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 Post subject: Re: Clay Delay
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:03 am 
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The only problem you'll have with a Clay Delay is the outrageous amount of money you'll inevitably start spending on ammo when you realize you can shoot any time you want. Seriously. You run out of excuses not to shoot provided you have the time.

Nice people at Clay Delay as well. Helpful and pleasant every time I've talked to them.



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 Post subject: Re: Clay Delay
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:42 pm 
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blackandgold wrote:
Wasthestumper is right. I got a clay delay and have tripled my shooting. Its really helped my sporting game by practicing on the skeet field. My skeet club is about 10 min. while the sporting clubs are about an hr away.


It's was the main contributing factor in my decision to start reloading. I couldn't afford to buy all the ammo I was chewing through off the shelf ).410, 28, 20).

Blackandgold - might I assume you are somewhere in the South Western PA area? Or maybe you were? If so, we may know each other without realizing it :)

Or... maybe you're just an Iowa guy.... :)

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 Post subject: Re: Clay Delay
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 6:46 am 
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I bought a refurbished clay delay from the factory for a significant reduction in price. All they had at the time were the "standard model" which did not have the adjustable time delay but for me it didn't matter. I don't use it much but i should. I really think that using the clay delay by yourself and not going out and shooting round after round of regular skeet with your buddies is much better practice and will enhance your scores. Just my humble opinion.

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 Post subject: Re: Clay Delay
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 8:15 am 
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penman53 wrote:
I bought a refurbished clay delay from the factory for a significant reduction in price. All they had at the time were the "standard model" which did not have the adjustable time delay but for me it didn't matter. I don't use it much but i should. I really think that using the clay delay by yourself and not going out and shooting round after round of regular skeet with your buddies is much better practice and will enhance your scores. Just my humble opinion.


You are absolutely correct! I am a CD dealer in Richmond, VA .

Some very well known skeet instructors have told me that just shooting mostly stations is much better than shooting skeet rounds. You get to practice those stations that you have trouble with without delaying the others when shooting rounds.
If you leave a station with nothing but misses, what have you learned?

If I miss any target twice in a row, and don't know why, I move to the next station. Shoot that then come back to the problem station. I'm looking for 3 consecutive hits in a row.
Others my want to shoot 5 consecutive hits in a row.
We like to shoot all incomers with 3 shots, all the way around, then all outgoers 3 shots.
ALWAYS shoot 3 shots with no misses per target. So if you miss target #3 you can go to the nest statio, shoot it, and come back to the station you missed.
Then shoot a round of doubles, or a regular skeet round.
Have fun!!

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 Post subject: Re: Clay Delay
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 9:11 am 
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I'm interested in purchasing one when I come over to USA next week but there are different versions and different voltage issues that affect us in UK ?

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 Post subject: Re: Clay Delay
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 10:02 am 
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You should contact the company directly with that question.

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 Post subject: Re: Clay Delay
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 4:34 pm 
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The folks at Clay Delay are some great people to work with. I bought my CD about three years ago and have not had any problems at all with it.
You have lots of flexibility to be able to practice problem stations! I really like my CD!!


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 Post subject: Re: Clay Delay
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:13 am 
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casonet wrote:
You should contact the company directly with that question.


I did just that and purchased the full wireless kit and squad puller :D

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 Post subject: Re: Clay Delay
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:46 am 
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You will love it!
Almost as important as your shotgun!!

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 Post subject: Re: Clay Delay
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:54 am 
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Ther are no free lunches, kids. When you dive into your own personal regimen of target shooting you are also HOGGING the desires of others who would want to shoot and of the field's use.

The fact is this kind of device is for use where you can have the field to yourself for as long as you want and on a field that does NOT count clays/round. It's a solo device.


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 Post subject: Re: Clay Delay
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 11:18 am 
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Agreed, except the part where the field does not count targets. I use my Clay Delay at three separate clubs. Every single field I shoot with it requires that I drop a coin into the box. If it is a windy day and the targets fly indiscriminately, that comes out of my pocket, not the clubs.

With regard to hogging a field for solo use; you are absolutely correct. At one of the clubs I practice, my device is practically useless as there is never an opportunity. They have limited fields, they are open to the general public, and at least one other shooter seems to always be present or would be within just a short period of time. Thus I’d be disconnecting and reestablishing the standard pull cord constantly. The ‘Squad Puller’ component that F3SKT also purchased would be ideal for that club. It makes for a very quick switch from the solo device, to the button, and then back to the solo device.

Another of the three club I practice is the flip side to that. At that facility, some sort of device is required unless you bring someone to pull for you and/or shoot with!


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 Post subject: Re: Clay Delay
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 3:27 pm 
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We have 12 fields. It's not a problem. We are always will to share a field if it gets crowded!

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 Post subject: Re: Clay Delay
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 7:02 am 
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blackandgold wrote:
I belong to 3 clubs. There is NEVER an issue getting a skeet or trap field to yourself.


I rarely have an issue either. Other than the designated "open" nights, where we expect shooters, it's usually pretty open. Even those night have exceptions, so I always have mine with me just in case.

A good practice regimen is not just shooting rounds. Practice is often station by station, multiple shots at the same target, refining things, trying something new. Over the course of 4-5 rounds you only see a particular target 4 times - that's not enough to imprint anything. Rounds are for implementing what you learned in practice. I've had more than a few state/world champions drill this into me.

Coin systems take care of the financials. If not, it's the honor system. I always try to pay a couple dollars more for my rounds to cover the guys who don't. Our target loss at my primary club, at least on the Skeet fields, is very low. Trap loss, conversely, is very high, but a lot of that is down to the voice activated system they implemented - lots of birds disappear over the hill while guys are still loading.

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 Post subject: Re: Clay Delay
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 8:29 am 
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wasthestumper wrote:

.......Trap loss, conversely, is very high, but a lot of that is down to the voice activated system they implemented - lots of birds disappear over the hill while guys are still loading.


.......and when closing semi's and pumps. Amazing how many guys just let her slam shut, and throw a bird every time.


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 Post subject: Re: Clay Delay
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:38 pm 
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I just recently ran into one of these for the first time last weekend. I was amazed. I must have one, as the club I shoot at has the skeet field empty a lot. I hate having to turn around and go home when there's no one else there to pull for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Clay Delay
PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:34 pm 
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John Henry wrote:
wasthestumper wrote:

.......Trap loss, conversely, is very high, but a lot of that is down to the voice activated system they implemented - lots of birds disappear over the hill while guys are still loading.


.......and when closing semi's and pumps. Amazing how many guys just let her slam shut, and throw a bird every time.


This is quite correct! But it can be adjusted by lowering the sensitivity (on off wheel) on the right sight if the transmitter.



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