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Best low cost home trap machine?

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  1. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking about a purchase of a portable trap machine, battery powered, wheels, voice activated, that I can take out to the woods, and set up for a couple of hours at a time. I don't have the land for a trap layout. I would be using it alone.

    Have any of you done this? If so, what machine would you recomend? Best price -vs- reliabilty -vs- ease of setup -vs- ease of use?

    Thanks, for the info.
     
  2. Easystreet

    Easystreet Well-Known Member

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    Good question, but you might get more responses if you asked it on a "sporting clays" board since it is the sporting clays shooters who are looking for practice on targets of various angles, speeds, distances, trajectories, etc.

    For a dyed-in-the-wool trap shooter, if the target is not "perfectly" presented, then it's a "no target". (Wink) Since most of these inexpensive target throwers can't throw consistently "perfect" targets time after time, most trap shooters aren't interested in them.

    Easystreet
     
  3. fssberson

    fssberson Active Member

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    Buy a stick that throws targets... use your arm. Fred
     
  4. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

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    Check out Promatic. They make a #275 trap that throws great targets, and it can be used for regulation trap or just playing around.
     
  5. lumper

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    When you throw targets in the woods how are you going to avoid hitting the trees?
     
  6. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    We have an Atlas machine for hunter ed. Works pretty good. Pneumatic tires, single stack, works on a 12 volt battery.
     
  7. hunter44

    hunter44 Well-Known Member

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    I've used a Promatic "super hawk" for the past few years & love it. I have it set up with a long range wireless release & a voice release so I can move to any spot within approx. 75 yds & call for the target. It is battery operated, on a portable little trailer, & holds 60 targets. The whole outfit set me back less than $1500 at the time & I can add a wobble base for I believe an additional $500.

    I shoot mostly sporting but do shoot a lot of trap & skeet also. It allows me to practice alone & duplicate nearly any clay presentation. Good outfit.
     
  8. N. J. BOB

    N. J. BOB Active Member

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    I looked at the promatic at the grand. They looked well built, for your use it may be just right ???
     
  9. Jornski

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    ebay has a seller
     
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