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Thread: Skeet Thrower

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    I thought of this thread as I was going through my mail the other day and dug it back up. January seems to be the clearance time for these machines, I think about getting one every year. This page features several styles by Champion from a unit you bolt to a post (sale price of $50) to one that takes what looks like a box of targets, self loads and oscillates (sale price of $1000). I agree with the above posts to buy the machine part you want and fab up the rest. You can build what ever stand and launch station you want, add wheels to make it portable, have a seat for a helper, storage rack for the targets, ammo, emptys, include a battery holder if you get the powered one, fab up a remote release cable, etc etc etc. Hey, I think I just talked myself into doing one myself this year, good family fun!
    (edit: also have the standard ground mounts for $20 and do watch out for those shipping charges...)

    This is from Natchez, but you can check out Midway or Cabelas, these are good companies to deal with.

    http://catalogs.natchezss.com/F012010/full.asp?page=69
    Last edited by Bobcatter; 01-16-2010 at 04:34 AM.

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    Not all birds fly the same so all target throwers do not need to have the targets fly the same way. While we are on it, why are the clay targets round and bland in color. I think they should be the shape and color of the bird you intend to hunt. They do not need sound as in squawking, that would be just stupid.
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    I'd buy a good one, and build the stand for it too.
    I got one for about $100 a few years ago that throws doubles, speed/distance can be adjusted,
    and can be quickly moved side to side, or up & down--- like a turret.
    It also has a clutch. The arm swings/throws from 6:00 up to 12:00,
    then goes over center, and stops at 9:00.
    To re-set it, you just pull the arm through the rest of the circle back to 6:00.

    No way I could build something like that as easy as I could work a little overtime to come up with a extra $100.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monte55 View Post
    Not all birds fly the same so all target throwers do not need to have the targets fly the same way. While we are on it, why are the clay targets round and bland in color. I think they should be the shape and color of the bird you intend to hunt. They do not need sound as in squawking, that would be just stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monte55 View Post
    I wonder if anyone took me serious.
    I don't know about that, but as expensive as clay pigeons are-
    they're hard to kill, as well as they taste just awful.
    Of the few I've shot;
    I've cooked them every way I know, and they always taste like dirt.

    Lately, I've been thinking about putting re-useable things in the thrower.
    Things that fly more like wild animals would. We have plenty of road killed opossums and squirrels around here. I might just start using them instead of the more expensive clay pigeons.
    (just teasing ya bro)

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