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traps machines

Postby Humpbackshooter » Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:00 am

If a person was going to buy a personal thrower for home use what would, what is a good one. I have seen the do-all at bass-pro. I have read somewhere that it sometimes a problem thrower. What about the Altas throwers? The closest gun range is an hour away and the ranges at the casino's in Tunica cost to much. Any comments would be greatly appricated. I will be shooting by my self.
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Postby waterfowlhunter » Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:41 pm

I have had the do-all that slides into the trailer hitch for several years now and it still works great. I like the trailer hitch option so that I do not have to keep re-anchoring it.
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Postby Humpbackshooter » Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:43 am

I do have a Do All hitch mount over at my duck club, but i was looking for one that I could shoot with in the back yard. That way I can go out by my self and pratice. The duck club is a 100 mi. away over in ark.
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Postby duckplucker » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:01 pm

I don't even remember where i got mine, maybe wal-mart, but i just got one of the cheap ones that you have to cock the arm and load a target every time, then pull the string to let fly. It was cheap and it works, so i can't complain. I've shot solo over it many times and can pull the string with gun in hand and not affect my shooting at all, or tie the string to my ankle and use my leg to pull it.

Dunno if that helped, but its my .02 anyway.
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Re: traps machines

Postby Take'em Now » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:34 am

I own an Atlas AT250 (holds 250 clays) great machine for personal use. (Would not use commercially). Also own a Lincoln ¾ cock. SC-90E, also a great personal machine, and is used at some ranges. Both of these are a little pricy (Atlas with wireless remote, battery, wobblers, & stand (home made) ran me about $2500.00) Lincoln with stand (home made stand) $750.00

But if was going to purchase a new machine, it would me a Promatic Eagle, it runs about $2000.00,(just the machine), but a great machine. I am a shooting instruction with the State of Illinois, We use the Promatic when we teach with the state. These machines never break down (we shoot every weekend with them, and some times use them for 8 hours at a time)
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Re: traps machines

Postby quackblaster » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:16 am

I have an "acron silhouette 50" with a rotating base, 12v, with hand button or foot control. I have it mounted on a wagon,
it works perfectly. The Acorn silhouette is made in england, I bought it from a local rep. I have used it several times, it works great.

paid $1250, willing to sell for $650

Any interest?
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Re: traps machines

Postby reconner » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:38 pm

We use a yellow Do-All full cock set up that I just saw at Cabelas' website for $29.99. They have very similar ones at our local Wally World in a Winchester box for $34.99. It throws singles or doubles and comes on a little metal frame that you stomp into the ground and stake, or you can mount it on an old wheel. We actually ended up bolting ours onto a wooden pallet and using a sandbag for extra weight. For the money, you'll be hard pressed to beat it.

The only downside with the full cock version is that you really have to use some elbow grease to reset the thrower. Its not a problem for me (6'1", 240 lbs.) or my son (5'10", 175 lbs.), but its a challenge for my daughter (5'5", 130 lbs.). If I had an extra $200 laying around, I'd get one of the Do-All three-quarter cock throwers, as they sound like a lot less effort.
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Re: traps machines

Postby apexhunter » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:57 am

The do-all post mounts (full or 3/4 cock depending upon your budget) are a good option for occasional use by yourself as you can operate them with a long line hooked to your foot. l you have to do is take a 5'-6' piece of 4x4pt, bury 2' or so into concrete and go from there.

The stake types aren't bad but they will work loose after a few targets are thrown. I had one like this years ago in my back yard that we welded some 16" pieces of 1/2" rebar to the legs, drove the base solidly into the ground and it would stay put much better. Or, like reconer mentioned, you can weld them to an old wheel and they'll be fairly stable and still mobile.
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Re: traps machines

Postby joshco84 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:33 am

We bought one of the cheap ones at walmart years back and made a mount for it to go in a receiver.

It comes up and out, and its high enough you can sit on the tailgate and run it.
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Re: traps machines

Postby RustyGunz1960 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:38 am

I've had a couple of different cheap throwers and found that they didn't toss a target as far or with the variety of angles I could with a hand thrower. The only benefit was when shooting alone. I'm paying attention to this thread because I intend on upgrading as soon as I get the chance.
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Re: traps machines

Postby REM1100 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:34 pm

I bought tghe Champion model at Bass Pro and it can do two clays at the same time and it anchors to the ground or bolts onto th spare tire..so far it works well and doesn't break the clays on thge launch and it was on sale for $49 and the hplder is pretty good
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Re: traps machines

Postby elstevo109 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:03 pm

If you're looking for a manual thrower I highly recommend any of the Do-all 3/4 cock machines. I've had mine for over 10 years and it's been great. If you are looking for an electric thrower I can recommend the Champion EasyBird Double. It is a relatively inexpensive automatic thrower and is very well built. I had bought an automatic made by Do All, but it was junk so I returned it. Just my opinion, but an automatic thrower will be way more fun if you're shooting by yourself.
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