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Buzzer to call for Bird?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by parrot man, Oct 16, 2008.

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  1. parrot man

    parrot man TS Member

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    Hi Guys,
    I don't get to post or read to often these threads but I got a question for you? A buddy of mine told me about a guy that used to have an electric buzzer or whistle or maybe even a battery powered door bell might work.

    Here's the deal this guy had somehow rig up something like this to his gun so he would not have to call for the bird. Just press a button on the gun and it made a noise, buzzed, chimmed or chirped ect. but this noise was picked up by speaker and launched the bird.
    I have already been to my local Radio Shack but could'nt figure anything out.
    any help with this project is met with gratitude! Eric Vega
     
  2. mixer

    mixer Well-Known Member

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    You can get a wireless doorbell system. The larger ringer part would be on your belt and the smaller push button activator would have to be attached to part of the stock or forearm. Ace hardware has a wireless doorbell system for $20.


    Eric
     
  3. motordoctor

    motordoctor Shoji Tabuchi in Branson

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    piazzo--spelling buzzer. all solid state. radio shack should have something. or a remote doorbell buzzer like mixer said. there was a fellow in Ohio that could not talk because of an operation and he used one and long ago another fellow blew a whistle for the bird.
     
  4. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Use a pressure switch like for laser sights on pistols, and piezo buzzer, lots of variations available in sound.

    That said, I remember a guy whose larybnx was gone from cancer who used a whistle.

    NO batteries required.

    HM
     
  5. 320090T

    320090T Well-Known Member

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    Shot at the Grand with a man using a whistle, thought it would be a bother but it wasn't at all.
     
  6. Border Bandit

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    Tom & Doug Wolk make/sell such a contraption, and describe and show it on their website, I believe. Given the chance, he'll send you home with a new Kolar while he's at it. (grin)


    Also, there's a very fine shooter at North Carroll, MD who has throat issues and uses a little duck call sort of thing. It works very well and bothers no one....Mike


    Here's Tom Wolk's website at SGS: http://1sgs.com/t5.html
     
  7. Border Bandit

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    Another thought. I wonder how an electronic one would work as an integral part of a release trigger setup? The shooter would go through the setup routine, and when ready, pull the trigger to release the target, then release the trigger to shoot it. An electronic gizmo to do that would be fairly simple to fabricate, I'd think. ....mike
     
  8. NintyT

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    I tried the wireless doorbell shortly after the cvr's came out. Mounted the button on the forearm and hung the "bell" on the microphone stand. It worked really well, even with the delay, but I couldn't stop laughing when it made a two part "ding----dong". The whole squad was busting a gut while I was breaking targets. Steve j
     
  9. shooterIII

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    REBEL!!! Some of us do need an elect chair to move from post to post and we do have a life, although maybe not as good as yours.
     
  10. GARMASTERS

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    What we're doing here is talking about the best kind of pump to keep the boat from sinking when we really should just fix the leak. We don't need the proverbial "bells and whistles" here, we need the trap ranges to have good equipment that works like it's supposed to. My last trapshooting experience I walked off the line and turned all my tickets in and got a refund and left. One station would throw a bird when you closed the action and the next you had to bend over and SCREAM into it. WE aren't the problem. The ranges need to FIX their equipment or buy new that WORKS, or, my favorite, go back to using a thrower that keeps your score too. I would pay a little more every round for this and it would give some kid a much needed job.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. GARMASTERS

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    Sorry, the coffee hasn't kicked in yet. I said "thrower", I meant "puller".
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  12. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Geez, look at the lack of muzzle control that kid is displaying.
     
  13. Baber

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    The use of aids such as bells and whistles should only be for those that have a voice problem that precludes a normal call. They are not a substitute for learning how to call for the birds using voice calls. I shoot Bunker Trap that has used voice call systems for years. We have little problems because most shooters have adapted to the systems by modifying their calls. Many ATA shooters have failed to realize that they need to adapt. When I see ATA shooters reposition microphones I cringe. A bunker shooter rarely if ever touched the equipment. What is really required is to learn how to call to get the bird. Some of the previously used grunts,groans, yaps and screams need to go the way of paper wads.

    Tom
     
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