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Bio targets

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  1. redhawk

    redhawk Member

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    What is the opinion of bio-targets?
     
  2. j2jake

    j2jake Well-Known Member

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    Not good, bad for machines and they kill the grass. Jake
     
  3. DTrykow

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    I'm in the process of repairing our field from these targets. Completely wiped out all of my vegitation. Granted they do disappear but we shoot up against a hill and now we have serious erosion problems. Dave T.
     
  4. Frank C

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    Bios.........live and learn
     
  5. Baber

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    Because of the Sulfur used in these targets it moves the pH of the soil in the wrong direction for lead reclamation. We used them and are still cleaning up the mess 4 years after we stopped.

    TB
     
  6. Browning Boy

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    But according to the EPA they Bio Targets are P.C. Our club was told by the EPA that certain groups feel at ease when they know you are using Bio Targets. Therefore they won't seek legal actions against your club. IE lead contamination. The Northeast had a program were if you did what the EPA wanted to your trap fields they would give you a certificate stating that you have followed the suggestion of the EPA and they claimed that that would help if there was any legal action taken against your club. IE Lead shot. The only problem was you couldn't keep the grass growing or anything else it just look like a waste land.



    George Ware
     
  7. DTrykow

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    The NRA came out too our range and evaluated us. They suggested that we put in a concrete tile of some sort to catch the run-off, buy a lead testing kit from Home Depot and monitor our field. Said that would help us in a battle. Personally I would rather keep using pitch based targets, keep our field limed to lessen lead erosion and grow grass again to hold the hill. A #8 pellet takes 10,000 years to disappear. Low PH accelerates it. Bio's and lead, to me, are a bad combination. Dave T.
     
  8. grunt

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    Shot fall is far from the target zone. How do bio targets effect the lead PH? Are you shooting into a hill?
     
  9. Allen-MX8

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    My Club found out that Bios caused a build up of residue on the plate of our Pat Trap which caused a lot of broken targets.

    We switched back to Pitch targets and we no longer experience broken targets!

    Allen
     
  10. DTrykow

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    Grunt: Yes a 45 degree angle. Dave T.
     
  11. spitter

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    Bio Targets have worked terrific for us, we're located outside Chicago and we do nothing extraordinary in using them. Granted, we have Trap only, so we don't have the landscaping issues some clubs who throw Skeet.

    We keep our pallets of targets in an unheated, dry garage. Our Pat Traps nor our former Remington 4100s have ever had any of the build-up problems experieinced by other clubs and we've been using Bios weekly since early 2001, as one of the first clubs to fully commit to Bios.

    Due to our environmental permit, we test monthly - no Ph issues, no groundwater contamination. With all the moisture we get, the Bios do degrade as advertised and have eliminated the expenses associated with the disposal of pitch targets.

    We experience no excessive breakage problems and our scores, using steel ammo are just as high as clubs using lead and pitch... we throw on average 200K+ targets per annum.

    Respectfully offered,

    Jay Spitz
     
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