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coin operated thrower

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by jhmorrisn, Apr 6, 2011.

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  1. jhmorrisn

    jhmorrisn TS Member

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    We are a one trap club e/w no clubhouse. Therefore the trap house is not open to most of the members.

    To make it open to more members, the option of a coin-operated trap was brought up.

    Now then, who make them and which ones are the good ones?

    Jim
     
  2. j2jake

    j2jake Well-Known Member

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    Bob Schultz ahs a system as well as Briley. Research. Jake
     
  3. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    Jacksonville (Florida) I think has the Briley system, but not sure as they made a change a while back.

    Works very well.

    Jacksonville takes very good care of its machines and rarely a broken target due to same.

    Better to use with a button than voice release.
     
  4. tallpaul

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    You should be aware that these coin-op machines take tokens, not quarters. You buy the tokens from the same folks you buy the coin-op machine from. This is not a problem. The problem is, if you don't have a club house or someone around all the time who has tokens, how does the average club member on a Wednesday morning get tokens if he didn't purchase them last weekend from the member who's in charge of tokens? This is the problem we've been trying to resolve at our club.
     
  5. Ron(Oh)

    Ron(Oh) TS Member

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    At the club I am at the trap took tokens or a $5.00 bill which was more expensive than a normal round but didn't give change so on the off days with money it would cost a little more
     
  6. shootsun

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    Why not have a coin operated token machine?

    Shane
     
  7. tallpaul

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    Shane; If the traphouse is located in a rural area, how would a club guarantee some dubious characters from sneaking around at night and smashing the machine to get to the $coins? If a club uses tokens specific to the machines, those tokens are worthless anywhere but on the trap field. If there's some type of gate and secured area, the coin-op would certainly work. Unfortunately, most clubs, including ours, have no way of securing the area the skeet and trap houses are.
     
  8. skeezix

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    We have the Briley token machines (they are made by Matarelli). they work fine. button or voice call. We've looked into installing a token dispenser in the clubhouse - so such a thing is available (I think it was $1,200 - $1,500 I don't recall)- but there is the security issue that you have to deal with. I don't think you'd want a coin operated trap - just because of the security issue. The tokens are much safer. You can set the machine up in different ways - ours count 26 targets when you put in a token - that gives you 5 extra for a full squad. I've also seen where the first token gives you 27, and the rest give 25 or 26. They are wired such that it is easy to zero them out.

    john
     
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