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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by sakoboomer, Dec 23, 2007.

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  1. sakoboomer

    sakoboomer TS Member

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    I am wondering if anyone has experience with the Atlas traps? I have a friend who is thinking about purchasing one but would like some feed back from the crowd here.

    Rick
     
  2. smartass

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    Which one?
     
  3. mallardfilmore

    mallardfilmore TS Member

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    I've had an AT50 for about a year and it's a real money burner and that's meant in a good way. It'll cause you to shoot up all your shells in no time, especially with that danged remote control release. 5 of us stepped up one afternoon and burned through 400 rounds of ammo in just over 30 minutes. It's about as much fun as you can have. The folks at Atlas are a great bunch and will treat you well, although I've had no cause to call them since I've had the machine. Probably just as well I didn't get the 250 because I'd shoot more between loadings and can't hardly afford that.
     
  4. isualum

    isualum TS Member

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    I have had 2 of them (AT 50) for about 4 years. No issues. Called and bought direct. Cabelas used to carry them.
     
  5. turkeyshooter

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    We have had a lot of clutch trouble with our AT250. May have been a lemon. We have a Hunters Point that is flawless. Both are made in the same town in Kansas by the same family. Just different businesses.
     
  6. ThorsDad

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    Gotta keep it level one sporting clay course I shot at had trouble using it for some of the more difficult presentation's but they are still using it they just won't buy anymore . But for Trap it should be OK Jay
     
  7. sakoboomer

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    He is thnking about the AT 50, teh 250 might be a little over the budget but would be nice. Anybody using the rotating base?

    Rick
     
  8. dhwbailey

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    I have a 250 that we use in our 5 stand. It is generally flawless. The only adjustment I have had to make is moving the rubber wheel forward to catch the bird sooner.

    I have mine mounted on a piece of 3/4 inch playwood with wheels on it and a 2 inch square tongue with a trailer hitch and an elevator.

    I can raise and lower it and tilt it by putting a chock under one wheel.

    I can get about 45 degrees of elevation.

    It is a bit clunky when the bird drops on to the arm, but generally, I am happy.

    It is light enough to move easily.
    Scott Manspeaker is excellent with service.
     
  9. JDinTX

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    I am on my third year with an AT250 with the oscillating base. I have never had one problem with it. We have 5 guys that meet once a week when weather allows and we all shoot 100 to 200 rnds. i know it has to have thrown 50K targets. We keep it clean, spray a little lube here and there and keep shooting. I have been telling them to build a wobble base for it for years, that would sell like hotcakes. I am thinking about buying another one so i can shoot some doubles, they do not make a doubles machine but they have a controller that will operate 2 traps. JD
     
  10. sakoboomer

    sakoboomer TS Member

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    Thanks Gentlemen!

    Rick
     
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