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Hull Picker

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by shootsome, Oct 23, 2011.

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  1. shootsome

    shootsome Member

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    Is there something I can buy or make to pick up hulls after shooting my automatic? I tried a pointer with a magnet on the end but it didn't work very well. After picking up hulls yesterday my hip is killing me. Happens everytime. This getting old isn't for wimps!
     
  2. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    Try this:

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    They use one of these at the WSRC/Sparta to pick up hulls on the fields. It works pretty darn good.
     
  3. FlyerTom

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    There's a fellow in Texas that makes one. Check the website above.


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  4. Shooting Jack

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    Most hardware stores carry one that has a four foot handle and is flat on the end. It was designed to pick up nails but works great for the steel hulled shells. Cost is around $20.00. Jackie B.
     
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    Ive been to a few clubs that uses these machines you push with a big green drum in the front that was originally used for golf balls it works really good.
     
  6. sts1100

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    I have seen this used at some NC clubs, limited capacity but it picks up all hulls,just spread the wires to empty.
     
  7. thom

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    Try this one...have seen it used and it works effortlessly. Cheap enough too !

    http://www.harborfreight.com/long-reach-magnetic-pickup-tool-with-quick-release-93950.html

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  8. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    Thom, how many hulls will that thing pick up before it's "full". Looks promising. Thanks for any reply.
     
  9. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

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    shootsome:

    Check your private messages.

    sissy
     
  10. skeet2day

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    We use Pecan pickers at our club...simple...cheap...and work pretty darn good.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FNS7SY/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B000UC0X64&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1Y429XSE3W25XB1105A3
     
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    Has anyone ever tried a lawn sweeper?

    Ron
     
  12. Pull & Mark

    Pull & Mark Well-Known Member

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    listen to shooting Jack
     
  13. thom

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    Saw it used by someone where the hulls were in the grass, and I think it picked up 5 or 6 or so at a time. Just picked up one for myself today, and in trying it on the carpet in the house, the limitation was that the base stuck to the bottom of it and the plastic of the hull hung below, so when you went to pick up another, the 2.75 inches of hull made it difficult to get close enough to pick more than 2 or 3. The ADVANTAGE of it though is that it has a release that allows the hull to drop off when you pull up on the metal 'ring' and drop it in a bucket or bag. I think it would actually work better on uneven ground. It's sure easier than bending down to pick them up one at a time, and at less than $ 9.00, you may think it worth a try.
    I'll know more within a week, but the 8" of snow that's to come tomorrow will make a field test difficult !

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