 2.0 the best inexpensive option for this purpose?


That's my feeling on the matter.

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 Post subject: Re: Recreational Clay Target Thrower
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:31 am 
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Location: Tidewater Virginia
As someone just getting back into the sport, I wanted something for our hunt club that I could shoot by myself during the long offseason. I love it and the remote works great as does the unit itself. I replaced the adjusting bolts with knobs to make it easier to adjust for elevation changes. Very happy so far.

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 Post subject: Re: Recreational Clay Target Thrower
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:42 am 
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I'm no authority on the subject but I have a Champion "Easy Bird" that has worked well for me for the past 10 yrs. or so. I think I paid about $300 for it. It has a remote trigger, actually 2 of them. One is by cable & the other is electronic, like your electronic car key.


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 Post subject: Re: Recreational Clay Target Thrower
PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 12:49 pm 
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Any advice on voice activated throwers? Looks like I can get a single trap BRB system for a little less than $300. A Long Range system for 1 trap is closer to $400. If I was going to have multiple traps I would like the LR system, but at this point I have already nearly doubled my investment.


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 Post subject: Re: Recreational Clay Target Thrower
PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 12:54 pm 
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We’ve had good performance out of the ProMatic Pigeon.


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 Post subject: Re: Recreational Clay Target Thrower
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2020 3:26 pm 
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I have a Wheely Bird 2.0 and just installed a wobble base. It is awesome. I have never had an issue.


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 Post subject: Re: Recreational Clay Target Thrower
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2020 3:26 pm 
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I have a Wheely Bird 2.0 and just installed a wobble base. It is awesome. I have never had an issue.


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 Post subject: Re: Recreational Clay Target Thrower
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 7:48 am 
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Just bought a Champion Workhorse. works great. probably need to buy the remote as well as you can only go about 20' side to side. better be quick, it gets them out there in a hurry.


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 Post subject: Re: Recreational Clay Target Thrower
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 8:49 am 
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Goon1976 wrote:
Just bought a Champion Workhorse. works great. probably need to buy the remote as well as you can only go about 20' side to side. better be quick, it gets them out there in a hurry.


If the pig tail off the machine uses a regular 3 prong plug you can get some extension cords to add and give you more options on positions.

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 Post subject: Re: Recreational Clay Target Thrower
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 1:22 pm 
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Gherkin05 wrote:
We’ve had good performance out of the ProMatic Pigeon.

+1 Best Budget Trap out there...


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 Post subject: Re: Recreational Clay Target Thrower
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 10:25 pm 
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I have the Wheelie bird 2.0 . I this worked great so far. I have about 700 clays through it. It's nice to have the time delay on the remote when I'm shooting by myself


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 Post subject: Re: Recreational Clay Target Thrower
PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:36 pm 
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Unless things improved I would avoid the Do-All products mine were lots of trouble.I moved on with an Atlas and was never sorry,built like a brick outhouse


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 Post subject: Re: Recreational Clay Target Thrower
PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:56 pm 
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Location: In The Woods Of The SC Low Country
Champion Wheely Bird for me. I have 2 mounted in houses and use the electronic remote to trigger each trap or both for doubles. Mine have performed flawlessly for years.




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