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 Post subject: Where to buy Clay Targets
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 11:59 am 
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whats some good sites to find clay targets I can buy? How much does a box run on average?



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 Post subject: re: Where to buy Clay Targets
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 4:05 pm 
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If you're talking about targets to shoot in your backyard, we buy ours (White Flyers) at KMart. I'm guessing big sporting goods places would have them as well. Pretty cheap for a case of them - under $20 if I remember correctly. If you're talking about targets for a club, call or email White Flyer and talk to them.

http://whiteflyer.com/contact.html

Hope this helps some.


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 Post subject: Re: re: Where to buy Clay Targets
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 4:23 pm 
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682Gal wrote:
If you're talking about targets to shoot in your backyard, we buy ours (White Flyers) at KMart. I'm guessing big sporting goods places would have them as well. Pretty cheap for a case of them - under $20 if I remember correctly. If you're talking about targets for a club, call or email White Flyer and talk to them.

http://whiteflyer.com/contact.html

Hope this helps some.


wow, I didn't realize they were that high retail. I would ask your local club about buying a few cases from the club, I can't imagine they would mark them up almost 300% like the retail sores.


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 Post subject: re: Where to buy Clay Targets
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 5:54 pm 
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sorry I wasnt clear, yeah I meant the ones for personal use so I can take my own thrower out in the field and have some fun.. how many are in a case? 50? 100? I checked wally world today and they didnt sell the clays, only throwers and gear.. Ill try Kmart or something..

oh another question: whats a good thrower for my own use? Im not looking to spend more than $100.. the best one ive seen is one that attaches to your trailer hitch, or stands alone and it can fire doubles etc.. and it has a seat on it.. walmart for $99.. how well do the hand throwers work? how about the tire-mounted one?

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 Post subject: Re: re: Where to buy Clay Targets
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 6:46 pm 
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682Gal wrote:
If you're talking about targets to shoot in your backyard, we buy ours (White Flyers) at KMart. I'm guessing big sporting goods places would have them as well. Pretty cheap for a case of them - under $20 if I remember correctly.

That sounds high to me. I see them at Gander and Dick's all the time for under $10. Or maybe these are Brand-X ones?


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 Post subject: re: Where to buy Clay Targets
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 9:31 pm 
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Dick's 6 bucks for 90. Does anyone know how much they actually cost the ranges?


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 Post subject: Re: re: Where to buy Clay Targets
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 9:34 pm 
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Sonny B wrote:
Dick's 6 bucks for 90. Does anyone know how much they actually cost the ranges?


$9.07, Canadian, per case, 135 to the case; all orange.

Just ordered a load for the club from the manufacturer.

http://www.lawryshootingsports.com/


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 Post subject: Re: re: Where to buy Clay Targets
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 9:38 pm 
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Dick's 6 bucks for 90. Does anyone know how much they actually cost the ranges?


I'm the treasurer of our club so I see the pricing. We just paid $7.60 per case for 8 skids of 63 cases per skid. That was for White Flyers. Each case holds 135 targets (more than the retail case). In the last five years, target prices have about doubled.

PS: the price included delivery.


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 Post subject: re: Where to buy Clay Targets
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 10:24 pm 
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...if I remember correctly.


Y'all missed that sentence! ROFL :lol:

The case we get is the standard case like you see at the trap club and I'm sure it's pretty cheap. I was just guessing, since it's been awhile.


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 Post subject: Re: re: Where to buy Clay Targets
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 10:29 pm 
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682Gal wrote:
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...if I remember correctly.


Y'all missed that sentence! ROFL :lol:

The case we get is the standard case like you see at the trap club and I'm sure it's pretty cheap. I was just guessing, since it's been awhile.

And to be fair, you did say "under $20"--$6 is under $20.


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 Post subject: Re: re: Where to buy Clay Targets
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 10:31 pm 
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USAF_Rob wrote:

oh another question: whats a good thrower for my own use? Im not looking to spend more than $100.. the best one ive seen is one that attaches to your trailer hitch, or stands alone and it can fire doubles etc.. and it has a seat on it.. walmart for $99.. how well do the hand throwers work? how about the tire-mounted one?


any ideas on this guys?

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 Post subject: Re: re: Where to buy Clay Targets
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 10:34 pm 
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.. how well do the hand throwers work? ?


They work superbly.
AND...you can get far more variation in speed, angles, height, etc. than with a machine.

BUT...you need another person to work it... :shock: :cry:

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 Post subject: re: Where to buy Clay Targets
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 10:37 pm 
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yeah but I dont think I will be shooting by myself.. its best to have at least 1 other person with you..

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 Post subject: re: Where to buy Clay Targets
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 10:45 pm 
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I'll find out what ours is. It's down in one of our pastures and it's dark out right now! Ours mounts to a tire and also throws doubles. The other half won't let me do it by myself -- aside from the fact that it's difficult to load, pull and shoot all by myself, if the arm isn't set right, you could really get hurt if it snaps back. It works great!

Thanks Toivo... :)


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 Post subject: re: Where to buy Clay Targets
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 11:18 pm 
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Traps - I don't have a recommendation for a specific thrower but I will suggest instead of thinking dollars first think what do you want it to do. What kind of targets will it throw - rabbits, minis, battues... and what kind of presentations it will throw - rabbits, teals, pairs, and so on. It's more fun and offers more opportunities to learn seeing a variety of targets and presentations.


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 Post subject: re: Where to buy Clay Targets
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 7:26 am 
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thanks guys.. I think Im going to buy the tire mounted one.. now just to find an old tire with a rim lol.. can the tire be de-flated? or should I use something like a Donut tire?

the tire mounted can shoot different kinds of clays singles and doubles.., so Im not worried about it..


the thing with somebody pulling, usually you stand so many yards BEHIND the trap house, in this case you dont want to be shooting over somebody so to make it more 'realistic' i guess one would give it a couple seconds before firing? perhaps hold the gun upright, call pull, THEN mount the gun and aim/fire.. that way the delay will compensate for the yardage?... perhaps I am just tired and over analyzing this hahah.. thanks all!

edit: how about something like This its post mounted, cocks back 3/4 recocking, and allows for easy direction turning.. and to make a post mount for a tire or something would be a piece of cake..

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 Post subject: Re: re: Where to buy Clay Targets
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USAF_Rob wrote:
thanks guys.. I think Im going to buy the tire mounted one.. now just to find an old tire with a rim lol.. can the tire be de-flated? or should I use something like a Donut tire?

the tire mounted can shoot different kinds of clays singles and doubles.., so Im not worried about it..


the thing with somebody pulling, usually you stand so many yards BEHIND the trap house, in this case you dont want to be shooting over somebody so to make it more 'realistic' i guess one would give it a couple seconds before firing? perhaps hold the gun upright, call pull, THEN mount the gun and aim/fire.. that way the delay will compensate for the yardage?... perhaps I am just tired and over analyzing this hahah.. thanks all!


Rob,
There are some nice inexpensive throwers out there. Just don't expect them to throw targets with the same consistency as the machines at your local club that costs thousands of dollars. :o Pick out the one you like, mount it on an old tire/ rim (you should be able to get one for next to nothing at a junk yard) and go out & have fun with it. Above all, BE SAFE!!! :)

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 Post subject: Re: re: Where to buy Clay Targets
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 8:36 am 
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Papgun12 wrote:

Rob,
There are some nice inexpensive throwers out there. Just don't expect them to throw targets with the same consistency as the machines at your local club that costs thousands of dollars. :o Pick out the one you like, mount it on an old tire/ rim (you should be able to get one for next to nothing at a junk yard) and go out & have fun with it. Above all, BE SAFE!!! :)


yeah i understand.. i mean if it launches it up far and high enough to shoot at, im happy =)

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 Post subject: re: Where to buy Clay Targets
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 12:18 pm 
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The Trius One Step gets pretty good reviews, and it has the advantage that you can use it by yourself. I just bought one, but I haven't had the chance to try it out yet. I'll let you know how it works.


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 Post subject: Re: re: Where to buy Clay Targets
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 5:47 pm 
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toivo wrote:
The Trius One Step gets pretty good reviews, and it has the advantage that you can use it by yourself. I just bought one, but I haven't had the chance to try it out yet. I'll let you know how it works.


thats cool but I think i would either be distracted from moving my leg while firing, or getting used to it, so it would throw me off at a normal shoot..



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