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Best price/durability barrel pads on trap field?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by One Eyed Left Handed, Mar 9, 2012.

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  1. One Eyed Left Handed

    One Eyed Left Handed TS Member

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    Two trap club trying to figure out best product to use for barrel pads-you know, the rubber pad you rest your barrel on in between shots! We've cut up indoor/outdoor door mats and they don't last. Thought about cutting horse/cattle pads up but they are wery thick and looks like more trouble than it would be worth.

    Any suggestions are appreciated with cost being the driver. I'd think somebody would market an item like this but I've never seen one.

    Eddie Quire
     
  2. dead on 4

    dead on 4 Well-Known Member

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    The 1/2" diamond faced rubber stable pads work really well when cut into squares. They will outlast anything else.

    Surfer
     
  3. Ljutic111

    Ljutic111 TS Member

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    We have the rubber matting from Ice skating rinks. Cheap when they are free !!!
     
  4. hoov

    hoov Member

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    Truck treads [recaps] or conveyor belts [rubber].
     
  5. Rich219

    Rich219 Active Member

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    Go to Tractor Supply Co. and get a 4'x8' stable mat for $30. I've used these under in my weight room and they are about as durable as it gets.
     
  6. Jimmmer

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    Use your toe
     
  7. Lovemy99

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    Just a quick response to the "use your toe" advice given above.

    I coach an ATA/AIM youth team. Under AIM rules, the kids are not allowed to place the muzzle of their gun on their toe at any time, whether they have a toe pad or not. They face an instant dq if they do. ATA is worried about teaching "unsafe" habits.

    I have used a toe pad for years, but now I don't (in front of any of my team members). Don't want to set a bad example. What do you want to bet that the ATA makes this a rule for everyone in the near future?

    Scott
     
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